Winstrol, also known simply as Winny, is a very popular anabolic and androgen steroid that is available in form of injections and pills. The official name of this drug however, is stanozolol and it is a derivative from the dihydrotestosterone and has a high oral bioavailability. Winstrol is available widely as an anabolic steroid and is usually produces in 10 mg and 50 mg tablets and injections in the muscles. Most of the first-time steroid users prefer the pills option.
Those on the Winstrol cycle notice solid and steady muscle gain and no water retention. Bodybuilders usually use the drug during their cutting cycles as it burns fat quickly while at the same time protecting the muscle mass. Other athletes usually use it to enhance their performance, however its usage is banned by most of the sport organizations such as the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Winstrol can be taken as a liquid and can be administered with an intra-muscular injection, as well as in the form of a small tablet that can be easily swallowed. The activity of Winstrol is up to two days and thus there is no need to be split to keep the bloody vessels stable. The dosage for the day can be taken in one sitting and it is better to be done before a meal in order to avoid stomach upsets, of any.
The Winstrol cycle dosages taken orally in the form of a tablet can reach 40-80 mg. The higher dosages between 50-100 mg come usually in an injectable format. The cycles have a duration of 5-6 weeks. The non-experienced users of steroids should go with the less dosages and the more experienced ones can go with the upper end dosages. Surpassing of the dosage is not recommended as it will bring better results but will be very bad on the liver due to the hepatotoxic nature of the Winstrol drug.
During a cycle, Winstrol is a popular steroid that one can stack with other anabolic steroids. The compounds that can be stacked with the drug are determined by the results that the athlete wants to achieve. Most bodybuilders take Winstrol during their cutting cycles when they want to preserve their lean muscle tissues and reduce their body fat. The users that want to build muscle tissue can use Winstrol with testosterone as Winstrol will increase the anabolic effects of the cycle and will add to its oestrogen side effects. The users that want to get a very defined and hard appearance while reducing their body fat through diet and cardio can take Winstrol along with Trenbolone.
In general, Winstrol can add lean body mass and is most effective for those users who are not willing to add a lot of weight but rather add muscle power and strength. In other words, the drug is very popular among jumpers, sprinters and throwers.
Winstrol works in many ways. For example, it efficiently combines with the androgen receptor and due to its low progestogenic activity it is less likely to result in growth of boobs in men. This setroid reduces the sex hormone binding globulin and keeps the high level of the testosterone. All that allows the body to remain in a high state of anabolism. Winstrol is also quite good at improving the collagen and protein synthesis. By doing so, Winstrol strengthens the tissues that connect the bones. The steroid however is also known for causing joint pain.
Winstrol is also a good steroid for boosting the protein synthesis and can maintain an enhanced anabolic rate, which results in muscle growth on a low calories diet.
Winstrol can increase the production of red cells, which are responsible for carrying the oxygen to the muscles. When muscles get more oxygen, this results in improved performance. All physical activities require energy and it is provided by the glucose and by the oxygen. This process is called cellular respiration. When there us a respiration rate change, this will allow light to moderate exercises. When the muscular strain level becomes great, the lungs cannot keep up with them and the situation changes. Thus, instead of creating aerobic respiration situation, the muscles produce anaerobic respiration or they produce energy without oxygen but they cannot go on like that for a long period of time. The anaerobic activity results in building of lactic acid, which results in fatigue, muscle pain, nausea and the user needs to stop.
Since Winstrol boosts the production of red blood cells and increases the supply of oxygen, it supports the longer physical activity. Further, it increases the endurance and strength of the user without creating excessive bulk, which is ideal for endurance athletes that want to be strong but not being slowed down by their bulk.
Since Winstrol comes with a lower androgenic rating compared to the other anabolic steroids, many women consider it to bring lower risk of female virilization such as formation of a masculine jaw, growth of body hair and a deeper voice. Those effects are not reversible. Winstrol comes with an androgenic rating of 30, which means that it has a mild androgenic effect but even so women should be careful. Nowadays there are better non-steroid options that they can use.
Usually men find Winstrol attractive during the cutting cycles when they want to get rid of the fat but keep their muscles. Women however often use Winstrol steroid for bulking due to the molecular structure of the steroid and the difference in their genetics.
Winstrol side effects
People that use Winstrol during a cycle should know that it has effect on the liver. It is known as a 17aa structured steroid and is structured in such a way as to be orally bio available. Even so, it has a negative effect on the liver. Thus the Winstrol cycle duration should be limited ad the dosage should be right. In addition, alcohol should not be drunk whist on cycle. The supplements that can be taken along with Winstrol to protect the liver include Liv-52, Milk Thistle, etc.
Users should also know that anti-oestrogens are not required during the cycle of the Winstrol since the steroid does not convert to oestrogen. A suitable post cycle therapy is required once the Winstrol cycle stops. It should also be mentioned that Winstrol can affect the cholesterol levels, as it causes bad cholesterol and lowers the good cholesterol.
The other side effects that Winstrol can have include greasy skin and acne, nausea and headaches, insomnia and depression, low libido, anxiety, joint pain, premature balding, testicle shrinkage and low production of testosterone. It should also be mentioned that the results that are obtained due to the intake of Winstrol last for eight weeks or less and then they disappear.
Top reasons to use Winstrol - increases strength and performance enhancement, improves protein synthesis, improves definition and vascularity, strips body fat without muscle loss and shows significant results within 4 weeks.
Top reasons to Avoid Winstrol - wide range of side effects, can damage the liver, can cause aggression, results don’t last long and safer alternatives available.
Choose wisely and keep the normal doses.