Winstrol is the trade name for Stanozolol, a synthetic anabolic steroid created from dihydrotestosterone. Winstrol is used by bodybuilders and athletes to burn away at fat without losing any muscle and is used during the cutting cycle. It helps athletes hold on to the lean muscle mass created during bulking while getting rid of adipose.
Winstrol is a popular steroid used by many people within the steroid using community. It’s proven to be effective in many areas of performance enhancing. It’s a popular choice for bodybuilders, used during their cutting cycle or as part of their competition preparation. It’s also favored by athletes as it promotes strength and endurance without the need for any unnecessary mass.
Winstrol has been the center of many a public scandal involving athletes and has become known all around the world as a result. Winstrol has been the steroid in question many times when athletes were caught taking steroids. Winstrol is at the center of one of the biggest and most important steroid scandals in history.
All About Winstrol
Stanozolol, sold as Winstrol in oral form and Winstrol Depot in intramuscular form, entered the market in 1962. It was developed by American pharmaceutical company Winthrop Laboratories. Winstrol was developed in Europe by Bayer, one of Winthrop’s international partners under the trade name Stromba.
Brand/Trade Names: Winstrol, Menabol, Neurobol, Tanzol, Stanabol, Stanobolic, Win-Zolol, Stanol StanoJect, Venaject, etc
Chemical Structure: [17beta-Hydroxy-17-methyl-5alpha-androstano[3,2-c]pyrazole]
The Molecular Formula:C21H32N2O
Like most anabolic steroids, Winstrol is classified as a controlled substance in the United States and is regulated by federal agencies. It was included as a Schedule III controlled substance as part of the Anabolic Steroids Act, which was passed as part of the Crime Control Act of 1990.
Stanozolol has been used on both humans and animals for several conditions. It was used to treat anemia and hereditary angioedema in humans. It is also sometimes prescribed by veterinarians who use it to treat weak and debilitated animals. In animals, it improves muscle growth and red blood production. It also improves bone density and stimulates appetites.
Winstrol is an ester free DHT steroid found as a 17-Alpha-Alkylated steroid (17-aa) as well as an injectable form suspended in water. The 17-aa alteration means that the chemical structure has been altered at the 17th carbon position. If it weren’t for this adjustment, then the steroid would be useless.
This alteration allows it to pass through the liver without being destroyed. It enters the bloodstream and becomes active instead. There are upsides and downsides to this process. The upside is that it is absorbed quickly. The downside is that it damages the liver. This is a common side effect of every oral medicine, whether it be a steroid or not.
Another important thing to note about Winstrol is the half-life of the steroid. The half-life of the injectable form of Winstrol is roughly 24 hours while the half-life of the oral form is around 9 hours.
Like every other DHT based steroid, Winstrol is incredibly anabolic and barely androgenic at all. This is something that will be the same no matter which forms you take. As an anabolic steroid, Winstrol works to improve protein synthesis through boosting nitrogen retention in muscles.
Winstrol should be used as part of a cutting cycle and to improve athletic performance. It is used to enhance strength. By “strength” we mean not just physical power but also speed and agility. It also helps to improve vascularity and improve your physique even if you already have a low body fat percentage.
Winstrol itself does not burn away at stored fat. Instead, it encourages the body to do so. It’s an excellent steroid for preserving muscle during a calorie restricted diet. The more lean muscle you can retain during a diet the higher your metabolic rate, leaving you with a leaner and harder physique.
Winstrol has the potential to lead to adverse side-effects, just like every other anabolic steroid on the market. These effects are usually not as bad as they sound and can be controlled through controlled use of the steroid. Some people are also more (or less) sensitive to these side effects, something else found in all medicines; steroid or not.
One of the primary concerns is liver toxicity, especially when you take the oral form of the steroid as the oral version is a 17-aa steroid. It’s because of this that you should limit yourself to only taking Winstrol for 6-8 weeks at a time to give your liver a chance to recover.
This steroid can also have a dramatic effect on cholesterol levels. It brings up your levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduces levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
You should also keep in mind that Winstrol will reduce your testosterone levels. It doesn’t do it to the degree of other steroids such as Deca-Durabolin, which infamously shuts down testosterone production in just one dose, but it still causes some suppression.
It’s best to take this steroid as part of a stack with testosterone supplements. Most people will find that they have to take testosterone supplements on top of Winstrol.
Just like other anabolic steroids, Winstrol can cause severe virilization when used by women. This means that it causes masculine effects. The steroid is heavily androgenic and can utterly shatter a woman’s femininity.
The symptoms of this virilization include unwanted body hair, a deeper voice, and an enlarged clitoris. The higher the dose, the worse the effects are. Some women are also more likely to suffer from adverse side effects while some women are less likely to.
Cycles and Doses
Winstrol is a potent steroid, and many men will find that taking just 50mg is enough. The maximum dose is 100mg. This steroid comes with a 24-hour half-life in its injectable form. This means you can use it every other day and still see results.
Even so many people will still choose to inject it daily. If you’re taking it in the oral form, then you may want to consider splitting up your dose and taking it twice a day to achieve results that last all day long.
The dose for women is far smaller. Women should only take between 5 and 10mg of Winstrol a day for six weeks. If you start to notice any of the negative side effects then stop taking it immediately. If you don’t, then you may find that the effects are irreversible.
While this steroid isn’t as female-friendly as steroids like Anavar it can be used responsibly and is a great product used by many female athletes.
Stanozolol undergoes an extensive hepatic biotransformation thanks to a number of enzymatic pathways. The primary metabolites are something only found in Stanozolol, and they remain in urine for up to 10 days after a 5-10mg oral dose.
No matter what stack you go with it’s important that you don’t take the steroids for more than eight weeks. This is a safe timeframe to follow to prevent adverse side effects.
While it is possible to take the steroid for 12 weeks you should only do so if you’ve used it before and knew that your body has enough tolerance to the side effects to handle it.