Methandrostenolone is one of the most popular steroids of all time. Far more popular than just about any steroid other than testosterone, and without question the most popular oral steroid to ever hit the shelf. Of course, you’re probably asking what in the world Methandrostenolone is, and that’s because you know it by its most famous trade name Dianabol. Dbol, as it is often called, is a powerful anabolic androgenic steroid with an immense anabolic nature and moderate androgenic nature. While its androgenic rating is not that high, its androgenic activity is slightly greater than its rating lets on. One of the best steroids on earth for promoting mass and strength, Dbol largely performs its duties through the androgen receptors, and by such action dramatically increases protein synthesis and glycogenolysis. While other steroids share these traits too, Dianabol simply does it better than most and at a much faster rate.
Of course, Dbol is not all rainbows and sunshine. Unfortunately, there are Dianabol side-effects, and that’s what we want to discuss today. Like all anabolic steroidal side-effects, Dianabol side-effects are not guaranteed but dependent on several key factors. Further, as is with most steroids, Dianabol side-effects can largely be avoided with responsible use, and quite often easily combated should they appear. The key to success, as it pertains to Dbol, is to know what the possible side-effects may be, exactly how to avoid them, and what to do should they occur. If you can gain this knowledge and supplement responsibly you will only enjoy success.
We said early on that Dianabol side-effects are not guaranteed but only possible. Well, that’s not entirely true, but it remains true regarding side-effects we need to be concerned with, and it will all make sense shortly. When we supplement with Dianabol, as is with all anabolic steroids, our natural testosterone production will be suppressed. When our testosterone levels fall and remain low for an extended period of time we can suffer in numerous ways. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone when Dbol is used. The form does not matter, as long as your body is getting the testosterone it needs is the only concern. Further, because testosterone is such an incredible anabolic steroid, through supplemental use you’ll only enhance your total stack.
Of course, testosterone suppression has another effect that is worthy of note. When testosterone is suppressed, as it is manufactured in the testicles and production has been come to crawl, your testicles will atrophy. No, they won’t vanish, you won’t need a microscope to find them; they’ll simply lose some of their fullness. The good news is, once we discontinue Dbol and all anabolic steroids, and once the hormones have cleared our system, natural testosterone production will begin again. As our natural testosterone production comes back online, our testicles will regain their fullness and return to their normal size. What does this tell us about this grouping of Dianabol side-effects? Simple, if we have half a brain we know to supplement with exogenous testosterone, and if we do there is no problem or concern.
Standard Dianabol Side-Effects
There are five Dianabol side-effects that are quite possible if caution is not applied. These five effects are five of the most common anabolic steroidal side-effects, but rest assured, each one is completely avoidable for the healthy adult male. That last little part of the last sentence read it again and beat these words in your head “healthy adult male.” If you are not a healthy adult male you have no business touching the first Dbol pill, as you will only be asking for trouble. The five Dianabol side-effects of notable worth include:
- High Blood Pressure
- High LDL Cholesterol
- Low HDL Cholesterol
- Excess Water Retention
While these are possible side-effects, each one is avoidable, but first let’s get the obvious out of the way. If you suffer from high blood pressure, or high cholesterol, do not touch Dianabol. Again, this is a steroid for healthy adult men, and as it pertains to blood pressure, Dbol is notorious for increasing it if you don’t keep an eye on your dose, and if you already suffer you are only begging for trouble.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s discuss what we’re going to do to prevent the Dianabol side-effects. To begin, and this is extremely important, the number one cause of problems is due to a buildup of estrogen that will occur. This occurs due to the aromatase process and this means we need something that will combat the aromatizing effect. How about an Aromatase Inhibitor (AI); after all, it does exactly what its name implies “inhibits the aromatase process.” By this nature, the estrogen buildup is controlled, and further, by the nature of an AI the total estrogen in the body will decrease. To garner this protection, AI’s such as Arimidex and Letrozole are your best choices.
While it may sound overly simplistic, one of the best things you can do to combat Dianabol side-effects is to live a healthy lifestyle. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, after all, to maintain a proper blood pressure and healthy cholesterol levels you must live a healthy lifestyle. For this reason, you are encouraged to keep an eye on your diet; stay away from foods that are junky, and be sure to get in plenty of healthy fats, as such foods will greatly serve you in a tremendous fashion. Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids will serve you well. Further, abstaining from alcohol is a great idea, as is any other activity that might bring about undue stress to the body. If you can do these things, keep your doses moderate and supplement for proper periods of time, almost all of you will be fine. We say almost all for one simple reason, we are all unique individuals, and there may be some who even when responsible have problems. Look at it this way, some of us can drink milk, while others can’t and such is the nature of life. Even so, through responsible use, Dianabol side-effects as you can see are very easy to control.