Active Life: 6-8 hours
Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid (Oral)
Average dose: Men 15-50 mg/day……Women 5-10 mg/day
Acne: Yes, especially in higher dosages
Water Retention: Yes, similar to testosterone
High Blood Pressure: Yes
Liver Toxic: Yes
DHT Conversion: No
Decrease HPTA function: Yes, dose and cycle length dependant
Detection time: 5-6 weeks
Dianabol (17-Alpha-Methyl – 17Beta-Hydroxil-Androsta – l.4Dien-3-on) is a new generation, orally applicable steroid with a remarkable effect on protein metabolism. Dianabol promotes protein synthesis and supports the buildup of protein. This effect engenders a positive nitrogen balance and an enhanced sense of well-being. Positive influence is exerted on the bodily calcium balance as well because Dianabol promotes calcium deposits in the bones. Dianabol is otherwise indicated in the treatment of all diseases and conditions wherein an anabolic (protein-buildup promoting) effect and a generally roborizing (entire organism strengthening) effect is desired. Similar in chemical structure to 17-Alpha Methyltestosterone, Dianabol, has a very strong anabolic and androgenic effect which manifests itself in an enormous buildup of strength and muscle mass in users. Dianabol is simply a ‘mass steroid’ which works quickly and reliably. A weight gain of 2 – 4 pounds per week in the first six weeks is normal. This additional body weight is a true increase in tissue (hypertrophy of muscle fibers) and more particularly, in an increased retention of fluids. Dianabol aromatizes easily and hence is not a very good pre-competition drug. Excessive water retention and aromatizing into estrogen can be mostly avoided by simultaneously taking Nolvadex and Proviron. This enables some athletes to use Dianabol up to three to four days before a competition.
Dianabol – Dosage Do’s
Bodybuilders, weightlifters and powerlifters have a very wide dosage space with Dianabol. And this ranges from two tablets per day up to twenty or more tablets per day. An effective daily dose for athletes is around 15-40 mg/day. Dosage of Dianabol is adjustable with the athlete’s individual goal. Steroid novices can achieve exceptional results over a period of 8-10 weeks with just 15-20 mg per day. After which, as results slow down, the dosage of Dianabol should not be increased but an injectable steroid such as Deca Durabolin in a dosage of 200 mg/week or Primobolan in a dosage of 200 mg/week should be used, in addition to the Dianabol dose. A complete switch to one of the two above mentioned compounds can also be made. The use of testosterone is generally not recommended at this stage as it leaves the athlete space for free play later. But for the impatient lot or the more advanced kind, a stack of Dianabol 20-30 mg/day and Deca Durabolin 200-400 mg/day achieves miracles. Athletes who are not in the competition bracket make highly satisfying progress with Dianabol. Competing athletes, more advanced athletes, and athletes weighing more than 220 pounds do not need more than 40 mg/day and in very rare cases 50 mg/day. Increasing the number of Dianabol tablets immeasurably doesn’t make any difference since fifteen tablets do not double the effect of seven or eight. Daily dosages of 60 mg+ usually are due to the athlete’s ignorance or plain despair, since in some athletes, owing to the continued improper intake of steroids, nothing seems to be effective any more.
Dianabol – In Combination
Combining Dianabol and Anadrol is not a good idea as these two compounds have similar effects and is more like doubling a normal dosage! Those preferring strength to body mass can combine Dianabol with either Anavar or Winstrol tabs. The additional intake of an injectable steroid does, however, clearly show the best results. To build up both mass and strength, Sustanon or Testoviron Depot at 250 mg+/week and/or Deca Durabolin 200 at mg+/week are ideal. Dianabol causes distinct water retention in many athletes and due to its high conversion rate into estrogen it complicates the athlete’s fat breakdown and hence is not the ideal pre-competition stuff. Those without this hang-up and who are able to control it by taking Nolvadex or Proviron, in this phase, should use Dianabol together with the proven Parabolan, Winstrol Depot, Masteron, Anavar, etc. Dianabol’s half life time is only 3.2-4.5 hours, so one application at least twice a day is necessary to achieve a somewhat even concentration of the substance in the blood. On days of intense workout compared to rest days, the half-life time of Dianabol is further reduced so that an application three times daily appears sensible. Since Dianabol is also 17-alpha alkylated. It is recommended to take the tablets during meals so that possible gastrointestinal pains can be avoided. On the third day after discontinuing the intake of Dianabol, proof of the substance methandrostenolone (methandienone) in the blood is negative. But a urine test may not be negative since the elimination of the metabolites of the substance methandrostenolone through the urine takes much longer. An important reason why Dianabol works well in all athletes is that it reduces endogenous cortisone production by as much as 50-70%. Thus, Dianabol considerably slows down the rate at which protein is broken down in the muscle cell.
