Methandrostenolone (slang name Methane) is one of the most significant and popular anabolic steroids of all time. It can be both in injection form and oral, but the latter is most common. Why is methandrostenolone such an important steroid? As you know, steroids in the sports sphere have been used for decades, and are the subject of constant disputes and scandals. Methandrostenolone was developed in 1958 in the US and was manufactured under the trademark Dianabol. His main goal was to help improve the sports results of Olympic athletes. The success was grand, the Olympic Games of 1960 showed that athletes from the US went far ahead of all the other teams. After these events, Methandrostenolone quickly took its place in almost every competitive discipline of sport and bodybuilding, where it is still one of the best drugs. In the medical field, this drug was used to treat osteoporosis and growth retardation.
According to its chemical structure, Dianabol is similar to 17-alpha-methyltestosterone (see Methyltestosterone), as a result of which Dianabol has a strong anabolic and androgenic effect. This is manifested in a significant increase in strength and muscle mass. Dianabol acts quickly and reliably: the addition of one two kilograms per week for the first six weeks is the norm when taking Dianabol. The gained body weight consists of the actual increase in muscle tissue (hypertrophy of muscle fibers) and, mainly, due to a noticeable fluid retention in the body.
Dianabol stimulates the synthesis of protein, promotes rapid growth of muscle mass (anabolic effect), increases the body’s strengths, strengthens the bone system.
Long-term dianabol treatment
Some bodybuilders insist that you can take low doses of methandrostenolone (up to 10 mg) for months, and there will be no significant consequences for the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal system (GHGS). This use of steroids is better known as “bridging”, which in English means taking small doses of steroids as a “paddle” between the courses of taking different steroids. Still, even such low doses will definitely cause bloating and you will need to constantly take anti-estrogenic drugs like Arimidex and Nolvadex. Moreover, such a bridging will require dietary supplements (N2Guard for example) to protect the liver during the entire course of intermediate dianabol intake.
Detection of use
Methandrostenolone is the subject of extensive hepatic biotransformation of a number of enzymatic pathways. Primary urine metabolites are detectable up to 4 days, and newly discovered hydroxymethyl metabolite occurs in the urine up to 19 days after an oral dose of one 5 mg. Several metabolites are unique for methandrostenolone. Detection methods in urine samples usually include gas chromatography mass spectrometry.