Methandienone | Dbol | Dianabol

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Group Anabolic Steroid
Half-life 5 – 7 days
Hepatotoxicity moderate

Metandienone was introduced and formerly sold primarily under the brand name Dianabol. It has also been marketed under a variety of other brand names including Anabol, Averbol, Chinlipan, Danabol, Dronabol, Metanabol, Methandon, Naposim, Reforvit-B, and Vetanabol among others. (Wikipedia)

Methandienone is used for physique and performance-enhancing purposes by competitive athletes, bodybuilders, and powerlifters. It is said to be the most widely used AAS for such purposes both today and historical. (from Wikipedia)

Since the synthesis of artificial Testosterone for soldiers, Methandienone has become the first mass-used substance in sports, like a dope.

First appeared on sale in 1958 in the USA in the form of 5 mg tablets under the trade name “Dianabol”. It is the first drug in its class and has a long history of use in sports medicine as doping. It should be noted that until the end of the 1960s the drug was not considered doping, only stimulants such as amphetamine, cocaine, ephedrine, and their analogs were banned for athletes. (Wiki)

Methandienone is the most popular steroid you have ever seen and heard. If a person begins to think about his first cycle, then, in any case, he will have either Dbol or Turinabol (we will talk about it later). But more often, of course, there will be Dbol.

Why did he become so popular? This is explained quite simply. It was one of the first available steroids that appeared in large numbers back in 1958 for sale. True, it was then sold not to build muscle mass and to fill the body with water, but with better intentions. This is the treatment of burns, fractures, dystrophies, etc. An increased amount of Testosterone in the body significantly accelerates the regenerative processes of the skin, bones, muscle tissue, and, of course, cells. He accelerated the synthesis of newer, and therefore stronger DNA, which contributed to the more rapid healing of burns and wounds. This was his initial task.

And then lovers of strong muscles lured him to their side, because everything that helps to build muscle mass, our brothers will not be something to use, but I would even say, to exploit for their purposes. Metandienone was not an exception.

The drug itself is 17 alpha-alkylated.

17 alpha-alkylation is the attachment of a carbon atom to a substance molecule in position 17. As a result, prolongation of the decomposition of the drug in the liver.

Methandienone is “forcibly” delayed in the liver to prolong its effect, thereby changing the level of enzymes in it to a level not peculiar of normal values.

In other words, the drug is hepatotoxic and can cause certain liver damage. At the same time, it must be noted that to get problems with the liver, it must be taken for too long, and even at prohibitive dosages.

Of course, Metandienone did not pass us by. Together with our other sports brothers, we took tests before the course, on the course, and after the course, then we looked at them, compared, analyzed, and came to certain conclusions. For 2.5 – 3 months, at a dosage of 60 mg (this is 2 times more than the accepted one – 30 mg., which is recommended) there were practically no changes in liver enzymes. But of course, the correct diet should also contribute to this. If you overeat on a “gain mass” cycle, then Methandienone will simply blow you (huge cheeks, high blood pressure, and other side effects).

ATTENTION! This does not mean that you can exceed the dosage of 30 mg. An increase in the amount of Methandienone only increases the load on the body, without adding a tangible “sports” effect.

The steroid was actively used back in the days of A. Schwarzenegger, in the “golden era” of bodybuilding. As the adherents of this era said they used 15 to 20 tablets of Methandienone! And now, if someone takes more than 3 tablets, people begin to panic. But, of course, this is not that time and not that Dbol.

What effects can be obtained from taking Methandienone? Consider what sellers and manufacturers promise us and what we have.

Effects of the use of Methandienone promised by manufacturers and sellers:

  • a set of muscle mass up to 10 kg per month of admission;
  • growth of power indicators;
  • burning fat;
  • increased stamina;
  • consolidation of the result after the cancellation of the cycle;
  • improvement in general condition.

The real effects of Methandienone are:

  • a set of muscle mass up to 6 – 8 kg per month of admission;
  • growth of power indicators;
  • collapse of results after completion of the Dianabol SOLO cycle.

If we analyze in more detail the positive effects obtained from Methanedienone use, then you should understand that the same increase in strength will only be with proper nutrition. Anyway, any steroid works only if additional factors are provided, such as adequate nutrition, proper rest, well-made workouts, etc. Any use of the same Methandienone without appropriate training and proper balanced nutrition will lead to side effects, disharmony the same hormones and a huge malfunction in the body, which you will not even immediately notice.

In addition to strength indicators, muscle mass is also very actively gaining. Of course, of those 8 kgs of this mass in a month, you will gain 3 – 4 kg and this is in terms with the most ideal workouts. We are now talking about using the drug SOLO, that is, one steroid for the entire course, without any additional injectable or tablet forms. So, you will gain 3 – 4 kg, and the remaining 4 kg there will be water and fat. This is the biggest minus of Methandienone, which almost everyone notices. For this reason, some people do not want to use it.

some adherents use both Methandienone, which builds strength and mass, and Stanozolol, which “expels” water to stop the side effects of Dbol in the form of “pouring” on “typesetting” mass courses. Of course, there is a difference between the drugs, but their combined use, since they are both 17 alpha-alkylated, leads only to stagnation of bile in the biliary tract and goes along toxic liver damage quite strongly.

One of our friends had a sad experience taking 8 tablets of methandienone and 8 tablets of Stanozolol at the same time. His condition and appearance, of course, were deplorable. Manifested jaundice (whites of the eyes, skin – yellow) and a disgusting general condition. The feeling of a severe hangover (if anyone knows what it is), with everyone flowing. In general, the phenomenon of intoxication occurs. So such combination use is prohibited.

Of the positive effects, it can be noted that Methandienone adds a desire to exercise and when you take it there is a huge appetite.

With all of the above, it must be noted that all these effects occur only in the first year. It may also be on the second, but this is only for people with an asthenic body type. In the second and third cycles, this effect will not be anymore, but there will be a “pouring” of water, a good pump and a set of fat in the “meat gaining” courses.

There is an opinion that methandienone is capable of burning fat, we want to assure you that this is an erroneous opinion. Because of the new drugs, based on Methandienone, they are very “dirty.” They do not have the right amount of active substance and therefore they do not work correctly. Yes, and Methandienone itself, is far from that Dianabol that was 40 – 50 years ago, even in the 90s, it was much better quality. Therefore, we do not recommend using it for weight loss, since it does not carry such an effect.

Side Effects

  • liver damage in violation of all conditions of admission;
  • fluid retention;
  • increase in blood pressure;
  • increase in libido;
  • glaucoma;
  • headache.

Basically, there are 3 main ones, since the rest, in fact, stem from them.

Hepatotoxicity. Naturally, with all violations of dosages and violation of the duration of the course. Also, in no case should you, while on a Dbol cycle, use paracetamol, as well as alcohol. Because, in the worst case, you will have to get in a queue for a liver transplant, and in the best case, get medicinal hepatitis, which again is a toxic liver lesion.

Increased sexual desire. Although many do not consider this a side effect.

High blood pressure. Occurs in connection with the accumulation of fluid in the body.


All diseases associated with the liver and kidneys – the cavity exclude Metandienone.

It is also undesirable to use it in conditions of hypoxia, whether it is a hypoxic state of the brain, coronary disease, atherosclerosis and other diseases of the cardiovascular system.

It does not affect the gastrointestinal tract in any way, although there is an opinion that it can cause an ulcer, this opinion is erroneous.


Methandienone is a fairly inexpensive and common steroid. He copes quite well with his tasks for the first year. But with all this, he has much more bad sides than good ones.