Winstrol also referred to as Winny or Winstrol V is a popular anabolic steroid produced by Winthrop Laboratories during the 1960s. The brand name of this steroid is Stanozolol and is derived from dihydrotestosterone. This medication is highly anabolic andhas low androgenic properties. The anabolic rating is 320 as compared to the androgenic rating of just 30. Therefore it is three times more anabolic and three times less androgenic than testosterone. It is a unique compound and can be taken in both oral and aqueous forms, either through injections or by drinking. Many prefer to drink it as the injectable can be painful.
It may be noted that the oral and the injectable versions possess the identical chemical structure so they act in identical ways. This drug acts through the androgen receptors unlike other steroids such as Dianabol or Anadrol. It binds greatly with Sex Hormone Binding Globulin that permits a higher quantity of this steroid to remain in your body to enhance muscle growth. However, this medication has neither any estrogenic activity nor does it convert into a top estrogen. As it causes less water retention, it gives a hard and quality look to your muscles. Women should avoid using the injectable form as it may be too strong and can be used in a stack to bridge steroid cycles.
Medical doses and precautions
This steroid can be used for the treatment of hereditary angioedema. Depending on the response of a patient, the dosage should begin with 2mg three times daily. If the dosage works properly then it can be enhanced slowly with a gap of 1 to 3 months. If the dosage gets adjusted, the patient should be monitored closely to observe any adverse side effects. Curing angioedema in children may cause harmful effects and therefore avoided for use in children. It is excreted through urine and for Winstrol detection, urine is tested through gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
Like other steroids, this steroid should be taken on doctor’s advice. A person should avoid taking it if there is an excess calcium level in blood or the person is suffering from breast cancer or prostate cancer. It can cause birth defects so should not be taken by pregnant women. A person should seek prior medical advice if suffered a heart attack, hasa high cholesterol level, diabetes, kidney and liver problems. It should not be used in a bulking cycle as it can increase cholesterol levels.
Best suited in a cutting cycle
The results of this steroid can be seen in both bulking and cutting cycles. But it is most effective in a cutting cycle. The fat loss results are impressive giving an individual a lean and hard muscle tissue. The fat loss is significant while preserving the lean muscle. Some benefits of this medication are seen when used in a bulking phase too and when added to a stack. This steroid is used mainly to bridge steroid cycles. As it is highly toxic, most bodybuilders use it in a cutting cycle to get optimum results. It can be safely used by women with negligible risk of side effects due to its less androgenic effects.