Being moderately androgenic, Methandienone (Dianabol) is really only a popular steroid with men. When used by women, strong virilization symptoms are a possible result. Some women do however experiment with it and find low doses (5mg) of this steroid extremely powerful for new muscle growth. Whenever administered, Methandienone will produce exceptional mass and strength gains. In effectiveness it is often compared to other strong steroids like Testosterone and Anadrol, and it is likewise a popular choice for bulking purposes. Additionally. Methandienone adds well with a number of other steroids. It is noted to mix particularly well with the mild anabolic such as Nandrolone Decanaote (Deca). Together one can expect exceptional muscle and strength gains, with side effects not much worse than one would expect from Methandienone alone. For all out mass, a long acting Testosterone ester like Testosterone Enanthate can be used. With the similarly high estrogenic/androgenic properties of this androgen, side effects may be extreme with such a combination however. Gains would be great as well, which usually makes such an endeavor worthwhile to the user. As discussed earlier, ancillary drugs can be added to reduce the side effects associated with this kind of steroid cycle.
Since Dianabol’s half-life time is only – hours, application at least twice a day is necessary to achieve a somewhat even concentration of the substance in the blood. It is recommended that the tablets be taken during meals so that possible gastrointestinal pains can be avoided. Dianabol reaches the blood after 1-3 hours. A simple application of only 20 mg results in a 5-fold increase in the average testosterone concentration in the male. Women should not use Dianabol because, due to its distinct androgenic component, considerable virilization symptoms can occur. Although Dianabol has many potential side effects, they are rare with a dosage of 20 mg/day. Since Dianabol is I7-alpha alkylated it causes a considerable strain on the liver. In high dosages and over a longer period of time, Dianabol is liver toxic. Even a dosage of only 20 mg/day can increase the liver values; after discontinuance of the drug, however, the values return to normal. Since Dianabol quickly increases the body weight due to high water retention, a high blood pressure and a faster heartbeat can occur, sometimes requiring the intake of an antihypertensive drug such as Catapresan. Additive intake of Nolvadex and Proviron might be necessary as well, since Dianabol strongly converts into estro-gens and in some athletes causes gynecomastia (“bitch tits”) or worsens an already existing condition. Because of the strongly androgenic component and the conversion into dihydrotestosterone, Dianabol, in some athletes, can trigger a serious acne vulgaris on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders since the sebaceous gland function is stimulated. If a hereditary predisposition exists Dianabol can also accelerate a possible hair loss which again can be explained by the high conversion of the substance into dihydrotestosterone. Another disadvantage is that, after discontinuance of the compound, a considerable loss of strength and mass often occurs since the water stored during the intake is again excreted by the body. In high dosages of 60 mg +/day aggressive behavior in the user can occasionally be observed which, if it only refers to his workout, can be an advantage. In order to avoid uncontrolled actions, those who have a tendency to easily lose, their temper should be aware of this characteristic when taking a high D-bol dosage. Despite all of these possible symptoms Dianabol instills in most athletes a “sense of well being anabolic” which improves the mood and appetite and in many users, together with the obtained results, leads to an improved level of consciousness and a higher self-confidence.
Dianabol is excellent for kick starting any bulking stack, a simple bulking stack would be Deca and a long acting testosterone such as Testosterone Enanthate and of course Dianabol. It is best used in the first 4 weeks of the cycle, by the time you come to the end of your initial weeks of Dianabol use, the long acting Testosterone Enanthate will have built up in your bloods and will take care of growth from here on. It can also be used in a bulk then lean type course, which gives the rapid build of strength and size in the first few weeks then you switch to fat loss drugs and cutting steroids to tighten and harden the physique.