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Tbol vs Dbol

About Tbol
Known as "Dianabol without bloating.” Turinabol (Tbol) has remained an excellent choice for bodybuilders and elite athletes for years. Structure of this anabolic steroid is very similar to the structure of Dianabol, which is still best known for its links to East Germany's state-sponsored doping program.

Turinabol has an active life of 16 hours (half-life of 8 hours) and is available in oral and injectable forms. Though, injectable forms are almost never seen on the market.  Tbol has the molecular weight of 334.8854 g/mol at the base and can be detected over a period of six weeks.

One of the best things about Turinabol is that this steroid promotes slow but exceptional muscle mass and strength gains. Hard, refined looks can be expected by users of this steroid in as short as 4 to 8 weeks. Tbol is also admired for its ability to promote fat-free mass and is an excellent choice for athletes looking for hard and well defined muscle mass. Moreover, use of  Tbol is associated with: increased muscle mass, increased muscle fiber size, increased protein synthesis, and performance improvements.

turinabol chemical structure

Fig 1. Turinabol Chemical Structure

About Dbol
Dianabol (also known as Dbol and Methandrostenolone) is one of the most trusted and oldest steroids in the world of athletics and bodybuilding.  Categorized as a Schedule III drug under the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 1990, this performance enhancing drug is best described as a very anabolic and androgenic drug that provides little progestational activity. Ideal for bulking cycles, Dbol is popular among beginners as well as experienced steroid users and athletes.

Dbol has a profound effect on protein metabolism, helping boost muscle growth and IGF levels. Use of Dbol is also linked to an improvement in body calcium and potassium levels.  Ideally used at the start of a long bulking cycle to kickstart mass and strength gains, Dianabol provides that 'magic' kickstart everyone is looking for.  It's always thought that dbol kicks in right away after taking the first pill, but that's not always factual.  In general, guys are reporting a dbol-kick after the 3rd dose of the drug.  It's a perfect combination with deca durabolin if you're looking for that old-school wet bulking cycle.

Methandrostenolone-dianabol chemical structure

Fig 2. Methandrostenolone Chemical Stucture

Tbol versus Dbol
In the world of professional and amateur bodybuilding, Turinabol is considered a superior option to Dianabol. This is primarily due to the fact that while muscle mass and strength gains made with Tbol are easier to keep, Dbol gains (though more dramatic and better than Tbol gains) can be lost by as much as 50 percent once bodybuilders are off the cycle. This is likely due to a high percentage of water retention, both intracellular and subcutaneous, being lost post cycle.

When it comes to price, Tbol is a costlier drug than Dbol; in recent years, you can pay almost double price mg for mg when you buy tbol instead of dbol.

While Dbol is an excellent drug to bulk up, use of this steroid can result in elevated blood pressure and fluid retention. On the other hand, Tbol use is rarely associated with estrogenic side effects like gynecomastia and excess fluid retention. In other words, gains made with Dbol may be more pronounced (you look bigger and more puffy) but they are characterized by fluid retention.  At the same time, the gains made with Turinabol may be less (more dry) as compared to those made with Dbol, but they are very clean and easier to keep post cycle.

Dianabol is a better steroid than Tbol when it comes to physical aesthetics, aggression, and strength. Tbol is characterized by a low androgenic activity level when compared to Dbol, but Turinabol demonstrates a superior balance of anabolic and androgenic effects than Dbol. Moreover, Turinabol is an ideal steroid for athletes who are frequently tested as this steroid can quickly break down in the body and Tbol metabolites are excreted relatively faster through the urine as compared to Dbol metabolites.




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Albert Wolfgang is a professional medical writer with over 20 years of experience. He hold multiple personal training certifications, including the coveted NASM and AFAA certificates. He graduated with honors with a B.S. and M.S. in biochemistry with a minor in physical studies. Albert and his team have trained over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, including Hollywood stars and many up and coming fitness stars.

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