What are anabolic steroids?
It is a synthetic analogue of testosterone, a male sex hormone. These substances are quite natural for all men, as they allow the development of secondary sexual characteristics, are responsible for libido (sexual desire), promote the growth of muscle mass by accelerating protein synthesis in muscle tissue. The latter process is called anabolism, and therefore all drugs that allow this growth can be stimulated are called anabolic. Anabolic steroids belong to one of the mentioned groups of drugs.
“Methandrostenolone” (hose for “methane”) is one of the anabolic steroids taken orally. Methane is not the best option for muscle growth due to a fairly high recovery after a course and the frequent occurrence of side effects, but it is so far strictly among the top five anabolic steroids. Of course, after a while, the FDA banned the drug. Despite this, it is still legally sold in Mexico, Moldova, Romania, Poland and several Asian countries. The drug has other names: “Danabol”, “Naposim”, “Methandienone”, “Dianabol”, “Nerobol”, etc.
Steroid profile means “methane”
- Anabolic activity is 200% of testosterone.
- Is it toxic to the liver? – Yep.
- Androgenic activity accounts for 50% of testosterone.
- Is there aromatization (conversion to estrogen)? – Yes (low level).
- Observation period – up to 140 days.
- It is given as injections and tablets.
- Works for 6-8 hours.
- The main effect of “methane” is the accelerated increase in muscle mass due to the activation of protein synthesis, glycogenolysis. At the same time, the strength indicators are growing.
- Increased appetite.
- The fat mass has decreased slightly.
- The skeletal system is strengthened.
- The “methane” steroid has a rather weak androgenic effect (50% compared to testosterone), but has its place in vivo.
Many studies have shown that side effects often occur when the dose of Dianabol is exceeded by more than 30 mg per day. By taking “methane” for muscle growth in the recommended doses, you are sure to get enough muscle mass, so you should not be particularly hungry.
Combined courses “Danabol”
Because the use of Methandrostenolone quite often causes side effects, and a narrow number of positive results, experienced people recommend combining this drug with other anabolic steroids. The dose of “Danabolin” in this case varies from 10 to 30 mg. With this combination you can increase the effect of the course and reduce the incidence of side effects due to the different pharmacodynamics of the drugs.
It must be remembered that each combination includes a strictly defined dose for each substance and a specific treatment regimen. An example of a combination would be “methane” for muscle growth and “Winstrol” for relief. But it is best to consult a professional trainer about these steroids.
Gynecomastia, which occurs when part of the drug “Danabol” is converted to estrogen (methylestradiol with 30% higher affinity for estrogen receptors). It is necessary to use antiestrogens to prevent the development of this side effect. These drugs are very effective in preventing this condition.
The steroid is toxic to the liver. This is due to the methyl group in the 17a position. It does not allow the active substance to be destroyed in the liver, which allows the steroid to be taken orally (orally), that is, in the form of tablets. “Methane” has a special pink color.
When methane is used, fluid retention is often observed in conjunction with estrogen. It is true that it should be noted that it accumulates to the greatest extent in the muscles, which gives the impression of an increase in muscle volume. At the end of the course, excess fluid is removed, which reduces the previously increased weight by 10-50%. How to take “methane” to prevent this phenomenon from occurring? All you need to do is use aromatase inhibitors.
Other side effects include an increase in blood pressure (use of antiestrogens and antihypertensives), an increase in libido during the course and a partial decrease afterwards. Abuse and excessive progression can lead to testicular atrophy and “poor” genetics can also lead to myocardial hyperplasia. Finally, acne (pimples) on the face and back is common, as is hair loss (rapid baldness).
We mention women’s main problems in a separate line. During the course, masculinization (the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics of men) may begin to appear.