Also known commercially as Methandrostenolone, Anabol, Dbol or Dianabol, Methandienone is the most popular steroid ever created. While it is available as an injectable as well, the oral version is far more common and virtually ever steroid brand manufacture its own version. Methandienone is the father of the modern steroid-for-bodybuilding movement. While it was not the first steroid to appear on the market, it was the most successful and universally popular. The world’s most iconic steroids, known by every bodybuilder on th planet, is the Pink Anabol 5 mg by British Dispensary (Thailand).
What is Dianabol used for in bodybuilding?
The answer is made of two simple words: strength and mass. Dianabol gives dramatic strength gains very fast, by day 4 or 5 of the cycle. Most importantly, Methandienone can quickly add up to 10 Kgs of muscle mass in only a few weeks of use. This superfast acting steroid is just perfect to be paired with a protein-rich diet and a plethora of bodybuilding supplements. Dianabol provides better protein synthesis, therefore the cells build proteins much more easily. In addition, it helps retaining nitrogen in the body, which is good as nitrogen makes up for around 16% of all muscle tissue. Another benefit is glycogenolysis. Glycogen coverts to glucose, so Dianabol makes it easier to consume carbohydrates, resultng in better energy and less fat storage.
A final benefit of Methandienone is its interaction with other anabolic steroids. It is often matched with Trenbolone, Equipoise, or Masteron for dramatic improvements.
What are Dianabol side effects?
Dianabol, like all steroids, does have its share of unpleasant side effects. While it is not one of the most dangerous anabolic steroids on the market, it does create quite a few potential problems.
The most serious side effect is feminization, potentially leading to gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is an enlargement or swelling of breast tissue in males. It is most commonly caused by male estrogen levels that are too high or are out of balance with testosterone levels.
Another annoying side effect is excessive water retention, which looks awful on the physique and increases the risk of high blood pressure.
Also, some secondary androgen symptoms may occur. Very common ones are acne, baldness and body hair growth.
If Anabol is taken by women, it can result in virilization. Virilization symptoms are an increase in body hair, a deepening of the voice, and an enlargement of the clitoris. As these side effects may appear even with small dosages of Anabol, many women avoid using it, preferring steroids that have less androgenic activities.
As with many other steroids, taking Methandienone means suppressing the body’s natural ability to produce testosterone by itself. Adding testosterone supplements will solve any loss of testosterone effects. Natural testosterone recovery will begin once the use of Dianabol is discontinued.
Dianabol cycle for beginners
A beginner will rely on Methandienone for strength and bulking, including any Testosterone compound for support. A beginner Dianabol cycle usually lasts 4 weeks, with Testosterone added from the very beginning.
Week 1-4: Dianabol 15 to 25 mg/day + Testosterone 350 mg/week
Dianabol cycle for intermediate users
Intermediate users may want to extend the cycle, increasing dosage if side effects are not showing.
Week 1-6: Dianabol 30 to 50 mg/day + Testosterone 350 to 500 mg/week
Dianabol cycle for experienced users
Advanced users who know their limits with regards to side effects can go for a maximum of 8 weeks, combining Dianabol with at least one other powerful steroid like Trenbolone or Deca-Durabolin.