Everything you need to know about Dianabol.

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Everything you need to know about Dianabol.

This drug gained a lot of popularity during the golden era of bodybuilding. Even Arnold himself said Dianabol was by far his favourite. What makes this steroid so popular? Let us look at the science.

First described in 1955, it was released as a prescription drug in 1958. It was developed with the help of the U.S. Olympic team physician. It was developed with the intent to be less harmful than testosterone after multiple case reports of athletes suffering from illness secondary to their testosterone abuse. They wanted the drug to retain the anabolic qualities of testosterone whilst having fewer androgenic side effects.

Dianabol was used by athletes for multiple years, and many noticed how strong the drug was. However, with the word of Dianabol spreading around the world it sparked a wave of steroid abuse in all sports. In fact, the physician who helped develop the drug became vehemently opposed to steroid abuse in sport after reports came out showing many athletes were not using it as recommended and used much higher doses than initially prescribed. It did not take long for the FDA to regulate the use of Dianabol. In 1985, Dianabol was no longer produced in America. There are a few countries that still produce Dianabol.

What is Dianabol?
Also known as Methandrostenolone, it is a derivative of testosterone. It was developed to have fewer androgenic side effects, although these side effects are still present. It is and oral steroid and the most used oral steroid. It is in fact structurally identical to boldenone, but it is C-17 alkylated.

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What are the side effects?
Oestrogenic side effects with this drug are very common. Water retention because of this is also seen. Thus, the use of an anti-oestrogen is more advisable. Dianabol converts to 17-alphamethylestradiol, a more biologically active form of oestrogen.

It is liver toxic. This is due to it being C-17 alpha alkylated. Doses of less than 10mg a day are not shown to be liver toxic. Doses above 15mg a day will be liver toxic in most users. Liver detoxification agents should be used.

Like most orals, it elevates bad cholesterol (LDL) and decreases good cholesterol (HDL). This is due to its influence of the liver’s ability to breakdown cholesterol.

Androgenic side effects are still common, especially when bodybuilding doses are used. Therefore acne, oily skin and hair loss might be experienced. It will cause masculinization of women. Dianabol converts to DHT less readily than testosterone.

Natural testosterone suppression will be experienced. Doses of 15mg have shown to reduce testosterone by 69%. A PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) will be required.

How is Dianabol used?
Dianabol has a very short half life (4.5 to 6 hours) which may lead one to take the drug up to 4 times a day. However, anecdotal evidence has shown that taking the whole dose in the morning or before training resulted in the most muscle growth. It should be used no longer than 6 to 8 weeks. Furthermore, doses range from 15mg to 30mg a day (however, some forums use 30mg to 50mg a day). Dianabol has been noted to stack well with Nandrolone (Deca) with no addition in the amount of side effects experienced. If women do decide to use Dianabol it is advised to use 2.5 to 5 mg a day.

This is everything you need to know about Dianabol.

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One thought on “Everything you need to know about Dianabol.

  1. I don’t hold much confidence in Canada’s drug-approval agency, Health Canada (our version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration), acting foremostly in consumers’ best health interests.

    For one thing, it allowed novelty-flavoured vaping products to be fully marketed — even on corner stores’ candy counters! — without conclusive independent scientific proof that the product, as claimed by Big Tobacco, would not seriously harm consumers but rather help nicotine addicts wean themselves off of the carcinogenic means of nicotine deliverance.

    Before that, it sat quietly on a research report indicating that seatbelts would save lives and reduce injury, because it wanted even more proof of this before ordering big bus manufacturers to risk their profit margin by having to install seatbelts in every bus.

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