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In the second half of the twentieth century, the world has changed. In 1956, an American doctor, John Ziegler, with the assistance of Ciba-Geigy Company, in his laboratory has invented Dianabol, an anabolic steroid of the new generation that made a revolution in pharmacology and sports of that time. Immediately after its appearance in the US market, methandienone began its expansion worldwide.

Within a few years after Dianabol’s appearance, it became the most favorite and most used anabolic in all major sports. It began to be produced and sold almost all over the world. Methandienone was used by athletes, weightlifters, and others. Mass enthusiasm for Dbol places it in the first-aid kit, shifting to the background and almost forgetting about the correctly prepared training program and diet. Until the present day’s trainers, athletes, doctors literally pray for methandrostenolone, experiencing supernatural thrill about this drug.

What is Dianabol

Methandienone has several dozen trade “names.” It has a different variety of positive and negative effects. It is universal in its nature by effects on the user’s body. It has several released forms – tablets, capsules, injectable forms (active substances dissolved in oil). He is terrible and beautiful at the same time. In general, the drug is very remarkable, requiring a detailed description.


Methandrostenolone is an excellent example of the latest pharmacology achievements of the second half of the twentieth century; a unique steroid with a moderate androgenic and strongest anabolic effect on the user’s body. The closest steroid to Dianabol is methyltestosterone. Like methyltestosterone, Dbol is alkylated at 17-alpha, which protects the active substance -methandienone from destruction when passing through the liver and makes the drug hepatotoxic. Like any other steroid, Dianabol has a strong effect impact on protein metabolism. Methandienone use enhances protein synthesis and in such a way accelerates the body’s protein production. This effect is expressed in a positive nitrogen balance and in improving the overall condition of the athlete. As well, Dbol has a positive effect on the balance of calcium and other microelements. It promotes the ingestion of calcium, magnesium, and potassium into bone tissue. Methandrostenolone has a beneficial impact on the central nervous system of the athlete, helping to recover very quickly after hard training.

Another great property of Dianabol is that it is an excellent anti-catabolic. The effect of the steroid lies in the fact that methandienone molecules block cortisol receptors located on the muscle cell membrane. Therefore, the cortisol produced by the body, a strong catabolic hormone, loses its destructive power and the muscle cell does not lose protein, which usually happens under the influence of catabolic processes.

Dianabol is a perfect steroid to increase body weight and strength performance. The fast weight gaining process happens due to two main processes occurring in the body: muscle hypertrophy and water retention, which occurs as a consequence of the incredibly strong aromatization of the active substance. With Dbol, you cannot talk about very “quality” gained muscle mass. The increase in strength during the Dianabol cycle is due to the fact that this Dbol steroid increases the synthesis of creatine phosphate in the muscle cell, which plays a decisive role in the recovery of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the source of all muscle movements, as is a fuel necessary for the cell to do work. ATP accumulates in the muscle cell and, if necessary, turns into adenosine diphosphate. This process releases energy that allows working muscle cells. For the reverse process of ADP in ATP, creatine phosphate is also required. The more creatine phosphate is, the faster is recovery and the more ATP has the muscle cells. In practice, this means that the muscle is getting stronger.

Anyone who has ever tried Dianabol knows that during a workout in the working muscle can be noticed a “pump effect”, which professionals call the “steroid pump”. The reason is that methandienone increases blood volume and the number of red blood cells in the human body. Muscles become more voluminous. Along with these benefits, higher blood flow increases the delivery of nutrients to the muscle cell. Middle and short-distance runners often use the phenomenon of increased oxygen supply to the body associated with this effect.

Like any other steroid, methandrostenolone negatively affects the “Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Testicles” arc that regulates the level of testosterone production in the body. When the user takes a steroid, the concentration of exogenous testosterone in the blood increases, and the testicles signal to the hypothalamus to decrease production luteinizing releasing hormone. Through such a process, the pituitary is transmitted information about the lower release of gonadotropins and follicle-stimulating hormone. As a result, testicular germ cells reduce testosterone production. Thus, the normal hormonal background is disrupted, but after discontinuation of methandienone, everything is restored and comes back to normal.

