Winstrol (stanozolol/winnie v)
Winstrol is one of the most popular anabolic steroids in bodybuilding circles. Initially developed by a company called Winthrop Labs in the late 50s. Winstrol has received a lot of press in recent years, as result; awareness has spread well beyond users-circles.
Winnie V is actually the stanozolol hormone, and this anabolic steroid has been at the center-stage for a number of high-profile doping scandals. A number of high profile athletes, caught using Winnie V on repeated occasions.
For those of you old enough to remember the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, who tested positive for taking this steroid in the Olympics, really stands out for a lot of people. He almost seamlessly beat the American No 1 at the time, Carl Lewis who was a household name at the time. When revealed that Johnson tested positive for using Winni V tabs, its profile shot through the roof. The final trigger that forced the US government to launch its war on anabolic steroids.
Even today, Winni V, very popular in anabolic steroid circles. Considered one of the milder steroids used by both sexes. It’s a big favorite in bodybuilding circles especially when it comes to cutting before competition. Winni V, considered extremely effective in enhancing performance. Winni V, also a big favorite in performance sports due to its remarkable ability to enhance endurance without providing a lot of mass.
Outside performance enhancement, Winnie V can be found in certain modern medicine. It’s shown to help combat the loss of lean tissue. It’s also been particularly useful for preserving bone mass and density in cases of osteoporosis. Moreover, it is has shown to help combat prolonged exposure to cortisteroid treatments and has helped burn victims in the healing of severe bone fractures. In terms of obesity, it has enjoyed some success where hormonal assistance has been needed. In children, used to treat delayed growth. This steroid is FDA approved which sets it apart from other anabolic steroids.
Stanozolol is a type of dihydrotestosterone derived from anabolic androgen steroid which is in an altered form. Has to structural changes in that leads up to the Winni V compound.
The first alteration is the attachment of pyrazol group at the A-ring of the hormone instead of the 3-keto group. It is because of this modification stanozolol is a heterocyclic steroid. It is accompanied by an added methyl group to keep the hormone protected following the administration.
The changes at the 17th carbon position result in stanozolol classed as C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroid.
The combination of the structural changes and drastically reduced hormones androgenicity drastically crank up Stanozolol’s anabolic prowess. The official rating given to Winni V is 320 and an androgenic rating of 20.
Winnie V offers many benefits including the ability to suppress the sex hormone binding globulin, meaning an increase in unbound steroids as well as free testosterone. Winni V has also shown to enhance protein synthesis and increase nitrogen retention in the muscles as well as enhancing red blood cell count and suppressing glucocorticoid hormones.
The stanozolol hormone, not only injectable, also orally ingested. Studies have suggested that oral ingestion of Winnie V may be more effective in reducing the SHBG than they injectable form; however the injectable form has shown to be more potent on a per milligram basis.
Widely used to stop the wastage of lean tissue, but not described as a bulking steroid per se. It’s rare to find this steroid in many off-season stacks.
The benefits include performance enhancement and this makes it particularly attractive to competitive athletes, and not necessarily bodybuilders. Great for increasing strength which could mean for more speed and power. These enhancements can be achieved without adding on weight, and this is especially useful in certain sports. Studies have shown that Winnie V helps strengthen tendons and the bones.
Some users complain of experiencing joint pain. This steroid will not aromatize, and there will be no excess water retention. Users have reported experiencing “dry” feelings. For gym rats, helpful during the cutting phase, especially when is added quite later into a diet plan.
Realistically for people trying to cut, the effects of Winni V tabs are best seen when the body is already somewhat lean. Also helps achieve a drier and firmer look. It also helps to preserve lean tissue.
Both sexes can use Winni V tabs during cutting phrases, and although it may not be the best tissue preserver, it has shown to be an excellent strength maintainer.
Winsol can trigger side-effects however this is not guaranteed in everyone. Some of the side-effects, controlled and the severity of these side-effects depends on a number of issues including genetics. Therefore individual response will dictate this.
Not considered to be estrogenic. It does not aromatize therefore estrogen related side-effects do not exist. While no aromatization, and does not cause excessive water retention. Water retention is sometimes the main cause of steroid related blood pressure.
It is possible to experience androgenic side effects from using Winni V tabs despite this steroid not very much androgenic activity. Acne and accelerated hair loss especially in males predisposed to male pattern baldness.
Also known for triggering severe bouts of acne.
Effects on the Cardiovascular System
Cause cardiovascular strain in people suffering from cholesterol problems. Known to suppress HDL cholesterol and raise LDL cholesterol.
Most oral C17-aa anabolic steroids are renowned for causing stronger negative effects on cholesterol and Stanozolol is no exception to this.
Effects on Testosterone
Like all anabolic steroids, Winstrol will significantly suppress the body’s natural testosterone producing mechanism. The suppression will be severe enough to cause low testosterone and is that becomes a case, experts advise using exogenous testosterone.
Only when your Winstrol cycle is complete and any leftover exogenous steroid hormones leave your system. Your body’s natural testosterone production will resume. The recovery will be slow at first and this is why some people turn to implementing a PCT (post cycle therapy) because this speeds up the recovery process.
Winstrol is a hepatotoxic anabolic steroid which means it can damage the liver. Known more hepatotoxic than Anavar, but more or less hepatotoxic than Dianabol.
During usage, liver enzyme values increase. Although low doses do not cause a lot of strain, but the moment doses are increased, so is a potential for damage.
How To Take
In a therapeutic capacity, the standard male Winstrol dose will be 2 mg up to 3 times a day. In performance circles, the standard male Winstrol doses fall in between 25 – 50 mg