Methandinone is an androgenic anabolic steroid. The other names for the hormone are Methandienone; Methandrostenolone; Methandrolone; Dehydromethyltestosterone. The steroid is popularly known by name dianabol simply Dbol. It was originally developed to be used by the Olympic athletes in US. The use of the steroid is still illegal in some countries and for some it is legal.
Methandinone is most effective steroid used by the body builders worldwide. It shows best results in terms of muscle strength and mass within a short period of time.
The dianabol is a derivative of the male hormone testosterone where the chemical property of the steroid is changed so that it could be resistance when it is passed through the liver. Its structure is almost similar to that testosterone except in two positions. It has an added double bond at C1 and C2 position which reduces the androgenic activity of the steroid. It is also altered in having a methyl group at C17 position and hence it is a c17-alpha alkylated steroid.
It is the best oral steroid used in building the muscle strength and mass. The steroid action mainly involves in promoting the protein synthesis. It involves in three metabolic functions of the body which include glycogenolysis, protein synthesis and nitrogen retention resulting the user to have increase muscle mass, stamina and strength. It also has a strong androgenic and anabolic activity.
Dianabol is majorly used in bulking cycles, sometimes can also be used in cutting cycles where the aim is to lose the weight without losing the muscle mass and strength. The steroid is available in oral pills and in injectable forms. Dosage level varies with among the users. The beginners can go for Anabol methandienone 10 mg initially and can increase the dosage levels. This dose is often used in bulking cycle. The experienced one can go take 25-50mg equally divided into 5 times a day to enhance mass gain and physical performance. The cycle should continue six to eight weeks. For women the dosage levels are between 5-10mg a day. It is also important to have a healthy diet and proper exercise while taking the steroid.
The steroid is best when it is taken in an empty stomach. As the steroid is a fat soluble and its activity reduces when it is taken along with the fatty foods and even the gastrointestinal tract fails to absorb the maximum steroid. It is advisable to split the dosage level into whole day in order to maintain a minimum level of the steroid in the blood stream, as the shelf life ends in 3-5 hours.
Methadienone can aromatize and the users can feel estrogenic symptoms like breast enlargement, acne, hair loss, depression, hypertension etc. but can be controlled by taking anti-estrogens along with steroid.
Women users can develop virilization symptoms.
Long term usage of the steroid may lead to liver toxicity. The other complications include heart enlargement, liver damage and may even lead to cancer rarely.
The side effects can be overcome by taking the methanedienone steroid under supervision of a qualified professional with proper diet and workouts.