Dbol has a very short half-life in the body – a maximum couple of hours that’s why it is recommended to use this anabolic several times a day. To achieve the optimal concentration of the active substance throughout the day and to keep the straight hormonal background.

Use, Combination and Short History


Over the past 50 years, with the help of this legendary steroid, innumerable victories have been achieved in different sports disciplines. However, there were also losses that were associated both with a ruined sports career due to a positive doping test and with permanently ruined health due to years of Dianabol use.

The main “Dianabol” users are bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters, and strongmen. Dbol is primarily used in sports-related to weight lifting and the need to absorb huge amounts of protein food. Powerlifters and weightlifters love to charge with methandienone for a more effective fight against the forces of gravity. Dianabol has an unusual property to make iron lighter, muscles – stronger, reaction – sharper, which is in demand in these sports disciplines. Methandienone so managed to become part of the weightlifters’ ration that at one time they wanted to exclude weightlifting from the program of the Olympic Games. In powerlifting and weightlifting, there are a huge number of different schemes for Dianabol cycles and their combinations with other AAS. This is “Dianabol solo”, and various “ladders” with “intervals”, and Deca + Dbol (classic scheme), and test + Dbol (explosive combo). Also traditional for lightweight categories like Winstrol + Dianabol etc… So half of a century’s experience in the use of methandrostenolone gives us the opportunity to choose how to poison the body with Dianabol to get the maximum benefit from it in a sport career. Despite the fact that Dbol and testosterone in powerlifting and weightlifting are the most common steroids, not all athletes have it in their first aid kit. Because of the need to pass the doping test at any more or less serious competition, pushing athletes to experiment with other oral steroids like Turinabol, Oxandrolone, etc. As you know, Dianabol has a doping detection period for more than three months.

Bodybuilders and weightlifters are eating Dbol from the very moment it became available. But in bodybuilding, methandienone takes a special place … If weightlifting and powerlifting, can be imagined without the use of steroids, then in bodybuilding, the use of AAS is one of the main ideas of ​​bodybuilding. Without steroids, bodybuilding is impossible, because, on the evolutionary scale, Dianabol users stand one level above their predecessors – adherents of natural bodybuilding. In bodybuilding, Dianabol is primarily used during the active mass gaining period (although there are some cases when athletes were using methandienone on cutting, combining the intake of this water retaining anabolic with diuretics), and is combined with various injectable steroids.


In athletics for many years, dbol has been the main reason for setting new world records. It was athletes who first paid attention to Dianabol and tested it in conditions of gyms and stadiums. By that time, the idea of ​​“pure” sport and fair competition had completely gone from the minds of athletes, it was replaced by the spirit of sports pharmacology. Since the beginning of the 60s, all victories in light sport disciplines have been achieved with the help of systematic injections of testosterone and the mandatory intake of methandrostenolone. Without steroids, athletes couldn’t imagine preparation for the competition. Indicative in this regard was the Olympic games in 1968, which were held in Mexico City. At these games, all the old world records were beaten and new ones were established that exceeded, as it seemed human capabilities. Thus, a new level of sports achievements was set, the achievement of which without pharma was impossible. The successful promotion of methandienone in sports was contributed by anti-doping control, which until the end of the 80s was purely symbolic. And only in the 90s, in Cologne and Montreal laboratories, long-lived metabolites of methandrostenolone were discovered, and, thanks to the use of high-resolution mass spectrometry, a significant strike was on doping lovers. After that moment, the anti-doping committee authorized the start of a large-scale fight against the use of steroids, which was marked by a great number of disqualifications and lawsuits.

Okay … it’s time to end up with the history and move on to the essence – the practice of use.

