Danabol DS (Metandienone, Methandrostenolone) is a testosterone derived anabolic androgenic steroid, it is a structurally altered form of the primary male androgen testosterone. With Danabol anyone can gain lean muscle mass, increase stamina and gain physical strength. It is perhaps the most popular oral anabolic steroid ever produced, and for good reason. While it is best used in combination with certain injectables, it also has considerable effect used by itself. The prevalent philosophy regarding anabolic steroid use in bodybuilding, and one I generally subscribe to, is that if using drugs which will suppress the hypothalamic/pituitary/testicular axis (HPTA) anyway, one might as well get a high degree of effect at the same time. Half-measures are less efficient, as twice as much time being suppressed would be required for the same result.
Dianabol is simply a “mass steroid” which works quickly and reliably. A weight gain of 2-4 pounds per week in the first six weeks is normal with Dianabol. The additional body weight consists of a true increase in tissue (hyper-trophy of muscle fibers) and, in particular, in a noticeable retention of fluids. Dianabol aromatizes easily so that it is not a very good drug when one works out for a competition. Excessive water retention and aromatizing can be avoided in most cases by simultaneously taking Nolvadex and Proviron so that some athletes are able to use Dianabol until three to four days before a competition.
Danabol binds to androgen receptors of cells. But, unlike selective androgen receptor modulators, it has both an androgenic and anabolic effect. This is one of the most androgenic oral steroids, which is due to the rapid onset of the effect of muscle mass gain.
For one course of the drug, you can gain up to 10-15 kg of muscles, and significantly add to the force. The authors of the reviews say that the drug helped them to overcome the plateau in the basic exercises, and allowed them to reach a new level in the results. This is one of the most common steroids in weightlifting and powerlifting.
Uses and dosage:
An effective daily dose for athletes is around 15-60 mg/day. The dosage of Dianabol taken by the athlete should always be coordinated with his individual goals. Steroid novices do not need more than 15-40 mg of Dianabol per day since this dose is sufficient to achieve exceptional results over a period of 8-10 weeks. When the effect begins to slow down in this group after about eight weeks and the athlete wants to continue his treatment, the dosage of Dianabol should not be increased but an injectable steroid such as Deca-Durabolin in a dosage of 200 mg/week or Primobolan in a dosage of 200 mg/week should be used in addition to the Dianabol dose; or he may switch to one of the two above-mentioned compounds.
Prepubertal: phallic enlargement, increased frequency of erections. Puberty: Inhibition of testicular function, oligospermia, gynecomastia.
Hirsutism, alopecia, deepening of the voice, enlargement of the clitoris. These changes are usually irreversible even after prompt discontinuation of therapy and not prevented by concomitant use of estrogens. In addition, the following problems occur: menstrual irregularities, masculinization of the fetus.
In both sexes:
Nausea, bloating, loss of appetite, vomiting, burning tongue, increased or decreased libido, acne (especially in women and prepubertal boys), inhibition of gonadotropin secretion, bleeding in patients on concomitant anticoagulant therapy, early closure of the epiphyses in children, jaundice. There have been rare reports of hepatocellular liver neophasms and peliosis in conjunction with long-term androgenic anabolic steroid therapy. Changes can occur in the following clinical laboratory tests: metyrapone test, glucose tolerance tests, thyroid function tests (decrease in protein bound iodine, thyroxine-binding and radioactive iodine uptake), electrolytes retention of sodium, chloride, water, potassium, phosphate, and calcium) , liver function tests (GNP increased serum cholesterol, SGOT, serum bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase), blood clotting tests (suppression of clotting factors II, V, VII and X), decrease in the 17-ketosteroid excretion.