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DEA CODE 4000: Schedule 3

Oral Turinabol (4-Chlorodehydromethyltestosterone) is the drug made famous by the East German state-sponsored doping program. Of course, it's not the only drug they used, but it holds the distinction of having been used more than any other. It's the one people think about when they remember all of the Gold Medals won by East Germany throughout the '60s and '80s. And unlike Winstrol (stanozolol), which owes much of its popularity to a single athlete (Ben Johnson), Oral Turinabol rose to fame as the drug that fueled an entire country worth of Olympic athletes.

the East Germans, over the decades where they kept records for thousands of athletes, their training, diet, and of course, their steroid programs. Because this was a state-run program, and dealt with national caliber and world class athletes, resources weren't a problem; routines could be planned out over a four year (Olympic) cycle, regular blood work could be kept, and most importantly, accurate data was recorded for use in other athletes. Therefore, when a particular drug was shown to be successful, they started administering it to more athletes. In this manner, they developed a massive database of drugs and their effects, alone and in different combinations, in male and female athletes, and even across different sports with varying physical requirements.

Much of this information began to leak with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989; first as rumors, then later through the media, and finally through the declassifying of documents. Tens of thousands of pages survived and were made available to the public, and in them, one could see exactly what kinds of results were possible with Oral Turinabol. Throughout a four year Olympic training cycle, it wouldn't be uncommon for male shot-putters to add 2.5-4m to their personal best distance, discus throwers to add 10-12m, and hammer throwers to add 6-10m. Female athletes often made even more impressive gains...generally speaking, women often display a greater response to anabolic steroids, and this holds true for both the desired effects as well as side-effects.

For example, the East Germans record that one of their female shot putters began using Oral Turinabol at a dose averaging between 5-15mgs/day (peaking at 35mgs/day prior to Olympic competition). She added over two meters to her best throw (better than 10%) in a four year Olympic training cycle.

Records kept by the coaches and scientists who worked with her also indicated that throws during her "off" period were also improved above baseline (pre-Oral Turinabol), leading to speculation that muscle and strength gained with this drug are permanent or nearly so. But the most important detail is that she wasn't just an elite athlete or a world class this case, she was already the world record holder in her event.

With the razor thin margins of international competition, these kinds of gains could take athletes who would have previously struggled on the international stage and have them winning gold medals within four years. And when administered to a world record holder, it placed her well beyond reach of the rest of the pack.

"Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone" is also known as "Oral Turinabol". As the name implies, it's taken as a pill. It was developed and patented in 1961 by an East German Pharmaceutical company and used as a performance enhancing anabolic steroid for decades (known as "State Plan 14.25", the extent and success of EG doping wasn't fully understood until the 1990's). Its one of those PEDs that's mainly responsible for all those Communist gold medals handed out from then until tests were developed to detect it. It's a bit unique in that it's formulated so as to NOT cause the user to grow breasts. It does this by suppressing the feminizing hormone estrogen. If you're a woman taking this stuff, over time you're going to look and sound like a dude. Deep voice. Body hair. Acne. Inability to see dirt on furniture or dishes in a sink. In addition to these traits, you'll also grow bigger muscles, gain speed, have much better endurance, and fancy a hammer drill as an accessory. As anyone can tell, the attraction to it for male athletes is going to be pretty profound.

These days it's not made by a pharmaceutical company any longer. It was discontinued as a sanitarily produced, quality controlled, dose accurate compound back in 1994. It is only available through black market labs. Most, if not all, of these are going to have dubious sanitary quality control, dose accuracy, and even compound/drug formulation quality. You stand an excellent chance of poisoning yourself or becoming stupidly stomach sick. Then, should you actually get some of the real thing in a dose that's correct and that won't render you confined to your bathroom with The Scours, you stand an excellent chance of destroying your liver.

Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone is well known to be very hard on the liver and many of the Eastern Bloc athletes dosed with it (often without their knowledge) suffered hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) failure in later life as a result. Few lived long full lives after being on a regime of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone. The female athletes suffered perhaps worse than the males, too. Lastly, the tests to detect it are very good these days. If you're a professional athlete and someone offers you this crap, you'll need to walk away from it: your career is OVER if this is how you plan to cheat.

Oral Turinabol, officially known as 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone is basically a structurally altered form of Dianabol (Methandrostenolone), which itself is a derivative of testosterone. Oral Turinabol is somewhat of a unique anabolic steroid. Specifically, Oral Turinabol is a cross between Methandrostenolone and Clostebol. This provides a steroid with powerful anabolic action while at the same time minimizing androgenic characteristics. Oral Turinabol was first released by Jenapharm out of East Germany in 1962. The steroid would enjoy a very high safety rating for decades not only among men but in women and even children in a therapeutic setting. This steroid was proven to be very effective in the effort to build or protect lean mass and bone mass without severe complications. However, Oral Turinabol would gain worldwide attention in the 1990's when the East German steroid scandal became public knowledge.

From 1974 to 1989 what would be known as the East German Doping Machine had been successful in administering anabolic steroids to its Olympic athletes. Not only were they cheating but they were getting away with it as steroids like Oral Turinabol were, at the time, undetectable. When Oral Turinabol was discovered as being an integral part of the East German scandal Jenapharm would discontinue the product in 1994. Two years later the pharmaceutical powerhouse out of Germany Schering, makers of such steroids as Primobolan, Testoviron and Proviron would acquire Jenapharm but chose not to bring Oral Turinabol back to the market. Since that time this anabolic steroid has never been manufactured by a true pharmaceutical compounding entity and has become a strictly black market underground anabolic steroid.

Without question the effects of Oral Turinabol will be most valuable to the athlete and by athlete we actually mean athlete. We're not talking about the bodybuilder or gym rat that lives like one but rather someone who competes in a competitive sport of physical skill. The use of Oral Turinabol will significantly promote muscular endurance, they won't tire out as fast and their overall rate of recovery should be greatly improved. As the season wanes on, they should also find they have taken less of a beating and are closer to the physical peak they enjoyed at the beginning of the season. This would not occur without the anabolic protectant nature. The athlete should also find his strength is noticeably improved upon. Yes, he should be stronger, which can directly translate into physical power and speed. No, it will not create the athlete, it will not create athletic ability, affect coordination or turn a sloth into a star, but it will enhance the existing athlete within. If it wasn't phenomenal for this purpose you can bet the East Germans wouldn't have been using it and successfully so for nearly two decades.

We can say with confidence that the side effects of Oral Turinabol are some of the mildest of any anabolic steroid on earth. However, we will also find that it can have a strong, negative impact on cardiovascular health. Oral Turinabol can have a significant impact on cholesterol in increasing LDL levels (bad cholesterol) and suppressing/reducing HDL levels (good cholesterol). This negative effect on cholesterol will carry a stronger probability than with just about any injectable steroid you could use.


CDMT was the key steroid administered to approximately 10,000 athletes from East Germany (GDR) as secret official policy, often without their knowing the nature of the "vitamins" they were forced to take. The doping program was run by the East German Government from about 1968 until 1989 when the GDR collapsed.

  • An anabolic - androgenic steroid
  • Derivative of metandienone (dehydromethyltestosterone)
  • The first original product of Jenapharm, an East German pharmaceutical company
  • The patent registration took place in 1961
  • At the time this represented a unique dissociation of anabolic and androgenic effects after oral administration

Introduced for clinical use from 1965 until 1994 when its production was discontinued.

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