What is Dianabol and why do bodybuilders insist on using it?
Bodybuilding is a seriously challenging discipline. It requires you to constantly push your own limits and have not only a completely fat-free body with lots of muscles but also an enviable mental strength and the ability to build it even further.
Even though some may claim that achieving certain goals and breaking mental barriers completely depends on how a bodybuilder is willing to spend his free time, it is highly irrational to claim that such things can be possible without some help from performance-enhancing drugs (steroids).
If you carefully pay attention to what some men look like, you will realize that there is something extraordinary about their muscular build – comparing them with yourself should give you an idea of how much stronger and more masculine they are. However, they do not seem to have anything to hide from you; in fact, they are very likely to share their secrets with you and help you become as strong and big as they are. There are not any shortcuts involved, but there might be a way to alleviate the exhaustion of your upcoming journey.
What Is Dianabol?
Metandienone, also known as Dianabol, is an anabolic-androgenic steroid that is commonly used for non-medical purposes, such as enhancing performance and improving physical capabilities. One of its original purposes was to cure hypogonadism, but it has been banned in many countries worldwide a few decades ago and has not seen any medical use ever since.
The United States belongs to a group of countries that have removed the controversial steroid from the market. As you may have guessed, such a move has not stopped thousands of bodybuilders from using Dianabol, which is why it stands as the most popular steroid on the market.
Dianabol was originally developed back in the 1950s (1956 to be precise) in the laboratories of the Swiss pharmaceutical company, CIBA, in Basel, Switzerland, whereas its mass production began in 1958.
The main motive to start developing a steroid that would improve athletic capabilities was to help the US athletes become more competitive compared to their colleagues from the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), who were ruling the Olympic Games for years and leaving other competitors light years behind thanks to the use of testosterone.
Quickly after its launch, Dianabol started enjoying high popularity among the athletes from many different sports, with bodybuilding being one of the few disciplines that kept with the tradition and continued using it until today.
There is one rather interesting nickname, ‘The Breakfast of Champions, that is used to refer to Dianabol and (obviously) its ability to transform you into a stronger version of yourself.
Why Do Bodybuilders Use Dianabol?
Dianabol is an excellent mass builder but it is highly estrogenic and can take its toll on the liver. In spite of this, bodybuilders like D-bol because it helps increase lean muscle and more importantly helps boost strength levels. In fact, many bodybuilders will use D-Bol to kickstart a bulking cycle because of its quick results.
Some important benefits of taking Dbol include:
- Speed up your metabolism
- Reduces fat buildup when bulking
- Highly anabolic which is what you need to build muscle
- D-bol is very inexpensive when compared to other steroids
- Improves nitrogen retention
- Helps boost glycogen levels (important for short bursts of strength and power)
Dianabol can show its effects up to 6 hours after it is taken. In fact, it remains active for 4.5-6 hours in the body – its biological half-life is quite short. It can be taken orally or used in an injectable form, with the former option being more preferable for many and certainly the one that will provide you with quicker results.
Recommended daily intake stands somewhere between 10 and 20 milligrams, though you can increase it to up to 50 mg if you feel like coping with a more serious dose and (side effects). Any doses higher than 50 mg represent a sort of a gamble since no bodybuilder takes more than 70/80 mg per day, which is not only a risky territory for anyone but also an unnecessary amount due to the true nature of Dianabol – it doesn’t show any additional benefits if taken in a high dose.
Since Dianabol works fast, you will notice quick results both in strength and your physical appearance. You will also experience significant changes in your endurance and be able to prolong your workouts with heavier weight.
Side effects of Dianabol
In spite of Dianabol’s popularity, it does not come without risks, some of those include:
- Decreased sex drive
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