What is Turinabol?

What is Turinabol?

Turinabol or Tbol is an oral steroid which gained most of its notoriety in the ‘90s. It is actually a derivative of Dianobol, so follows some of its characteristics, however, a milder version. It doesn’t aromatize and gains are a little more subtle.  

Tbol has a much broader appeal when it comes to its use in sport. Thanks to its ability to build lean muscle it has found its place in endurance and speed sports as well as bodybuilding and fitness competitions.

Interestingly, Tbol is rumoured to have first been manufactured in the late ‘60s to early ‘70s and is the main steroid associated with the ‘East German Doping Machine’. Referring to the use of anabolic steroids in the Olympics from around the mid-’70s to the late ‘80s. 

At the time most athletes were simply told they were taking vitamins. One of which was a little blue pill, not viagra! But actually Turinabol. There were no tests for oral Tbol at that time so it is assumed as many as ten-thousand athletes could have been enhanced.

Gains from Tbol are considered moderate but lean. Unlike Winstrol, which many people suffer from dry joints with, Turinabol also found a home in speed and endurance sports thanks to its nature of being a performance-enhancing drug without serious side effects. 

Many athletes from boxers and MMA fighters, to cyclists and runners, have found success running Tbol. In the bodybuilding world, Tbol is most commonly used on a cutting cycle where minimum water weight is preferred. 

Of course, taking a c17 alpha alkylated tablet does have its downsides. Side effects can be more widespread and common when taken without precaution or run for longer and high dose cycles.

Androgenic Rating: No current data

Anabolic Rating: 100

Turinabol gains and cycle
Turinabol by Pharmacom Labs

How Much Does Turninabol Cost?

Tbol is quite similar to Dianabol in terms of costs.

Users can expect to pay around £25 – £45 per 100 tabs.

It is most commonly found in 10mg tablets.

What Does a Turinabol Cycle Look Like?

One of the most appealing things about Tbol is its versatility as a steroid. It can be run solo and it can be run as a kickstart to a longer steroid cycle. More often than not it will be run as a part of a cutting cycle with test prop, however, it can also be used as a part of a mass building cycle.

Usually, doses range around 40mg – 80mg per day. At this range, users can expect to have a boost in strength as well as lean muscle gains. Gains will not be as pronounced as they would be on its big brother, Dianabol, however, they will be much leaner.

When running solo, Tbol cycles are 4 – 6 weeks in length. Ample time to reap the benefits of this drug while not pushing your body into territory where more strain can cause more side effects.

As with anything to do with performance-enhancing drugs, not everything works for everyone. It is important to listen to your body and see what works for you. 

Example Turinbol Cycles

Beginner Turinabol Cycle

Weeks 1 – 6

  • 40mg Turinabol daily
  • Weeks 6 – 8 PCT

More Experienced Turinabol Cycle

Weeks 1 – 12

  • Monday 1 x 250mg Testosterone 
  • Thursday 1 x 250mg Testosterone 
  • 50mg Turinabol daily for the first four weeks
  • AI (Aromatise inhibitor)
  • Weeks 12 – 14 PCT

Advanced Turinabol Cycle

Weeks 1 – 12

  • Monday 1 x 250mg Testosterone / 200mg Tren
  • Thursday 1 x 250mg Testosterone / 200mg Tren
  • 80mg Turinabol daily for the first four weeks
  • AI (Aromatise inhibitor)
  • Weeks 12 – 14 PCT
Turinabol gains new cycle
Turinabol by Genesis

What Are The Side Effects of Turinabol

Any drug can have side effects and steroids are no different. Side effects of Tbol can come in various ways, however, it is important to note when taking oral steroids they can affect the liver much more than injectable steroids.

Side effects from steroids can affect the cardiovascular system, estrogenic and androgenic.

When using anabolic/androgenic steroids, it is essential to understand the risks associated with the use and also how to minimise the chances of them occurring. 

It is important to note that not everyone will experience side effects from steroids. It is essential to know and understand the risk associated with them, though. 

Winstrol has also been known to be used by female competitors, the side effects for women can be much more serious and often not reversible.

We can break down the side effects of Tbol into the following subjects;

 

  • Estrogenic side effects
  • Androgenic side effects
  • Cardiovascular side effects
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Natural testosterone shutdown

Androgenic Side Effects Of Halotestin

The androgenic rating of Turinabol is a bit of a mystery and it is also primarily classified as an anabolic steroid. Yet, many people report suffering from oily skin, breakouts on the back and shoulders as well as deepening of the voice and an increase in body hair growth.

If you suffer from male pattern baldness, it is possible Tbol will increase the rate at which you are losing hair.

Estrogenic Side Effects

Turinabol does not aromatize into estrogen within the body. As such users who would normally be more sensitive to estrogen-based side-effects can run Turinabol without an issue. 

Cardiovascular Side Effects

Tbol can affect cholesterol levels by reducing HDL or ‘good cholesterol’ and increasing LDL ‘bad cholesterol’. This shift, over time, can result in the hardening of the artery walls and higher levels of fat in the bloodstream leading to strokes, or heart attacks if left unchecked and untreated.

It is highly recommended for anyone thinking about running a cycle, or who has already run one to get blood tests done at least every three months. This not only allows you to know what is going in regards to your health but also make any necessary adjustments before starting.

Does Turinabol affect the liver?

Tbol is a c17 alpha-alkylated drug. This means a larger portion of the compound survives being broken down by the liver and enters the bloodstream. This passing causes extra strain as the liver has to work much harder to process it.

Damage to the liver can happen in doses from as little as 10mg per day and above. Running longer cycles exposes the liver to more damage over a prolonged period of time. 

Natural Testosterone Shutdown 

Using any form of steroid will lead to the suppression of your natural test production. This often returns after the cycle has stopped. In rare cases or when users have been on cycle for prolonged periods, people can be shut down permanently or suffer from low testosterone levels for many years.

PCT ancillaries such as HCG can help keep the testes stimulated and producing natural testosterone. It is usually taken as a part of a PCT (post cycle therapy).

Benefits of using Turinabol

  • Oral tablet, convenient and easy to take
  • Great lean muscle gain
  • Perfect for athletes in fighting, or endurance sports
  • No estrogenic side effects
  • Considered quite mild, suitable for first-time users

Conclusion

Turinabol, generally, is a mild natured and well-handled drug for beginners and more experienced athletes alike. In recent years it has become a particular favourite among regular gym-goers looking to improve on their summer physique. 

If you’re looking for a boost to your current cycle or are just after a stand-alone steroid to help push your gains to the next level then Tbol is probably one of the safest and best bets on the market. 

 

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