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Oral Turinabol is one of those anabolic androgenic steroids that has an aura of mystery about it.
Perhaps that mystery is the result of its rather dubious history.
Regardless of its romanticized origin, those interested in using Turinabol for bodybuilding are advised to have a basic understanding of Turinabol.
Know what it is, how it works, and the potential for side effects.
Is Oral Turinabol As Potent As They Say?
In most cases, oral anabolic androgenic steroids like Turinabol are considered to be less effective than injectable steroids.
This is due to the need for the drug to pass through digestive processes and liver filtration before any of its active components can be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Not much is known about use of oral Turinabol because after the Berlin Wall came down in the 1980s, it continued to be “hoarded” for lack of a better word, by Eastern European athletes.
After its use was discovered by sporting authorities, production pretty much disappeared.
Very little is actually known regarding how bodybuilders or athletes used it. It was known to:
Provide impressive enhancement of endurance and stamina
Increase lean muscle mass
Reduce the potential for water weight gain (fairly common with most anabolic androgenic steroids)
Boost testosterone levels – which not only influenced libido, but leaner fat ratios, increased bulk of muscles, and buttressed bone strength
Despite the fact that Turinabol was an oral drug, and most oral drugs are known for contributing to liver stress and toxicity, this steroid was not often associated with such toxicity.
However, that’s not to say that oral Turinabol doesn’t have a negative influence on the liver.
It can disrupt and otherwise interfere with the activities of a number of liver enzymes that can detrimentally affect optimal liver function.
Oral Turinabol Before & After Expectations
Turinabol is not especially known as a particularly fast-acting anabolic androgenic steroid, but based on its molecular structure, it does tend to resist aromatization or conversion from testosterone into estrogen in the male body.
Some claim that Turinabol doesn’t promote any anabolic tendencies whatsoever, but this may not hold true for every user.
Turinabol is often combined with a selective androgen receptor modulator or SARM.
This gives the bodybuilder the opportunity to experience the benefits of Turinabol’s anabolic effects while the SARM will provide the anabolic or tissue-building potential.
Turinabol Dosage Recommendations
When it comes to dosage, bodybuilders will find references to Turinabol/Tbol.
But again, milligram strength and dosage recommendations may differ depending on the manufacturer and country of origin.
East German athletes were believed to take anywhere from 20 mg daily to 50 mg daily. So it may be true that even at low dosages, oral Turinabol was extremely potent.
The table below is a suggestion for doses that a beginner, an intermediate, and an advanced user may refer to.
Beginner 10-30mg a day
Intermediate 30-50mg per day
Advanced 50-80mg each day
Some advanced users can go above the 80mg maximum dose. However, the side effects of the steroid are more pronounced. On the positive side, the muscle build, strength, and other good properties of the steroid are achieved faster.
Many more users take a middle ground and work with Turinabol 50mg per day. Doses lower than this are usually used for the purpose of maintaining muscle bulk and lean status but not for active athletic events.
To illustrate how different athletes have used different doses of Turinabol to serve their sports goals, consider how it was used in the former East Germany. Body builders used an average of 27mg per day while a then renowned sprinter of that country used about 2mg only per day.
Today, a number of underground labs manufacture what they claim is the original oral Turinabol, although it can be difficult to know for sure, due to counterfeiting, which of these products is actually genuine.
Some may be similar to the original, but manufacture of the 1960s-era drug is long gone.
Today, when reviewing a number of bodybuilding websites and forum board discussion threads, potential users of Turinabol may find suggestions for a dose as low as 10 mg a day for a six-week long cycle.
Even such a low dose is perceived as sufficient to promote benefits while at the same time reducing the risk of side effects.
Nevertheless, common dosages today range from 15 mg daily to 40 mg daily, and it is often stacked with other steroids to boost benefits.
Note – avoid taking two oral anabolic androgenic steroids together to enhance benefits. Doing so places additional stress on the liver and can cause negative influences in a relatively short time.
Oral Turinabol Side Effects
Oral Turinabol has been called a mild oral anabolic steroid.
It is usually compared to Primobolan and Anavar (aka. Oxandrolone).
There is no estrogenic component in Turinabol, which means that users typically don’t see an increase in their estrogen levels.
When the chemical structure of Turinabol is altered so that carbon 1 and carbon 2 have a double bond in between them and 4-chloro is changed, the androgenic strength is reduced greatly.
Women benefit from the low androgenic rating because it is a mild steroid in terms of virilization side effects. There are androgenic side effects, but it is generally understood to be safe for female athletes and bodybuilders at low doses.
If you take a high dose of Turinabol, you will still get androgenic symptoms like acne, aggression, and “roid rage.”
The enzyme “5-alpha reductase” metabolizes Turinabol into a more powerful androgenic metabolite.
There is very little rate of reduction through 5-alpha reductase. It not felt that 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finastride, Proscar, and Dutasteride are effective to use.
Side effects associated with oral Turinabol are similar to those that have been noted with use of other anabolic androgenic steroids.
Some of the most common side effects include suppression of endogenous testosterone and high blood pressure. Other cardiovascular issues are possible.
The higher the dosage, the greater the risk of developing atherosclerosis, cardiac hypertrophy, or other heart related conditions.
Before using oral Turinabol or any oral anabolic androgenic steroid, do the homework and proceed with caution.
Historical Origins of Oral Turinabol
Oral Turinabol was developed by East German chemists in the early 1960s after the construction of the Berlin Wall.
The wall effectively separated western Germany from eastern Germany and served as an effective symbolic barrier defining East/West for many Eastern Bloc countries until the 1980s.
The drug was developed and used in secret by East German athletes competing in sporting events including the Olympics during those years.
It also has a unique reputation of being one of the very few anabolic androgenic steroids that was not developed for use in medical treatments, but rather strictly for muscle and strength gain as well as enhanced physical performance of their athletes.
Today, use of oral Turinabol for bodybuilding or any anabolic androgenic steroid is not recommended nor condoned by medical professionals around the world.