Dianabol. Active: Methandrostenolone/Methandienone
“Dianabol (17-alpha-methyl-17beta-hydroxyl-androsta-1.4dien-3-on) is a new, oral steroid with a great effect on protein metabolism. Methandrostenolone/Methandienone promotes the protein synthesis, thus it supports the buildup of protein. This effect manifests itself in a positive nitrogen balance and improved wellbeing. There is a positive influence on calcium balance. Methandrostenolone/Methandienone promotes calcium deposits in the bones. Diseases and conditions where an anabolic (protein-buildup promoting) effect is needed, doctors often use Dianabol. They achieve the strengthening of the entire organism. (Excerpt from the package insert of the former German anabolic Dianabol of Ciba Aktiengesellschaft, Wehr/Baden).
Dianabol is an oral anabolic. Developed in 1956 by the American Dr. John Ziegler in collaboration with Ciba-Geigy Company in the U.S. Introduced on the market in 1960 and within a short time, it was available in many countries. During the next few years, Dianabol became the most favored and most used anabolic by athletes in all disciplines. On 05/01/1982 Ciba-Geigy took all human-use Dianabol versions off the market because of its high potential for misuse. Ciba-Geigy gave as its reason for this step the increasing improper use of Dianabol in some developing countries. They used the compound as an appetite stimulant and to improveme conversion of proteins in children and women.
Three years later, on 05/01/1985, Ciba-Geigy’s removed their injectable Dianabol for veterinary medicine off the market. Ciba-Geigy’s patent rights for the substance methandrostenolone (or methandienone) had already expired a few years earlier. It guaranteed a continuous supply for athletes. In the meantime, several manufacturers in various countries have marketed this substance under their own generic name.
Dianabol is similar in the chemical structure of 17-alpha-methyltestosterone. Therefore, has a very strong anabolic and androgenic effect which manifests itself in an enormous buildup of strength and muscle mass in its users. Dianabol is a “mass steroid” which works quickly and reliably. A weight gain of 2-4 pounds per week in the first six weeks is normal with Dianabol. The additional bodyweight comprises a true increase in tissue (hypertrophy of muscle fibers) and in a noticeable retention of fluids. Dianabol aromatizes easily. It is not a good drug for competition. You can avoid excessive water retention, in most cases, by simultaneously taking Nolvadex and Proviron so that some athletes can use Dianabol until three to four days before a competition.
The dosage spectrum, in particular for bodybuilders, weightlifters, and powerlifters, is wide. It ranges from two tablets per day up to twenty or more tablets per day. Those athletes who believe they absolutely must take a two-figure amount of tablets should think about the interesting statement that the Ciba-Geigy Company made about its compound Dianabol: “The most distinct measure of the effect of Dianabol is the increase in body weight. There seems to be no direct correlation between the increase of body weight and the amount of the dosage.” The German authors R. Hacker and H. de Mar+ + es confirm this in their book Hormonelle Regulation und psychophysische Belastung im Leistungssport. On page 55 it reads: “They could not find A correlation between the administered dosage and the amount of concentration in the blood either.”
This does not mean that every athlete should take only one 5mg tablet; however, this statement, together with the year-long empirical values from numerous athletes, helps determine a reasonable dosage range. An effective daily dose for athletes is around 15-40 mg/day. The dosage the athletes need to take will depend on his individual goals. Steroid novices do not need to exceed 15-20 mg of Dianabol per day since this dose suffices to achieve exceptional results over 8-10 weeks. When the effect slows down in this group after about eight weeks. If the athlete wants to continue his treatment, the dosage of Dianabol should stay the same but an injectable steroid can be added. For example Deca in a dosage of 200 mg/week or Primobolan in a dosage of 200 mg/week.
Use of additional steroids
Avoid Testosterone at this stage. The athlete should leave some free play for later. For those either impatient or more advanced, a stack of Dianabol 20-30mg/day and Deca 200-400 mg/day achieves miracles. Daniel Duchaine makes it plain in his book Underground Steroid Hand-book 2, page 33, by quoting an old pro: “If you can’t grow on Deca and D-bol, you will not grow anything, no matter how fancy it is.”
In fact, athletes who are not ambitious to compete will make highly satisfying progress with Dianabol. Competing athletes, more advanced athletes, and athletes weighing over 2.20 pounds do not need over 40 mg/day, and in very rare cases 50mg/ day. It makes little sense to increase the number of Dianabol tablets immeasurably since fifteen tablets do not double the effect of seven or eight. Daily dosages of 60mg+ usually result from the athlete’s ignorance or his plain despair, since in some athletes, because of the continued improper intake of steroids, nothing seems to be effective any longer.
