WINSTROL

Overview

Winstrol, or Winny as it is commonly referred to, is an extremely popular anabolic steroid which is available in both oral and injectable forms. The drug itself is infact called stanozolol (a dihydrotestosterone derivative); with Winstrol being a popular brand name of the drug which most recreational users label the steroid.

While one of the more well-known anabolic steroids, Winstrol is very popular among most in the steroid using population. It is in many ways a fairly mild anabolic steroid that can be safely used by men and women. Equally important, it has proven highly effective for numerous performance enhancement endeavors. It is a long standing favorite among competitive bodybuilders and physique based athletes during cutting or contest prep phases. It is also a top steroid of choice for numerous performance athletes due to its ability to promote strength and endurance without unwanted mass.

Beyond performance enhancement, Winstrol has had a lot of success in modern medicine. It has been successfully used to combat lean tissue wasting and has had a lot of success in preserving bone mass in cases of osteoporosis. Winstrol has also been used to combat prolonged exposure to corticosteroid treatment, given to burn victims and even used to aid in the healing of severe bone fractures. The steroid has also enjoyed a little success in treating obesity when hormonal assistance is needed, as well as treating delayed growth in some children. As the years have passed, Winstrol has remained available for treatment for most of these conditions as well as being proven highly successful in treating angioedema among a few other treatment plans such as specific forms of breast cancer. The steroid has never lost FDA approval and unlike many anabolic steroids has maintained approval for numerous therapeutic treatment plans.

Benefits

Although used to stave off lean tissue wasting, Winstrol is not what we’d call a bulking steroid. You will rarely find this steroid in an off-season mass gaining stack. However, it could be used in an effort to enhance the activity of the other steroids being used due to the strong SHBG reduction it will provide but this is generally not recommended. When we dive into the side effects of Winstrol, we will find it is very hepatotoxic and use should be limited to when it’s most valuable. For the male athlete, this will not be during the bulking phase.

When it comes to off-season bulking, we could make more of an exception with female use. Females are far more sensitive to the steroid and short burst plans could be very beneficial during this phase. But again, there are probably better options.

The effects of Winstrol are undoubtedly most beneficial to direct performance enhancement of an athletic nature. We’re talking about functional competitive athletes, not bodybuilders or physique athletes. This steroid has the ability to greatly increase strength and this can translate into both power and speed. Further, it will accomplish this without adding a lot of additional weight that could hinder some depending on the sport, as well as cause unwanted attention from prying eyes. There have been those who have said Winstrol isn’t good for competitive athletes, especially those athletes in explosive sports due to potential weakening of the tendons but this is more or less message board anecdotal hysteria that supports this claim. In fact, many studies have shown it can have a positive impact on strengthening tendons and we already know it’s good for the bones. If not, it wouldn’t be used to treat osteoporosis.

 

 

Dosage

Note; dosage information is only for scientific reference purposes. SARMs Central, does not condone the human consumption or use of this substance outside of a controlled scientific environment (i.e. a lab).

In performance circles, standard male Winstrol doses will normally fall in the 25-50mg range. 25mg per day of oral Winstrol or 50mg every other day of injectable Winstrol is very commonplace. Such doses are enough to produce solid results in any man and should be very controllable in terms of side effects. For those who are more bodybuilding minded, 50mg per day of either form is very common with some taking the dose as high as 100mg per day. These high end doses are normally not recommended outside of competitive bodybuilding circles, there’s no need for them. However, if truly lean, contest lean a 7-10 day run at a high end dose leading up to the show could produce some nice finishing touches. However, due to the hepatotoxic nature and potential cholesterol issues, high end doses should for no reason last more than 7-10 days. Total use should fall in the 6-8 week range.

Side Effects

When using this steroid liver enzyme values will go up. Low doses do not appear to produce a lot of strain, but keep in mind as the dose goes up more strain exist. It’s also important to remember elevated enzyme levels does not equate to damage but is rather an indicator of stress. However, damage can occur and it will take proper action and proper steps to avoid any damage. If your liver is not healthy, for no reason should you use this steroid.

If you are healthy enough for use, total use should be limited to 6-8 weeks and no other C17-aa steroids should be used for at least 6-8 weeks after discontinuing use. An even longer gap between periods of use would be better. During use, it is also important that you avoid all excess alcohol consumption. Excess consumption alone is very stressful to the liver and when combined with a C17-aa steroid it only enhances the stress. Many will find avoiding all alcohol to be best as alcohol is one of the most anti-performance substances we can put into our body. Beyond alcohol, avoiding all over the counter medications where possible is advised. Many over the counter medications are very stressful to the liver. In fact, some are more hepatotoxic than many anabolic steroids. Use of over the counter medications should be limited to when only absolutely necessary. It is also recommended that you supplement with a liver detoxification supplement during the use of Winstrol or any C17-aa steroid. If you follow these rules, while enzyme values will increase, if there is no underlying issue values should return to normal shortly after use is discontinued and no damage will be done.

Final note on hepatotoxicity, both oral and injectable Winstrol are hepatotoxic. If you want to avoid all liver stress you should avoid all C17-aa steroids regardless of them being oral or injectable.

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