Description of the drug
Dianabol, also known as methandrostenolone (and / or methandienone), is an anabolic steroid that is widely used by bodybuilders and athletes today. It became popular in the late 1950s and was widely used in the “golden age of bodybuilding” in the 1960s and 1970s. Methandrostenolone was introduced to the scientific community by Dr. John Ziegler in the mid-1970s.
1950 It is called the “American Response to Testosterone Use by Soviet Olympic Athletes.” Developed by the Ziegler team, the drug was later introduced to Ciba under the Dianabol brand. It was the first synthetic oral anabolic steroid to be marketed with prescription drugs.
The half-life of Dianabol is 4.5 to 6 hours. The drug has a moderate estrogenic effect, and the rate of its conversion into a metabolite with more pronounced androgenic properties by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase is low. The benefits of Dianabol have made it popular with bodybuilders and athletes who want to gain muscle mass and strength.
Application and courses
Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) – historical and general information about the drug
The courses for using Dianabol in most cases are simple. The drug is usually used during periods of increased muscle mass and strength development, when the bodybuilder or athlete is not worried about fluid retention and edema.
That is why the use of Dianabol is typical for the “off-season”, during which bodybuilders strive to achieve the above goals. The drug is usually included in the course along with some injectable anabolic steroids, which are often used as one of the testosterone options, such as testosterone enanthate.
Combined course Methandrostenolone
In most cases, Dianabol is used during the first 4-6 weeks of the muscle building cycle and begins to function when the user expects the effect of slower administration (eg testosterone enanthate). Using Dianabol triggers the necessary mechanisms at the beginning of the course and allows you to achieve maximum results.
It would be very risky to use Dianabol for more than 4-6 weeks due to its structural characteristics in the form of C17-alpha-alkylation, which adversely affects the liver (and in particular cholesterol levels). This is another reason why methandrostenolone is used as an initial course of no more than 4-6 weeks.
Dianabol’s short cycles are sometimes combined with the use of short-acting testosterone esters.
Testosterone propionate is the most widely used. However, the course of Dianabol in these cases remains toxic for more than 4-6 weeks (while testosterone propionate, for example, can often be further extended if desired).
Features of the use of the drug Dianabol
Because Dianabol has a very powerful anabolic effect, its use to build muscle should not be done in as high doses as many other oral anabolic steroids used. Dosage of methandrostenolone should be approached with extreme caution, taking into account the risk of adverse effects on the liver, as the use of higher doses leads to increased side effects.
It is important to note that the difference between beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes is not in increasing the dose of Dianabol. Many advanced bodybuilders get all the benefits they want from a low dose.
The dosage regimen of Dianabol in women should not be discussed, as this variant of anabolic steroids is not used very often among athletes due to the pronounced masculinizing effect.