History and Overview

Dianabol or Dbol as its most commonly known was pretty much the second ever anabolic steroid to have ever been introduced. The first ever anabolic steroid was Testosterone which was created in the early 20th century and used by the German Nazis during the second world war.

After the war athletes from Russia used ‘Testosterone’ during athletic competitions to beat the USA, proving it to be very successful and extremely effective

After many defeats for the USA and rumours that Russia was doping they decided to fight back. Doctor John Zeigler worked with the US weightlifting team and in co-operation with Ciba to create a similar substance that could help their athletes compete the Russians.

They finally developed Methandrostenolone in 1956 and named it Dianabol as it’s trade name. Athletes would soon call it Dbol for short ever since.

Is it legal to use and can you buy Dianabol in the UK?

The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) makes clear that Dianabol and other anabolic steroids are Class C drugs. Just like almost every steroid available today it is impossible to buy in your local pharmacy or supplement store as it is illegal to distribute it in the UK. However, it is legal to possess Dianabol for personal use. There is a legal steroid alternative though. The name of this supplement is Dbal. More information can be found regarding this legal supplement below.

What about the USA and the rest of the world?

The USA has very strict laws regarding steroids. They can only be legal if prescribed for medical purposes by a physician. Selling them for recreational purposes is a major crime in the US. It is also illegal to even own steroids for your own personal usage.

Canada has more laid back laws like the UK. Australia is also similar in their laws.

Best place to buy Dbal?

If you want to be sure that you are buying a genuine product it’s best you buy straight from the official manufacturer. If you purchase from others sources you run the risk of buying a fake product. The link below will take you directly to the manufacturer’s website.

What Results Can I expect?:

You will notice results after taking Dianabol for just a few days but a real difference will be noticed at around 2 weeks. You should begin to see your muscles enlarging through water retention and you will gain a lot of weight. The main difference you should notice is that your strength will be increased greatly and you will also have increased endurance allowing you to lift heavier weight for longer periods.

Dianabol was designed for athletes to give them a cutting edge in the Olympics so they certainly enhance your physical performance. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously described this steroid as the breakfast of champions for good reason.


How Does it Work:

Dianabol is the most commonly used anabolic androgenic steroid and has been commonly labelled as the most effective. It has a half-life of around 6 hours but this can vary from person to person. Dianabol provides the body with an incredibly strong anabolic effect while it is only moderately androgenic.

Strength will be dramatically increased and users will recover from workouts much quicker. By also ensuring a healthy diet is in place results will be noticeable much faster. One of the main downsides of this specific steroid is that it is classed as a C17-aa steroid which makes it really toxic to the liver by increasing the enzyme levels significantly.

Dianabol dosage and use

Dianabol can be injected into the body, however, it is much more commonly used as an oral steroid which comes in tablet form. As it has quite a relatively short half-life the user should take the daily dosage recommendation split over the whole course of the day. This helps the individual hold a stable level of blood concentration. It is also recommended that you consume the steroid around meal times to prevent stomach upset from occurring.

The most common dosage for Dianabol is around 30-50mg per day. It is normally used through a cycle lasting around 5 weeks and is a very effective daily dosage for somebody new to steroids.

For somebody new to taking steroids there will be huge gains in muscle mass and strength. After reaching a plateau the more experienced users will usually increase their dose to around 80mg every day.

Dianabol Side Effects:

Two of the most common side effects caused by Dianabol have to be Gynecomastia and bloating due to the excess water retention. Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement and can really demoralize any steroid user as it gives their chest a much softer and less defined look.

Both negative reactions are caused by an increased amount of estrogen in the body and will have an effect on the majority of users. Gynecomastia can be prevented if you make use of a decent aromatase inhibitor. Two other primary side effects include inefficient cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. If you already suffer from high blood pressure then you will need to make use of alternative steroids as using this will only make the issue worse.

A less serious side effect is shin splints. Running around whilst taking this steroid will probably lead to painful bouts of this. Even just walking can trigger shin splints. You should drink plenty of water to help combat this as well as upping your potassium intake. Bananas are a great source of potassium, so bananas are a great place to start.

Can it Damage The Liver?:

Dianabol is consumed orally in most cases and has a C17-Alpha Alkylated structure. This specific structure or classification relates to the Methandrostenolone hormone as it is altered at the 17th carbon position. This allows it to survive while travelling through the first pass of the liver.


If this change at the 17th carbon position didn’t exist then the hormone would actually be completely destroyed quickly before it even reached the bloodstream. All oral Dianabol is of the 17-aa nature which is quite hepatic. This means it is very toxic to the liver and can cause some serious problems.

While supplementing with Dianabol it is pretty much certain that there will be a significant increase in liver enzymes. To support the liver you should restrict all alcohol consumption as alcohol is extremely toxic to the liver and will quite frankly put far too much stress on it.

Also, try to avoid using any other oral medications while supplementing with Dianabol to put less stress on the liver. If you suffer from any form of a liver problem then stay away from this steroid.

Milk thistle is a great supplement to take alongside any liver toxic steroid. It will cleanse the liver and help flush out all of the toxicity. Milk thistle is very cheap so there is no excuse not to run this whilst cycling.

Can it Cause Hair Loss?:

If somebody is prone to male pattern baldness through their genetics then it is highly likely that steroid use will accelerate hair loss because of the significantly higher level of DHT present. Some people assume that it is the steroids alone which cause the hair loss.


However, this common misconception is far from the truth. Basically, if you are not prone to hair loss then you shouldn’t worry about it when you cycle this steroid. Steroids can only cause hair loss to follicles which are genetically vulnerable to pattern baldness. Androgenic compounds are the worst when it comes to DHT side effects such as hair loss so these are the steroids you should keep clear of to reduce the risk of accelerated hair loss. Unfortunately for users of this compound, it is one of the most notorious steroids for hair loss.

Will it Make Me Aggressive?:

“Roid Rage” has always been commonly associated with users who abuse steroids and it is far from being a myth. Extreme mood swings including rage and aggression have been witnessed due to high consumption of Dianabol.

If you find your anger levels are becoming a problem you should stop taking this and any other steroid immediately.