Yeah, it was onetime Arnolds dose, Zanes dose! Of course, I’m talking about “dbol”. You look to be little more curious to know about dbol. Certainly, after all, the thing was associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger!
Cibas Methandrostenolone / Methandienone or Dr. John Ziegler’s Dianabol is often abbreviated as dbol. Actually, dianabol is popularly called “dbol” by athletes. Dianabol or dbol was more or less the second Anabolic Steroid ever produced. The first, you know, was Testosterone, which was vaguely produced in the early 1900s.
Similar to testosterone and Anadrol 50, dbol is a potent anabolic steroid. It is commonly found in pill form, but it also comes in injectable form under the trade name, Reforvit-B, which is 25mgs of methandrostenolone mixed with B-vitamins. Dbol is a 17AA steroid i.e. its chemical composition is 17 beta-hydroxy-17alpha-methyl-1, 4-androstadien-3-one. Its molecular weight is 300.44; formula is C20H28O2; and Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio (Range) is 90-210:40-60.
Dr.Zeigler recommended that athletes should take 5-10mgs dbol/day, but the effective dose of dbol is 25-50mgs, however as low as 10 and as high as 100 have been reported. Actually, effective dose recommended for men is 15-50 mg/day, and for women is 5-10 mg/day. The active life of dbol is 6-8hours, and it can be detected for up to 6 weeks.
Dbol surely is one of the most popular anabolics, but also the one which brings about noticeable side effects. Several studies conducted on dbol in the early 80s revealed that high doses of dbol (100mgs/day for 6 weeks) decreased plasma testosterone to about 40%, plasma GH went up down about a third, LH dropped to about 80%, FSH went down about a third, and Fat Free Mass went up anywhere between 2-7kgs (3.3kgs average gain). The studies concluded that dbol increases fat free mass as well as increasing strength and performance.
Dbol may cause acne problems, especially when it is taken in higher dosages. It retains water in your body and increases body weight. It aromatizes, decreases HPTA function, heightens blood pressure, paces up heart beat, doesn’t convert DHT, and causes early hair loss. Dbol is also liver toxic. However liver protection supplements, such as Tyler Liver Detox and Milk Thistle can be used to protect lever from dbol effects.