The usual daily dosage of Dianabol is from 20 mg to 50 mg; this amount of the steroid is usually divided into several equal portions and is taken two or three times a day. It is better to take pills half an hour after eating.

The duration of the cycle should not exceed ten weeks, because, after this period, the body desists to react to the active substance with an increase in strength and mass, i.e. there is an addiction to the drug. The upper limit of the daily dosage, which is usually 50 mg, is not a dogma. The “daily rate” of Dbol depends on many factors (height and weight of the athlete, age, steroids experience, the presence of specific goals) and sometimes athletes reach fantastic 100mg per day or more. However, a 30 mg dosage is enough for beginners’ constant progress. Despite the recommendations of some “authorities” to dissolve tablets under the tongue (supposedly, this can reduce the “load” on the liver), I do not recommend it for two reasons. First, by absorbing the tablet under the tongue at the end of this fascinating process you have to swallow the porridge that has formed, and secondly, methandienone is not so dangerous for the liver, as is often described on different forums and in specialized literature.

I have already mentioned that there are a huge number of different schemes on how to take Dbol and its combinations with other steroids. Below I will give specific examples of cycle combinations of this anabolic.

  • Option for freshmen. 6 weeks cycle with 30 mg daily dosage. You can discuss for a long time the topic of whether Dianabol is a steroid for beginners. I believe not. However, my opinion does not affect in any way the fact that Dbol has been the most popular steroid among young users for several decades. The absolute majority starts their pharmacological path with methandienone.
  • 8 weeks Dianabol cycle with 30 mg daily dosage and 30 mg of Stanozolol. Powerlifters and weightlifters in lightweight categories like to indulge in such combinations.
  • A cycle for “experienced”. 40 mg Dbol per day + 50 mg – 100 mg Testosterone Propionate EOD. The cycle duration is 6 to 8 weeks. I always recommend that beginners start with short esters, this is especially important when you first time try androgens. If something goes wrong and you feel some kind of abnormal effect of the drug, then you can always quickly cancel them and in such a way minimize all side effects.
  • A course for “advanced”. The duration of the cycle is 12 weeks. The first 8 weeks: Nandrolone 200mg weekly + Testosterone Enanthate 500mg weekly + Dbol 40mg daily. Last 4 weeks of the cycle: 100 mg Testosterone Propionate every other day. The classic mass gain option with an “exit” with short esters. As a result, you can get 8 kg of muscle mass. Do not forget about the course support – the use of aromatase inhibitors and prolactin inhibitors that are prescribed according to the blood test results.
  • A combination of beasts. The cycle duration of 12 weeks. The first 8 weeks: Trenbolone Enanthate 300mg – 400mg per week + Testosterone Cypionate 800mg per week + Dianabol 50mg per day. Last 4 weeks of the course: Testosterone Propionate 100mg per day. An excellent course for active mass gaining, accompanied by a magnificent increase in strength performance, as well as increased aggression. Do also remember about the medical support – AI and, if necessary, prolactin drugs, the ones with especially sensitive breasts – some anti-estrogen, for example, Fareston at a dosage of 30-60 mg per day (to fight with possible gyno from Tren).

In addition to the regular options that I have listed above, there are also the so-called unconventional Methandienone intake schemes: intermittent method, interval method, etc. Each of these options has its own tasks. The intermittent method, in theory, should provide the work of the steroid without any negative effect on the production of endogenous testosterone. The interval method should not cause tolerance to the active substance and relieve “pressure” from the liver. In practice, most often these methods do not work for a number of reasons, so I cannot recommend such unconventional options for the Dbol cycle. It is also necessary to talk about another form of pharmacological extreme … some users like to make Dbol “bridge” between courses in order to preserve the gained mass. Such extreme measures are contraindicated for amateur users and are suitable only for professional athletes who cannot without such bridges. Moreover, no one now uses Dianabol for bridges, it is recommended to use injectable steroids (testosterone, for example) in reasonable dosages, which are the pro builders doing.