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Dianabol has earned so many monikers over the years that its reputation precedes it.
It’s called ‘The Granddaddy of Anabolic steroids’ and ‘The Nectar of the Gods’.
There are rumors that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to pop Dianabol pills, based on a deleted scene from Pumping Iron where he can be seen gobbling a fistful of pink pills. Only Arnie knows what those pills were.
But Dianabol has forever earned a legendary status in the world of bodybuilding.
It is the only anabolic steroid that was created with the sole purpose of boosting the performance of the United States Olympic team.
Uncle Sam couldn’t tolerate that the soviets were walking away with all the glory, courtesy testosterone.
So it appointed a physician who could come up with a drug that was easier to use and less androgenic.
Don’t need any bald athletes biting that gold medal.
Along came Methandrostenolone and the world was never the same again.
If you have always wanted to wet your toes in Dianabol, but were petrified due to all the bad things that you’d heard about the compound, then this FAQ will help you understand it better and also help you tame this beast.
Why is Dianabol so popular?
Why wouldn’t it be?
It is the fastest acting mass building steroid in the world. No other steroid can give you up to 20 lbs. of mass gain in just 6-8-weeks.
If you aren’t too hung up over aesthetics and don’t mind a little fat and water, you can gain up to 30 lbs. within this time.
To top it off, it makes you strong. We are talking Hulk-like strong.
That’s why many powerlifters swear by Dbol. It makes them incredibly strong and extremely big in just the right amount of time for their competitions.
They aren’t bothered about some short term water retention or how rotund they appear. Strength is what wins them competitions and the bigger they are, the stronger they get.
Dianabol is the perfect steroid for such situations.
Don’t forget the god-like feeling that it gives you. Many steroids make you big and strong but mess you up between the ears.
Dianabol is the opposite. It makes you feel like a lion stepping into a cage full of gazelles.
But it’s not merely limited to the effectiveness alone.
Dianabol is easy to use as compared to Testosterone. It is an oral steroid and rarely faked. So chances are that you can easily find a supplier offering Pharma-grade stuff for cheap prices.
The only possible quibble that someone could find with it is that it needs to be dosed multiple times a day due to the very short half-life.
How long should you use Dianabol?
There are two contradicting theories about how you should use Dianabol.
- The conventional way: Use it for 6-8 weeks as a kick starter to your injectable steroid cycle. Do not run it for more than 6-weeks as that’s when the risk to reward ratio starts to skew.
- The unconventional way: Use a very low dose of Dianabol, say 15-20mg/day and run it for 16-weeks. The argument presented by people who follow this method is that the low dose allows them to get around the serious side effects of Dianabol. Administering it for the entire duration of the injectable cycle keeps their strength up and lets them make some stable muscle gains.
Just like everything else in the world of bodybuilding, there’s no one-size-fits-all over here.
The first method is the tried and tested one. The effects and side effects are predictable to a large extent. So we’d recommend that one over the low dose, longer cycle any day.
Does it cause Gyno?
Yes, it can. But only if you are dumb enough to not watch out for signs of Estrogen spikes and use an AI or a SERM to dial down your E2 levels.
Dianabol aromatizes just as fast as it kicks in. So you won’t have the luxury of time on your hands the way you do with a testosterone cycle.
There are people who have reported getting gyno overnight with Dianabol. While there’s a bit of dramatization in that statement, it manages to convey the message.
Always keep an AI or a SERM handy before you begin your Dianabol cycle.
Will it tax your liver?
Yes, it will.
While it is not the most liver toxic anabolic steroid in the world, it isn’t the mildest one either.
Your liver values will spike. But it’s not bad enough to cause permanent damage. The values should return to baseline when you discontinue Dianabol
Also, it’s a given that you will have to use Liver support throughout the cycle and for a few weeks after it.
Can you drink alcohol while using Dbol?
Not recommended. This isn’t a mild oral steroid like Anavar, where you can probably get away with a couple of drinks every now and then.
Your liver will already be under tremendous stress to metabolize Dianabol. The best you can do is to avoid stressing it further with Alcohol.
Moreover, alcohol will also dehydrate your body which in turn makes your body hoard more water.
You’ll look puffier if you drink while using Dianabol.
Along with alcohol, it is also recommended that you control your intake of NSAIDS and other prescription drugs that tax your liver.
Can you run a solo Dianabol cycle?
Yes. You can and it will work irrespective of whether you pair it with an injectable baseline steroid like Test, or not.
But the cycle will be pretty useless as you will lose most of the gains you make.
Dianabol will shut you down completely by the fourth week after which, your cycle will be a downhill ride. Your libido will tank. Your energy levels will dissipate.
A shut down is probably the worst feeling in the world which surprisingly, no one talks about while discussing side effects.
Hence, it is always recommended that you use a low dose of Testosterone while using any oral steroid.
Hell, if you are going to risk the sides, just run a proper test cycle and add Dianabol to it.
How does it compare to SARMS?
If you compare the results of Dianabol, maybe LGD-4033 comes close to it.
Definitely weaker than Dianabol but the gains are pretty similar. You’ll gain water, glycogen and you should be able to bulk well on LGD.
But the feeling that you get during a Dianabol cycle is incomparable to any SARM or AAS for that matter.
It is the nectar of the gods and it will make you feel like God.