When it comes to oral steroids, there is only one name that comes to mind for many bodybuilders and athletes out there – Dianabol.
Although it’s arguably the king of steroids in terms of quick, pronounced gains, Trenbolone comes in a very close second.
Here is what you need to know about oral Trenbolone and how it compares to Dianabol, one of the most powerful steroids on the market today.
Similarities and Differences
Oral Trenbolone and Dianabol have much in common (Trenbolone is also available in injection form).
They’re both taken orally, which eliminates the need for injections and makes measuring a dose a breeze.
They’re both preferred by anyone interested in adding bulk, and they can both significantly improve strength, decrease post-workout pain and fatigue, and boost endurance so you can get more out of every workout.
Having said this, there are significant differences to note. These differences mainly lie in the most common side effects.
Whereas Dianabol is an extremely “wet” steroid that can cause significant bloating as its main side effect, Trenbolone is known for its ability to cause insomnia, low libido, anxiety, and even erectile dysfunction in some men.
Most of these Dianabol side effects are mitigatable with the right doses, cycle lengths, and supplements, however. Finally, Trenbolone is better suited for cutting cycles than Dianabol due to its ability to burn fat and retain lean muscle without causing water weight gain.
Dosage and Cycle Lengths
Oral Trenbolone is usually available in 250mcg pills, which makes it easy for you to measure the appropriate dose. While some enjoy amazing results from a dose as low as 250mcg each day, others push the dose as high as 500mcg per day, divided into two daily 250mcg doses.
Ideally, you should take it for no longer than six weeks and give yourself at least a six-week break between doses. This way, you can minimize the risk of liver damage. Never stack Trenbolone with another oral steroid as this can be quite dangerous in terms of hepatotoxicity.
Dianabol, on the other hand, comes in both 10mg and 25mg tablets. Because Dianabol is so powerful, it is best to titrate your dose until you discover your own personal level of tolerance.
For example, you could start with 10mg per day for the first few days, then increase your dose by about 5mg per day until you get the results you want.
The maximum dose that is considered safe is 50mg per day, but such a dose is only recommended for advanced users who have taken Dianabol in the past. Like oral Trenbolone, Dianabol is hepatotoxic and should never be paired with other oral steroids.
Keep your cycle lengths to no more than 12 weeks at a 10mg dose and no more than six weeks on a 50mg dose, and give yourself breaks equal to cycle lengths between each cycle.
Some people push their Dianabol doses as high as 80mg a day, but those who do only use it for a period of four weeks or less, and usually as a kickstart for a cycle with a longer-acting steroid. For example, it is not uncommon to see a more advanced steroid user take 75mg to 80mg of Dianabol a day for four weeks all while using Trenbolone injections during the same timeframe.
Then, by the time he stops the Dianabol, he’s already experiencing significant gains and the Trenbolone has built to peak concentration in his body. In this case, he should not take Testosterone pills due to the increased risk of hepatotoxicity.
Important Supplements for Cycles
When using either Dianabol or oral Tren, incorporating a product such as milk thistle into your stack can serve you well. This natural herb has been clinically shown to help protect the liver when taking anabolic steroids. You should also ideally use some form of testosterone in your stack as your body’s natural production will shut down during your cycles.
Any form of testosterone will do in this case; carefully measure your dose based upon the ester you have available to you. If you choose to stack either steroid with another for increased performance enhancement, make sure you’re using an injectable steroid. As mentioned, pairing two oral products can drastically increase your risk of liver damage.
Dianabol is known for its quick and substantial aromatization, but Trenbolone is not. Nevertheless, the testosterone you need to stack with your oral Tren cycle does aromatize, and this means you will need to use an AI no matter which of the two you choose. The three options are Letrozole, Aromasin, and Arimidex, but the latter is typically the mildest of the three as well as the most widely available. It is also relatively affordable.
Required Post-Cycle Therapy
Both Dianabol and oral Trenbolone suppress your body’s ability to produce testosterone naturally. This means you’ll need to plan for proper post-cycle therapy (PCT) after you use either steroid.
Both steroids have very short half-lives – six hours for oral Tren and roughly four hours for Dianabol – so you’ll want to start your PCT immediately. The best option involves using a SERM, such as Clomid or Nolvadex.
On the day after your last dose, take 150mg of Clomid or 40mg of Nolvadex, and continue taking thos daily dose for about four weeks. After the first two weeks, divide this dose in half. If you still feel sluggish after the fourth week, divide the dose in half again and continue for another week or two until the symptoms subside.
HGH and hCG are also popular for PCT after using oral Trenbolone or Dianabol, but they are not required in the same way as SERMs. If you want to incorporate HGH into your cycle, you should start it four to six weeks before the end of your cycle, then continue for at least six weeks after.
Remember that HGH takes several weeks to build up in your body and produce results, so taking it for four to six weeks will do very little to help you. If you choose to use hCG, you should wait three days after your cycle ends and take your hCG for a period of 10 days before starting your SERM.
Oral Trenbolone and Dianabol both have their perks and downfalls. Although they are very much the same in many regards, they are also very different – particularly in terms of the side effects they can produce. Your choice will depend primarily on your own personal preferences as both are well-suited to provide excellent gains in very short order.