(Dianabol, Dbol, Dbol 25, Arnolds, Danabol)
Formula: C 20 H 28 O 2
Manufacturer: Ciba (originally)
Release Date: 1956
Effective Dose: 15-100+mg every day
Active Life: 6-8 hours
Detection Time: Up to 6 weeks
Anabolic:Androgenic ratio: 90-210:40-60 (range)
Steroid Family: Testosterone
Dianabol (Dbol, Dbol 25): Was originally developed by Ciba in 1956 and is a derivative of Testosterone. It is an orally active compound with a 17-alpha-alkylated alteration making it ingestible thus not breaking down when metabolised by the gut and liver. It is used in bulking stacks and often used in conjunction with other anabolic steroids (stacked) or as a “kick start”. It can also be added to finish a cycle when gains have slowed or plateaued ending a cycle in an anabolic environment.
Medical Uses: Dianabol was originally developed by Dr.John Zieglar in the 1950’s and given to the USA Olympic Team who was consistently coming up short against their U.S.S.R competitors. It was the first orally active steroid and has not and is not currently used medically or given to any patient by a physician. It was designed to enhance performance and that’s exactly what it did. Although it is not given to cancer patients or patients with weight wasting diseases it could very well be due to its ability to increase body mass even in small doses.
Performance Enhancement: Dianabol is used as a bulking compound during the first 4-6 weeks of a cycle. It is classified as a bulking agent due to its ability to add mass in a small amount of time due to it being orally active in a matter of minutes post ingestion. Much of this is because of extracellular water retention, but it also adds lean muscle tissue with a sufficient training regime and protein rich diet. It is used widely by powerlifters and strongmen where the added mass is a positive effect. It is also a common compound used by bodybuilders due to its ability to pack on lean body mass. Dianabol will also add a lot of strength to the users frame because it’s a fairly androgenic compound. Gains of 10lbs are not unheard of in the first 1 week when using Dianabol.
Stacks well with: Dianabol shouldn’t be used alone in most cases due to it being inhibitive to the HPTA, suppressing the body’s own testosterone levels and cuaing libido (sex drive) to crash. It can inhibit endogenous testosterone levels even at 10mg every day, increasing inhibition as the dose increases, so should be used with a form of testosterone, such as Testosteron Enanthate/Cypionate or any other estered version of Testosterone. Due to it being used during the offseason because of its ability to raise bodyweight dramatically and rapidly, it can also be used with other bulking compounds, such as Deca-Durabolin or Trenbolone. Use should be limited to 4-6 weeks due to hepatoxicity and other side effects such as headaches and increased blood pressure.
Dianabol by Ciba (discontinued)
Dbol 25 by Anabolic Pharma
Anabol - Thailand by British Dispensary
Naposim – Romania by TERAPIA S.A.
Metandrostenolon – Russia by Atkrinin
Metandienon – Russia by Bioreaktor
Danabol DS - Thailand by Body Research
Pricing: Dianabol is priced differently depending on where you obtain it. Generally online sources are lower than buying it of your local gym dealer. For 30 tabs, you would pay anything from $40-90 depending on how high quality the Dianabol is. Underground Labs producing Dianabol are priced lower than pharmaceutical versions, but often counterfeited, faked and dosed incorrectly.