Dianabol, or D-bol as it is commonly known, is an anabolic steroid that offers some of the quickest and most powerful results you will see in any anabolic androgenic steroid. This is one of the major reasons that so many choose to supplement with it.

We will consider the sort of results you can expect with sensible use, and discuss the possible side-effects which may be encountered and the fact that each one of these can be dealt with.

Positive Results Of Dianabol

Here are some of the major benefits you can expect, but we also include some of the things you should be doing if you are to maximize such benefits.

Rapid Build-Ups In Mass And Strength

This is a trait of Dianabol that is generally well understood; however something that is not so well understood is why you may be left disappointed with the results.

Dianabol is an extremely powerful steroid, but for the full benefits it is largely dependent upon the food you eat. Let us put this into context;

Gaining Mass And The Diet You Keep

Gaining masD-bols is probably the most common reason you will be taking this supplement. It stands to reason that you will not gain a lot of mass if you are not fueling your body in the correct manner.

Please understand that when you are taking Dianabol if your caloric intake is below maintenance level you should not expect to grow. If it is hovering on maintenance then you should not expect to grow a lot.

It is vital that you understand exactly what caloric intake is required to gain the maximum benefits from D-bol. Follow this religiously and you will see the benefits you expect.

Gaining Strength

Things are slightly different in terms of your strength gains. It goes without saying that you will grow stronger when your caloric intake is above maintenance levels, and you will still see a significant boost in strength if this intake is only at maintenance levels, but it is very important that you do not let this caloric intake drop below maintenance levels.

The two areas that Dianabol scores a Double A+ in strength gains are because of its highly effective nitrogen retention powers and its glycogenolysis effects.

Bodybuilding Buzzword

We’ve mentioned some of the highly effective benefits offered by this steroid, but we cannot let it pass without mentioning the impact that Dianabol has had on the bodybuilding community for decades.

The vast majority of these guys absolutely love it. Simply by taking this steroid their carbohydrate intake improves. It is a vital ‘tool’ in their bodybuilding toolbox when it is time to go through a gaining or bulking phase.

Then they revel in the raw energy Dianabol offers. This is because it can be turned into pure strength. The nitrogen retention assists with this. This process also works tirelessly to make you bigger.

You are quite right in thinking that other anabolic steroids offer this nitrogen effect, but none of them can hold the same huge amounts of nitrogen in the muscle tissue as D-bol does.

Weight Gain And Contest Preparation Cycle

Two more reasons as to why Dianabol is the weightlifters wonder drug. Correct dieting and punishing workout regimen will see weight gains in the region of 20 to 30 pounds, and as for the contest preparation cycle this is a tough time for them.

The conundrum for them is how to maintain their strength while eating a self-imposed, but limited calorie-controlled diet.

This puzzle was solved long ago by the dynamic Dianabol!

Negative Effects

While Dianabol is an extremely useful steroid when used in the correct manner, it would be improper of us not to mention the possible downsides of its use.

High blood pressure can be a real issue, so it is important that you regularly check your levels. As with any anabolic steroid Dianabol will also suppress your natural testosterone production, however this can be overcome by supplementing with an exogenous form of testosterone.

5 Main Side Effects

Here are the five side effects which are most commonly associated with the use of Dianabol. Gynecomastia; High Blood Pressure; High LDL Cholesterol; Low HDL Cholesterol, and excess water retention.

It is important for you to fully understand that as long as you are a healthy adult male, all of the above side-effects can be avoided or dealt with quickly and effectively.

Before we explain how you should go about this, there is one thing that needs to be made very clear; If you are not in full health then please do not even think about using D-bol.

How To Negate Or Minimize The Dianabol Side Effects

Let’s blow away a few of those side-effect myths which constantly swirl around the use of this steroid.

Natural Testosterone Suppression


It is very true that Dianabol suppresses your natural testosterone production. This is a major trait of ALL anabolic steroids. The problem is that if your testosterone levels fall and they remain low for too long, you will suffer a variety of health problems.


When you are supplementing with Dianabol you really must also supplement with exogenous testosterone. It does not matter what form you decide on. What does matter greatly is that your body is getting the testosterone it needs.

Added Benefit

Many people may not realize it, but this solution to counter a potentially problematical Dianabol side effect actually turns into an added benefit. When you are supplementing with testosterone you are feeding your body an incredibly effective anabolic steroid, and are therefore enhancing the total ‘stack’ you are on.

Diminishing Testicles!

Uncross those legs and get your hands off them, they are still there!


On a totally serious note this is another potential ‘testosterone’ pitfall you are faced with. Your testosterone manufacturing plant is located in the testicles, so when the testosterone production line is forced by anabolic steroids to go on a ‘3-day week’, and your production is down to a trickle of what it should be, it is true your testicles will atrophy. (That means diminish/start to shrink to you and me).

Don’t panic! They will not vanish out of sight, and you won’t have to invest in a new magnifying glass to find them – If you already use a magnifying glass when checking on them please don’t blame D-bol before you have even used it!

Oh! And as we are full of bright suggestions today; if you are on the small size in the meat and two veg department, steroids or not; cut your pubic hairs this makes your pride and joy look bigger, and only reveal your Winkle when it is under water – it looks a third bigger than it actually is while submerged!


Getting back to the subject in hand… shrinking testicles. You will all be mightily relieved to know that once you complete your Dianabol use, or indeed ANY anabolic steroids, this problem will naturally correct itself.

It does this because the hormones in the steroid which remain in your body are gradually cleared out; this allows natural testosterone production to begin again. The testosterone production team in the testicle factory has settled their dispute, the 3 day a week go-slow turns into a 7 day a week efficient testosterone production line, and your testicles regain their fullness and normal size.

Common Sense Negates These Common Testosterone Issues

So, anyone who tries to tell you that D-bol can permanently affect your testosterone levels is, quick frankly, talking a load of B…alderdash!


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