What is Winstrol Depot?
Winstrol Depot also is known as Stanozolol is an injectable steroid that has been used for years by fitness models and bodybuilders. It has a long history which I will discuss in this article and shed some light on this popular anabolic steroid.
Winstrol Depot is an oral steroid that was developed by Winthrop laboratories back in the early 1950’s under the trade name Winstrol. After the oral version of Winstrol, there was an injectable version released with the name Stanozolol also known as Winstrol Depot.
Winstrol pills injectable or oral pills?
Regardless of how you take Winstrol, it remains one of the best selling steroids sold and is generally used during a cutting cycle. Besides bodybuilders, athletes from all over the world have used this steroid. It has been used by baseball, football, and Olympic athletes.
Winstrol depot for medical use
Winstrol depot was originally developed for the medical field as are most anabolic steroids. It has been used to treat osteoporosis and muscle wasting diseases. It has also been used to treat burn patients suffering from long-term exposure to corticosteroids.
Winstrol has also been prescribed to overweight people due to hormonal imbalances.
Winstrol Depot is a powerful anabolic steroid that has many positive traits, it can lower the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). There are other anabolic steroids that can do this, however, none if they offset the benefits that stanozolol offers.
When SHBG is lowered it causes testosterone levels to increase. Not only does this make Winstrol effective, it also improves the efficacy of other steroids that may be stacked along with Winstrol.
Besides the benefits mentioned above, Winstrol has other effective benefits that make it a favorite among bodybuilders.
If you are looking to gain lean muscle mass, protein synthesis is essential for gaining muscle mass. In order to do this effectively proper protein synthesis and nitrogen retention is needed.
Winstrol Depot helps improve both protein synthesis and nitrogen retention as well as increasing red blood cell count.
Winstrol also helps reduce the body’s glucocorticoid levels (stress hormones).
When it comes to comparing oral versus injectable Winstrol there are none.
Winstrol Depot (injectable) is identical to Oral Winstrol, both contain the same Stanozolol hormone, there is no difference between these two steroids other than the way it is administered. Each formula delivers equal results.
While some bodybuilders claim that Injectable Winstrol is more effective than the oral versions, there is little data that actually back up this claim.
One thing that is common for both oral and injectable Winstrol is they are both toxic to the liver.
Winstrol Depot is almost never considered during a bulking cycle, most bodybuilders do not use it during the offseason. However, athletes do use Winstrol for a boost in athletic performance and during a cutting cycle.
One of the reasons athletes like this steroid is because of its ability to increase strength and endurance without adding muscle mass. Winstrol helps athletes increase speed and power.
As with most anabolic steroids, there are always rumors and myths associated with some of the possible side effects, one of the biggest myths is that Winstrol causes weak tendons.
Contrary to what most believe, Winstrol actually helps strengthen the tendons as well as increasing bone strength.
Another common myth about Winstrol is that it causes joint pain, this is false, this is not a side effect of the steroid but most athletes and bodybuilders use Winstrol during a cutting cycle, therefore they have less muscle mass and body fat (much leaner) this can cause painful joints.
The other thing is that due to the performance boost Winstrol offers, it helps you train harder with heavier weight which can also contribute to joint pain.
Winstrol is important for bodybuilders during cutting cycles
The main reason bodybuilders use Winstrol is that they can drastically cut back calories during a cutting cycle. Typically when you lower your caloric intake your risk losing muscle mass. For bodybuilders, this defeats their whole purpose.
A bodybuilder wants to maintain muscle while eliminating body fat to improve vascularity and muscle definition. Winstrol is one of the best steroids for this purpose.
Winstrol side effects
Like most anabolic steroids it does cause side effects which should be taken into consideration before using this steroid. What is funny is that Winstrol is considered a rather mild steroid yet the side effects can be scary.
Even in low doses Winstrol can cause side effects
Winstrol does not cause estrogenic side effects (does not convert to estrogen) There are many benefits to this including the fact that it will not convert to estrogen, so there is no risk of getting gyno (man boobs)
There is little risk of water retention so this eliminates the risk of high blood pressure but this is not true for everyone especially if taken along with other anabolic steroids.
Winstrol is highly androgenic and because of this it can cause severe acne, and male pattern baldness in some men, men with receding hairlines might be more prone to baldness from taking this steroid.
Winstrol side side effects in women may be more severe
Women will often consider taking Winstrol during a cutting cycle. one thing that should be considered is that Winstrol is not a miracle steroid and is generally used once you already have low body fat so it is not a cure-all that is going to miraculously burn fat.
I mention this because it is a misconception that Winstrol is a powerful fat burner which it is not. The side effects in women should not be taken lightly.
Since Winstrol is highly androgenic, women may suffer from the following side effects:
- Increased facial and body hair
- Clitoral enlargement
- Deepening of the voice
- Oily skin
- Mild to severe acne
- Hair loss
Winstrol can also be hepatoxic, meaning that it can affect the liver, for this reason, long-term use should be avoided. If you are someone who suffers from some kind of liver disorder you should avoid Winstrol Depot altogether.
If you do decide on using Winstrol you should avoid prolonged use, in other words, you should not exceed using Winstrol for more than 6 weeks. During this time you should not drink alcohol or take any other kinds of medications.
The average dose for medical purposes is usually between 50mg every 1-3 weeks. It is a whole different story for bodybuilders and athletes who will consume 25-50 mg every other day.
Female athletes and bodybuilders should not exceed 20mg every 4 days.
Like most anabolic steroids Winstrol is usually only found on the black market, this creates a problem in that you can’t be guaranteed you receive a genuine product so (buyer beware).
Winstrol is classified as a schedule III controlled substance in the U.S so it is illegal. The only way to buy Winstrol in the U.S is with a doctors prescription.
Winstrol is not a steroid that should be used by just anyone. Winstrol is an anabolic steroid that can cause side effects, yes it is true that bodybuilders and athletes do take Winstrol but this does not make it right and they are putting their health at risk.
The average person does not require the needs of most athletes or bodybuilders, however, if you do feel you need a way to increase athletic performance or increase strength in the gym you are much better taking a legal Winstrol alternative, it is much safer and has no side effects.