This anabolic steroid is one of the oldest ones in existence and is quite popular too, which is why I decided to cover it in this article. Before you go on with this write-up please be aware that I am not a medical practitioner and that these are potentially dangerous and illegal drugs, so make sure you know what you are doing first before taking them.
With that having been said, I have been in the bodybuilding game for quite some time now and have used Dianabol amongst other steroids, so everything I write here is from personal experience.
What is Dianabol ?
Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) was a very popular drug in the 80s and 90s bodybuilding scene and is thought to have been used by many of the greats of the golden era such as Arnold Schwarzenegger. This drug is also found under other names such as Danabol and Averbol, and is often referred to as Dbol, d-bol or pinks. This drug was originally developed in Germany and then released in the US by Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the 1960s.
The most popular form of this drug is its oral pill form, which comes as a pink hexagon pill most of the time. Some companies deviate from this standard, manufacturing pills that are blue, purple, white, and even yellow in color. The hexagon shape is also changed sometimes as Dianabol can also be found in round or heart form. In terms of dosages most of the pills I have seen were 5 mg tabs, but I have seen (and taken) 10 mg variations as well. I recently heard that 15 mg tabs also exist, but I doubt they are legitimate.
Apparently Dbol can also come in injectable and capsule form (as you can easily read online), although I have never tried these myself. The injectable version was used once by a friend of mine and it worked great for him, but I have no idea about the capsules. Like most other anabolic steroids, Dianabol is illegal in most countries although you can get it legally in Mexico under the trade name of Reforvit-b, which is injectable.
This drug is extremely popular with people trying out steroids for the first time since no injections are involved. Dianabol-only cycles are not really something I would recommend to you, but many people do them anyway. If you do decide to go down this route, make sure you do not exceed 40 mg daily. Up to a dosage of 40 mg the dose-to-results ratio is pretty linear, but once you hit that 60+ mg range you will notice that you need to take a lot more to see a little bit of extra improvement.
Dianabol is great for three things: strength, mass, and amazing pumps, and is mostly used by bodybuilders during their bulking phase. Also known as “d-bol pumps”, said pumps are so intense that you often have to stop to let the blood drain out a little. Since Dianabol has such a short half-life many people decide to split their daily dose into multiple smaller dosages, often with meals to avoid intestinal pain which can happen when this drug is taken on an empty stomach. Other people take their entire daily dose in a single sitting 30 minutes or so before their workout, which results in incredible pumps and vigor. However, this puts more stress on your liver and can cause a crash after the effect wears off.
My ideal scenario for this drug is in combination with other compounds such as testosterone and Deca. I often use this drug as a kickstart for my cycles when I use long acting compounds such as the ones mentioned above; kickstarting a cycle means you take a short acting compound, such as this one, in the first 3 weeks in order to start seeing results straight away.
Dianabol Side Effects
Dianabol contains a compound known as alkylation to enable it to survive the first pass hepatic metabolism, but this also makes it very toxic to the liver like most other oral steroids. It is also highly androgenic, meaning that it will cause an increase in male characteristics in the user such as hair growth, etc, while also accelerating balding similar to testosterone. Dianabol can also aromatize into estrogen, causing problems such as water retention and gynecomastia. To this extent, make sure that you have anti-estrogen drugs available such as Nolvadex or Proviron.
The last thing I want to mention are the back pumps from this drug. It may sound like something positive, but trust me your lower back will pump up so much it will feel like it is about to explode. I often had to stop training because of this, but luckily it doesn’t affect everyone.
I hope you have found this article useful guys; remember to always make safe use of such drugs and be as informed as possible.