Simultaneous intake of Dianabol and Anadrol 50
The simultaneous intake of Dianabol and Anadrol 50 is not a good idea since these two compounds have similar effects. You can compare the situation to the intake of ten or more tablets of one of these drugs per day. Those who are more interested in strength and less in body mass can combine Dianabol with either Oxandrolone or Winstrol tablets.
The additional intake of an injectable steroid does, however, show the best results. To build up mass and strength, Sustanon or Testosterone enanthate at 250 mg +/week can be used. Deca 200 at mg +/week is also suitable. To prepare for a competition, Dianabol has only limited use since it causes distinct water retention in many athletes and because of its high conversion rate into estrogen, it complicates the athlete’s fat breakdown. Those of you without this problem or who can control it by taking Nolvadex or Proviron, in this phase should use Dianabol together with the proven Parabolan, Winstrol Depot, Masteron, Oxandrolone, etc.
Since Dianabol’s half-life is only 3.2-4.5 hours (1) application at least twice a day is necessary to achieve a somewhat even concentration of the substance in the blood. Scientific tests continue to show that on days of intense workout compared to rest days, the half-life of Dianabol is reduced even further so that an application three times daily appears sensible. Since Dianabol is also 17-alpha alkylated and thus largely protected against a loss in effect, it is recommended that the tablets be taken 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.
This means that the tablets are no longer effective. The athlete, however, should not proceed under the assumption that a urine test will be negative since the elimination of the metabolites of the substance methandrostenolone through the urine continues much longer. The maximum substance concentration of Dianabol reaches the blood after 1-3 hours. A simple application of only 10mg results in a 5-fold increase in the average testosterone concentration in the male (2). An important reason why Dianabol works well is the effect it has on endogenous cortisone production. Athletes can see a reduction of 50-70%. Thus, Dianabol considerably slows down the rate at which protein is broken down in the muscle cell.
Women should not use Dianabol because, due to its distinct androgenic component, considerable virilization symptoms can occur. There are, however, several female bodybuilders and, in particular, female powerlifters who use Dianabol and obtain enormous progress with 10-20 mg/day. Women who do not show a sensitive reaction 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 to exceed 4-6 weeks. Higher dosages and a longer time of intake bring better results; however, the androgens begin to be noticeable in the female organism. No woman who continues to care about her femininity should take more than 10 mg/day. And no more than 50-100 mg of Deca/week over 4-6 weeks.
Although Dianabol has many potential side effects, they are rare with a dosage of up to 20 mg/day. Dianabol is 17-alpha alkylated. Therefore the liver experiences considerable strain. 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. Since Dianabol quickly increases the body weight due to high water retention, high blood pressure and a faster heartbeat can occur, sometimes requiring the intake of an antihypertensive drug such as Catapresan.
Conversion to DHT
Additive intake of Nolvadex and Proviron might be necessary as well since Dianabol strongly converts into estrogens and in some athletes causes gynecomastia (”bitch tits”) or worsens an already existing condition. Because of the strongly androgenic component and the conversion into dihydrotestosterone, Dianabol, in some athletes, can trigger a serious acne vulgaris on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders since the sebaceous gland function are stimulated. If a hereditary predisposition exists, Dianabol can also accelerate a possible hair loss which can be explained by the high conversion of the substance into dihydrotestosterone.
Reduction of testosterone level in the body
Dianabol has a significant influence on the endogenous testosterone level. Studies showed the intake of 20mg Dianabol per day over 10 days reduced the testosterone level by 30-40% (3). This can be explained by Dianabol’s distinct anti-gonadotropic effect. Meaning that it inhibits the release of the gonadotropic FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinizing hormone) by the hypophysis. Another disadvantage is that after discontinuance of the compound, a considerable loss of strength and mass often occurs. This is due to the water stored during the intake is again excreted by the body.
In high doses of 50 mg +/ day, aggressive behavior in the user can occasionally be observed. If channeled during a workout, this can be an advantage. In order to avoid uncontrolled actions, those who have a tendency to easily lose their temper should be aware of this characteristic when taking a high D-bol dosage. Despite all of these possible symptoms, Dianabol instills in most athletes a ”sense of well-being anabolic” which improves the mood and appetite and in many users, together with the obtained results, leads to an improved level of consciousness and a higher self-conﬁdense.
For years, the steroid black market has been the only supply source for athletes to get Dianabol where, proverbially, D-bol is available in all colors, forms, sizes, and under any imaginable name.