Dianabol or Methandrostenolone often known as the “king of steroids” is an oral Steroid that usually comes in strengths of 5 and 10mg per a tablet. This steroid gained its popularity during the “Arnold Era” of bodybuilding and has been a hit ever since for a couple of different reasons, mainly because it works so well and is cheap.
Users usually use this Steroid for 4 to 6 weeks at dosages of 20 to 50mg a day, this period and dosage is what is normally recommended as taking high dosages or using Dianabol for extended periods of time can cause damage to the liver due to it being an oral steroid.
Gains from this Steroid vary from person to person but beginners often report gains of up to 2 kgs a week for the first 4 weeks. While a lot of this weight gained is water retention, lean quality muscle is also gained in this period.
Dianabol was first produced by Ciba in the 1960’s and although this company no longer makes Dianabol, there are many other companies including underground labs who produce Methandrostenolone.
Due to the properties of this Steroid, Dianabol is known as a bulking Steroid and is used by bodybuilders who are looking to pack on as much weight as possible in their off season, often combined with injectable Steroids such as Deca and Testosterone to create a potent bulking cycle which can dramatically transform ones physique.
Properties of Dianabol:
Dianabol is an oral Steroid which has been chemically altered to allow it to enter the blood stream without being destroyed by the liver. This alteration is the addition of a methyl group at the 17th carbon. Due to this alteration, this oral Steroid puts strain on the liver and this is the reason why Methandrostenolone should not be taken in dosages higher than 50mg or for long periods of time. Between carbons 1 and 2 there is a double-bond, this provides Dianabol with a milder androgenic rating compared to Steroids such as Testosterone.
Dianabol is an aromatizing Steroid which means it converts to Estrogen at a rapid rate, and for this reason there are Estrogenic side effects that may occur when using this steroid such as:
Water Retention: Although this side effect is what contributes to a lot of the mass gained with this steroid it also gives the user an unwanted “puffy look”.
Gynecomastia: This is probably the most feared side effect amongst bodybuilders. Gynecomastia also known as “man boobs” is caused when there is to much estrogen in the body. The estrogen binds to estrogen receptors and forms breast tissue. This side effect is simple to prevent by using a product such as nolvadex.
Other side effects related to Dianabol:
- Hair loss
- High blood pressure
- Liver damage
- Testicular shrinkage
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged prostate
Side effects will depend on a few factors. Some users don’t get many side effects while other users get all the side effects. Larger dosages are usually the main cause of side effects.
Many different cycles exist when it comes to this Steroid. Most people like to keep it simple and use Dianabol with Deca and Testosterone. Dianabol is used as a “kickstarter” as injectable steroids can take 4 to 6 weeks to take effect. Once the Dianabol is stopped the injectables are now working and the gains continue throughout the cycle.
At the end of the cycle a PCT is used to restore natural Testosterone levels. The faster the natural Testosterone levels can be brought back to normal the more gains are kept. This is a big reason why many users lose a lot of their gains after a cycle.
How to Buy Dianabol Online:
This can get a bit tricky but if you do your research it can be accomplished quite easily. The problem with buying illegal substances online is there are many scammers out there who will take your money and not send anything back in return. To buy Dianabol online you need to find a trusted source, this can be done by signing up at a steroid forum that has “forum sponsors” often many of these sponsors sell Steroids and can be trusted as they have many reviews from members of the forum. When buying steroids online there are a few things to check out, firstly the brand you are buying, there are so many different brands, some are good while others aren’t so great. Secondly the price you are paying, while you can expect to pay quite a bit when buying online you still need to makes sure you are not being ripped off. Dianabol can cost anywhere from R300 to R600 a bottle, the price will depend on the brand, strength and amount of tablets/capsules in the bottle.