What is dianabol and what does it do?


Dianobol also known as methandrostenolone or Methandienone is one of the most popularly used androgenic anabloc steroid used by bodybuilders and weight lifters to enhance muscle mass , to improve strength and endurance. These performance-enhancing drugs bulks up one’s muscle, fatsens their muscle growth, makes them feel all powered-up and are mainly targeted towards the bodybuilding and athletic communities.

Bodybuilders use Dianabol and other steroids to acquire a ripped physique in a shorter period of time as well as to have massive gains with comparatively less efforts.

This orally taken steroid was introduced by Dr.John Ziegeler an American Physician in the year 1958 administered initially to the elderly and burn victims, later on it was widely used by bodybuilders to the point of abuse after which it was banned from usage.

Dianabol belongs to the C17 steroids family claimed to be one of the strongest anabolic steroids, even stronger than the Anadrol, frequently used muscle boosting drug. Dianabol remains to be popular due to high efficacy and supposedly lesser side effects. It has been reported that most beginners who look to make quick gains in competitive leagues without having to inject a cocktail of steroids had taken up to Dianabol to do the job.

What does Dianabol do?

There is a reason Dianabol is considered one of the most potent, powerful and efficient anabolic steroids to exist.

Advantage’s of using DBOL

-It rapidly increases muscle strength, by doing so it allows one to use their muscles more, lifting more weight, enhancing its capacity to expand and grow.

– increase in muscle mass it is mostly brought about by increase in size of individual muscle groups as a result of rapid muscle growth and water retention. Steroids have been known to increase water retention in the muscle giving them a rounder, fuller appearance. Steroids usually give users a bloated appearance.

– improved muscle recovery rate on Dianabol muscles tend to recover a lot faster allowing them to handle more volume during training sessions which

So it is quite obvious why would one want to be on Dianabol based on its various benefits, but is not the only factor to be considered while taking them.

 How does Dianabol act?

Dianabol acts by bringing about the following

A spike in protein synthesis is observed which forms the basis for muscle growth and boosting it.

Increased breakdown of glycogen from muscles and liver resulting in more glucose for energy consumption

Increase in nitrogen concentration and retention which is required for muscle building.

How is it used?

Dianabol needs to be used with caution with proper doses and intervals for it is very powerful and an overdose can be dangerous. It is orally taken before a work out.

-to begin with, it is taken in the range of 15 milligrams a day, pre-work out after which it can be gradually increased to around 25-30 milligrams a day.

It should be noted that Dianabol cycle should not exceed a six week period with at least a six week break in between each cycle.

Experienced users go upto 50 milligrams a day, and to be honest it could go wrong in so many ways if doses are not timed and divided properly.

The dosages mentioned are for reference purposes and it varies from person to person, body to body.

Anabolic steroids taken for bodybuilding purposes are often stacked and cycled with different steroids and dosages at different time of the day.

Dianabol could be sued to kick-start the cycle for 4 weeks followed by another testosterone pill to add on to the positive effects brought about by Dianabol while reducing the side effects.

Dianabol I often stacked with anabolic steroids such as Nandrolone (Deca-Durabolin), Testosterone enanthate, Primbolan , Trenbolone, Turinabol

Knowing the right dosage, right combinations, right cycles an when or what to stack is important if you’re to take up steroids and want to have as minimal side effects.

Dianabol with its spectacular results in short period of time has many a rookies in the bodybuilding filed to take it up as the first step towards attaining their dream bods and subsequent success.

Dianabol being one of the fastest acting steroids easily forms bonds with other types of steroid molecules making bulking of the muscles much easier and faster, resulting in quicker gains and improved strength. It acts by boosting the testosterone metabolism leading to an increase in testosterone actions like increased alertness, better stamina and vigour.

Furthermore, Dianabol’s ability to retain nitrogen aids in nitric oxide’s natural formation. This vital compound that decreases blood pressure plays a significant role in improving stamina and bodybuilding in general.

It is imperative to know about the good and the bad about a drug before taking it up. Some commonly encountered side effects of Dianabol are:-

Most steroids produce both androgenic and estrogenic effects while the androgenic actions bring about the positive effects, the negative side effects are brought about by the estrogenic effects of such drugs.

 side effects of Dianabol

  1. Water retention

One of the commonest side effect of all steroids is that of water retention. Water molecules tend to bind and build up amongst the muscles fibres leading to swollen or fullr appearance of them.

  1. Increased blood pressures

Steroid users often have increased blood pressure, values slightly higher than normal the water retention property of steroids also contributes to the increase in pressure.

  1. Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is the development of breast muscles seen in steroid abuse. The steroid on binding with receptors partially gets converted to estrogen leading to development of breasts in men.

  1. Cholesterol levels altered

Steroids being metabolised in the liver often interferes with cholesterol production and blood levels leading to increase in bad cholesterol ( low density lipoproteins) and decrease in good cholesterol ( high density lipoproteins) consequently resulting in cardiovascular problems.

  1. Liver damage

High doses or steroid abuse leads to destruction of liver cells and altered liver enzymes that can be detrimental to health.

  1. Decreased natural testosterone levels

Since exogenously steroids are administered , they are a source of exogenously produced testosterone which drives the body to produce natural testosterone. This is seen as

  • Hair loss, receding hairline, male type baldness
  • Increased body and facial hair
  • Decrease in prostate size

      In women this leads to :

  • Enlarged clitoris
  • Deeper voice
  • Smaller breasts
  • Irregular menstrual cycles

Although the positive effects of steroids maybe lucrative, remember it is not an organic path to success and does come with its fair share of health issues. Before you depend on steroids for success ask yourself if it is worth it.

Dave Moffat

Hi, I'm Dave Moffat the founder and Chief Editor of steroidsourcetalk.com. My passion has always been bodybuilding but with 15 years' experience in weight loss programs too, it's hard not to mention all that when you're working at your fitness level fullest (I hope). When Im not in the gym or spending time away from my family i often think about what advice would help others achieve theirs goals just like these inspired mine.

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