For serious bodybuilders, Dianabol is commonly included in the stacking regimen to ensure great muscular gains during a ‘roid cycle. Coming from the nandrolone steroid family that includes the popular Deca-Durabolin (nandrolone decanoate, more commonly known as Deca), Dianabol is useful in bulking and cutting cycles as it known to be a excellent muscle mass builder.
To see how one benefits from using Dianabol, it is necessary to look intoDianabol its composition. Nandrolone is another altered form of testosterone wherein the 19th carbon atom is removed (19-nortestosterone) and consequently, the substance shares many characteristics of the naturally-occurring male hormone. Undecanoate simply indicates that Dianabol uses an ester different from the more popular Deca – one which is one carbon atom longer. The undecanoate ester releases the nandrolone for a slightly longer period compared to the decanoate variety, which in itself is already considered as a long-acting base.
The benefits derived from Dianabol come from the anabolic and androgenic effects of testosterone, with just slight differences brought about by the lacking 19th carbon. Nandrolone is a great agonist to the Androgen Receptor (AR), which has been shown to increase the fat-burning effect . In addition, this drug also stimulates non-receptor mediated effects, such as heightened protein synthesis and creatine phosphate synthesis while having negative impact on the lipid profile. Anabolic effects are much slower than regular testosterone due to the slow-release ester – but prolonged muscle-building, increased strength and quality mass gains are definitely the strongest attributes of Dianabol.
Unlike drugs with altered 17α-carbon, liver toxicity in nandrolone is minimal and is therefore the drug of choice for people with no pre-existing liver conditions. Bone mineral content and collagen also benefits from nandrolones , as shown by reports of recurring joint injuries that were healed and also by anecdotes of athletes on how their joints feel much better when using this drug.
Nandrolones are also well-favored due to their minimal androgenic effects; oily skin, hair loss, acne, body/facial hair growth and other virilization signs are unusual when using nandrolone compounds like Dianabol. This is traced to the testosterone conversion that occurs in the body: testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is the main factor for the androgenic aftereffects, while nandrolones convert to dihydronandrolone (DHN), a substance that is the less potent than DHT and even milder than the parent nandrolone. For this reason, nandrolones like Dianabol are well-tolerated and much in demand as users need not worry much about the dreaded effects of androgen, particularly gynecomastia for men and masculinization for women. Note, however, that Dianabol has been known to lower levels of luteinizing hormones secreted in the pituitary gland and may thus suppress or halt production of testosterone in the body and cause testicular atrophy. Experts address this concern by limiting intake within recommended doses and doing cycles not exceeding 20 weeks (12 weeks cycles are recommended).
Bodybuilders usually take Dianabol as an alternative to its popular nandrolone sibling Deca, for longer lasting effects. A recommended stacking combination in bulking cycles is to have Dianabol with long-estered testosterone such as Testosterone Enanthenate. For a cutting cycle, combining Dynabol with non-aromatizing drugs such as Winstrol or Anavar will significantly increase muscle hardness and definition. This drug is not advised for athletes that undergo testing, as traces of the long-lasting compound will surely be observed.
Dianabol is difficult to obtain even if it is still in production in Italy and Russia. However, some online stores abroad offer the drug, which costs slightly more than the popular Deca. It is available in injectable vials or ampoules, usually in an oil-based form.
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