Winstrol (Stanozolol) is an Anabolic Steroid that was derived from Testosterone in 1962 by Winthrop Labs . The original purpose of this steroid was to help treat people suffering from anemia, it is also often used for veterinary purposes. This high anabolic, low androgenic steroid does not bind to the androgen receptor. For this reason Winstrol is considered a weak steroid in terms of its muscle building properties, it does however cause great increases in strength. Stanozolol is also a popular steroid for females due to its low androgenic properties it makes it a safer choice as side effects such as voice deepening and facial hair are a lower risk when compared to steroids such as Dianabol . This doesn’t mean females should use Winstrol as irreversible masculine side effects are still a risk.
Stanozolol has been used by athletes for decades, especially by sprinters. This steroid has been known for giving sprinters more speed as well as allowing them to train harder and for longer due to quicker recovery from using Winstrol. A famous case known by many people is the sprinter Ben Johnson who broke the 100m world record, he tested positive for Winstrol and had his record removed. Football players as well as basket players have been known to use Stanozolol. Athletes looking for speed and strength as well as faster recovery often opt for Winstrol as its out of the body fast and so there is lower risk of being tested positive for Anabolic Steroids and also because the weight gains associated with Winstrol are not to high which is another benefit. Athletes such as sprinters need to be muscular and lean for achieve good speeds, if a sprinter gained 20lbs from a Ster0id cycle he would not be fast enough.
Side effects that are a little more exclusive to Winstrol Depot have much to do with the uncomfortable and highly irritating injections (resulting almost exclusively from the suspension format). It is not uncommon to have very sore injection sites in the hours and days following administration, and to have a significant loss of range of motion of that muscle due to the pain. Often times, bodybuilders will even have to shift and schedule workouts around their Winstrol Depot injections, as the muscles injected might be too sore and tender to train soon afterwards. Winstrol itself carries with it comes significant side effects as well, most particularly the significant negative impacts on cholesterol levels in the body. Winstrol is notorious for reducing HDL (good cholesterol) levels and increasing LDL (bad cholesterol) levels in the body, which can contribute to increased risk for cardiovascular disease if left negatively altered for extended periods of time. Proper supplementation with cardiovascular supportive nutrients and compounds are highly advised. Being that Winstrol Depot is also C17AA modified, it does exhibit potential liver toxicity, although less so than its oral counterpart. Regardless, it is highly advised to include proven effective liver support compounds (such as TUDCA and/or NAC) during a cycle of Winstrol Depot.