Winstrol – description and properties of the drug
The drug, whose active ingredient is stanozolol, was produced and marketed in 1962 under the name Winstrol. It was originally developed by Winthrop Laboratories as a drug for the treatment of sick animals. In veterinary medicine it was used to stimulate blood circulation, increase appetite and strengthen bone and muscle tissue. In sport, it was given to racehorses to increase their speed. Later, bodybuilders and female bodybuilders used it to adapt the body to intense and demanding training.
The preparation is rapidly absorbed by the body, reducing the activity of the hormone progesterone. One of the product’s properties is the reduction in the amount of sex hormone-binding globulin. This leads to an increase in the level of testosterone and other anabolic hormones, which has a positive effect on muscle condition.
Benefits of the product
Winstrol has the ability to activate protein synthesis processes, and based on studies on the product, it is known to promote collagen production. AAS studies:
Testosterone increases protein synthesis by 320%;
30% androgenic activity of testosterone;
No conversion to estrogens;
Moderate toxicity to the body;
Duration of effect 48 hours;
Elimination half-life approximately 5 hours;
Residual up to 240 days.
The popularity of Winstrol among athletes is due to its mild effects on the body. Large increases in muscle mass are not expected, but muscle definition and fat burning are guaranteed. Powerlifters, bodybuilders and other athletes use AAS mainly to eliminate dehydration before competitions. The product helps athletes to increase endurance, train harder and also recover quickly after a hard workout.
In our store you can buy products that are used in combination with Winstrol for different purposes, e.g. testosterone, trenbolone. You should know that if it is used in combination with another strong steroid, aromatase inhibitors are part of the treatment during and after the treatment.
Winstrol side effects
Winstrol undoubtedly has side effects, but they mainly fall into the category of possible and not guaranteed. Winstrol side effects can be controlled, but it will require some effort on your part. Individual reaction is always a problem. Each of us reacts differently to different things. This applies not only to different types of anabolic steroids, but also to all the things we put into our bodies. Most of us can take aspirin, but some of us get terrible side effects after taking the first tablet. Most of us can tolerate dairy products, but others get sick just from glasses of milk. Individual reaction makes a big difference. Considering,
- Estrogenic effect:
Winstrol has no estrogenic effect. This anabolic steroid is not flavoured at all, which makes the estrogenic side effects of Winstrol impossible. This steroid cannot cause gynecomastia or excessive water retention. Water retention is usually the main cause of steroid-induced hypertension. High blood pressure is still possible, but with a healthy lifestyle the likelihood of it is very high. It also means that there is no underlying problem.
- Androgenic effects:
Androgenic side effects of Winstrol are possible. Although it is possible, this steroid does not have much androgenic activity. Possible acne and accelerated hair loss in individuals who are prone to male pattern baldness. Although possible, these are strongly associated with genetic predisposition. If you are not predisposed to male pattern hair loss, your hair will not fall out. It’s the same with acne: those who are genetically predisposed to it will be the first to experience the problem. When you keep your skin clean and dry, you’re well protected.
To avoid the androgenic side effects of anabolic steroids, many resort to 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride. However, this does not work with all steroids and especially not with Winstrol. Such inhibitors work by blocking the reduction of testosterone to DHT, which results from the metabolism of the testosterone hormone by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. The 5-alpha reductase enzyme does not metabolise the hormone stanozolol, which is already DHT.
The androgenic side effects of Winstrol may also include virilisation in women. Symptoms of virilisation include pubic hair growth, deepening and widening of the vocal cords.
- Cardiovascular systems:
Of all the possible side effects of Winstrol, cardiovascular effects, especially cholesterol, are the most likely. The hormone stanozolol is known to lower HDL (good) cholesterol and raise LDL (bad) cholesterol.
All oral C17-aa anabolic steroids are known to have much stronger negative effects on cholesterol control, and oral Winstrol is no different. As for injectable Winstrol Depot, it can have the same effects as C17-aa anabolic steroids. Regardless of which form of Winstrol you choose, cholesterol will be a concern.
Although Winstrol can be very heavy on cholesterol, it can be taken without much effort, but will require some effort on your part. If you already have elevated cholesterol levels, this steroid should not be taken. If you are healthy enough to take it, be sure to monitor your blood cholesterol levels. It is also recommended that your diet is rich in omega fatty acids to maintain healthy levels. It is advisable to consume fish oil daily and limit saturated fats and simple sugars. You may also want to consider taking cholesterol-lowering antioxidants and getting plenty of daily cardiovascular exercise.
Winstrol significantly inhibits natural testosterone production. It does not inhibit production at all, but it does result in low testosterone levels when exogenous testosterone is not used. All men taking the hormone stanozolol can easily avoid low testosterone levels if they take some form of exogenous testosterone at the same time. Women do not need exogenous testosterone treatment.
After discontinuation of steroid use, natural testosterone production will resume spontaneously. However, it will take some time before blood levels return to normal. Therefore, most men are advised to follow a post-cyclic treatment (PCT) plan after taking anabolic steroids. A PCT plan stimulates natural production and encourages levels to rise faster than they would otherwise. It will not by itself bring your levels back to normal, there is no PCT plan on earth that can do that. But it will provide you with enough testosterone to allow your body to function normally and for testosterone levels to rise naturally.
Important notes about natural testosterone recovery: Natural recovery assumes that there is no pre-set low testosterone level. It also assumes that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPTA) has not been severely damaged by inappropriate supplementation practices.
Winstrol, like all C17-aa anabolic steroids, is a hepatotoxic anabolic steroid. However, the burden that C17-aa steroids can cause in the liver varies considerably depending on what C17-aa steroid it is. Winstrol is much more hepatotoxic per milligram than Anavar (oxandrolone), but it appears to be less hepatotoxic per milligram than steroids such as Dianabol (methandrostenolone).
The use of this steroid increases liver enzymes. Low doses do not seem to cause significant stress, but you should be aware that stress increases with increasing dose.
It is also important to remember that elevated enzyme levels do not indicate trauma but stress. However, injuries can still occur, so we will take the appropriate measures to avoid harm. If your liver is not healthy, you should definitely not take this steroid.