Or Dianabol, also known as Methandrostenolone, is one of the most well-known and widely used anabolic steroids among bodybuilders. Indeed, it was the second anabolic produced in the laboratories of Mr. Testosterone, one of the hormones most produced by men.
Since its anabolic effects are enormous and much faster, Dianabol is in great demand by people who want to increase muscle mass and strength so that training performance is much higher, allowing you to improve quickly and dramatically your results.
The benefits of Dianabol are well known (unsurprisingly, many people want it), but in addition to these researched effects, there are also a few side effects specific to this anabolic. We have to know both sides and see if it’s worth it.
What is Dianabol?
From a chemical point of view, the dianabol molecule is nothing but a testosterone molecule with a double bond at carbon 2, which makes it less masculine, but retains its anabolic properties.
Additionally, a methyl group has been added to carbon 17 so that it can be metabolized in the liver and subsequently perform its functions.
Therefore, oral dianabol and even injectable dianabol are anabolics known as 17-aa.
The androgen ratio (male characteristics) of Dianabol is 40 to 60, so it has low affinity for androgen receptors compared to testosterone.
Benefits of Dianabol
Dianabol is a testosterone derivative. Therefore, it has anabolic potential due to some of the factors that testosterone also promotes.
The first is due to a significant increase in protein synthesis. By acting in the cell nucleus, dianabol enhances signaling so that synthesis occurs at a much faster rate. Thus, muscle tissue is synthesized more, its recovery improves and it adapts more quickly to stimuli, promoting not only hypertrophy, but also hyperplasia (hypertrophy of certain organs). Along with this there is a huge increase in muscle nitrogen retention levels, providing an excellent anabolic environment.
The second point is that Dianabol reduces the level of glycogenolysis, i.e. the breakdown of glycogen. Glycogen, which is one of the factors responsible for muscle volume, water retention in muscle tissue and also muscle energy supply, of course, with higher concentrations in the muscle environment, we have obtained more satisfactory results.
Dianabol is also an anabolic known to increase strength and water retention capacity, which helps prevent joint damage that increased strength can cause.
Dianabol cycles often produce results in a very short time, which is also a plus. For example, in 4 weeks of taking dianabol, an increase of 4-6 kg is obtained. It is for this characteristic of achieving results so quickly that Dianabol is used at the start of certain workouts. cycle.
What is Dianabol used for?
Dianabol is usually used initially in a cycle, as a “boost”. Average doses for an initial cycle of Dianabol are 50-60mg per day, and for more advanced individuals doses of 100-150mg per day are relatively common.
While commonly used in bulking (bulking) cycles, it can also be used strategically by people who are cutting (fat loss).
In the cut, plasma (an organic substance in the blood) can be hydrated and other substances can be better obtained. In these cases, dianabol is used at a very low dose, around 20-40mg per day for 3-4 weeks. It can also be used in cases where diet is restricted and for people who do not gain weight as easily, as it helps with fluid retention and can be used to make you feel more “full” with a better muscle density.
When used for mass gain, it can be combined with other anabolic steroids such as nandrolone or oxymetholone (although it is not recommended to use two 17-aa in the same cycle).
Regardless of your cycle, the presence of some testosterone (usually a long ester in the bulk and a short or medium ester in the cut) is essential as Dianabol can cause severe suppression of the HTP axis.
Use of Dianabol by women
There are not many reports on the use of dianabol by women, but it is far from being an indicated anabolic because its androgenic effects (male characteristics) cause strong virilization, such as hair growth, deepening of the voice, breast reduction, genital changes, infertility, etc…
Dianabol is also a substance that promotes water retention, which means that for most women, this means getting rid of the aesthetic factors that they need the most.