While the generic name is Stanozolol, most people know this steroid as Winstrol, which was the brand name of the steroid when it was developed and sold by Winthrop Laboratories in 1962. Unlike many other steroids, you can buy Stanozolol legally in the U.S. with a doctor’s prescription as it has been deemed safe for humans by the Food and Drug Administration.
One of the unique properties of Winstrol is that it can survive the cleansing activities of the liver. This is why you’ll find Stanozolol pills and Stanozolol tablets. They are just as effective as the injected version and users face similar risks to their liver whether taking oral Stanozolol or injecting the steroid.
The Stanozolol steroid is most commonly used by bodybuilders as part of a cutting cycle to help maintain strength and muscle mass while simultaneously lowering calories to facilitate fat loss. Of course it also has medical applications in the treatment of anemia, osteoporosis, angioedema and to promote growth in stunted children, but the largest use of Stanozolol can be found in bodybuilding circles.
Winstrol has a different action in the body in that it binds with androgen receptors in the body rather than acting through non-receptors. It also binds strongly with Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, which allows for Stanozolol to remain circulating in the bloodstream for a longer period of time, leading to enhanced muscle building.
Stanozolol steroids are known for their protein generation characteristic, which makes it ideal for building lean mass. Some users feel that Stanozolol helps them to lose fat, but the fat loss properties of the steroid are minimal. What it actually does is increase the hardness of the muscles, making it appear as if the individual has lost fat. It is also superior in cutting cycles because it does not aromatize at all, so there is no conversion to estrogen. This does away with water retention completely and leads to a very dry, hard, muscular look.
Many users look for Stanozolol for sale when they begin a cutting cycle, and they will often opt for the oral form of the drug to avoid injections. When administered orally Stanozolol has a half life of 9 hours, but the injected version has a half life of 24 hours. This means oral users will typically take Stanozolol twice a day, while those injecting need to do so every day for the drug to remain active in their system.
When taking the Stanozolol pills the daily dosage ranges from 10mg up to 50mg per pay, while the injected Stanozolol can range from 25 to 50ml per day. Stanozolol is highly anabolic and very weakly androgenic, meaning even women can safely take up to 10mg of the steroid daily and get results without having to worry about masculinizing effects.
The most dramatic effects are seen when Stanozolol is stacked with another injectable steroid such as testosterone or trenbolone. The most common stack is 50mg of Stanozolol daily together with a 500mg weekly dose of testosterone. This is carried out for 8 weeks followed by 2 weeks of testosterone alone. If the user is taking Stanozolol tablets or pills a cycle should not exceed 8 weeks. If Stanozolol is taken by itself a dose of 40-50mg per day is optimal, again not exceeding 8 weeks. More advanced users can increase the testosterone dosage in this cycle to 1000mg per week, but the Stanozolol dosage should remain at 50mg per day. Another good addition to this stack is 200mg of trenbolone weekly. This will provide excellent strength and lean mass gains.
Those considering the use of Stanozolol should know that there are some serious side effects that can occur with the use of this steroid. Acute liver damage is among the chief negative side effect to worry about. This can be accompanied by jaundice, nausea and vomiting and if any of these occur the Stanozolol use should be discontinued immediately and a physician should be seen. Other side effects seen when users buy Stanozolol online for use as a performance enhancing drug are insomnia, swelling of the ankles, extreme dryness throughout the body and even changes in skin color. Women taking Stanozolol may experience acne, facial hair growth, a deepening of the voice and changes in their menstrual cycle.
Always remember that no steroid, and that includes Stanozolol, is a magic pill. If you neglect your training and proper nutrition you’ll be setting yourself up for failure and disappointment. While steroids are primarily used to gain lean muscle mass, they won’t do that on their own. They need you to train hard, get plenty of rest, and feed your body nutritious foods.
When taking Stanozolol you should focus your training on both muscle building and strength gains. Maintain a solid foundation of compound exercises such as squats, deadlifts and bench presses to get the most out of your cycle. To increase muscle size, keep your rep counts between 8-12 reps per set and always work to positive failure. You should also include muscle specific exercises in your training such as biceps curls, flyes, and tricep pushdowns to maximize the muscle hardening effect of Stanozolol. When training while on-cycle you should find that your stamina is improved and you can rest for a shorter amount of time between sets, thus increasing your total workload.
Stanozolol is good at increasing protein synthesis which helps increase muscle mass and strength, but only if you are eating plenty of quality proteins. Lean protein such as fish and chicken are good staples for your diet, but you should also eat plenty of whole fat dairy as well as iron rich red meats.
Foods rich in cholesterol such as egg yolks and nuts can be eaten in moderation because steroids have a tendency to decrease the good cholesterol levels in your blood. Eating cold water fish that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as tuna and salmon can help to offset this. Eating a good amount of fiber is beneficial as is eating plenty of potassium rich foods such as bananas, apricots, peaches and milk because Stanozolol can deplete the body’s potassium.