Thanks to the East Germans and their meticulous record keeping the exceptional performance enhancing effects of Turinabol are laid bare. To illustrate, a female shot putter with 14 years of prior clean training under her belt began her first doping program with three cycles of Turinabol over the season which consisted of between 5-15mg per day. Before she embarked on her doping regime she had a reasonable personal best performance of a little under 18m, but after her three Turinabol cycles she broke the world record with a throw of , a giant gain for someone who was already at the cusp of her genetic potential ! Records show she was administered increased dosages after this, working up to 35mg per day, which enabled her to exceed her previous best and throw . Of interest, even long after she ceased her doping program she still had a throw that was roughly one meter further than her previous clean best, indicating that doping has long lasting residual effects. So much for 2-4 year bans, eh?
Oral Turinabol is a C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroid, which refers to the structural change at the hormone’s 17 th carbon position in order for it to survive oral ingestion. However, this necessary alteration causes the compound to be hepatotoxic; the side effects of Oral Turinabol will include liver stress. This is not the most hepatotoxic oral steroid available, but it’s far from the mildest. Use will cause liver enzyme values to increase during use; however, it’s important to understand this increase does not mean damage. An increase in liver enzyme values is a strong indicator of stress and potential damage to come. With responsible use, liver health can be maintained, enzyme values will return to normal once use is discontinued and no damage will be done. In order to avoid damaging side effects of Oral Turinabol of this nature, the following criteria must be held to:
For the athlete looking for an edge a dosing of 20mg per day will generally prove to be the minimal with 40mg per day being far more optimal. While 40mg per day will provide a nice boost in-terms of overall athletic performance if you’re really looking to transform your physique you will probably need a far greater dose. As this steroid will not provide massive amounts of lean tissue most bodybuilders will not mess with it and if they do they will necessarily take massive amounts making it a poor choice for off-season periods of growth. The dieting bodybuilder however might find a more suitable use for the steroid but again there are more efficient choices for this individual. In either case, as it is an anabolic steroid that is hepatic total use should not extend past the 8 week mark but many will find 6 weeks to be just about perfect.
For the female Turinabol user 5mg per day would be the starting point with 10mg per day being the absolute max . Most females will need to start at 5mg per day to see how they react but understand if you approach the 10mg mark you will increase the probability of virilization. While 5mg per day may not sound like much it is important to remember on a per milligram basis Turinabol appears to be much stronger in women than it is in men meaning lower doses will have a far reaching and pronounced affect.