Dianabol is the trade brand name for the anabolic steroid Methandrostenolone (sometimes also referred to in Europe as Methandienone). It is well-known and ranked as the most popular and most widely used anabolic steroid in all history. Dianabol is also one of the youngest anabolic steroids and has obtained unparalleled popularity among athletes, bodybuilders, and the average recreational anabolic steroid user looking to enhance their physique and athletic performance in the gym. Dianabol is ubiquitous in the bodybuilding and athletic world, and first took hold in what is commonly known as “the Golden Era” of bodybuilding, referring to the bodybuilding scene in the 1960s – 1970s. It was originally presented by Dr. John Ziegler around 1955 as the American anabolic steroid, in response to the Russian / Soviet discovery and utilization of Testosterone in their Olympic athletes. Although the reality of the history and story behind this compound is complex with hints of corporate espionage and drama, the long story made short is that Dr. Ziegler and a team of doctors and scientists presented Methandrostenolone as first and foremost a drug for athletic performance enhancement. However, it was not long before it was adopted into the prescription market as a medicine and drug under the name Dianabol by the pharmaceutical company known as Ciba. Dianabol was groundbreaking in that it was also the very first oral anabolic steroid to be created and enter the market.