There could be a number of reasons why you’re reading this right now. You may have just stumbled across it accidentally, or perhaps you’re thinking about venturing into the world of anabolics. We all want to look better at the end of the day, don’t we?
Dianabol, which is the brand name for Methandrostenolone, is a descendant of testosterone. Even though it hasn’t been available legally in the US for many years, it’s still one of the most-used black market drugs.
The world of steroids can be a dark, confusing place. We can get very different pieces of advice depending on where we look for it. Blogs, forums, and people like our friend “Big Pete” down at the gym will give us all kinds of information, but one thing people don’t talk about until it’s too late are the health-crippling side effects of steroids. Here are 5 reasons to stay away from Dianabol.
1: Men could grow breast tissue (yes, you read that right!)
Dianabol is an estrogenic drug. It’s common, even early in a cycle of the drug, to suffer from the effects of gynecomastia. There’s no attractive way to put it. Gynecomastia is the growing of breast tissue in males. It can affect one breast or both – it just depends on how your body responds, I’m afraid! To make things worse, the more Dianabol you take, the quicker gynecomastia can occur.
2: You’ll hold a lot of water
It’s safe to say that one of the reasons most people take anabolic steroids is to improve the way they look. That said, Dianabol can cause quite a lot of water retention due to subcutaneous fat and water building up under the skin. This takes away any muscle definition you may have gained from taking the drug in the first place. You may end up looking bloated. It doesn’t make sense, does it?
3: You can get oily skin and acne
Many people take steroids to improve their physical appearance. But if something seems too good to be true, then it usually is. In addition to estrogenic effects, Dianabol also brings about very noticeable androgenic side effects, meaning it can promote male characteristics such as oily skin and acne. It’s also important to remember that these side effects won’t just disappear if you stop taking the drug. It will take time to leave your system.
4: You may suffer from unwelcome hair growth
Dianabol is a derivative of testosterone, as we pointed out earlier. As testosterone is a male hormone, it can increase some of the masculine characteristics. This includes excess body and facial hair, and I’m not talking about luscious long beards and beautiful locks of hair as you might expect. It can cause hair growth all over the body in Dianabol users both male and female. The effects could range from a hairy face in females to a hairy back in males. You just can’t predict what is going to happen!
5: It can damage your liver
This is the most important side effect. Dianabol can be very dangerous. Oral Dianabol is c17 alpha alkylated. The science behind the process isn’t important right now, but in a nutshell it prevents Dianabol from breaking down and deactivating in the liver, instead allowing the full drug to enter the bloodstream. This is extremely toxic to the liver and could lead to liver damage, or even the onset of cancer in some cases.
That’s only five reasons why Dianabol is worth avoiding, and, scarily, there are more health consequences we haven’t explored. Check out D-Bal as an excellent safe alternative to Dianabol. When it comes to your health, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As a final thought, it’s safe to say that Dianabol is so popular because it does exactly what it says on the tin. After all, it’s a very powerful drug. That said, the power it has to change your body is exactly the same as the power it has to literally destroy it. When a compound is engineered to pass through your liver twice, it should ring alarm bells. Oh, and if you think that the side effects won’t happen to you, just remember that they can happen to anyone. Don’t juggle with your health.