Active Life: Around 48 hours
Average Dose: Men 50-100 mg/day; Women 25-50 mg/week
Water Retention: No
Liver Toxic: Yes
Stanozolol is a very commonly used anabolic steroid for cutting cycles. While many people will attempt to use Dianabol or even Anadrol for cutting cycles, Ive really never heard of anyone using Stanozolol for anything except a cutting cycle. Its a bit of a one-trick-pony in this respect. Let me repeat that: Stanozolol is a cutting drug. Not many people will argue for its use in a bulking cycle. Its certainly not a very effective compound for treating anemia and thus, one could rightly assume that its role in bulking cycles is very limited. One novel use for Winstrol in any cycle (perhaps even bulking) would be to use it at a very limited dose, in order to lower SHBG. One of the properties of Winstrol is its profound ability to lower SHBG much more than other steroids. A dose of .2mg/kg lowered SHBG significantly, which would in turn, raise the amount of free testosterone circulating in the body. As with 99% of steroids, however, its important to note that suppression of your natural hormonal levels will occur (though perhaps not to the extent that it will with many other steroids). As with running virtually any compound, testosterone supplementation (i.e. running test in a cycle containing Winstrol) is warranted to avoid possible sexual dysfunction.
Another important conversion steroids may undergo is 17-alpha alkylation. In this process, a methyl group (CH3) is added to C17. This methyl group is trans to the other methyl groups. One notable characteristic of these steroids is that they make the steroid much more difficult for the liver to degrade and process into waste products and these steroids usually have a longer half life than their non-alkylated counterparts. This is because the methyl prevents the steroid from fitting into the active site on the various liver enzymes that process steroids. One example of a 17 alpha alkylated steroid is Oxandrolone, shown above. Note the CH3 on C17. Most oral steroids are 17a-alkylated steroids, and are thus more liver toxic than many Injectable steroids, which are usually esterified.
Systematic name : 17beta-Hydroxy-17-methyl-5alpha-androstan0[3,2-c]pyrazole
100-400 mg per week
Winstrol by Illium is an injectable steroid which contains 50mg per ML of stanozolol suspended in water.
Some bodybuilders claim that the injectable version of this steroid yields better results than does the oral version. The water base of this substance means that it gets into the system very quickly, therefore requiring frequent injections to keep blood levels stable and consistent. Bodybuilders often inject stanaplex everyday for best results.
Winstrol , as it is most popular referred to, is one of the most popular steroids in use today. This drug has very low androgenic properties and very high anabolic properties. Winstrol does not have the ability to aromatize and therefore will not cause any water bloat. This has made this steroid very popular with bodybuilders in the cutting phase of their training.
Users of winstrol often report good gains in strength, vascularity, and muscle tone. People often report very intense muscle “pumps” during workouts when using this compound. Some studies have also shown that winstrol has estrogen and progesterone blocking abilities, making it a good choice to use with other steroids such as Testosterone, Nandrolone, or Trenbolone. Winstrol also does a very good job of reducing the amount of SHBG in the body, thus allowing other steroids to be much more abundant in their free state in the body. Due to this fact, Winstrol makes a great addition to all cycles.
Due to its low androgenic activity, Winstrol is a very good choice for women bodybuilders. Males typically use Winstrol in dosages of 50-100mgs a day for a period of 6-8 weeks. 5-10mg a day for a period of 4-6 weeks is the normal dosage range for women.
Stanozolol is a modified form of dihydrotestosterone. It differs by: 1) the addition of a methyl group at carbon 17-alpha to protect the hormone during oral administration and 2) the attachment of a pyrazol group to the A-ring, replacing the normal 3-keto group (this gives stanozolol the chemical classification of a heterocyclic steroid). When viewed in the light of 17-alpha methyldihydrotestosterone, the A-ring modification on stanozolol seems to considerably increase its anabolic strength while reducing its relative androgenicity.
Stanozolol has a much weaker relative binding affinity for the androgen receptor than testosterone or dihydrotestosterone. At the same time it displays a. much longer half-life and lower affinity for serum binding proteins in comparison. These features (among others) allow stanozolol to be a very potent anabolic steroid in spite of a weaker affinity for receptor binding. Recent studies have additionally confirmed that its primary mode if action involves interaction with the cellular androgen receptor. Although not fully elucidated, stanozolol may have additional (some potentially unique) properties with regard to antagonism of the progesterone receptor, Low Affinity Glucocorticoid-binding Site interaction, and AR/PR/GR independent activities. ln therapeutic doses stanozolol does not have significant progestational activlty.
Winstrol shows a strong bonding affinity for the androgen receptor in muscle tissue, and its use can greatly increase an athlete’s strength and explosiveness. This effect has made Winstrol a popular choice among sprinters, fighters, weightlifters and baseball players looking to hit the ball farther.
Because of Winstrol’s similarity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it also boosts muscle hardness and allows bodybuilders to lose weight during a “cutting phase” while retaining their muscle mass.
Winstrol’s ability to stimulate red blood cell production has encouraged endurance athletes to take the drug. The extra red blood cells that Winstrol produces increases the blood’s oxygen carrying capacity and the increased blood volume facilitates more effective removal of toxins such as lactic acid from the muscles (letting athletes run or cycle greater distances at higher intensities).
Winstrol is not approved by the FDA for use in sports, and in the United States, it is illegal to possess Winstrol without a prescription. Additionally, the use of Winstrol has been banned by most amateur and professional sporting organizations.
Detection Time:3 weeks (oral) to 9 weeks (injectable)
Winstrol & Stanozolol Side Effects
Adding it to a heavy bulking cycle could be problematic, as Stanozolol is a 17aa compound, meaning that its been altered to endure the first pass through your liver without being destroyed. This makes it an orally active compound; so many people choose to take the pills which are available from both legitimate pharmaceutical companies as well as Underground Labs. Unfortunately, since it is 17aa, it is also liver toxic& in fact; Stanozolol has one of the worst hepatoxicity (mg for mg) of anysteroid.
This is the reason its addition to a bulking cycle could be problematic; generally a bulking cycle will be very heavy, dosage wise as well as toxicity-wise. It also has undesirable results on Cholesterol, and a mere 6mgs/day of Stanozolol can lower HDL by 33% and raise LDL by 29%. Cardiac Hypertrophy, even at lower doses could be a concern with Winstrol as well Thus, many people limit their intake of Stanozolol to precontest or Summer-cutting types of cycles. Its generally accepted that due to the toxicity issues of Stanozolol, its use should be limited to 6 weeks& as with anything though, many people have run it for up to 12 weeks with no problems