Stanozolol, or Winstrol, is a well-known anabolic steroid derived from testosterone with several molecular modifications that give it its unique properties. It is available in tablets and injections. Bodybuilders and athletes place Stanozolol in third place on the podium among the best anabolic steroids, after Testosterone and Trenbolone. For most athletes it is also a cheap alternative to Anavar.
In sports circles, Stanozolol became known in 1988. It was then that the Summer Olympics took place in Seoul, where Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson set a world record. The athlete ran 100 m in 9.79 seconds.
Features of the action of Stanozolol.
Stanozolol was first announced to the medical and scientific community in 1959. The UK had a Winthrop laboratory selling a prescription drug in the pharmaceutical market. In 1961, the American company Sterling bought the Stanozolol patent for the American market, where it was known as Winstrol.
At that time, the anabolic steroid was intended for tissue and muscle related diseases. Experts noted that the drug was also used to treat burns and osteoporosis. Stanozolol has also been assigned to children with growth retardation. There was a perception that the drug helps in the treatment of anemia, but later it turned out that it did not. Today Stanozolol is used to treat hereditary angioedema, which causes swelling of the face, extremities, genitals, intestinal walls and throat. This medicine may reduce the frequency and severity of these unpleasant effects.
Bodybuilders and athletes around the world choose Stanozolol because of its reputation as a safe artificial steroid that does not cause much harm to the body. But here it must be remembered that any chemical preparation destroys the body.
Useful properties of Stanozolol:
- Improve blood production, strengthen muscles and bones.
- Increase body resistance.
- Burn fat.
- Increases appetite.
Additionally, animal studies have shown that Stanozolol not only increases muscle growth, but also increases bone density and stimulates appetite.
How to properly use Stanozolol?
As mentioned above, Stanozolol is available in the market in the form of tablets and injections. An interesting fact about Stanozolol is that both forms use the same raw material, so the injectable version can be taken orally.
The recommended dose of Stanozolol tablets is 50-100mg per day for men and 5-10mg per day for women. The injectable form suggests taking 25-50mg per day for men and 20mg every 4 days for women. The course for men usually lasts 6-8 weeks, for women – 4-6 weeks. However, the maximum dose is not recommended for more than 10 days. Some advanced athletes even increase the cycle length to 10-12 weeks.
Side effects of using Stanozolol
Abuse of Stanozolol, along with beloved steroids, can lead to side effects such as decreased libido, impotence, testicular atrophy, infertility, chronic priapism, insomnia, frequent erections, baldness, epididymitis, and bladder irritability ( in men over 45), headache. pain. Side effects of Stanozolol in women are clitoral enlargement, irregular menstruation, and hirsutism. In addition, athletes sometimes still change their voices.
Athletes can also expect an allergic reaction: difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face. Sometimes bodybuilders also have swollen hands or feet, especially the ankles. Another common side effect is acne on the face, back, arms, and chest.