Methandienone is one of the oldest anabolic-androgenic steroids. It was produced in the 1950s and within short time, it has gained use in both medicine and bodybuilding. As doping, it has been abused in a lot of sports. It can be administrated both orally and per injection.
In medicine, methandienone is used in treating osteoporosis, breast cancer, delayed growth of children in puberty, various chronic illnesses and states connected with negative nitrogen balance (burns, infections …).
Methandienone in bodybuilding
In the area of bodybuilding it is popular for its strong anabolic and androgenic effects. In a human body, it causes a rapid growth of muscle mass, body weight and strength. The mechanism of action of methandienone is incredibly fast – within first four to six weeks of the use, the weekly gain on muscle mass can be up to 2 kg. One of the reasons for this process is the fact, that methandienone strongly increases the appetite.
Methandienone side effects
A big disadvantage of methandienone is its tendency to aromatize easily, thus its considerable part converts into estrogen, female sex hormone. From this reason, typical problems connected with estrogen occur – Gynecomastia or excessive water retention in the body. These side effects can be partly prevented with the simultaneous use of antiestrogenic steroids, for example mesterolone.
What is more, its chemical structure causes, that methandienone is strongly toxic for the liver. Another big disadvantage of the substance is the fact, that after the end of the steroid cycle, a major part of the gained body weight, muscle mass and strength disappears. It is caused by the fact, that methandienone has very negative effects on the production of testosterone – already after 10 days with the daily intake of the substance of 10 mg; the natural production of testosterone is decreased of 40 %. Methandienone is not at all meant for women because of the risk of virilisation. By men, it often causes acne, disquiet, sweating, faster heart beat or hypertension.
The average dose of methandienone in case of oral administration is between 15 and 40 mg in one day. It should be taken at least in two parts with meals, if possible. Beginners with anabolic-androgenic steroids should not exceed the daily border of 20 mg. The time period of the oral use of methandienone should not be longer than 8 to 10 weeks.
Steroid beginners should avoid completely the injectable use. In case of the administration per injection, the time of use of methandienone should be shorter, maximally 4 to 6 weeks.
Methandienone in the form of tablets is available in the following products: Naposim, Methandienone Bayer, Dianabol Hubei, Methandienone Tablets, Anabol Tablets, Methanabol Tablets, Methandienone LA, Danabol DS, Di - Anabol SB.
Injectable methandienone is a part of these products: Averbol 25, Andrometh 50, Methandienone Injection, D - Bol 100.