Pharmaceutical Name: Methandrostenolone/ Methandienone Chemical structure: 17 beta-hydroxyl-17 alpha-methyl-1,4-androstadien-3- Effective Dose: 15-50mg per day orally or 50-150 mg per week by injection. It’s a 17 alpha alkylated steroid, has a great positive effect on protein synthesis when orally used.It leads to positive nitrogen balance which also has a positive effect on well being. In terms of both androgenic and anabolic effects on the user, Dianbol is a very strong steroid. This strong effect will bring greater muscle mass and strength in a very short period of time. Dianabol is usually stacked with injectable products like enanthate, cypionate, and sustanon to “kick start” cycle. This combination results in increase in muscle mass, strength and improvement in muscle pumps. Dianabol (combined with proper nutrition and training of course) gains 2-4 pounds weekly and it’s normal increase in weight which results from the hypertrophy of muscle fibers, as well as water retention. It happens due to the fact that dianabol aromatizes easily resulting into high estrogenic properties. Since dianabol aromatizes so heavily, symptoms of gyno may show up during the cycle. Therefore, it is important to keep ancillary drugs such as anti-estrogens like nolvadex or its weaker counterpart clomid on hand to eradicate these side effects. Proviron may also helpful in this context. The bodybuilders should avoid using Dianabol near competitions as side effects due to high aromatization and excess water retention at this time is desirable for the bodybuilders. Dianabol is a 17-AA steroid and it is highly toxic for liver in case of high doses or over an extended period of time. Most of the users are conscious about to know the exact dose of the steroid to be safer and getting positive results.15-40 mg of Dianabol is sufficient for the beginners per day and this dose should not exceed 4-6 weeks and used mainly to kick-start a cycle as told earlier. As Dianabol is a powerful agent, starters should not be bold enough in taken quantity at all. The athletes should be in safer circle, where dianabol can be used safely in a steroid stack. This drug is suitable for the slightly more advanced athletes and by understanding your body’s propensity for side effects, slow start is very important. Dianabol only cycles generally involve a higher dose closer to 40 mg/day for quick results. When it is stacked, less quantity of dianabol is needed in the presence of injectable steroids because they have more muscle building properties. The low dose dianabol is recommended for the first time steroid user only to jump start a steroid cycle and sometimes it even this is considered too much, as testosterone only cycles are sufficient for great gains in both strength and mass gains. The only benefit of dianabol is that it gives a psychological edge in the jump start in the cycle and makes an individual strictly adhere to anabolic training and nutrition principles for beginning for the cycle and keep him motivated. Otherwise, the user should be advised to be patient and wait for result only from testosterone cycles. As an additional tip, blood work should be done before any steroid cycle begins. The blood work has special importance in case of dianabol. If dianabol is used for an extended period of time, blood work should be performed at the end of the cycle to know the present condition of the liver. High doses of dianabol bring severe side effects but if doses are kept low (15-20 mg/daily), these side effects are less pronounce and sometimes no side effects are seen by the user. As dianabol is kept in the class of 17-AA steroids, it is highly deadly for liver. High doses of the drug or use of the drug over extended periods of time may harm the liver considerably and even small doses as 10 gm/day increases in liver values may be seen. However, if all the aspects are kept in observation, the liver toxic factors can be controlled and make it recover back to normal. The quick increase in weight due to both hypertrophy and water retention increases the blood pressure and heart rate can occur. Sometimes the situation is more crucial and such cases may require the use of antihypertensive drugs like catapressin. As dianabol readily changes to estrogens, there is always the possibility of gynecomastia for the users and athletes should keep this side effect of using dianabol in mind while using this drug. Other possible side effects of this drug are serious acne on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders due to dianabol’s conversion into dihydrotestosterone. If there is a genetic tendency of hair loss in any individual, the use of dianabol accelerates it due to its conversion into dehydrotestosterone. When the use of dianabol is stopped, a loss in strength may be seen until the excess fluid retention is reversed. There is a plus point for using dianabol as this steroid is known for improving mood, appetite, self confidence, and self esteem. The user should drink water in excess as it will help your organs particularly in metabolism of dianabol. Under estimation of the importance of water intake may lead you strenuous and painful back pumps. It also may result of severe headaches due to this carelessness. During the use of the drug, 1-2 gallons of water/day are recommended to keep the levels of water in your body high. In order to combat possible estrogen side effects such as gyno, antiestorgen drugs should be kept on hand as precautionary measures. Don’t start any cycle using aromatizing compounds without such ancillary drugs. . STACKING AND USE Dianabol has a short half life that is only about 3-5 hours and therefore, multiple applications of dianabol are necessary throughout the day to gain a stable blood level. It should also be taken with food, but it may start gastrointestinal pain. This drug becomes the part of blood stream within 1-3 hours. The recommended dose of dianabol is 15-40 mg/day for 4-6 weeks for this purpose and should never be used more than 8 weeks and the whole activity should be under the control of a health care professional. Blood work for the enhanced athletes, especially for dianabol is very important. That should be carried out before and after a cycle under the supervision of a certified health care practitioner. As dianabol has a characteristic of heap-toxic, hence high doses of dianabol are not recommended. According to my personal opinion; moderate steroid use can have minimal adverse health effects. If all the rules and precautions are kept in mind including focus on water intake, proper diet, protein intake, rest and exercise will not only bring desired results but also save us from the fatal side effects of the dianabol and other drugs.