Often called “mild Dianabol” by athletes and bodybuilders around the world, Turinabol is one of the world’s most popular steroids.
Although it does not provide outstanding results when used alone, it can go a long way toward boosting the effects of other steroids stacked with it.
If you are considering using Dianabol, the following information can help you decide if an oral Turinabol cycle is a better alternative for you.
The Differences at the Molecular Level
Oral Turinabol is, for the most part, the same compound as Dianabol with only a few minor exceptions. Turinabol has an added chlorine at the -4 position, which means that it is alkylated and therefore will not aromatize.
However, this molecular change also means that Turinabol is not as powerful as Dianabol, particularly in terms of weight gain. In fact, its primary role in performance enhancement comes from its ability to enhance the effects of other steroids stacked with it.
Common Oral Tbol Stacks
Because oral Turinabol is so dependent on the other steroids in a stack, and because it amplifies the effects of the other steroids in those stacks, you can use an oral Turinabol cycle to meet about any of your performance goals. The chart below shows some popular stacks based on goals.
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Remember that you should never use Tbol tablets alongside other oral steroids as this exacerbates the risk of liver damage. In fact, you should be sure to take at least a six-week break after using oral Turinabol before introducing another oral steroid for this reason.
Oral Turinabol and SHBG
When comparing Turinabol to Dianabol, another difference is the fact that Turinabol binds to the SHBG (sex hormone binding globule), reducing the amount that is available in the body.
When this occurs, any other anabolic substance that is introduced extraneously, including testosterone, can go to work building the proteins necessary for muscle growth.
Dianabol, on the other hand, allows for much faster weight gain since it significantly enhances nitrogen retention.
However, Dianabol is notorious for causing water weight gain, and most athletes who use Dianabol note that they lose a good percentage of their gains post-cycle as a result.
Differences in Side Effects
Perhaps the most notable difference between oral Tbol and Dianabol is the occurrence of side effects. Thanks to the alkylated oral form of Turinabol, it cannot aromatize within the body.
This means that men will not need to fear the worst steroid side effects like gynecomastia or the development of other female characteristics. Tbol is also mild in terms of sexual side effects; most users do not experience any marked changes in their libidos. Conversely, Dianabol does aromatize, and its oral form is highly hepatotoxic whereas oral Tbol is only mildly so.
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to oral Turinabol and other oral anabolic steroids is liver damage. Though some experts will claim that the risk of such damage is entirely overblown, even when it comes to the strongest of steroids (like Dianabol), doctors and healthcare professionals warn that the dangers are very real.
Turinabol pills do not possess the same properties as Dianabol pills, so they are not as liver toxic. Regardless, no matter which oral you choose, it is imperative that you follow dosing and cycling guidelines carefully.
Some other ways to protect your liver while using an oral Turinabol cycle (or any other oral, for that matter) include the following:
- Use milk thistle, which has been shown in numerous studies to keep liver enzymes in check. Though it is not a guarantee, it can certainly help, and it is available in most drug, department, and herbal supplement stores at a low price.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages a week before, during, and a few weeks after your cycle to give your liver time to heal. Alcohol can exacerbate the damage caused by oral steroids, even in small amounts. Avoiding alcohol during this time is an added layer of protection.
- Use liver-damaging medications sparingly. Certain medications, including OTC acetaminophen and other drugs that your doctor may prescribe, can also cause liver damage when used excessively – or when used as directed alongside oral Turinabol. If you’re not sure whether the medications you take are hepatotoxic, you can check with your pharmacist.
When to Use Turinabol
In most cases, it is possible to incorporate Turinabol into bulking and cutting stacks alike. Due to its mild hepatotoxicity, though, it is best to avoid pairing it with other oral steroids since most of these are also hepatotoxic.
When paired up with injectable Trenbolone acetate, for example, Tbol boosts its ability to provide strength, stamina, and rapid muscle gain.
Along those same lines, when paired with injectable Primobolan Depot, a popular compound for cutting, Turinabol boosts its ability to maintain muscle mass while cutting calories for a ripped, toned, vascular look.
You can also consider oral Turinabol when you’ve tried Dianabol and found it to be too harsh for your body. Some men cannot tolerate the effects of Dianabol, even at very low doses, which leaves them feeling exasperated and hopeless.
Adding oral Tbol pills to a cycle with a milder bulking steroid can produce gains, and while these may not be as dramatic as those afforded by Dianabol, they are typically of higher quality and more easily maintained post-cycle. Many people also find some success with Tbol only cycles, though gains are relatively small.
Can Women Use Oral Turinabol?
Though studies are limited, the effects of Turinabol on women were observed back in the 1960s when coaches in East Germany gave it to their female athletes for performance enhancement. They were given considerably low doses of just 5mg to 15mg a day, and the results were startling.
Almost all the female athletes who used Turinabol experienced virilization to some degree, and some experienced severe virilization to the point that they grew facial hair and Adam’s apples.
Aside from this, these women developed serious heart problems, liver disease, infertility, and psychiatric disorders, and a handful of them even died. Some women still use Turinabol at doses of 2.5mg-5mg but it’s not recommended for women compared to other safer options.
Oral Turinabol is a better alternative to Dianabol in a number of ways. It does not aromatize within the body, it is far less hepatotoxic, and it will not cause the significant water weight gain that many athletes tend to experience with Dianabol. However, like all other anabolic steroids, it is important to use Tbol responsibly along with a healthy diet and workout plan in order to see the best results.