Dianabol and Women
Dianabol has a distinctive androgenic component and can cause considerable virilization symptoms to occur in women. There are several exceptional female bodybuilders and powerlifters who use Dianabol and obtain enormous progress with 10-20 mg/day. Women who do not exhibit sensitivity to the additional intake of androgens or who are not afraid of possible masculinization symptoms get on well with 2-4 tablets over a period not exceeding 4-6 weeks. Higher dosages over a longer time of intake bring better results; however the androgens begin to be more noticeable too in the female organism. The bottomline is – no woman who continues to care about her femininity should take more than 10 mg/day and 50-100 mg of Deca Durabolin/week over 4-6 weeks.
Dianabol – Side Effects
Dianabol does have many potential side effects, but they are rare with a dosage of up to 20 mg/day. Since Dianabol is 17-alpha alkylated it causes a considerable strain on the liver. In high dosages and over a longer period of time, Dianabol is liver-toxic. Even a dosage of only 10 mg/day can increase the liver values; after discontinuance of the drug, however, the values return to normal. Dianabol quickly increases body weight due to high water retention, and high blood pressure and a faster heartbeat can occur, sometimes requiring the intake of an antihypertensive drug such as Catapresan. As Dianabol readily converts into estrogen and in some athletes causes gynecomastia (‘bitch tits’) or worsens an already existing condition additional intake of Nolvadex and Proviron might become necessary. Because of its strongly androgenic component and the conversion into Dihydrotestosterone, Dianabol has a significant influence on the endogenous testosterone level. Studies have shown that the intake of 20 mg Dianabol/day over 10 days reduces the testosterone level by 30-40%. This could probably be explained by Dianabol’s distinct antigonadotropic effect, which inhibits the release of the gonadotropic FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) by hypophysis. Immediately after discontinuing Dianabol, a considerable loss of strength and mass often occurs since the water stored during the intake is again excreted by the body. In high dosages of 50 mg+/ day aggressive behavior in the user can occasionally be observed and if restricted to working out, is beneficial. Those who have a tendency to easily lose their temper should be aware of this characteristic when taking a high D-bol dosage. In spite of all of these possible symptoms Dianabol continues to instill in most athletes a ‘sense of well-being.’ This improves their mood and appetite and in many users, together with the obtained results, leads to an improved level of consciousness and a higher self-confidence.
Dianabol – Take What’s not Fake
According to our experience the Thailandian Anabol tablets and the Indian Pronabol-5 are the best and most genuine compounds. The ‘Thai-landians,’ as they are often called by their users are pentagonally shaped, of pink color and indented. One thousand tablets are packaged in a plastic bag which is contained in a labelled plastic box the size of a drinking glass. Note that the manufacturing date and not the expiration date is printed on the label. The plastic box is usually also shrink-wrapped. The price for a 1000-package lies around $500-$ 1000 on the black market. The Indian Pronabol-5, simply called ‘Pronas,’ is enclosed in an oblong box with ten strips of 10 tablets each. These tablets are round, white, and indented on one side. The original Pronas can be easily recognized since they come in a silver aluminum strip with a double bottom, and have a purple imprint so that the tablets are invisible. Since the fake Pronabols are indented as well one must make certain not to purchase tablets in bulk or tablets contained in a normal push-through strip. Original Pronas, cost approximately $ 100 per package on the black market. Other easily available original compounds are the Polish Metanabol and the Czech Stenoion. Since 1994, Polish Metanabol has only been available in blister strips of 10 tablets each, of orange color, and with their own packaging. The Czech Stenolon tablets have two indents on one side and come in push-through strips of 20 tablets. Each push-through strip is included in a yellow-grey package. Note that there is no package insert since the entire user information is printed on the back of the small carton. On the black market usually only individual strips without packaging can be found since the packaging takes up too much room when smuggled. Because of the interesting price of these two compounds it is not unusual to find athletes who take twenty or more tablets daily. The Rumanian Naposim contains 20 tablets in 2 blisters. The Russian Dianabol is packaged in push-through strips of ten tablets each. Ten push-through strips are contained in a green box or are held together by a black rubber band and a rag similar to toilet paper. The imprint on the push-through strips is either blue or