What is Turinabol (TBol)?
Oral Turinabol is an interesting, unique, and potentially very useful anabolic steroid. It is derived from the testosterone compound with a few modifications, providing the steroid with a powerful anabolic action while minimizing androgenic characteristics. More specifically, it is a cross between Methandrostenolone and Clostebol, producing a compound known as 4-Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone. It is officially classified as a C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic androgenic steroid. It tends to be more common among sporting/endurance athletes and beginner bodybuilders as the hallmark properties of Turinabol include increased endurance, stamina, strength, and improved recovery. Perhaps even more powerful is this steroid’s ability to help you get more out of other steroids you’re using. Although it can provide users with moderate, clean mass gains, in most cases, other compounds will be used as the primary anabolic compound for muscle gains. For this reason Tbol should be seriously considered as an addition to a cycle for any steroid user regardless of goal. Whether serious mass gaining steroids are being used or those compounds used for cutting, Turinabol can add another dimension to a cycle that allows you to get much more out of your other steroids while keeping their doses lower. Turinabol is a great alternative for those who don’t like the bloat from Dianabol but still want to gain moderate size and strength.
Oral Turinabol was first released by Jenapharm out of East Germany in 1962. The steroid would enjoy a very high safety rating for decades, not only among men, but in women and children in a therapeutic setting. This steroid was proven to be very effective in the effort to build or protect lean mass and bone mass without severe complications. Without a doubt, this steroid directly benefits athletes, and for that reason, it was commonly used illegally by elite Olympic athletes. When this was discovered, Jenapharm discontinued the product in 1994. Since that time this anabolic steroid has never been manufactured by a true pharmaceutical compounding entity and has become a strictly black market underground anabolic steroid.
Some of the many benefits of Turinabol include:
- Increased protein synthesis
- Boosts strength, speed, and power
- Enhanced muscular endurance and recovery
- Protection against lean tissue degeneration/loss
- Moderate clean mass gains without water retention
- No estrogenic activity
- Increased red blood cell count and nitrogen retention
What is the recommended dosage?
This steroid should be dosed according to not only what you hope to get out of it specifically, but also in the way that it can work with other compounds you’re using in a cycle. It is known to enhance their efficiency by preventing the binding of testosterone, thus, freeing up those other compounds for more efficient use by the body. A relatively low dose of Tbol is generally effective at achieving this goal. Whatever dosage you decide on, the maximum length of use should be no longer than 8 weeks because of risks to liver health.
Beginner and first-time users of TBol may find noticeable benefits with as little as 15-30mg/day while minimizing androgenic side effects. A more suitable dose for most users is in the 30-50mg/day range. At this dose, users will be provided with some mass and strength gains with enhanced endurance and recovery while still minimizing the risk of androgenic effects. It is not uncommon for extremely advanced users to dose up to 80mg/day, but this should be done with extreme caution. The most common dose used during a cutting cycle is 40mg/day to preserve lean muscle tissue.
What does Turinabol stack well with?
Turinabol is a unique compound that has the ability to bind to the SHBG protein, preventing testosterone from binding to it. This frees up more testosterone to circulate, allowing for more efficient use by the body. This property of Tbol is what makes it appealing to bodybuilders. Turinabol can play a powerful supporting role to boost the effectiveness of more powerful steroids like Deca-Durabolin, or even just testosterone itself. By using Turinabol along with other compounds you can expect to be able to see better results with those steroids without the need to pump up the dose simply because they are now working more efficiently and less is going to waste through the binding activity with SHBG.
The most common stacks used with TBol are testosterone, and any nandrolone ester (Deca Durabolin and NPP), however, other compounds like Trenbolone and Equipoise may also be used.