Pharmaceutical Name: Methandrostenolone / Methandienone Common Brand/Trade/Slang Names: Dianabol, D-Bol, Anabol (Pinks), Naposim, Methan

abol, Danabol, Reforvit B Chemical Structure: 17a-methyl-17b-hydroxy-1,4-androstadien-3-one Delivery Method: Normally Orally Half Life: Approx 4hrs Typical Vial/Tablet doses: 5mg/10mg/50mg Background Dianabol. No other steroid conjures up more nostalgia in the bodybuilding commun ity. For decades this has been the mainstay of both novice and experienced users . Other steroids may fall out of favour, or indeed appear to be the new Holy Gra il, but Dianabol is probably the most used steroid of them all, and is often her alded 'The Breakfast of Champions'. Dianabol (often shortened to D-Bol), was actually a brand name given to the ster oid compound Methandrostenolone by the Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical company Ciba. Though production ceased many years ago, the brand name lives on and is s till the name by which the steroid is most commonly referred. Nowadays, there ar e a host of 'underground laboratories' that manufacture this steroid. Even today, despite steroid users becoming more accustomed to, and have the fina nce to fund exotic cycles with many different compounds, Dianabol is as popular as ever, owing to the fact that it is not only very cheap and relatively widespr ead, but results are nothing short of breathtaking, both in terms of mass gained and increases in strength. Suggested Cycles/Uses Prospective steroid users will typically look toward D-Bol as their first steroi d experience. This is understandable given the unease that they may possess in r espect of using inject able steroids. A 4-6 week course of 25mg-30mg per day sho uld yield a pleasing outcome for novice users, whilst minimising side effects. A s you would expect, more advanced users will benefit from higher dosages, though the dose/result ratio is not uniformly linear, and will see benefits tapering o ff strongly above 60mg-70mg per day, a situation also compounded with perhaps un acceptable side effects. However, given the nature of Dianabol, this situation i s rarely encountered, as more experienced users will prefer to stack it with an injectable 'base' steroid such as Testosterone or Nandrolone (Deca) in order tha t the D-Bol dosages are kept modest. Due to the relatively short half life, the daily dose is usually spread througho ut the day, typically three or four times, with meals. Alternatively, some users prefer to take the full daily dose in one sitting, around 30 minutes before the ir workout. Dosing in this way can give rise to incredible 'pumps' during the wo rkout, providing the user with a very real sense of vigour and increased perform ance. There is an additional perceived benefit in that a single dosage will resu lt in a slightly greater uptake of the drug. Whilst this is true, it is somewhat of a fallacy due to the fact that any benefit is countered by an increased in l iver stress associated with an increased load borne by the liver from a single d osing schedule. Additionally, it will create a spike in blood concentrations, sw iftly followed by a crash; a situation which is normally desired to be avoided b y users. Dianabol is particularly suited to mass gaining goals, where the primary aim is to gain as much muscle as possible, with the user typically adjusting their diet s to accommodate possibly 5000 calories or more. Testosterone/Deca/Dianabol is a superb combination with this goal in mind, two examples of which are shown belo w: (Novice) Testosterone (Enanthate/Cypionate/Sustanon) 500mg pw, weeks 1-11

Deca 400mg pw, weeks 1-10 Dianabol 25mg ed, weeks 1-4 (Intermediate) Testosterone (Enanthate/Cypionate/Sustanon) 750mg pw, weeks 1-11 Deca 600mg pw, weeks 1-10 Dianabol 35mg ed, weeks 1-4 Due to the sometimes excessive water retentive properties of Dianabol, it makes it a poor choice of compound in cycles where the user is looking to shed fat. Ca rdiovascular activity will feature heavily during periods of cutting and these e ndeavours will be greatly hampered by the water retention and the painful 'pumps ' that often ensue.