There is no danger in taking food supplements as part of a bodybuilding program. Whey protein, BCAA, and other food supplements are all safe. You can actually get better results if you follow the recommended dosage.
However, with regards to steroids, it becomes complicated. In my opinion, they should only be used after consulting with specialist, who know what they are doing, why they are doing it and understand the risks involved.
In this guide, I will give you my opinion on Dianabol, its use, its benefits and side effects. I also propose a less well-known natural alternative that is just as safe, legal, and effective.
What is Dianabol
Dianabol is an anabolic steroids, which is one of the first steroids to be commercially available on the market. This steroid was most commonly administered to burn victims and the elderly. However, the drug’s off-label users were mostly bodybuilders.
Anabolic steroids, also called anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are synthetic variations of the male sex hormone testosterone. The word ‘anabolic’ refers to muscle development, and the word ‘androgenic’ refers to the increase in male sexual characteristics such as growth of the vocal cords, testicles and hair.
Anabolic steroids therefore have similar effects to testosterone: they increase protein levels in muscle cells, boost energy, improve performance. Anabolic steroids enable the body in combination with exercise and a suitable diet to develop muscle faster than it would naturally. The ultimate goal of the steroid is to increase muscle mass while keeping body fat low.
The founder of this steroid was a physician named John Bosley Ziegler. He was a physician and did chemistry research for Ciba Pharmaceuticals. He produced the formula and developed the molecule known as methandrostenolone, which was originally given to American athletes. They were able surpass their Russian counterparts in performance and results. Dianobol soon become popular among athletes and body builders.
But with the lack of hindsight, only the beneficial effects on the condition of athletes were visible and there was no knowledge of the side effects and health problems that prolonged or excessive use could cause.
It is also for this reason that this anabolic steroid was sold for a ridiculous price in the market as a drug used to tone the body and improve performance. In fact, it was not until the 1980s and 1990s that several countries began to ban this anabolic steroid.
Is Dianabol Legal in UK?
Dianabol is banned in many countries including United Kingdom. In UK dianabol is classified as a class C drug in the Misuse of Drugs Act, making dealing with dianabol a criminal offence. The problem with steroids being illegalized is that they are not covered by trading standards or the regulations regarding. This make it difficult if the label on the packet is correct or whether the steroids are contaminated.
Following the ban of dianabol in many countries, a black, parallel market has developed. The main vector of this ban is the FDA, the American ministry that deals with the marketing of various products and issues an opinion. And this, even though it had previously recognised the benefits of these molecules for certain diseases, notably osteoporosis.
A real black market was therefore set up to meet the needs of a whole population that no longer had access to its favourite drug/steroid at the best price. And this was true both in the United States, UK and in Europe. The products were bought elsewhere, before being resold elsewhere.
However, the supplement industry is constantly developing newer formulas that deliver safer and more effective results. These supplements are known as legal steroids. These supplements do not contain illegal additives.
What are the Benefits of Dianabol
Dianabol is one of the few anabolic steroids that has been developed primarily for use in intense sports such as bodybuilding. The active ingredient in this steroid is methandrostenolone, a very powerful ingredient that has the ability to increase muscle production in a short period of time. It is therefore often sought after by people who have always struggled to gain weight, or those who feel they have reached their limits in natural training.
- It allows your body to produce the cells that help metabolize proteins faster. Knowing that proteins are the building and repairing molecules of the human body’s tissues, it is therefore essential that the muscle has sufficient protein available to recover from the efforts made during training.
- It retains concentrated nitrogen in the body. In the same way as protein, nitrogen makes up more than 15% of muscle tissue and prevents muscle catabolism (which results in muscle deterioration)
- It boosts insulin levels, which provides the body with all the energy it needs to produce intense physical effort. This makes it possible to have more stamina and therefore increase the duration and effectiveness of training sessions.
Dianabol influences protein synthesis. Of course, a better nitrogen level in the body creates a favourable environment for synthesis. But it also boosts protein synthesis independently. Creating new tissue more quickly accelerates the rate of muscle growth. This results in faster muscle growth, which is the goal of athletes.
The results are often astonishing: you gain several kilos of muscle and very little fat in just a few weeks of treatment. Its strength compared to other steroids is its reduced androgenicity which allows it to be taken orally as an alternative to injections. It is therefore much simpler and avoids marks on the body.
Side Effects of Dianabol
Despite its popularity, dianabol has several adverse effects on the body, such as cardiovascular problems, hormonal problems, liver damage. Some of the side effects are irreversible, but let’s say the risks are avoidable if you adopt a responsible and correct use with a dosage well adapted to your health. A healthy lifestyle is also essential.
As we have already explained, the main reason for the withdrawal of Dianabol from the market is that it has too many side effects, some of which are really dangerous and/or disabling. The effects on the body have long-term repercussions and eventually lead to complications for those who use it regularly.
Increased oestrogenic effects
Estrogen is a predominantly female hormone, although men also have low levels in their bodies. Estrogen is the hormone that develops the characteristic signs of a woman, such as breasts. Therefore, regular or excessive consumption of Dianabol will eventually lead to breast enlargement in men.
Having too much estrogen in the body also exposes the body’s cells to possible water retention. This eventually leads to high blood pressure, which is dangerous for top athletes who are at risk of aneurysms.
Another effect of this increase in oestrogen is the growth of breasts in men, which is called gynecomastia in scientific terms. And this phenomenon is totally unpredictable, because it appears very quickly. One category of people who have a lot of oestrogen in their bodies are overweight people, who also experience breast enlargement.
So What is the alternatives to Dianabol?
If you are looking to buy Dianabol, you can’t do it. No doctor will prescribe it for you and no pharmacy will dispense it. And for good reason, they would be exposed to heavy criminal offense. In UK and in Europe, steroids have been severely restricted Legally, it is not possible to buy Dianabol in UK. And unless you resort to the black market, which is not without risks, you have to fall back on the new legal alternatives.
D-BAL is one of these alternatives. The product is marketed by Crazy Bulk, the market leader in sports supplements.
The formula of this product mimics that of Dianabol, but does not have the same side effects. And for good reason, it is not a steroid, but a product that mixes several ingredients to obtain the same effects.