Dianabol / Methandrostenolone/ Methandienone is perhaps the most popular oral anabolic steroid ever produced, and for good reason. While it is best used in combination with certain injectables, it also has considerable effect used by itself. The prevalent philosophy regarding anabolic steroid use in bodybuilding, and one I generally subscribe to, is that if using drugs which will suppress the hypothalamic/pituitary/testicular axis (HPTA) anyway, one might as well get a high degree of effect at the same time. Half-measures are less efficient, as twice as much time being suppressed would be required for the same result. Using Dianabol alone is not consistent with this philosophy, and best-possible results are not achieved.