Turinabol possesses a very low androgenic strength rating of 6 alongside an anabolic strength rating of 53, making it very favorable in the department of side effects to gains ratio. Very little in the way of androgenic side effects should be seen at the Turinabol doses necessary to build mass and strength, and even higher. Unfortunately, however, Turinabol is a weaker anabolic steroid than its parent hormone Dianabol. Turinabol, for all intents and purposes, possesses roughly half the anabolic strength of Testosterone. Therefore, in order to make considerable gains, Turinabol dosages need to be considerably high in comparison to other compounds such as Dianabol or Testosterone, for example. However, as previously mentioned, the advantage is the near absence of androgenic side effects (and complete absence of estrogenic side effects) – but the trade-off is the fact that the Turinabol doses required to elicit a considerable effect must be considerably large.
As a result of its considerably weak anabolic strength, Turinabol is therefore utilized mostly by athletes and bodybuilders during fat loss and cutting phases of dieting/training where high(er) Turinabol doses are not required. For the purposes of bulking, strength gaining, and mass addition, Turinabol is not well suited. For those who wish to utilize it for such a purpose, Turinabol doses would need to be much higher. Turinabol is actually regarded by many as a ‘beginner’ type of oral anabolic steroid in and of itself that can effectively be utilized in one of a beginner’s first several cycles (perhaps a beginner’s second ever cycle, for example). The reasoning behind such an attitude towards Turinabol is the fact that it is completely void of estrogenic side effects, and its androgenic side effects are very minimal. This allows Turinabol to be well tolerated by many, and might in fact be suitable as a beginner anabolic steroid over compounds such as Dianabol, but the main reason as to why it is not actually used as such is likely due to its cost:effectiveness ratio in comparison to Dianabol, where Dianabol is normally regarded by many anabolic steroid users as “the best bang for the buck”, but perhaps at the expense of increased androgenic and estrogenic side effects.
Medical Turinabol Dosage
Although no actual literature in regards to medical prescription information is available in regards to medical Turinabol doses, commonly prescribed doses have been found to be in the range of 5 – 10mg daily for male patients. Common female prescriptionTurinabol doses are in the range of 1 – 2.5mg daily.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Turinabol Dosages
Depending on the individual’s goals, beginners will find comfortable Turinabol doses in the range of 15 – 30mg per day, although this is considered a low dose range where gains will not be exceptionally dramatic by any means. Such a Turinabol dose would provide noticeable but steady lean gains and almost nothing in the way of androgenic side effects (except for those most sensitive to androgenic effects, for example). Intermediate anabolic steroid users would definitely find even greater progress in the way of strength and mass gains upwards of 30 – 50mg per day with still very low incidences or chances of androgenic side effects manifesting. Advanced Turinabol doses land in the range of 50 – 80mg per day (and sometimes even higher), which would of course provide more dramatic strength and mass gains but at the expense of increased androgenic side effects at such an increased Turinabol dose. In general, however, most users find satisfactory results in the middle of the total previously mentioned doses, which would be around 50mg per day. Doses lower than 40mg per day tend to be utilized merely for the preservation of lean mass during fat loss and cutting phases.
Historically, literature shows us that Turinabol was utilized by the East German weight lifting team at 10 grams per year (which equates to approximately 27mg/day), and this documentation also notes that the leading East German sprinter was administered no more than 730mg per year (which equates to approximately 2mg per day
Female Turinabol Dosage
In the bodybuilding and athletics department, appropriate female Turinabol doses would land in the range of 5 – 10mg per day. Turinabol is regarded as one of the more suitable anabolic steroids for females, given its androgenic rating of 6. The extremely weak androgenic nature of Turinabol is what grants female Turinabol users with the ability to experience considerable strength and physique changes with very little to no androgenic side effects. However, doses of 10mg or more per day have demonstrated virilization side effects in women1, and many female East German Olympic athletes were administered doses much higher than this (15 – 35mg per day), although of course virilization had become an issue eventually.
Proper Administration and Timing of Turinabol Dosage
Turinabol exhibits a half-life of 16 hours, which is considerably long for an oral anabolic steroid when other compounds such as Dianabol are taken into consideration with its half-life of 4.5 – 6 hours. As a result, there is normally no requirement to split up Turinabol doses throughout the day. Many individuals would do perfectly fine to administer the full dose in the morning upon waking up, for example. If one wishes to split up Turinabol doses throughout the day, it can be done without issues as well, but normally with a 16 hour half-life Turinabol does not require split doses any greater than twice per day. If split-dosing protocols are to be used, a common practice is to consume half of the daily Turinabol dose upon rising first thing in the morning, and the second at night in the evening.
Expectations and Results from Turinabol Dosages
It has been mentioned many times that Turinabol is capable of providing steady quality lean gains consistently over time, without any additional water weight, bloating, or fat gain/retention. This is due to the complete absence of estrogenic effects, as Turinabol cannot chemically bind with the aromatase enzyme (the enzyme responsible for converting androgens into estrogen). It’s androgenic effects are very weak, and with a rating of 6, it should be possible for Turinabol doses to rise quite high without as much of a risk for androgenic side effects as many other anabolic steroids at the equivalent dose. Outside of bodybuilding, many speed athletes such as sprinters or boxers opt to utilize Turinabol for all of these advantages.
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