Dianabol is an Anabolic Androgenic Steroid (AAS) used by bodybuilders and other sports-related people. It gives muscle growth, strength and stamina for the user. This was introduced in the year 1930 and has been in various forms of use for over 50 years. As a medicine, this was used in thetreatment of hypogonadism but it was later discontinued due to its side effects and better and advanced drugs were made available for the same purpose. In the US and other countries, this is not available anymore either as a prescription drug or otherwise. Due to its popularity, it still continues to be manufactured. The recent entry is by Meditech pharmaceuticals, which is manufacturing many types of steroids.
The chemical compound that makes up Dianabol is called methandrostenolone. It is a synthetic steroid and a 17-alkylated derivative of Testosterone. Testosterone is a male hormone, which is secreted in the body of both men and women but women have less of the hormone. It is responsible for metabolism and defining sexual characteristics. Since the drug is orally active, its available in tablet form. On consumption, the drug passes through the liver without much damage and deposits the steroid in the bloodstream. Once in theblood, they activate the Androgen Receptors and as a result, protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysisincrease dramatically within a short period of time. The user is presented with increased muscle weight and strength. These are some of the qualities bodybuilders are looking for. Getting the original drug is important and Meditech is the most popular brand nowadays. One should how to distinguish genuine products from fake ones as the result from counterfeit may be minimal to nil.
While taking any drug, thedosage is very important. For medicinal uses, the dose recommended is very low but for high growth scenarios, higher doses are recommended. The drug has a half-life of about 5-6 hr in the body and hence people may take one heavy dose or split the same dose into multiple times. This way, the effect of the drug is always present in the body. Typical usage is 25-50mg per day for an 8-12-week period, which forms a cycle. The drug can be used during the bulking cycle for building up mass muscle and during the cutting phase to retain the mass muscle and cut fat. It is also important that to stay off the drug after a cycle so that the body comes back to normal state away from the chemicals.
Almost all steroids exert some form of side effects and Dianabol is no exception to this. It is important to remember; genuine products may give fewer side effects than fake or counterfeit products. Meditech is the most popular brand and comes from acompany which specializes in steroid manufacturing. One should look out for hair growth, acne, aggression, headache as common side effects. Women using the drug may run into virilization and acquire male characteristics if high doses are used. Men may experience enlarged breasts due to what is known as anaromatizing effect. But most of the side effects start to go away when the drug use is stopped.