The famous and unknown "methane"

To accept or not to accept methane is the question ...

For “ chemists ” (that is, people who use synthetic drugs to accelerate muscle mass gain) “ methane ” is a word and a concept native to pain; so dear that many of them do not even think about the mechanisms of its effect on the body, dosages, modes of administration and other, generally speaking, important details. Stereotypes prevail here most often - everyone does it, and I will do the same. Nevertheless, there are several of the most popular “modes” for receiving “methane” and some of them differ significantly from each other. But often the first scheme of drug use that comes across becomes an established rule, a dogma, of which there can be no doubt about the truth. Moreover, it is obvious that taking anabolic steroids is fraught with a lot of "pitfalls", known and little-known health risks. Responsible for the possible consequences of the decision to use "methane", of course, will have to whoever made this decision. Despite the fact that a lot has been said and written about this drug, we’ll try to systematize the information and clarify some details so that experiments on our own body would be well thought out. By the way, “ methane ” is officially called methandrostenolone ; we allow ourselves to further use both terms with the understanding of what is at stake. So go ahead!


  • 1 Historical digression necessary for understanding the issue
  • 2 Why do chemists often choose methane? "> 3 Details on methane use
  • 4 On myths and fables associated with the use of "methane"
  • 5 Scheme of methandrostenolone course

Historical digression necessary for understanding the issue

In its usual form (that is, for oral use), methandrostenolone has existed for a long time (according to official data - since 1956). Prior to this, steroid therapy was carried out by injection. With this form of drug administration, two noticeable shortcomings were revealed - the short duration of the substance (therefore, a fair amount of frequent injections was required) and the standard inconvenience of injections (pain, resorption problems, scars, etc.). The latter circumstance is even more significant than the first, since the indications for the use of anabolic steroids were mainly related to patients who underwent serious surgery, injuries, serious infections; such patients, and so regularly and a lot of “slammed”. Therefore, the task of creating an oral anabolic steroid was very important.

In addition to the traditional troubles brought by multiple injections, another circumstance was taken into account - it was necessary to reduce the androgenicity of the steroids used (the ability to stimulate the development of male sexual characteristics) and to reduce, as much as possible, the number of side effects, especially their severe manifestations. Mettestosterone, which was then "on the move, " sinned in many ways by its side effects, in particular, its use could lead to jaundice. It was on such a “problem field” that methandrostenolone appeared.

In the book Anabolic Steroids, published by Sport Publishing House, P. Grunding and M. Bachmann describe “methane” as dianabol (another name for methandrostenolone), which is an oral anabolic and obtained in 1956 by an American scientist J. Ziegler with the participation of the company Ciba-Geigy Subsequently, “methane” became one of the drugs manufactured by many pharmaceutical companies under various names. Regardless of the name, in all these "pharmaceutical products" there is an active substance - 17a-Methylandrostadiene-1, 4-ol-17p-one-3 (methandrostenolone, aka methandienone). Production technology may vary from company to company, which mainly affects the “purity” of methandrostenolone. Depending on the manufacturer, differences in the declared and actual content of the active substance in tablets often also appear.

As a result, the problems that prompted the development of “methane” were largely resolved. First, a tablet form of an anabolic was obtained; at the same time, the drug due to the presence of a methyl group in its composition, is not destroyed in the stomach, is absorbed into the blood. In fact, methandrostenolone is nothing more than methyltestosterone after dehydrogenation. Hence, another name for "methane" is dehydromethyltestosterone. True, dehydrogenation did not affect the presence of side effects in any way - they are similar for both drugs (edema, dyspepsia, "temporary" jaundice, enlarged liver). Secondly, it was possible to reduce androgenicity. From books on pharmacotherapy, you can find out that methandrostenolone in terms of chemical structure and biological effects on the human body is similar to testosterone and its analogues. At the same time, “methane”, having a noticeable anabolic activity, is characterized by much lower androgenic activity than testosterone (the anabolic activity of methandrostenolone and testosterone is approximately at the same level, at the same time, the androgenic effect of testosterone propionate is a hundred times higher than that of methandrostenolone). On the other hand, drugs based on testosterone still find use, due to the fact that a decrease in androgenicity leads to a decrease in the anabolic activity of the active substance.

It is curious that methandrostenolone, in addition, is an active substance in the composition of the ointment produced by the same name. Its main purpose is the treatment of baldness.

Why do chemists often choose methane? "> Those who decide to stimulate muscle growth using anabolic steroids, most often, indeed, start with methandrostenolone. This is due to several reasons, of which three circumstances related to the features of "methane" are decisive. About them - further in more detail.

The first and very good reason is the tablet form of the drug. This, in any case, is incomparably more convenient than injections. In addition, there is an opinion (perhaps even that it was formed on the basis of certain associations) that injectable steroids can cause drug dependence. And nobody wants to get such a “headache” - this is not a very positive attitude towards injections, especially regular ones. In fact, these kinds of fears are based solely on psychological, and not physiological, ground (as they say, "the devastation is not in the closets, but in the heads"). It is difficult to attribute anabolic steroids to narcotic substances with all the desire. “Classic” drugs make changes to the central nervous system; for example, by imitating the action of endorphins, which leads to an improvement in mood, the appearance of a sense of causeless happiness, a decrease in the pain threshold, etc. The scope of steroids is completely different. These substances stimulate a change in the hormonal background in the body; as for their influence on the psychological state (mood swings, depression, euphoria, aggression, etc.), the effect of steroids in this regard is indirect. In the end, common sense tells us that steroids in tablets and injections work in principle the same way (after all, the active substance is the same or similar, only the way it is introduced into the body differs).

