Dianabol, which is also known as dbol, is an anabolic steroid. It is a derivative of the male hormone testosterone, mainly used by bodybuilders for muscle growth. This article provides some information about the effects of this steroid.
Dianabol or dbol, whose pharmaceutical name is methandrostenolone or methandienone, is a most popular oral anabolic steroid. Anabolic steroids are the steroids which accelerate protein synthesis within cells. It helps the development of the cellular tissues, especially in the muscles. It also results in positive nitrogen balance, which has an important role in human health.
This steroid exhibits strong anabolic and moderate androgenic characteristics. It is believed to be a fast-acting steroid which works quickly and quite effectively on the body. The dose of this steroid varies, depending upon the desired effects for athletes, weightlifters, power lifters, and bodybuilders in muscle building. It is administered either in pill or in injectable form.
Dianabol is also combined with other injectable testosterone drugs such as cypionate, enanthate, and sustanon. It has an active life of 6 to 8 hours, with a half-life of 3 to 4 hours. Dianabol increases anaerobic glycolysis, which further increases lactic acid build up in the body. Lactic acid is used to dispose the dietary carbohydrates, which reduces the chances of getting fat. It is also used to form glycogen resulting in energy formation in anaerobic metabolism. Dianabol is also effective in reducing osteoporotic activities, which are common in postmenopausal women.
Dianabol is a potent steroid, which may cause some noticeable side effects. Sensitive people should avoid its usage due to its side effects. There are various dianabol steroids available in the market. Russian dianabol is more popular than the others. Dianabol is legally banned in the United States, because of its side effects; but it is still manufactured in few countries like Russia, Mexico, Republic Moldova, Thailand, Romania, and Bulgaria.
A single dose of dianabol is capable of causing unstable concentrations of the drug in the blood level. To control blood concentration levels, a person should split up the dose during the day; however, it can also be taken in the whole form. It is advised to use it in conjunction with a solid weight training program followed by a proper diet, which includes consumption of lot of calories.
Dianabol is 17-carbon methylated compound, which minimizes its breakdown by the digestive system and the liver. This chemical modification leads to a certain degree of toxicity. Therefore, a dianabol cycle should not be larger than 6 to 8 weeks. An average dose of dianabol for males is between 15 to 50 mg per day and for women between 5 to 10 mg per day.
Dianabol is a preferable steroid for men; a slightly greater dose can result in the development of extreme masculine characteristics in women, which are permanent. There are many other side effects of dianabol, such as liver damage, insomnia, high blood pressure, etc. As a side effect, a person may gain weight rapidly, which would eventually cause some other health-related problems. Therefore it is highly recommended to use it under the supervision of a medical practitioner, who would monitor the liver function values and check for any abnormalities, regularly.
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