What is Winstrol (Stanozolol)?
Winstrol or Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid used to get lean and hard, it’s mainly used as an oral during cutting cycles to lose body fat. It’s as variant of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), so you can expect similar fat loss benefits as you would with any other DHT derivative steroid. For most users, it’s a cheaper alternative to anavar, and, of course, it’s more available on the black market. Due to the modification at the A-ring, this is a very unique steroid, with very unique cutting abilities. This makes winstrol a top 3 cutting steroid on the market.
Just as with most DHT related steroids, you don’t need to worry about winstrol converting to estrogen. There is an interesting fact about stanozolol that’s never mentioned, it has the ability to decrease the level of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and increase the level of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), that’s something all steroid users can benefit from. Though, this HDL/LDL issue still lacks scientific merit, mainly coming from anecdotal evidence.
Winstrol has a unique ability to lower the amount of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), more than any other steroid on the market. SHBG is a hormone that binds to other steroids in your cycle making them useless; in simple terms, it makes taking too much steroids useless as it neutralizes them. However, stanozolol allows you to stack multiple steroids in your cycle without the need to lower your dosages. An interesting stack would be winstrol and proviron, allowing for maximum SHBG reduction and maximizing cycle effectiveness.
When used during cutting cycles, users tend to get hard and lean, especially when stacking with anavar; however, during longer, harsher bulking cycles, winstrol might not be the best choice. Why not? Mainly due to joint problems. It’s a regular occurrence for guys to report “dry” and painful joints while using winstrol. While this is acceptable during a cutting phase, where weight training is lighter, it’s unacceptable during bulking phases, where heavy weights and overall weight gain will cause joint problems.
Can you drink winstrol?
As an 17aa (17 alpha-alkylated) steroid, stanozolol is designed not to be destroyed when it first enters the liver, allowed the hormone to enter your bloodstream. If your steroid is not 17 alpha-alkylated or methylated, it will not be able to endure the first pass and will be destroyed by the liver. That’s why injectable steroids, like deca durabolin, cannot be drank and have to be injected via intermuscular injections. Interesting fact about winstrol, it’s usually produced both in oral and injectable forms, but both forms use the same raw materials. Therefore, the injectable version can be taken oral. Hence, you always see the question: Can I drink winstrol?The answer is that: Yes, you can drink winstrol.
How do I use winstrol? And what is the best dosage for stanozolol?
Basically, you can either take your winstrol orally or you can inject it, that’s up to you. Though, injections are usually water based and hurt like hell. I don’t see why anyone would want to inject something you can just swallow.
In terms of dosages, for men the optimal dose is 40-100mgs per day, and for women it’s around 5-15mgs per day. The higher end of the dosages for women is around 20mgs per day but it’s only recommended for female bodybuilders and fitness competitors. Also, the dose is the same whether you take it orally or inject it, so don’t worry about doing either.
What are some good winstrol cycles?
There are a lot of variations for winstrol use, from oral only cycles to a combination with injectable steroids. Since it’s such a versatile steroid, it can be used in many different ways. Here are some examples.
Beginner oral only winstrol cutting cycle
Injectable and oral winstrol cutting cycle
Cycle Notes: To the injectable cycle with a testosterone base, you will need to add an aromatase inhibitor (AI) like aromasin or arimidex.
What is the half-life stanozolol?
The active life of oral winstrol is 8-9 hours, while the active life of injectable winstrol is 36-48 hours, which means the half life is 4-5 hours and 18-24 hours, respectively.
What are the side effects of winstrol?
The most common side effect is dry joints aka your joints are painful, so you need to take some joint supplements. Winstrol is usually complimented well by a combination of glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, calcium and collagen/vitamin C. If you take joint support formulas with those ingredients, you should remedy most of your joint problems. The next issue is liver problems, which are common for all oral steroids (even injectable to some degree); therefore, you should take N2Guard to make sure your liver is protected. N2Guard does a great job at protecting your liver, kidneys, heart and overall health during a winstrol cycle.