Dianabol, d-bol, methandrostenolone or methandienone is oneof the very popular anabolic steroids. It is used as oral medication, which meansit’s in the form of tablets, but there are also some injectable dianabol forms.It is often used by athletes, bodybuilders, power lifters and weight lifters,to provide stronger and bigger muscles.
The main function of all anabolic steroids, including thedianabol, is to speed up the synthesis of proteins in the cells, which promotethe growth of many body cells and especially muscle cells.
Dianabol has some moderate androgenic but strong anabolicproperties. It is often combined with testosterone injections, especially withsustanon, enanthate or cypionate. The dianabol dose can vary from 15 to 50mgfor men and some 5 to 10mg for women, depending on the effects the personwants. When entered in the body, dianabol works very fast and the effects lastfor some 6 to 8 hours. It is said to increase the glycogenolysis, synthesis ofproteins and to ensure dramatic muscle strength after some short period of use.Other effects include the reduction of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Dianabol is Illegal Substance
Since the 1990 dianabol and some other substances areconsidered illegal to use. According to the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990(and also Controlled Substances Act) a number of substances mustn’t be used by bodybuildersor other athletes to aid muscle growth. It is listed in the same group as cocaine,opiates, amphetamine and methamphetamines, and the possession of thesesubstances are illegal and those people will be prosecuted.
However, it is still available in Mexico, Thailand and someEuropean countries, from where it is illegally transported to the US bodybuildingmarket. The most popular of all is Russian dianabol.
Dianabol abuse is easily detected in the laboratories, usinggas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) techniques, since this steroid hasseveral specific metabolites. Just 5mg used once can be detected for 19 days inthe urine sample.
Dianabol Adverse Effects
Since this medication is known as powerful steroid, it alsocauses certain unwanted side effects. People sensitive to steroid should avoidtaking these preparations, either as tablets or injections.
The person using dianabol may experience hypertension,sleeping difficulties, liver problems or weight gain. Other side effectsinclude instable concentrations in the blood after just a single dose ofdianabol. Some recommend taking a half of the tablet, while others advisetaking it whole, but all agree that it should be followed by proper weighttraining and high calorie diet.
Dianabol is also known to be toxic, because of its chemicalstructure. Most people suggesting this steroid recommended cycles of dianaboluse, which should last for maximum 6 to 8 weeks.
High doses of dianabol can cause some androgen side effects,and people using over 30mg of this substance every day, could suffer from malebaldness or hair loss and acne. Even a slightly higher dose (than recommended)may cause extreme masculine characteristics in women and they could remainindefinite.
This steroid can significantly influence and decrease the levelof natural testosterone (T). Short term use is not considered to cause dramaticreduction of endogenous (natural) testosterone, but even some 20mg of dianabol usedfor 10days will lower the T level for more than 30%.