This is where it all started. The oral form was originally developed back in 1956 by Dr. John Ziegler and Ciba labs. This was the first steroid used by American athletes and was the only steroid anyone in this country talked about until the late 1970’s, by which time it had earned the nickname, “the breakfast of champions;” a sly wink at 1971 Kurt Vonnegut satire about depravity in the modern age—that and the fact several pro-football clubs greeted their players each morning with breakfast and those little pink pills. Methandrostenolone is by far the most popular steroid used by athletes. Ciba labs discontinued the brand name Dianabol in USA during the 1990’s because the FDA decided the only people using this drug were athletes. Dianabol pictures:
Although the original pharmaceutical steroid Dianabol did have some adverse or annoying side effects such as possible damage to the liver, Legal Dianabol does not cause such adverse effects. For instance, the pharmaceutical steroid could also cause gynecomastia, which is a sudden decrease in the male hormone, testosterone, and a resulting increase of estrogen, the female hormone, in the body. This can result in enlarged breast tissue in some men and often causes pronounced water retention, which can be a hindrance to engaging in long periods of strenuous physical activity.
As of the printing of Anabolics 2000 I reported no preparation that was being made in a dosage over 5mg, but just two years later we now have several preparations carrying l0mg, and one weighing in with an incredible 25mg per tablet. That equates to 5 normal Dianabol tablets worth of steroid, which I think is clearly indicative of a new trend in steroid manufacturing. Understanding that the steroid market in many parts of the world really caters to athletes, many producers have seemingly been rushing to release newer and more shockingly high dosed products. Not only Dianabol, but also versions of Testosterone cypionate, Testosterone propionate, nandrolone decanoate, nandrolone laurate, stanozolol, boldenone undecylenate and oxandrolone have been released in the past two years carrying higher dosages than ever before seen commercially. With the extremely lucrative market for steroids at this time there is little doubt that this trend will continue.