Dbol decreases TBG levels less than fluoxymesterone but with a slightly greater increase in TBPA 8 . Methandrostenolone is orally active due to the presence of the C-17 methyl group. As such, this compound is liver toxic but many do not consider it to be much of a concern because users tend to consume doses in the 20 to 30 mg range and some report Dbol to be effective in doses as low as 5 mg per day. A study in the literature reported a gain of just over 5 pounds with just three weeks of methandrostenolone dosed at only 5 mg twice daily 9 . Larger doses are not uncommon (up to 100 mg per day) but with larger doses, liver toxicity could become a concern. This drug has been shown to build up red blood cells in a similar manner to most other androgens with similar efficacy 10 . Dbol is stacked with just about any other steroid due to the fact that it is easily obtainable and very cheap. Some have suggested that methandrostenolone doses should be split up through the day due to the short half-life while others report that once a day dosing is sufficient.
There are two types of Dianabol that shoppers will encounter no matter where they look: pharmaceutical grade Dianabol and underground lab (UGL) grade Dianabol. As the names imply, pharmaceutical grade drugs are those which are manufactured by fully licensed and FDA-approved pharmaceutical companies that manufacture these drugs for sale on the prescription market. However, in the case of off-label use for bodybuilding and athletic purposes, these drugs are often diverted clandestinely into the black market. UGL products are simply manufactured by unlicensed, unapproved, and often amateur underground laboratories that sell their products for far cheaper than their pharmaceutical grade counterparts.