Sometimes it’s difficult to compare any kind of prescription strength drug.
Some have numerous chemical, formulaic, generic, and brand names depending on country of manufacture and pharmaceutical developer.
This is true of methandienone 10 mg tablets.
A bodybuilder may scoff at anything containing only 10 mg, but before upping the dosage, it’s important to know what methandienone is, its mechanism of action and effects on the body, and most importantly, safety.
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Methandienone is just one name given to this prescription strength anabolic androgenic steroid.
It is more commonly known by bodybuilders as Dianabol or more simply just Dbol.
It happens to be one of the most popular steroids used (without a prescription or medical oversight) by bodybuilders for impressive gains in muscle mass and strength.
Methandienone 10 mg tablets, like other forms of anabolic androgenic steroids, are synthetic in nature.
Because they’re developed in the laboratory, they are designed to mimic or are created as a variation of the male hormone testosterone.
Testosterone, mainly considered a male hormone (though it is also manufactured in small amounts by women’s bodies), is responsible for the development and maintenance of secondary sex male characteristics in men:
As with other anabolic androgenic steroids, methandienone 10 mg tablets provide anabolic properties that enhance tissue-building capabilities in muscle.
The drug also, like other anabolic-androgenic steroids, resists catabolic processes, which cause the breakdown of muscle tissue.
Steroids like methandienone are also known to increase and maintain adequate nitrogen balances in the body.
Nitrogen balances are important for bodybuilders because the combination/balance of nitrogen and oxygen are essential not only for strength, but growth of any muscle tissue.
Nitrogen is essential in the manufacture and utilization of amino acids, which serve as the foundation for protein synthesis.
Methandienone 10 mg tablets may seem like an extremely low dose for any anabolic-androgenic steroid, but it may prove adequate for the needs of some bodybuilders.
This is especially so when stacked or cycled with other drugs to either enhance benefits or reduce potential side effects.
Recommendations or suggestions for dosage will differ between bodybuilding websites. Goals and expectations often encourage athletes to take higher than recommended dosages of any type of anabolic androgenic steroid.
Not many bodybuilders tend to take just one methandienone 10 mg tablet and consider it adequate to meet their needs.
The average dosage for bodybuilding is much higher, ranging anywhere between 30 mg and 40 mg a day, which is common in cycles.
They also combine methandienone with some form of testosterone and possibly anti-estrogenic drugs such as Nolvadex, Clomid, or Arimidex.
When used in medical treatments, a daily dosage of approximately 5 mg was considered adequate. The average administration of methandienone 10 mg tablets is to take up to three (30 mg) daily.
Most bodybuilders take even more. Women should use methandienone in any milligram strength cautiously. In fact, women are recommended to split methandienone 10 mg tablets in half, or even quarters due to its strong side effects.
Methandienone 10 mg tablets can and do promote strong virilizing effects in women, which can include:
Still, methandienone 10 mg tablets, while not considered as strong as an injection form of anabolic androgenic steroid, can and does produce results.
Scientific research has determined that long-term or chronic use of methandienone 10 mg tablets (especially when more pills are taken on a daily basis than recommended) or in any dosage, can contribute to muscle bulk increases and emphasize male characteristics that are linked to normal male hormone behaviors and functions.
While a 10 mg tablet of methandienone is not likely to cause side effects for most men, increasing dosage in turn increases the risk of potential side effects.
While methandienone 10 mg tablets may not seem adequate enough to do anything much of an anabolic nature or in regard to side effects, don’t underestimate the potential of any anabolic androgenic steroid.
Altering hormonal levels in the body can contribute to a number of unexpected and surprising side effects.
These side effects can affect numerous body systems that include the endocrine, the metabolic, and of course, the musculoskeletal.
As such, methandienone 10 mg tablets can and do have an effect on the otherwise normal balances of hormones and their functions in the body. Use with caution.