Dianabol: Get The Facts!


Officially Coined: Dianabol (Methandrostenolone) is probably the most well-known anabolic steroid associated with bodybuilding.

So why are we at Alverno Alpha discussing dianabol?

After all this is a student site isn’t it?

Yes it is, but in recent years more and more students, especially the guys starting out in bodybuilding tend to gravitate towards this steroid thinking they’re going to get big quicker than Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk.

In no shape or form do I or would I ever condone steroid use, unless it’s for a medical condition, which would be done under proper medical supervision.

Unfortunately, some guys out there would rather risk the potential dangers as a means to an end.


Contrary to popular belief, John Zeigler DID NOT invent dianabol, he simply modified it and launched it in the States.

After experimenting with Methandrostenolone on American athletes, he realized the potential performance enhancing benefits.

Can Dianabol Trigger Side-Effects?

From the outset, dianabol was formulated to cut down testosterone conversion into estrogen. This process is known as aromatization.

After plenty of testing, dianabol transpired to be more estrogenic than initially thought.

In fact, dianabol can convert into a potent form of estrogen that can cause bloating, high blood pressure, frequent headaches, and man boobs (gynaecomastia).

Users are strongly advised against prolonged-use due to dianabol’s hepatotoxicity. In other words, it can damage the liver. Moreover, certain resistance training routines such as some back exercises are known to cause kidney complications as well as blood flow concerns.

Some users tend to utilize certain cycle aids such as “Cardarine” and “N2Guard” to protect themselves from some of the ill effects.

Here’s a list of some of the stuff to expect if you choose to use dianabol:

  • man boobs
  • high estrogen levels
  • water retention
  • hepatotoxicity
  • renal disease
  • hypertension

Women are strongly advised against taking dianabol because it causes masculinity: meaning female users will very quickly develop male features.

How Dianabol is Used

Dianabol is usually used to kick start a steroid cycle, typically during the first six weeks. Dianabol is known to cause a “puffy look” because it offers only “wet gains”

Dianabol Aliases

Dianabol has been around for longer than I have, so naturally it’s picked up a number of aliases over the years. Here’s an example of just a few:

  • Dbol
  • Dbolic
  • Naps
  • Methanabol
  • Averbol
  • Danabol
  • Methandrostenolone
  • Methan 50
  • Dianabolos
  • Naposim

Dianabol Forms

Dianabol can be orally ingested in the form of tablets or capsules, and it can also be injected, however, this is extremely rare.

Further Reading

There are plenty of dianabol resources available across the web; however, I found one site that probably covers everything you want to know about dianabol, from its inception…all the way to how it’s used today.

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