This steroid plays very special place in thesport in general and bodybuilding in particular. Even the word"legendary" would be not enough. A day when it appeared on the marketin 1956 under dianabol brand namewas a glorious day in the doping history in the sport.
Dianabol is an oral steroid, which possesses both - strong anabolic and androgenic characteristics and produces enormous effect onprotein (i. e. muscle) synthesis in the body and notable increase of strength. Additionalpositive effect is improvement of general feeling of well-being. In few words:Dianabol is quick and reliable "mass-making steroid".
There are a couple of reasons why athlete choose dianabol(methandienone) - to boost gains on the beginning ofcycle/season or to prevent loss of gains between cycles when test level isgoing down.
When starting using this drug, athlete can gain 2-4 pounds every week forthe first six weeks of the cycle. However, this is not dry, lean mass, much ofthese gains appears due to the growing of existing muscle cells (this is calledhyper-trophy of muscle fibers) and substantial water retention.
It's not known for sure whether dianabol wasinvented by John Ziegler or USlaboratory called Ciba. But, anyway, John Ziegler could be called"father" of it because he promoted dianabol usage in the sport. Atthe beginning it has been used only in weight-lifting sports due to its uniqueability of quick promotion of muscle mass and power, but then it become popularamong other sportsmen as well. However, some time later, performance sportsmenrealized that this is not ideal drug for them because it slows down speed anddecreases durability, the cells are not "breathing" well. However, inbodybuilding dianabol become drug number one and kept this position till theend of 70es. Virtually all top bodybuilders used methandienone and many amateurbodybuilders starts from it, too.
Original dianabol brand is not produced since 1972, however, hundreds ofother methandienone brands appeared on the market up to day. It was widelyproduced in the Eastern Europe and especially in Eastern Germany and USSR. In thesecountries preparation of all athletes - runners, weight-lifters, even swimmershas been based on dianabol despite of some disadvantages.
At the present time dianabol is not used in most of sports due to dopingcontrol, although there are still many disciplines where anti-doping rules arenot that strict, primarily some versions of bodybuilding or power-lifting.
For vast majority of people Dianabol improves mood and appetite.
As a conclusion it is possible to say that dianabol isan excellent drug for fast gains and for keeping gains if one is using itproperly.
Proper dianabol dosage varies from 15 to 40 mg, themost commonly used is 40 mg every day. For novices 20 mg is sufficient dosage.for second cycle it should be increased to 30-40 mg. To improve results duringlong cycle its a good idea to add 200-400 mg of Deca Durabolin or 200-600 mg ofPrimobolan after 8 weeks rather than keep or increase existing dianaboldosage, which should be stable during the cycle. Testosterone should be addedonly by advanced sportsmen when dianabol standalone or deca/dianabol combocease to produce sufficient results.
Actually, dianabol stabilizes androgen receptorvery badly. Despite of this it stimulates protein synthesis very well somehow. Thenature of this process is not discovered yet, the scientists suggest that itaffect some unknown receptors on the surface of cell, which promotes proteinsynthesis. substantial amount of steroid remains inactive in the body.
Methandrostenolone largely enhances glycogenolysis (recovery ofglycogen, exhausted during the workout). Also it reduces activity of cortisol,and thus helps to avoid the destruction of muscle fibers after the training. Contraryto popular belief, methandrostenolone is not very well aromatized, it'smolecule is quite similar to boldenone. However, it aromatizes not just toestradiol, but to a much more powerful 17-methyl-estradiol. So still a largepart of gains consist of water which tends to leave the body at the end ofcycle. Dosages of 25-30 mg/ED, however, doe not produce substantial waterretention.
Methandrostenolone raises the level of dopamine in the body that helpsto get rid of excessing body fat. Although it's not well-studiedscientifically, methandrostenolone certainly might be used in some "fatburning" cycles, for example, by combining it with non-aromatizingboldenone, trenbolone or Oxandrolone.
Dosages between 50 to 100 mg / day are reasonable only if dianabol isused standalone, however stacking (even 25-50 mg/ED) should provide much betterresults than simple increasing of dosage.
Dianabol has half-life period of only 3.5-4.5 hours, so it's better tosplit daily dosage on 5-6 equal parts (or at least 2-3) and take it at regularintervals throughout the day preferably during the meal.
Stacking and cycles
Methandrostenolone is best combined with drugs that stabilize theandrogen receptor well: testosterone, trenbolone, nandrolone, methenolone,oxandrolone. You can try a combination of methandrostenolone withboldenone as well. It's better to avoid combining of methandienone withoxymetholone or fluoxymesterone. The reason is high load on the liver evendespite this should produce very quick muscle gains (unfortunately, not leanmuscle gains - a large part in this case will be water).
