Dianabol along with winstrol are without a doubt the most popular steroid amongst athletes. It is a modified version of testosterone that possesses decreased androgenic capacities, conserving its anabolic power. It is commonly used orally; although it can also be injected intramuscularly but this form is not as commonly found. Dianabol is an oral steroid that does not cause any type of esterification, it is classified as a fast acting steroid due to its short half life of approximately 4 hours. Due to its short half life frequent doses throughout the day are required to avoid low levels of the substance in the bloodstream, which would decreases its anabolic effect. It is important to take steroids on an empty stomach, oral steroids are liposoluble substances if they are not taken properly it could notably affect the bioavailability of its active component.
Dianabol is derived from testosterone. It possesses an alkylation on the 17-alpha carbon of the methyl group to protect the substance while it passes through the liver. This modification makes dianabol a very toxic steroid. It is also chemically modified by adding a double bond between carbons 1 and 2, this helps to reduce the androgenic and virilizing effect. In spite of having a low affinity with the androgenic receptors dianabol is a very powerful substance due to its interaction with serine proteins.
It is important to take serious measures with all oral steroids which posses a 17-carbon alpha alkylation. Users that take 40 mg to 50 mg daily have to take precautions with the liver because of the high toxicity. In spite of having a low capacity to aromatize, when used with testosterone or other aromatizing substances this increases the chance of elevating estrogen levels in the bloodstream. This could cause possible side effects such as gynecomastia and water retention. Although dianabol has been modified to try to reduce androgenic side effects, the most common side effects are acne, facial hair growth on woman, oily skin and hair loss.
Dianabol is a fine white powder with a smooth texture. In normal environmental conditions it does not harden and it does not get lumpy.
Dianabol is an oral steroid. The finished product can vary depending on the maker. It can be found in tablet, capsules or liquid form.