When it comes to oral steroids for bulking, two names come to mind: Anadrol and Dianabol. Understanding the differences between the two can help you make the right decision the first time and enjoy massive gains with relatively few side effects.
The Anadrol vs Dianabol Debate
Anadrol and Dianabol are both oral anabolic steroids that can provide massive gains in relatively short order. In either case, bodybuilders and athletes can gain between 20 and 30 pounds in as little as six to eight weeks with either compound and the right diet and exercise program. The real debate between the two comes down to maintaining gains at the end of a cycle. Because both of these steroids are highly androgenic, both steroids also cause water retention. Many users claim that Anadrol is more likely to cause bloating, headaches, and appetite loss than Dianabol is, but this is arguable. Plenty of other users claim the opposite; Dianabol causes few side effects but provides massive gains.
Anadrol: Pros and Cons
Anadrol can provide some pretty amazing results at higher doses, and some users report gaining up to 25 pounds in as little as eight weeks. Anadrol does not aromatize, which means that there is no abundance of estrogen to contend with during a cycle. However, they also noted that these gains came with some significant side effects, including but not limited to debilitating headaches, massive bloating, general malaise, and dangerously high blood pressure.
Dianabol: Pros and Cons
On the other hand, users say that Dianabol provides the same gains, although not of the same quality, over the same period of time. Most people tolerate Dianabol better than Anadrol and report a sense of overall well-being instead of fatigue and depression. Finally, while Dianabol does cause some water retention, it is less than that of Anadrol. However, the main complaint with Dianabol is that the gains simply do not last. Once users come off of their cycles and the water weight starts to dissipate, the gains go out the door.
Although the debate rages on (and probably always will) there is a solution for getting the best of both worlds, and that involves using both compounds together in a cycle. Although both of these oral compounds are liver toxic, you can use them safely at moderate doses during short cycles and alongside a liver protectant supplement. The most common dose involves a 10-week cycle during which you take 50mg of Dianabol and 100mg of Anadrol per day. The synergistic effects are quite noticeable