Stanozolol, AKA Winstrol, street name Winny is a staple cutting steroid. This means its used by bodybuilders to hang onto muscle while losing fat. Winstrol has quite a few properties which set it apart from the rest of the herd.
Winstrol is a 17 alpha methylated anabolic steroid. This means its modified to be consumed orally, and like other 17 Alpha methyl steroids its harsh on the liver, although more so than any other steroid. It is a modified DHT molecule so like many other cutting steroids it cannot aromatize to estrogen. Like DHT it will bind to aromatase and deactivate it, drying out any cycle its added to. It will bind to fat and burn fat directly. It will bind to the nervous system and increase aggression and strength. It may cause hair loss in genetically predisposed people. Like any anabolic steroid it will shut off natural testosterone and you need to run testosterone or a prohormone which converts to testosterone, or DAA to maintain normal emotional state and sexual function.
More than any other steroid Winstrol crushes SHBG. Just 15 mg can annihilate that poor hormone making even that tiny dose to be useful in a bulking stack. Its a particularly weak muscle builder, but it has a reputation of boosting strength more than other cutters. It also tends to cause joint pain more than other cutters. This is likely due to the increase strength and decreased water in the body; perfect storm for joint and tendon pain. Just 6 mg a day can decrease HDL cholesterol by 33% and raise LDL 29%. Another special feature is it tends to enlarge the heart at low doses more than other steroids, and as mentioned above it is the most toxic for the liver.
Another unique feature is that there is both injectable and oral options for this drug. The Injectable version is made by crushing up the pill and suspending it in water if you want a major infection, or oil, which is more likely to grow less bacteria.
50 mg a day is a decent amount to get a dry look, burn fat, and increase strength with minimal joint pain. More is likely to increase side effects without increased results. 150 mg a day is not unheard of. 5 mg a day for women is used sometimes, but the one woman I knew to inject it got permanent side effects within 1 week of use. Its reasonably safe to use for 6 weeks before a show discontinuing a few days prior if you’re holding water from liver damage. There are safer options of course.
5 alpha OHP is a prohormone which was safer and similar in effect to Winstrol. Released by Taurus a few years back it was popular almost overnight. a liquid sublingual that was legal and safer than winstrol but still dried you out for a show and increased strength and burned fat. After Taurus folded 5 alpha OHP was cloned by LG to make PH-17. PH-17 was soon banned for being to effective and was only available overseas. Recently LG re did the nomenclature and add 2 other active hormones to PH17 to make 17 Pro which is a safer than Winstrol and legal.
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