It is a derivate of testosterone, exhibiting strong anabolic and moderate androgenic properties. This compound was first made available in 1960, and quickly became the most favored and widely used anabolic steroid in all forms of athletics. This is likely due to the fact that it is both easy to use and extremely affective. In the US Dianabol production had meteoric history, exploding for quite some time, then quickly dropping out of sight. Many where nervous in the late 80’s when the last of the US generics were removed from pharmacy shelves, the medical community finding no legitimate use for the drug anymore. But the fact that Dianabol has been off the US Market for over 10 years now has not cut its popularity. ctions each week. The “standard” esters like enanthate and cypionate, which are clearly easier to use, are therefore much more popular among athletes.
Dianabol is a potent steroid, but also one which brings about noticeable side effects. For starters methandrostelonone is quite estrogenic. Gynecomastia is likewise often a concern during treatment, and may present itself quite early into a cycle (particularly when higher doses are used). At the same time water retention came become a pronounced problem, causing a notable loss of muscle definition as both subcutaneous water and fat build.
In addition, androgenic side effects are common with this substance, and may include bouts of oily skin, acne, and body/facial hair growth. Aggression may also be increased with a potent steroid such as this, so it would be wise not to let your disposition change for the worse during a cycle. With Dianabol there is also the possibility of aggravating a male pattern baldness condition. While Dianabol does convert to a more potent steroid via interaction with the 5-alpha reductase enzyme (the same enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone), it has extremely little affinity to do so in the body. The androgenic methabolite 5-alpha dihydromethandrostenolone is therefore produced only in trace amount the best.