Dianabol – A Potent Muscle Growth Hormone

Methandrostenolone is basically a muscle growth hormone. An anabolic steroid that was originally developed by John Ziegler. Launched in the United States by Ciba in 1958. In fact Dianabol,  the second anabolic steroid after testosterone which was ever produced. It is one of the most popular anabolic steroids.

Dianabol is now a legally available bodybuilding supplement that no longer contains the methylated ingredient “methandrostenolone”.


The chemical formula of methandrostenolone is C20H28O2. It has a 17a-methyl group added with it, which helps it to pass through the liver and slow down the rate of conversion to estrogen. Thus Dianabol is one of the favorites of bodybuilders. Often used by bodybuilders to make their bodies grow like anything.

Methandrostenolone is actually more active as compared to testosterone in rapid growth of muscle tissue. It also has the effect of decreasing the steroid’s affinity for sex hormone binding globulin. The aromatization of methandrostenolone helps in significant water retention which further helps in gaining great muscle mass and strength.

Bodybuilders and Dianabol

The reason why Dianabol is used by bodybuilders only at the start of their steroid cycle. The best drug for people who compete in non-aerobic oriented sports. Dianabol helps to promote protein synthesis, enhance glycogenolysis and stimulate strength in a very fast-acting way.

Side Effects

Metandienone, usually prescribed for men, but women also take it. However, not recommended used with doctors’ prescription, as it has a number of severe side effects. In women, Dianabol shows several severe masculinising effects. It can also cause considerable strain on the liver, increase in blood pressure and heart rate, and gyneocomastia, which mostly happens with athletes.

It can also cause serious acne on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back. Hair loss is also a common side effect. One more side effect of this drug, loss of strength occurs when discontinued. Headaches noticed in some cases. The dose of Metandienone is 15-50mg/daily orally or 50-150mg/ weekly by injection.

Illegal D-Bol

It is rather important to note that the use of methandrostenolone has been currently prohibited and banned in the United Sates. However, it is still available in countries like Mexico and Thailand. Methandrostenolone  manufactured under the name Reforvit-b.