D Bol 10 (Dianabol, DBol) a synthetic steroid very similar in structure to testosterone. One of the oldest anabolic steroids on the market. The drug does have decent anabolic activity when used for short periods. At high doses, it also possesses androgenic activity. which rapidly leads to build up in protein mass and strength over a few months; it has been found to act on the liver, kidney, brain and even the heart. Studies indicate that it enhances exercise performance by retaining oxygen in the red blood cells and decreasing cellular respiration. The drug is also metabolized by the aromatase enzyme in the fatty tissue to estrogen. While it has some obvious beneficial effects like increasing muscle mass, its effect on the heart muscle can lead to excessive enlargement of the heart. This often leads to heart failure or a heart attack if used incorrectly or abused.
Dianabol in bodybuilding
Dianabol is still widely used by athletes in all sports. The drug is combined with a variety of other drugs to augment the body building process. The dose of dianabol ranges from 10-100 mg/day for 4-6 weeks. Most individuals see a result after 4 weeks. It is recommended that the drug not be used for more than 4 weeks at a time. It is often combined with other anabolic hormones like Equipose, Anavar or Winstrol to potentiate the effects. A good starting dose for a novice bodybuilder should be 10mg/day and this should only be gradually increased during the 2nd cycle. The drug is also converted to estrogen at high doses. During the washout phase, some bodybuilders add Clomid or Nolvadex to the regimen to maintain the testosterone levels to a high. The addition of Clomid also minimizes the breast enlargement and water retention.
The weight gain is gradual and despite what is claimed on the internet, there is no acute gain in weight. The early weight gain is usually from the water and sodium retention and not build of protein. To see benefits from dianabol, one has to take the drug for at least 4-8 weeks. Dianabol should not be taken in season because it has pronounced side effects. The drug should be started slowly during off season and continued at low doses.
The majority of these side effects are rare when the drug is used for short periods. However, unpredictable complications like jaundice and heart attacks have also been reported. All females who consume this drug should be aware of the virilizing effects – some of which may not be reversible even after stopping the drug. For all users of Dianabol, when the drug is stopped the side effects do reverse but so does the weight gain.