Stanozolol also known as Winstrol is a substance of the anabolic segment.
The use of anabolics has always been a controversial subject and remains in the media mainly when doping cases are revealed.
Many elite athletes have already used this anabolic in particular, and later men and women who sought further definition of muscle mass also adhered.
The perfect body cult is part of the culture of contemporary humanity.
Who often does not consider the consequences of their decisions to consume certain substances that can bring great short-term, medium and long-term harm.
Hormone-based steroids, for example, may cause some unwanted effects, in addition to being even contraindicated in some cases as we will see below.
As always our role here in the Training Tips website is to promote safe information and reliable sources for our readers.
So we suggest you read the whole article, because in the end you can even postulate your opinion on the subject.
We also emphasize that we do not induce the consumption of any type of anabolic.
And remember that the ideal, to achieve hypertrophy or even better body performance, is to seek help from a professional, following the training sessions.
For best overall results, it is always advisable to follow a correct and balanced diet and to make the necessary supplementation.
What is Stanozolol?
It is a synthetic hormone, the family of androgenic steroids, that is, very similar to testosterone and progesterone.
Commercially Stanozolol is the name of the substance and Winstron is the name of the product made available for sale.
Among weightlifters is widely used by those who desire more muscle volume and body definition.
The substance is considered a medicine and therefore should be consumed under medical advice.
In the history we have that in the beginning, Stanozolol was used for therapeutic purposes, already in the second world war.
And it had like application to recover the weight and muscular mass of the survivors to the concentration camps, very debilitated.
What is Stanozolol for?
As we said earlier, at first scientists were looking for some medication that could counteract certain diseases, such as anemia, and muscle weakness.
It has been used as a medicine mainly in the elderly and people immobilized for a long time.
It also fights angioedema – which is a swelling in the tissue just below the skin – caused by both hereditary diseases and hormonal diseases.
It also fights loss of bone mass, lack of appetite, physical weaknesses with loss of muscle mass.
For this reason in particular it began to be used by men and even women who seek muscle gains more quickly.
What are the benefits of using Stanozolol?
The hormones derived from testosterone have beneficial effects not only for recovery from diseases, as we have said, but also for those seeking better muscle definition.
Stanozolol, because it is an anabolic hormone that has a rapid effect, can be used in short cycles, in different forms of administration.
Among the advantages of Stanozolo are:
- It is anabolic, it means it increases the muscle development and storage of calcium in the bones, without necessarily increasing the fat deposit;
- Greater definition of muscles, without fluid accumulation (edema);
- The increase in the muscle mass produced by this substance, causes greater fat breakage (lipolysis), thus appearing a more defined body in less time;
- It promotes a younger appearance by reducing the liquid and fat of the subcutaneous tissue (just below the skin) and increase the production of collagen fibers that give the skin a more uniform appearance and with fewer wrinkles;
- Prevention of joint injuries by mobilizing liquids to the joints.
What is the role of Stanozolol in the human body?
Stanozolol reduces the amount of SHBG, which is a protein that our body produces to carry sex hormones, binding, for example to testosterone, and reducing its effects.
As Stanozolol reduces the production of this binding protein, the steroids remain in circulation for longer.
Thus increasing its effects throughout the day, which leads to mass growth.
Who can and who can not use Stanozolol?
People who do not have cardiovascular disease, hypertension, liver or hormonal disorders, may use Stanazolol, it is always recommended to check up before use.
It is not recommended for pregnant women and the elderly, because it promotes the early closure of the bony epiphyses, inhibiting growth in height.
What can Stanozolol Excess cause?
Even considered less harmful compared to other drugs on the same line, the excess can indeed bring serious harm.
Primarily, stanozolol causes overloads and even severe liver damage, because it is in this organ that it is primarily metabolized.
There are also other drawbacks as we will see below in the topic of side effects.
What are the side effects of Stanozolol?
Because it is an anabolic steroid hormone, and is derived from testosterone, some unwanted effects can be observed, such as:
- Increased appetite. Its use must be accompanied by a balanced diet, so that there is no weight gain due to overeating;
- Liver overload, hepatotoxicity, and even irreversible lesions, when used at high dosages and without cyclic intervals;
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Increased body hairs;
- Irritability and insomnia;
- Masculinization of female traits;
- Alopecia or loss of head hair;
- Alteration of sexual desire (less libido);
- Gynecomastia, that is, tissue enlargement in the mammary region, in both men and women;
- Increased prostate;
- Increased cardiac muscle mass (cardiac hypertrophy);
- Increase of the low density cholesterol that is deposited in the arteries, causing atherosclerosis;
- Cancer, if used in the long term.
How to take Stanozolol?
One of the advantages of this anabolic agent is the possibility of using two different routes of administration: oral and intramuscular.
Incidentally, this is one of the few anabolic agents that can be administered orally.
In this way the dosage can be adjusted to low levels, reducing the side effects without reducing the desired beneficial effects.
Orally: For aesthetic purposes or just to prevent injury the minimum oral dose is taken in 2 to 10 mg tablets every 5 hours.
Although its effects are minor in this way, due to having to be absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract being partly degraded by the liver.
The oral route is chosen when avoiding the side effects of high doses.
Intramuscular: Usage cycles are usually used, and not continuously, only in training periods to define muscle mass.
To define muscle mass, the daily dose of 100 mg intramuscular is used and this dose can be fractionated in two 50 mg injections.
It can be associated with other anabolics, but with more risky effects.
And it should be used in short cycles of use, just at the beginning of the most drawn phase of the training.
Never exceed three months with unused six-month intervals for liver protection.
Final thoughts on Stanozolol
Always seek advice from a health specialist before starting to consume this anabolic agent to avoid severe complications
The sale of this anabolic in injectable form was prohibited in Brazil, because it is considered Doping.
That is, obtaining illicit of better performance, and for having disqualified many Olympic athletes.