Dianabol is one of the oldest anabolic steroids developed right after testosterone. This was the response of an American doctor to the Russian athletes who performed at the Olympics by boosting their performance with the help of testosterone. John Zeigler developed dianabol with the intention to create a safer alternative to testosterone i.e., without the side effects the latter causes. It turned out to be a very effective steroid which has its own set of drawbacks.

This was developed based on the sole concept of performance enhancement. This is the trade name for the underlying chemical methandrostenolone. This active ingredient helps to gain muscle and lose fat. This increases the strength to a great extent.

Benefits of Dianabol

Dianabol is mostly an oral steroid and a preferable mode of consumption for people starting on steroids for the first time. It is anabolic in nature, it increases the nitrogen retention which in turn improves a person’s feeling of well-being and helps in the synthesis of protein in the body. It helps the users in improving the quality of sleep and increases anaerobic glycolysis, which in turn increases lactic acid build up. Lactic acid is very important as energy is derived when the muscles burn the glycogen formed by lactic acid. Studies have also shown that lactic acid also helps in getting rid of carbohydrates which makes the users less likely to accumulate fat.

Weight gain is easier when a proper diet is followed along with the intake of this supplement. It increases strength and heavier weights can be lifted which leads to stress in the muscles and when these are repaired by dianabol’s fast healing factor, the muscles are bigger. All this is seen quicker with the use of Dianabol rather than any other anabolic steroid.

Dianabol is easily available and cost effective. And when combined with the other said benefits it is an all-time favourite with bodybuilders.


Most novices start off their steroid 25 mg/mL of liquid Dianabol cycles. When starting on dianabol, as less as 15-20 gm also yields good results. But for experienced builders the common dosage is 30 -50 mg each day along with testosterone and deca-durabolin or similar steroids. These cycles last a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Whatever the dosage of dianabol is per day, it is generally taken three to four times all through the day rather than taking the complete dose once. This is due to the fact that it has a short half-life and the effects will dissipate in a couple of hours.

Side effects

The most common side effects of dianabol are

  • Dianabol is harmful to the liver. This is because of the complex chemical that forms the steroid. And the liver cannot filter this out of the system
  • Not advisable for women due to its androgenic nature
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Negative effect on the male fertility as excess of testosterone converts to estrogen and estrogen has opposite effect of testosterone on the male body.
  • Water retention



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