At the time of its release, it was considered quite an achievement.In fact, along with its rapid rate of clearance, this was one of the characteristics which later prompted East Germany to utilize this steroid in its widespread and notorious doping program.
While this systematic doping program was in place, which lasted from 1968 to 1989, it was employed by some 10,000 athletes with great success.
The competitive record of the East Germans during that time testifies to the drug’s effectiveness.
By the 1980’s, this steroid was in widespread use among BB’rs and powerlifters throughout Europe and to a lesser degree, in America.
After its discontinuation sourcing the drug became difficult and within a relatively short period of time, it disappeared from the market altogether.
Like many other previously available steroids, it seemed as if Turinabol had gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Turinabol, also known as 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone, is technically an amalgamation of 4-chlorotestosterone and methandrostanolone (Dianabol).The drug is not capable of aromatization, nor does it exhibit any progestagenic side effects.This all changed with the rise of the UGL, which slowly began to reintroduce the drug back into the market.In doing so, this generation was provided with an opportunity to experience what was once the most popular sports doping drug ever invented.With a colorful history and a certain mystique bequeathed upon it, Turinabol is certainly one of the more fascinating steroids on the market today.Initially released in 1965 by the East German pharmaceutical company, Jenepharm, Turinabol was the end result of a successful attempt at separating the androgenic and anabolic qualities of oral AAS.