Chemical Name: 17β-Hydroxy-17-methyl-5alpha-androstano[3,2-c]pyrazole
Molecular Weight: 328.49 g/mol
Formula: C21H32N2O
Original Manufacturer: Winthrop Laboratories
Half Life: 9 hours (oral)
Detection Time: 2 months
Anabolic Rating: 320
Androgenic Rating: 30

Many people know the steroid Winstrol by the popular name Stanozolol. While it is man made, it is very similar in nature to the natural Testosterone that the body creates. There are quite a few medical reasons why this particular steroid could be administered. They include the treatment of swelling on the body, lung problems, and water retention. It is illegal in most locations out there to use Winstrol without a prescription for it.

Yet the fact that this steroid can aid a person with getting the physique that they want means it is often purchased illegally. It is one of the most popular steroids sold on the black market as well as on the internet. It is often used in cutting cycles to help make the muscles look their very best.

In the early days of bodybuilding competitions it was legal to use steroids. Winstrol was the one that many of the early athletes used. Today, it is banned from professional sports. It can show up in the body for many months after a cycle. However, the use of Winstrol is still believed to be very popular in amateur competitions. In fact, it is believed some contestants don’t go pro because of the drug testing factor.

This particular steroid is found in both an injectable and oral form. However, most people take it as an injection because it can be highly toxic to the liver as an oral form. The trade off though is that the injectable form of Winstrol is very expensive compared to the cost of the oral form.

The recommended daily dose for women is from 5 mg to 10 mg. For males, the dose is 100 mg every other day. Some males though that weight over 250 pounds have been known to use 150 mg per day. Most individuals take it with a stack of other steroids that will help them to increase their muscles and to cut fat. A common stack that winstrol is used in consists of Testosterone Propionate, Trenbolone and Winstrol as well as some potent fat burners such as clenbuterol and T3 (thyroid hormone). A stack like this is usually taken for around 8 weeks and the results are dramatic, users can completely transform their physiques as long as they follow a proper diet and do enough cardio.

Reduced libido is very common with the use of Winstrol. It seems to be a side effect that is more common in men than women. Erectile dysfunction can also be common in men with the use of this steroid. Women may experience hair that develops on their face. An enlarged clitoris is also possible. Women may find it is hard to get their menstrual cycle in sync after using Winstrol.

Both males and females often experience severe acne when they use this steroid. It can linger for many months after the use of it has stopped. The acne can be on the face, neck, back, and shoulders. Many people take other forms of medication while in a Winstrol cycle so that they can offset the acne concerns.

Anyone with liver problems should refrain from using Winstrol. This is a very serious side effect that can cause many other health problems for the individual. Yellowing of the skin is a very serious sign of jaundice and liver problems. Those with a health liver that choose to use Winstrol should make sure they get it tested frequently.

Many people consider winstrol to be the exact opposite of dianabol, they are both very popular steroids, one used for cutting and the other used for bulking. Next to dianabol, winstrol is the second most popular steroid available today, a cutting cycle that does not include winstrol is almost unheard of.