Dianobol or Dbol (chemically known as methandienone, metandienone and methandrostenolone) is an anabolic steroid that was first manufactured in the 1960s in Germany.
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It soon became widely and openly used, even by athletes, before it became illegal (usage without prescription) in the United States in 2001.
In Asia and South America, however, it can be legally acquired without a prescription.
Today, methandienone, which is the active chemical in Dianobol, is considered to be a Schedule III by the Anabolic Control Act of 1990.
Despite the legal status of Dianobol, a lot of professional and casual body builders use it to gain impressive muscle mass and muscle strength within a short time period.
What is Stacking?
Stacking is a popular trend among body builders. Stacking refers to the combined and alternating usage of different drugs and types of steroids within a certain period.
The type of drugs and substances stacked together contribute to the length of dosage period, after which the body builder should take a break before resuming with the stacking again.
For Dianobol cycle, the usual period lasts for 6 weeks maximum. For body building, stacking helps to counteract the undesirable effects of a certain drug or anabolic steroid and help the body builder achieve his muscle goals faster.
Female body builders may require different stacking combinations or strengths of dosages when it comes to stacking Dbol + Testosterone because of the nature of the female hormonal levels.
Female may stack Dbal with Anavar or Clenbuterol. Read the amazing story about two ladies (Ann and Jessie) successfully used DBAL and Winidrol to enhance their physique.
Types and Dosages of Dianobol
Dianobol is available in injectable and tablet forms. Injectible Dianobol bypasses the liver so body builders can observe faster and bigger gains compared to what is possible with the tablet forms.
Tablet forms are available in 5 mg (pink), 10 mg (yellow), 20 mg and 50 mg dosages.
Benefits of Stacking Dbol and Testosterone vs. Taking Dbol Alone
Even though the usage of dianobol has decreased because of its side effects, it is still without doubt a popularly used anabolic steroid.
The main benefits of dianobol include the following:
- A kickstart or significant improvement in muscle strength and muscle mass for a long term bulking cycle,
- Almost permanent effects when it comes to nitrogen storage, muscle mass, muscle strength, protein synthesis, and glycogenolysis (breakdown of glycogen into glucose to provide energy),
- An increased sense of mental well-being, self-esteem and confidence,
- A decrease in appetite
However, there is a reason why dianobol is commonly stacked with testosterone.
The combination of Dbol + testosterone helps to counteract some of the negative effects of dianobol such as lessened production of testosterone.
A Dbol only cycle also produces notable gains, but the gains are more significant and impressive when Dbol + Testosterone is taken.
Dbol Only Vs Dbol + Testosterone
Here is a table that summarizes the benefits and effects of a Dbol-only and Dbol + Testosterone cycle.
Dbol-onlyDbol + TestosteroneDbol-only cycles give notable enough gains. Perfect for beginners whose budget and lifestyle are restrictive to kick start their bulking cycle.Dianobol alone, just like other anabolic steroids such as Trenbolone decreases the body’s natural production of testosterone. Supplementing testosterone helps to counteract the effects of low testosterone levels such as erectile dysfunction, mood swings and bloating.
Dbol-only cycle gives a foundation for body builders so they can adapt better to higher (but safe) dosages of Dianobol. Beginner cycle includes taking 25 mg of Dianobol for 6 weeks. Dbol-only cycles are often considered just to be introductory cycles. Although gains are visible, they are not significant.It has been proven that the average man, even those who are in their 20s, have insufficient concentration of bio-available testosterone in their body due to their diet and stressful lifestyle.
Because exercise itself is considered stressful and oxidative, it makes sense to use Dbol + testosterone together to counteract the effects of stress to the testosterone levels.Being on a Dbol-only cycle puts lesser burden on the liver, as there is not much chemicals to synthesize and breakdown.Dianobol exhibits estrogen-like side effects such as water retention (bloating, edema) and gynecomastia (breast growth among men). Undergoing a Dbol + Testosterone cycle helps to counteract the estrogen-like effects of Dianobol.
Because Dianobol gives almost permanent muscle gains, it makes sense to combine it with testosterone would result to bigger, permanent gains.Exercise causes catabolic stress. Dianobol and testosterone are anabolic steroids that prevent the onset of catabolic stress.
Both Dbol-only and Dbol + testosterone should be followed by a proper post cycle therapy (PCT) to help the liver recuperate and prevent cholesterol from accumulating in the blood vessels.
PCT is important to any kind of muscle building cycle.
Cycle Tables for Dbal, Testosterone Max and Gynectrol
D-BAL (manufactured by Crazybulk) is a popular alternative to Dianobol because Dianabol cannot be acquired normally without a prescription.
Because the formula mimics the effects of Dianobol very similarly, it can be stacked together with substances that are normally stacked with Dianobol itself.
This includes Testosterone Max and/or Gynectrol. Dbal can be taken in 30 to 50 mg doses a day, usually in split doses (15 to 25 mg) before each gym session for 6 to 8 weeks.
Take Dbal and Testosterone Max (40 mg) 30-45 minutes before workout.