Turinabol is an anabolic steroid, namely, derivative of methandienone. Both steroids are 17-alpha-alkylated; thereby they survive the first pass through the liver and have high bioavailability. In contrast to methandienone it doesn`t aromatize and has low androgenic properties. Most likely, you will not get any typical estrogenic side effects like water retention, acne, gynecomastia, etc., even at high dosages of this drug. Thus, turinabol can be described as a soft analogue of methandienone without aromatization and water retention effect. Turinabol is a decent drug for powerlifting, since due to its chemical structure it can improve the power performance without significant increase in muscle mass, which is important for athletes who want to stay in a certain weight category. Turinabol is generally considered a safe steroid with minimal side effects and therefore well suited for the first acquaintance with anabolic steroids.