In general you need to combine fast acting dianabol/anadrol (oxymetholone)with long living substances like deca or maybe boldenone along with some kindof testosterones.
A good startup stack is deca (deca durabolin, nandrolone decanoate) 400mg/week + dianabol (danabol, naposim, methandienone) 40-50 mg/day. Length of cycleis 8 weeks. Don't forget about anti-estrogen from the week 3 and 1 week afterthe cycle - tamoxifen or clomid (1 tab ED). For this cycle we advice you alsousing LIV-52 for liver protection.
Using anti-estrogen for this cycle is important. Also, it restores natural testproduction. Using liv-52 is not absolutely necessary but makes this cyclecompletely safe.
For the whole 8 week cycle athlete needs: Deca: 3200mg, Dianabol" ~2240-2800 mg, Tamoxifen/Clomid: 50 tabs, Liv-52: 1 bottle.
When doing it as a kick-start of the cycle dianabol is used standalonefor the first 3-6 weeks in a range between 20 and 100 mg/ED. The most commonoption, however, is 40-50 mg for 4 weeks then athlete cease dianabol and switchto long-acting injectable substances.
A cycle for advanced users who aim more on strength is dianabol 40 mg/Edplus Anavar (oxandrolone) 30-40 mg/ED or Winstrol 50 mg/ ED.
Volume and strength cycle for advanced users will be dianabol 40 mg/EDplus testosterone (long living enanthate or sustanon) 250 mg/ week pluspossibly Deca (nandrolone decanoate) - 200-400 mg/week
Dianabol (methandienone) is a bulking, but not pre-competition drug dueto substantial water retention and high aromatization. In case athlete decidesto go with it in the preparation for a contest he should actively useanti-estrogen like proviron or tamoxifen / clomiphen and combine dianabolwith other cutting or non-bulking drugs like Winstrol (injectable - to protectliver), parabolan, oxandrolone (anavar) or Masteron.
It could be also used as a bridge between cycles at adosage of 10 mg/every day along with aggressive usage of substances, whichrecover natural testosterone production such as tamoxifen, clomiphen and,probably HCG (pregnyl) right after the cycle. Such dosage will not suppressyour natural hormone production at all but maintain it until your glands arerecovering after the cycle.
Dianabol could be detected in your system by dopingtests up to two months
Sideeffects and PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) with dianabol
Side effects rarely occur at a dosages up to 20 mg/ED.Dosages over 40 mg/ED (sometimes even much smaller dosages) produces negativeeffects on the liver values, which are eliminated when usage of the substanceis discontinued. During usage it is highly advisable to use liver-protectorssuch as Liv-52 or Essentiale Forte. Due to these reasons, cycle should belimited to 6-8 weeks and then athlete should make a rest for the same period,although studies have not found any serious problems even after 14 weeks ofusage.
Despite the fact that methandrostenolone istransformed into the 17-methyl-estradiol, it suppresses the production ofnatural testosterone to a much less degree than, let's say, nandrolone. Singleuse of even 100 mg (!) of the drug in the period between 7 am and 12 pmresulted in the suppression of endogenous testosterone production only for30-40 percent. However, prolonged use of high doses of the drug (6-8 weeks),not limited by morning hours only, results, nevertheless, in almost completeinhibition of
production of testosterone by the body.
Other side effects are acne (thanks to conversion intodihydrotestosterone), high water retention and gynecomastia ("bitchtits"), which could be treated only by surgery. However, they becomeconsiderable only in dosages over 40 mg / day for 6-8 weeks. Acne couldbe treated by airol and gynecomastia by using of tamoxifen/clomiphen.
High blood pressure and a faster heartbeat s are also possible, both ofthese are eliminated by intake of antihypertensive drugs. In theory, dianabolcan accelerate hair loss, although this is not proven scientifically. The cureis finasteride (finpecia, proscar)
But in most cases athlete needs during the cycle 20 mgof tamoxifen or 50 mg clomiphene daily. With high dianabol dosages provironmight be a good addition. After the cycle tamoxifen/ clomiphen dosage should betripled at the first day and duplicated for the other two weeks (in case oflower dianabol dosages, 2nd week after the cycle could be used regular dosage)
Recent years certain manufacturers attempt to produceinjectable oil methandienone ester. This is quite possible, however, we shouldnote that synthesis of such product might be too expensive and the mostimportant thing is that such molecule becomes too stable due to methyl group in17-α,which prevents steroid from activation. As a result most of injectablemethandienone might remain inactive. And what happens if we remove methyl groupfrom this position and put another ether chain instead? It will become boldenone!So it's better either to use oral dianabol as it is or injectable boldenonewithout playing any games with pre-mature substances.