Methandienone (trade names Averbol, Dianabol, Danabol), also known as Methandrostenolone, metandienone, or informally as dianabol, is an orally-effective anabolic steroid originally developed in Germany and released in the US
Methandienone has a dramatic increase in protein synthesis, glycogenolysis and muscle strength over a short period of time.
Although it has been manufactured for decades, and many new steroids have been invented since Methandienone was first introduced, demand for Methandienone is still very strong. For most steroid users Methandienone becomes their first steroid cycle since it is a very popular compound with side-effects that are easily predictable. Since Methandienone is an oral steroid it is preferred by many people who are not ready to self-administer steroid injections. Even the top level Bodybuilders today continue to use Metandienone during their bulking cycles and off-season maintenance.
New steroid users will sometimes use Methandienone alone as a first try into steroids, but that is not the best way to do it. Experienced bodybuilders use Methandienone in conjunction with other injectable steroids, preferrably testosterone cypionate or enanthate, during bulking cycles. Methandienone is used to boost muscle gains quickly during the first four weeks of an injectable and oral steroid stack. When used in the common dose range of 30mg to 50mg per day, any user can see an increase of weight by as much as 15lbs. Once Methandienone use is discontinued around week four, the injectable steroids begin to take effect and continue to solidify gains.