Positive and negative Dianabol Side Effects
Dianabol will give two noticable side effects: Acne and water retention
Dbol has a minor to moderate androgenic component and a very strong and noticable anabolic component. This means that this steroid has less depressive effects on natural testosterone levels than some other more androgenic steroids. Thus dbol, especially in the short term, is not risky and cannot be the cause of the dramatic shutdown of natural hormone production. Of course like most side effects the degree of testosterone shutdown is dependant on the dosage. However Dianabol still has mild androgenic effects and in high doses (above 40+ mg per day) such androgen-related side effects as acne, male pattern hair loss, and aggression, may become noticed.
Like many oral steroids this one is 17-carbon methylated in order to minimize its breakdown by the digestive system and liver. However this chemical modification brings with it a certain degree of toxicity. For this reason users should not take such steroid for more than 6 to 8 weeks at a time. And even then it is higly recommended that this is done under supervision of a medical professional who can monitor your liver values.
Although Dbol is popular as an off-season mass-building drug, it most commonly isn't used for pre-contest cycles. This is because it heavily aromatizes to estrogen making fat loss difficult. It is also known to cause a great deal of water retention which gives bloated and smooth muscle look - another property that makes it unpopular as a contest drug. To get around this bodybuilders usually stack it with other steroids such as nandrolone decanoate or one of the testosterones (i.e., propionate).
The average dosage used by bodybuilders is 15-40mg/day (three to eight, 5mg tablets). Beginners should not take more than 15-20mg daily since their steroid receptors have not been exposed to the drug before and will experience dramatic results using small dosages over a 6 to 8 week period. When the effects begin to slow down (mostly because the steroid receptors have become saturated), and the individual would like to continue the cycle, the dosage should NOT be increased. Instead an injectable such as Deca-Durabolin or Primabolan may be added to the cycle.
Dianabol is a much loved anabolic steroid used by body builders. It produces the effects quickly and effects produced by this steroid are relatively prolonged. Its use results in very quick build up of mass. Within a week, users may expect to gain about 3 to 5 kgs of muscle mass. It is also much in demand because it does not increase the fat storage in the body. It is usually used at the start of mass building cycles to kick start it and produce effects within a short period of time. Dianabol side effects also tend to persist for a longer time.
However, not all effects of Dianabol are good. One of the most pronounced adverse effects of dbol overuse is on the liver. However, these effects are short lived and liver values return to normal. To assure that no toxic effects occur on the liver while using Dianabol, it is advisable to use it under the supervision of a medical professional who would monitor the liver values regularly to check for any abnormalities.
Some of the other effects are estrogenic effects, the risk for which is minimized if Dianabol use is coupled with an anti-estrogen. Some effects of estrogenic activity due to dbol use may include gynocomastia, salt and water retention, high blood pressure, oily skin, facial hair and acne (though not very severe).
As a result of the mild androgenic constituent of Dianabol, high doses may also lead to some hair fall in the male pattern. So, men already on their way to baldness should be very careful about its usage or should switch to some other anabolic steroid that suits them better. It may also lead to changes in disposition like more aggression and irritability or in some cases the opposite of it, causing the individual to go into depression.
However, most of the effects are thought to be non-androgen receptor mediated because it is a very weak Androgen Receptor binder. This also proves the low aromatase activity of Dianabol. It's users do not have to worry about sudden decrease in their natural testosterone production since the side effects are not considered to be androgen receptor dependent.
Sensitive users should switch to milder anabolic compounds like Deca Durabolin. Russian Dianabol, the very famous class of dbol, is also flaunted as being virtually side effect free and therefore, completely safe for consumption and very effective too.