Though fitness was initially related to athletes, body builders and those in the glamour industry, things have changed today. Now, fitness transcends all the barriers of male, female, income group, place, religion and country.
All those people who were couch potatoes, obese and people with sedentary life styles invite diseases.
The weight that people put on is hard to lose. For those kind of problems can’t be dealt by diet and exercise but with supplements which have to be recommended by a professional who will guide with the dosage and duration of the supplements.
One of the supplements methandienone also known as dianabol which was initially marketed in Germany and America but then became quite famous as an androgenic anabolic steroid. Which is orally consumed and it is quite popular among bodybuilders and athletes. This is called “The Breakfast of Champions”.
It is listed as a controlled substance and banned in competitive games and sports but sports persons continue to use it unabashedly. It is available without prescription in some countries and now manufactured in many parts of the world.
Medical usage of methandienone
The medication was used for post menopausal osteoporosis and pituitary deficient dwarfism.
How does it work?
It works by attaching itself to the androgen receptor and increases the protein synthesis, muscle strength and glycogenolysis. The consumption of methandienone does all the above mentioned functions in a short span of time.
Side effects of methandienone
There are a number of side effects that are caused by the use of methandienone when the person takes in more than what the body can tolerate or for a duration more than what is prescribed.
- Severe hair loss leading to baldness in males
- The presence of acne on the skin surface
- The presence of breasts are seen in male
- The increase in the blood pressure
- In females there is the development of male characteristics even with small doses
- The use of the drug for longer periods may even lead to severe liver problems.
- Long term uses cardiomyopathy, left ventricular hypertrophy may set in.
How it is used by Bodybuilders
It is taken at the beginning of the steroid cycle to gain initial strength and muscle mass rapidly. This drug causes for the estrogenic effect and also water weight increase which in turn increases the muscle mass. It is used in the bulking cycle from first to the sixth week which is stacked with other steroids.
Stacking of methandienone – A knowhow
The use of this drug other than medical purpose is illegal but bodybuilders, sportsmen; fitness enthusiasts are using it for gains. It is stacked with other steroids so that the long and short esters are balanced in the stack. Hence the compounds with longer esters get more time to give their full effect as methandienone as shorter half life which acts as an enabler. Methandienone is stacked with other steroids such as testosterone propionate, cypionate and enanthate along trenbolone acetate which is an injectable drug.