The grandpa of all oral steroids. The first ever anabolic compound, designed to boost muscle growth with less side effects. The Classic bulker. As classic as it gets.
Things to Know About Dianabol
- Class: Anabolic Steroid
- Structure: Testosterone-based
- Aromatization: Yes
- How to take: Oral
- Primary use: Bulking
- Compounds in the family: 1 (Dianabol), closely related to Equipoise (Boldenone)
Dianabol, or Dbol, is arguably the most well-known steroid available today. Dbol is famous for its effectiveness in rapidly increasing muscle size and strength. The fact that it’s an oral tablet makes it even more attractive.
Dbol is a potent mass builder. A common practice is to use Dianabol as a kickstart for the initial 4-6 weeks of a longer cycle. You know, to skip the “waiting for the gains” part, for immediate gains and maximizing the result.
Dianabol Action Points
Twice as potent as Testosterone, Dianabol is pure bulking:
- Rapid muscle growth;
- Strength improvement;
- Better endurance;
- ANd the best part? You FEEL it on day one.
Sure, you still have to wait for the effects, but we’re talking a few days instead of weeks. Methandrostenolone is designed to act fast.
Development & History: Know Your PEDs
Dianabol’s history dates back to the 1950s, when the Cold War was in full swing and the competition between the USA and the USSR extended to the Olympic Games.
Dr. John Ziegler, an American team physician, noticed that Soviet athletes were performing exceptionally well and suspected that they were using testosterone. Some historical sources claim that he had seen them vomiting all over the place behind the curtains — that’s how juiced up those guys were.
To level the playing field AND prevent the American team from going through the same hell of high androgenic side effects, he collaborated with Ciba Pharmaceuticals to create a new steroid that would help American athletes get all the medals.
In 1958, Ciba introduced Dianabol (methandrostenolone) to the market. The initial goal was to create a compound with the anabolic properties of Testosterone but with reduced androgenic effects. This pill quickly gained popularity among athletes, and never lost its popularity since then.