An important factor number two is the relatively low cost of methane. Well, here again there is a place for a certain error. Indeed, the drug itself, based on a monthly course, can be purchased at a price of 4 to 10 dollars (depending on where and from whom to buy). But, if you do not forget about your health, then after taking the anabolic, you should do rehabilitation therapy. It is necessary to “support” the liver (Karsil, Essential will cost about $ 30 per course). It is still necessary to maintain muscle mass, that is, potassium and calcium preparations will be needed. There are other possible additional costs, which clearly need to be included in the total cost of "chemistry". In a word, cheapness may turn out to be apparent.

And the third point - stereotypes, the prevalence of the drug. I decided to "chemical", asked the "senior comrade" for advice - most often they recommend precisely "methane". This option for the "beginner" is not only not ideal, but completely wrong. Unfortunately, the fault here is the lack of information, which is due to a certain closed topic. Objective and accessible information about the effect of steroids on the body, obviously, could seriously help many novice "chemists" to avoid a large number of typical mistakes.

Details of methane intake

Before describing the methods and methods of using “good old methane” to significantly increase muscle mass, it is worth noting once again to prevent common misconceptions: it is better to refrain from taking methandrostenolone. To begin with, the fact that this drug is simply “morally outdated” (“grandfather methane” has already been knocked on for more than fifty years). Pharmacological advances over this period of time have been very significant. And in the light of these achievements, taking generally any steroids in tablets (anapolone, primobolan, stanazolol, methyl testosterone, halotestin, the same methane, etc.) seems unreasonable, unreasonable. With their “help”, it is easy to “plant” the liver, pretty much spoil the stomach, and gain other unpleasant consequences. No muscle mass can compensate for diseases that are vital to the functioning of organs. With an irrepressible desire to abandon injections, you can use andriol ; the degree of risk in this case will be an order of magnitude lower.

If the need to experience the effect of "methane" is so great, the decision to take the drug is unshakable, then attention is the first rule. The regimen of taking a steroid according to the pyramid principle is extremely inefficient (the pyramid principle implies taking small doses with a sequential increase to the maximum; then back from the maximum to small doses). At first, however, the desired effect can be observed, but soon the body simply gets used to the presence of the drug and its administration has no effect (except for headaches and water retention, but it is unlikely that someone will satisfy this effect of the steroid). This way of getting used to a certain substance, by the way, has been used since ancient times to make the body insensitive, for example, to the effects of poison. In the case of "methane", a similar regimen of the drug subsequently forces you to abandon it due to the lack of the desired effect. The question is whether to start ">

About myths and fables associated with the intake of "methane"

The elementary ignorance mentioned above and the lack of objective information have already given rise to many widespread, rooted myths regarding the use of “methane”. Not all of them are harmless, some can pretty much harm your health.

Fiction number one - the drug should not be swallowed, but you need to dissolve it. This assertion is argued that “methane” in this case is directly absorbed into the blood through the vessels of the oral cavity and, therefore, causes less harm to the liver. In reality, the liver, being a kind of filtering organ, in any case, will receive the same dose of the drug through the blood - all that is in the blood is in the liver. However, doctors often often recommend dissolving methandrostenolone. But the motivation here is completely different. Just in this embodiment, a certain dose of the drug enters the blood from the stomach, and the other part from the oral cavity; Thus, the total concentration of the active substance will be greater, since a smaller amount will be destroyed under the influence of gastric juices (some losses are always inevitable here). And the “blow” to the liver is the same - at least swallow, at least dissolve.

Another myth is similar in theme to the first - In accordance with it, the drug must be drunk dissolved in vegetable oil. It seems like then, “methane” will enter the bloodstream not from the stomach, but from the intestines; it will not pass through the portal vein, therefore, again, the liver will suffer less. The debunking of the myth is similar - in the liver, in any case, there will be everything that is in the blood. True, vegetable oil can to some extent prevent the destruction of the drug by gastric juices - this is the only minor positive of this method of administration.

Another "tale of king methane": the instruction prescribes to take the drug before eating; but if there is pain in the abdomen, then you should use "methane" with food. This is nonsense and quite dangerous. If the steroid causes a pain reaction, it must be discarded; body pain warns of the inevitable negative consequences. And taking "methane" with food only slows down the process of its absorption in the blood and nothing more.

Scheme of the course of methandrostenolone

The pyramid regimen is extremely ineffective. Since in this case the body will get used to the presence of the drug and no effects will be observed.

Reception of "methane" should proceed stably and in equal doses. The most favorable hours for taking the drug are 6.00-9.00 and 18.00-21.00. This is a time of increased testosterone in men.

A two-time intake of "methane" per day is the most natural. And the usual 3-4 single dose can lead to the same addictive effect.

The optimal duration of the course is 4-6 weeks.

The optimal daily dosage for beginners is 20 mg. More experienced athletes can lift it up to 40 mg per day.

At the end of the course, to minimize side effects and minimize "rollback" you need to conduct PCT - post-cycle therapy.

Important Note : Recommendations have been given here regarding the use of “methane”. This is in no way a guide to action, a call for the use of steroids. Anyone who is going to use this information should understand that he assumes all risks and responsibility for possible consequences.