Winstrol stands for the brand name of a popular anabolic steroid Stanozolol. This anabolic steroid was developed in the Winthrop Laboratories in 1962. Winstrol is actually a synthetic variation of testosterone and available as tablets and injections.
Winstrol is effective orally because of 17 Alpha Alkylation. With this, the pill passes through the liver minimum once and is safe. For female athletes who use steroids, there are very few safe options and Winstrol is a comparatively safe steroid when taken in low doses. For men, there are usually higher dosages of Winstrol than women that are offered to get the desired results.
It should be kept in mind that the adverse side effects of Winstrol should be balanced with the results obtained from it so that a perfect steroid cycle is constructed for the athlete. It is good to avoid Winstrol usage for a prolonged bulking cycle for various reasons.
If Winstrol is taken in higher doses for long cycles like normal 12 weeks, there are high chances of liver toxicity which is not desirable. Apart from Winstrol, there are other anabolic steroids that help in bulking up but do not have many complications while taken in high doses or for extended cycles.
But on the contrary, Winstrol is seen to have amazing results in the cutting phase and is better than many steroids. Therefore many athletes do not consider a steroid cycle complete without it.
Estrogen is not produced with Winstrol and thus anti-estrogen treatment is not required. Lean mass is produced slowly with Winstrol. In contrast to many anabolic steroids, Winstrol leads to little fat gain and negligible water retention. These features have made it popular in the cutting cycle.
During a cutting Winstrol cycle, the athletes retain their muscle gains but shed off any excess adipose tissue accumulated in the bulking phase. This can be done with careful balancing and Winstrol is one of the best anabolic steroids that create the balance. Non-aromatizable steroids (non-estrogen producing) like Primobolan and Winstrol are integral parts of this cycle.
With Winstrol, one can have great muscle mass and yet a dry look. Many athletes opine that diuretic effects are also seen in Winstrol. Many changes in the diet are also recommended so that best sculpting results from Winstrol can be achieved.
On reducing calorie intake, adipose deposition can be decreased, but it might show a catabolic effect. Instead of that, changing workout schedules, maintaining proper diet and taking proper anabolic steroids for sculpting as well as retaining muscle mass can be combined to have the most effective Winstrol results.
Winstrol is available in tablet form to be taken orally as well as in Winstrol Depot injectable form. The formula of the steroid remains the same in the tablet and the injection. Men who take higher dosages of Winstrol prefer to take injections, which come in 10ml bottles with 100mg concentration. On the other hand, females prefer to take Winstrol in tablet forms as they take much lower dosages for safety. 2mg and 5mg Winstrol tablets are the most common ones.