One of the most popular brand names for the anabolic-androgenic steroid known as Methandrostenolone is “Dianabol”. It was Dr. John Bosley Ziegler who first synthesised this oral steroid back in 1955 and in the U.S.
Initially this Dianabol was used in the treatment of male hypogonadism in what is known as androgen replacement therapy. But for over 50 years, Dianabol has been a household name and one of the most widely used bodybuilding steroids.
In the world of bodybuilding, Dianabol is affectionately called “Dbol”. This oral steroid is taken by bodybuilders when they run a short-span bulking cycle. Dbol may be used as a standalone or may be included as one of many anabolic steroids in a stack.
This anabolic steroid has a very high bioavailability with metabolism occurring mainly in the liver. When orally administered, the elimination half-life of Dbol is between 3 to 6 hours while the steroid is excreted predominantly by urination.
Competitive strength-based athletes can take advantage of the performance-enhancing and physique building qualities of Dbol. Dbol works by the methandrostenolone compound binding itself to the androgen receptor or AR of your skeletal muscle tissue. The anabolic effects of this steroid kicks-in almost immediately with a boost in both glycogenolysis and protein synthesis.
Within a short period of time, you will experience a surge in your energy levels. Dianabol also gives you the strength and endurance needed for you to spend extra hours working out in the gym. In no time at all, you will witness significant improvements in your physique. Your pumps will be bigger and fuller than ever before.
Dbol converts to estrogen in your body, but not at the same rate as testosterone. Estrogen-related side effects are a concern, but not much. As long as you use Dbol according to the recommended safe cycle and you practice post-cycle therapy (PCT), you have nothing to worry about!
PCT would normally entail the use of anti-estrogen medication in order to reduce your estrogen levels. Some popular anti-estrogen drugs include; Clomid, Nolvadex, and Proviron. Your physician or trainer can recommend an anti-estrogen drug that would be best suited to your needs.
Dianabol offers bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters and other athletes the following performance-enhancing benefits:
- Boost in protein synthesis: Dbol increases protein synthesis in your skeletal muscle tissue. This leads to increased muscle growth and quicker recovery from damaged muscle tissue.
- Improved nitrogen retention: Increased nitrogen retention in your muscles furthers promotes skeletal muscle growth. You will gain bigger pumps with more nitrogen retained in your muscle tissue.
- Increased red blood cell count: Red blood cells convey oxygenated blood to all parts of your body including your skeletal muscles. With an increased red blood cell count, your skeletal muscle tissues will be supplied more oxygen-rich blood. This leads to enhanced energy levels, improved strength, and exceptional stamina.
- Boost in free testosterone: Dianabol will spike up your testosterone levels. The anabolic effects of free testosterone will further enhance your skeletal muscles while increasing your strength, energy, and aggression level.