D-Bal MAX is a supplement that promises an explosion of pure bodybuilding dynamite – meaning it will help you get ripped, quick. They tout D-Bal Max is an all-natural alternative to Dianabol, but is completely legal and doesn’t have any side effects. They promise if you start taking D-Bal Max you will have MAX muscle, MAX strength, and MAX performance faster than you can say Arnold Schwarzenegger.
What is Dianabol?
Dianabol (aka Methandrostenolone) is one of the most popular anabolic steroids for bodybuilders. It was first invented in the 1950s and became popular in 1970s when it was being sold at most gyms (even Schwarzenegger admits to using it). This powerful ingredient increases our nitrogen retention, which reduces fatigue, boosts protein manufacture, and pumps you up in the muscle department.
However, along with the good comes the bad: it has a host of nasty side effects, including liver damage, heart damage, erratic mood swings, loss of libido, and more. It also can make the body produce more estrogen, which can cause “man boobs”. Because of all this, it is a controlled substance in the USA, and Western Europe, available only with a prescription (and on the black market). It is banned for use in most professional sports.
What’s in D-Bal MAX that makes it as good as Dianabol without side effects?
D-Bal MAX claims it uses a potent blend of 3 ingredients that will give you the same results as a steroid, completely legally and without any nasty side effects:
Pro BCAA Complex: BCAA is short for Branched Chain Amino Acids, which are proteins usually found in meat, beans, and dairy products. Although WebMD says it may be possibly effective for muscle recovery, it is likely ineffective for enhancing exercise. Some bodybuilding experts love BCAAs (likely because they are also selling them) while others think they are overhyped as you can and should get your proteins from foods.
20-Hydroxyecdysterone: This is a chemical found in insects and is similar in makeup to testosterone; however, there is insufficient evidence that it works like testosterone in humans. On a popular bodybuilding forum, many people question whether 20-Hydroxyecdysterone works other than the placebo effect.
Whey Protein: Whey is a byproduct of cheese, popular with bodybuilders and Little Miss Muffet. They Mayo Clinic states that whey is considered an excellent source of protein if taken for less than 6 months in 30 mg doses. Over 50 mgs and long-term use can possibly cause abnormal heart rhythms and lower blood sugar levels. It is not known how much whey is in D-Bal MAX.
Conclusion: There is little to no evidence any of its ingredients will give you added muscle mass. Whey is a good protein in limited amounts for short-term periods.
How much will it cost me to use D-Bal MAX?
- 1 month supply D-Bal MAX = $68.95
- 3 month supply D-Bal MAX = $139.95 – includes ½ month free
- 6 month supply D-Bal MAX = $279.85 – includes 2 months free
D-Bal MAX is said to come in tubes that contain 45 capsules each (but it is unclear how many you are supposed to take).
D-Bal MAX Refund Contact Information
D-Bal MAX customer service: 44 (0) 208 787 5981 in the United Kingdom. There is also a live chat option on the website, but when we tried it, it seemed to be an automated robot that quickly stopped responding.
D-Bal MAX comes with a 60-day “no fuss” guarantee” promising a full refund of the purchase price.
Bottom Line: Should I use D-Bal MAX to get pumped up?
As we’ve outlined above, D-Bal MAX doesn’t seem to have anything going for it except for the whey, which you can get for much less elsewhere. We also don’t like that if you live in the US, you have to make a long distance phone call if you want to speak to customer service.
D-Bal MAX is said to be made by a company called Bauer Nutrition based in Glasgow (their US address is a PO Box.) we found a US number for customer service: (646) 569-9016. We called and they confirmed they do make D-Bal MAX.
If you do order D-Bal MAX and don’t receive your product or are looking for a refund, we suggest you keep this number handy.
How to get big muscles without steroids
If you want to get pumped up and ripped and don’t like the idea of steroids (and we don’t blame you) there are a few things you can do. First, and foremost get enough protein and water – you don’t need to take supplements or drink sugary drinks to do this. Make sure you are eating a diet that contains 30-40% protein and drink at least a 1-liter of water a day. (Don’t forget to have 10-20% fat!)
Make sure you don’t lift weights that are too heavy or too light, and that you vary your routine so your body doesn’t get used to it. Give every movement in the gym your all and then rest for a day afterwards.
If you stay dedicated, eat right, get plenty of sleep, and get rid of stress, you will soon be looking at a leaner, meaner you in the mirror!
Let us know your experience with D-Bal MAX. Did it help you gain muscle like they promised or did you think it was a waste of money?