One of the most popular and widely available oral steroids is Dianabol (another name is D-bol). This drug has stood the test of time and remains one of the most effective anabolic steroids that bodybuilders use, regardless of their level of fitness.
The name “Dianabol” was coined by the pharmacist for the substance Methandienone. Today, Dianabol is not produced by pharmaceutical companies, but it is quite available as a product of illegal laboratories. Dianabol is available in tablets of 5, 10 or 50 milligrams. This drug has gained popularity due to the fact that, above all, is an oral steroid, which attracts inexperienced users who are afraid to give injections.
Compared to other anabolic steroids, Dianabol is very cheap and, most importantly, it is really effective because it gives a quick increase not only in muscle mass, but also in strength. And since this steroid is highly popular, we consider it reasonable to tell you in this article everything we know about this drug.
How Dianabol works
Dianabol binds to androgen receptor cells. But, unlike the selective androgen receptor modulators, it has both androgenic and anabolic effects. This is one of the most androgenic oral steroids, and this is due to the rapid onset of the effect of gaining muscle mass.
For one cycle of the drug, you can gain up to 10-15 kg of muscles, and significantly add to the power. The authors of the reviews say that the drug helped them to overcome the plateau in the basic exercises, and allowed them to reach a new level in the results. It is one of the most common steroids in bodybuilding and powerlifting.
An increase in muscle mass is achieved not only due to “filling with water”, as it is often written in different sources. The drug accelerates protein synthesis. Therefore, for a high-quality set of muscle mass with methane, special nutrition is required. In the diet should be 1, 5-2 g of protein per kilogram of mass, and 4-5 g of carbohydrates. Raise their number to 6 g can only ectomorphs, which are difficult to recruit. All the rest will be enough of the first digits. Many eat up to 3-4 g of protein, but there is no reason to overdo it. Dianabol is not the drug that will force you to absorb such large arrays of protein foods. In any case, it is better not to hurry, and to approach your diet carefully enough, not overdoing with proteins. Liver and kidneys, and so overloaded, it is worth observing moderation.
How to take Dianabol
The drug Dianabol is available both in the form of injections and tablets. It has a short half-life, which means that the daily dose should be divided into two equal parts to maintain a stable concentration of the substrate in the blood. Dividing the dose is very easy to implement because of the different dosages of the drug in tablets. And in order to reduce all kinds of stomach disorders, Dianabol must be taken with meals.
In the world, there is another opinion (about which you may already know from various articles about Dianabol or forum communication), which implies taking a full daily dose before starting a workout, in order to increase the steroid concentration in the blood, thereby increasing activity in gymnasium. All this looks quite attractive, however, we recall that such a regime can cause increased loads on the liver. But, nevertheless, many users with experience in using Dianabol as a pre-workout anabolic remain satisfied. But it is best to divide the daily dose into two parts.
Side effects of Dianabol
Dianabol is hepatoxic since it carries a potential threat to the liver. Due to the fact that the drug Dinabol is alkylated at 17-alpha, and its bioactivity is very high, therefore, we must limit the duration of its administration to reduce the harmful effect on the liver during consumption or administration of other substances that contain toxic substances for the liver, like for example, alcohol.
During the cycle of taking Dianabol, such androgenic side effects may also appear: an increase in skin fat, acne, hostility and baldness. Quite often, androgenic side effects largely depend not only on the genetics of the user, but also on his susceptibility to them. For example, if you are very prone to acne, it would be strange to expect a significant increase in this cycle.
In addition, when taking the drug Dianabol, such side effects as an increase in the level of estrogen, which leads to gynecomastia, are possible. Therefore, it is advisable to take anti-estrogen and anti-aromatases with Dianabol. Gynecomastia is the occurrence of breast tissue. Signs of gynecomastia: itching and nipple pain.
The use of the drug Dianabol is often accompanied by water retention, which leads to a significant weight gain in the first weeks of administration. This may be one of the causes of puffiness or bloatedness in the face and neck area (swelling of the face in a “lunar type”). Water retention in the body helps to build strength and improve joint lubrication. But, nevertheless, we must be prepared for the fact that after cessation of the cycle intake of Dianabol, all your excess weight will go away with the water.
Nutritional supplements that must be taken simultaneously with Dianabol.
It is recommended to take along with Dianabol such food additives as Milk Twistle, Liv-52 and Alpha lipoic acid. After all, they protect the liver from the harmful effects of oral steroids, which are alkylated at 17-alpha. In addition to these nutritional supplements, there are many drugs on offer that can provide protection for your liver during the entire cycle of Dianabol. You can search for the name of other food additives on the World Wide Web, that is, on the Internet.
Dianabol and women
Dianabol is not the optimal choice for a woman, as he has a high androgenic factor, and the risk of masculinization (acne, hair on the face and body, clitoris increase, coarsening of the voice) from taking it is also high. However, in professional weightlifting and powerlifting this steroid is used. Dosages of the order of 5-10 mg per day are applied, and short cycles do not exceed 6 weeks. This preparation is not recommended for lovers, as well as those wishing to perform bikini and body fitness.