Turinabol is an anabolic steroid often found in oral form. It’s an interesting compound because it’s got lots of data behind it. Back in the days of Eastern Germany, 10 000 German athletes were given Turinabol — led to believe it was just “vitamins”.
In this article, you and I will go over all essential aspects of Turinabol.
What is it? What results and side effects can you expect? How do you dose and cycle it?
Chemistry & History Of Turinabol
Turinabol is an anabolic steroid derived from Dianabol, and its chemical structure is a combination of Dianabol and Clostebol.
You probably know of Dianabol.
It’s the breakfast of champions. It’s what everyone from old school bodybuilders like Arnold Schwarzenegger to newbie steroid users take. It’s known for blowing people up in size and strength, as well as for its prominent side effects. Dianabol bloats you up, gives you acne and much more trouble.
That’s partly because Dianabol converts to estrogen, a female hormone which — when it’s too high — gives you undesirable effects.
But maybe you don’t know about Clostebol?
Clostebol is a pretty weak anabolic steroid derived from testosterone, which is why you don’t hear much about it in bodybuilding circles.
However, Clostebol has one interesting property:
It does not convert into estrogen or into DHT, a male hormone that’s more likely to accelerate hair loss, prostate growth, and aggression.
The combination of these two created Turinabol, a mild AAS…
When scientists combined the chemical structures of Dianabol and Clostebol, they created a new anabolic steroid that was very attractive.
It was derived from Dianabol, but it was not nearly as strong.
However, its chemical similarity to Clostebol means it doesn’t convert to DHT or estrogen — which eliminates the majority of side effects you expect from other steroids.
The outcome? An anabolic steroid that isn’t going to blow you up in size, but it will certainly enhance and make you stronger. And it will have a mild impact on the user’s health compared to other steroids.
Use Of Turinabol In Sports
When you’re an athlete, you generally don’t want to be a muscle monster. You just want enough strength and vigor to excel at the sport you perform, whether it’s gymnastics, swimming or weightlifting.
That’s why Turinabol went out to become one of the world’s most well-known steroids in the sports world.
Its mildness… its solid performance enhancement… was just perfect for so many sports teams.
In 1968, 7 years after Turinabol first got patented, East Germany took their chance:
They introduced a secret policy to give their athletes steroids. To win glory for the motherland.
Roughly 10,000 athletes in Eastern Germany suddenly were told by their coaches to take a brand new kind of “vitamins”.
Those “vitamins” were in reality Turinabol, but the athletes did not know that.
When Birgit Boese, a German athlete, was 11 years old, she and other young athletes at the school were forced to ingest blue pills. At first, she and the others asked what they were.
“They said they were vitamins and minerals that we needed so we wouldn’t get sick from all the hard training,” she explained in a recent interview.
This government-mandated program went on until the fall of the Berlin wall. It succeeded at producing sports champions — but the sports champions were often devastated for life from the year-long, reckless usage of oral steroids.
But let’s get to the meat of Turinabol for bodybuilding purposes:
You are probably wondering how effective Turinabol is…
Even though Turinabol is derived from Dianabol, it’s nowhere as strong. It’s much milder in terms of side effects as well, but don’t expect Turinabol to blow you up like stronger orals such as Dianabol, Superdrol or Anadrol.
Turinabol gives you more similar results to Winstrol and Anavar.
The most noticeable effects will be:
- You will become stronger at a faster pace
- You will grow more muscle over time. It will be lean, and not mostly water weight as with Dianabol.
- You will become more vascular, due to an increased production of nitric oxide — which also gives you better pumps.
It’s impossible to accurately say how much muscle and weight you’ll gain from taking Turinabol. It depends on your size (are you a midget or a flagpole?), experience in the gym, if you’ve taken steroids before, and how well you handle things during the cycle.
But gaining 5-10 pounds of muscle mass with Turinabol isn’t unheard of among first-time steroid users.
Turinabol Side Effects
Of course, no anabolic steroid is completely free from side effects. Even though Turinabol is safer than Dianabol, you still need to be careful.
If you take Turinabol, you risk having these side effects:
Androgenic Side Effects
Androgenic side effects are inevitable when you take anabolic steroids. They are male hormones after all, which means they will have a masculinizing effect in your body.
Some androgenic side effects are:
- You will grow more body hair
- You will lose hair on your scalp faster
- You risk becoming more agressive
- Women need to stay away. You will get a deeper voice, facial hair, broader jaw and growing clitoris.
When you take Turinabol your body thinks it’s testosterone.
Since your body believes it gets extra testosterone from an external source, it goes on holiday. Why would it need to produce testosterone on its own? It gets all it needs from the pills you’re taking.
Your body stops producing as much testosterone as it did before.
It starts slacking off.
The problem is that Turinabol isn’t a replacement for testosterone. With time, you will experience symptoms of low testosterone.
And when you go off Turinabol, your body will be left all alone without any androgenic hormones in the system. That’s why you need to perform a PCT in order to get your testosterone back to healthy levels.
But even though you perform a PCT in the best way possible, you may never recover your testosterone to the levels they were before you took anything.
That is the nature of steroids.
All oral steroids are liver toxic. They are chemically altered to survive your stomach acids and get absorbed by your body, and in the process, they damage your liver a little bit.
The higher the dosage you take, and the longer you take Turinabol for, the more damage your liver will take.
Don’t combine Turinabol with alcohol or other drugs that stress your liver. Consider taking a liver support supplement to protect yourself.
Just like every other steroid or SARM, Turinabol is bad for your blood cholesterol. You will get an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure over time.
Train cardio, eat enough Omega-3 and read more about Cardarine to keep it in check.
Lots of men who want to get into steroids are afraid of needles. Because of that, they choose to only take an oral steroid.
That’s terrible. All steroids suppress your testosterone production. That’s not good, and it will cause you to feel like shit after a while. You can’t get your dick to stand, you’ll be irritatable and depressed.
(I have tried it just to feel what it’s like. You truly feel like shit, and if you’re weak-minded I wouldn’t be surprised if shit like suicidal thoughts arise)
You always need to have a “base” of testosterone to feel okay during a cycle. Your body stops producing testosterone, so you temporarily get it from injections instead.
That means you never should run a Turinabol only cycle. It should at least be Turinabol and Testosterone.
The normal “bro” dosage of Turinabol is 50 mg per day. But that is an arbitrary number that some meathead probably just pulled out of his ass.
Start low. Why not start at 20 mg per day? See how you react to the compound and if you experience any side effects.
Once you feel comfortable, you can think about raising the dosage.
How Long To Cycle
Turinabol is a steroid you do not want to use for more 4-6 weeks. It’s liver toxic, and if you decide to take Turinabol for any longer, it may cause irreversible damage.
I need to tell you this:
Turinabol seems like a mild steroid. But to be honest with you, I don’t think oral steroids are worth it for most men. Especially when it comes to the “mild” orals.
They are still liver toxic, trash your blood lipids, and are in many cases illegal. Which is why I tell you to stay away from Turinabol. And that’s not just legal bullshit — I’m serious!
You just don’t get out enough of it when you weigh it against the side effects.
Think about this instead:
I recommend you to read more about SARMs. They are non-steroidal chemicals that still bind to androgen receptors in your muscle and cause them to grow.
Their side effects are much milder than any steroid, and some of them are just as powerful as Turinabol.
Read about these SARMs instead:
I hope you reconsider,
Until next time,
— Alexander Contrarian