Methandrostenolone (Dianabol)


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methandionex-10-dianabol-10mgtab-euro-pharmacies.jpgDianabol is one of the most important and most popular AAS on the market. Probably one of the most popular of any AAS regardless of the route of administration. This drug is most often found as an oral product but can be found in the injectable form as well. It is my opinion that Dianabol in many ways, gave direction to the modern era of performance enhancement. Although this was not the first AAS used for that purpose, it has risen to levels that were not expected in the bodybuilding community. Most steroids have been created for medical use, but not DIanabol. Dianabol was strictly created for performance enhancement and it works really well to that point.

Dianabol was developed by Dr. John Zeigler in 1959 in response to Russia’s dominance in Olympic weightlifting, and produced by the pharmaceutical company Ciba. It quickly it made its way into gyms across the country, being used by both Olympic weightlifters, BB’rs and later, by a variety of sportsmen. In 1990 the 1st Anabolic Steroid Control Act was passed, resulting in Dianabol’s mass-production by UGL’s around the world. It remains so until this day.

Dianabol is a structurally altered form of Testosterone with a double bond at the Carbon One and Carbon Two positions. With this minor alteration, the androgenic properties of Dianabol are reduced. It also carries an added Methly group at the 17th Carbon position, which allows it to survive ingestion. This addition gives Dianabol an androgenic rating of 40-60 with a lower binding infinity to the androgen receptors as compared to Testosterone.

Best defined as a mass-builder, Dianabol is an ideal candidate for off-season use, when the accumulation of mass & strength is the main objective. To this end, Dianabol is widely considered one of the most effective steroids available; a claim which has been substantiated by decades of real-world experience. Users can expect fairly rapid increases in size & strength from this drug, accompanied by a considerable degree of water retention. While Methandrostenolone’s water retentive nature makes it a poor choice for those entering the end stages of contest prep, this trait can be beneficial for those attempting to build muscle size, as the cushioning effect it provides lends itself to heavy, pain-free workouts. In contrast to many other steroids, some of which tend to make the user feel worse rather than better, Dianabol imparts an anti-depressant like effect, further increasing user satisfaction. All in all, Dianabol is an excellent companion to run alongside other AAS, is fun to use, and gets high marks in the area of overall effectiveness.

This steroid will largely provide its anabolic benefits by enhancing protein synthesis, nitrogen retention and glycogenolysis. Protein synthesis represents the rate by which cells build proteins, the building blocks of muscle. Nitrogen retention, this is important as all muscle tissue is comprised of approximately 16% nitrogen. The more nitrogen we retain, the more anabolic we remain. Conversely, a nitrogen deficiency results in a catabolic or muscle wasting state. Then we’re left with glycogenolysis, which refers to the relationship and conversion between glycogen and glucose. Through enhanced glycogenolysis, we are able to make better use of our total carbohydrate consumption. While in many ways these traits are quite simple, they are strong enough to make Dianabol a remarkably powerful anabolic steroid.

Anabolic-Androgenic Ratio: 210:90
Aromatization: Yes. At higher dosages, Dianabol may require the use of either an anti-estrogen or a S.E.R.M, such as Nolvadex, in order to mitigate estrogenic side effects.
Progestagenic Activity: No.
Methylated: Yes. Methylation serves as a protective feature of most oral AAS, allowing the molecule the pass through the liver and enter the bloodstream intact, after which it can travel to muscle tissue and exert its muscle-building effects.
Standard Dosing Range and Cycle Lengths: Methandrostenolone is most commonly used at between 20-100 mg per day for a period of 4-12 weeks in length. Most users will find that 50 mg per day is more than sufficient.
Frequency of Administration: Daily use; split into 3-4 equally divided doses.