Methandrostenolone commonly known as Dianabol is an effective anabolic steroid which is popular among bodybuilders. It is often used with injectable steroids at the beginning of a cycle to increase the effects of the cycle.
Dianabol is a fast acting steroid and provides results within just a few days of starting a cycle, for this reason, many bodybuilders around the world use it. Dianabol is known to possess quite a few different side effects. However a lot of these side effects are avoidable if certain precautions are taken.
Dianabol Cycle Results
While Dianabol is a potent steroid, the results largely depend on the food we eat. If proper nutrition is given to the body along with the Dianabol cycle, rapid increases in strength and mass can be achieved. So, never reduce calorie intake during a Dianabol cycle if you are trying to gain mass. If a proper bulking diet and training program is followed, gains between 1 to 2 kgs a week for the first four weeks are not uncommon.
Dianabol Side Effects
Most steroid side effects can be tolerated to a certain degree, and Dianabol is no different. It has a strong aromatizing nature; such a nature promotes water retention, high blood pressure, etc. This is one of the reasons Dianabol dosages should be controlled, to help keep side effects to a minimum.
Using an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) with Dianabol will also help reduce the estrogenic side effects. Dianabol also increases the values of liver enzymes, and prolonged Dianabol usage can lead to liver damage.
Dianabol can be used alone or alongside an injectable steroid, many beginners will choose to do Dianabol alone and will usually take around 20 to 30mg a day for 4 to 5 weeks. After the cycle is done, a PCT is started which generally consists of Clomid or Nolvadex.