Anabolic steroids often provide bodybuilders and athletes with exactly the results are looking for.
Even though there only available with prescription, men and women have used anabolic-androgenic steroids for decades for nonmedical reasons.
This practice is discouraged by medical practitioners, and with good reason, but when results are so impressive, it’s often difficult to resist temptation.
Bodybuilders more often refer to stanozolol as Winstrol.
Like other anabolic steroids, Winstrol is a synthetic form of an anabolic-androgenic steroid (a laboratory created variation of the male hormone testosterone), with its parent dihydrotestosterone more commonly known as DHT.
The body does produce DHT from small amounts of free testosterone.
Stanozolol is a structurally different though similar form of DHT. It is perceived by bodybuilders to be high in androgenic as well as anabolic potency.
This potency translates into positive stanozolol effects in the increase of red blood cells, which in turn increases oxygenation, improves protein synthesis and increased nitrogen retention potential in muscular fibers.
While stanozolol is available in tablet and injection form, their effects are determined by their half-life as well as other factors.
Winstrol is not typically used for bulking cycles in regard to bodybuilding use, but it may help to reduce cachexia or muscle wasting that is commonly seen not only among bodybuilders during off-season, but in patients diagnosed with AIDS and some type of cancers.
Again, effects differ. Age, health status, exercise levels and genetics also come into play.
Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid, which is simply a variation of the human male testosterone hormone. It is approved for veterinary use, but no longer for human use. It’s also known as androstanazol and androstanazole.
It fits under numerous categories including anabolic, androgen, steroid, and androstens and belongs to a class of estrane steroids whose parents include but are not limited to:
Stanozolol was mainly used therapeutically in the treatment of efficient C1 inhibitor hereditary angioedema and was designed to be used intramuscularly or orally.
Mechanism of actions of stanozolol effects enhance anabolic cellular growth, androgen binding receptor effects, and its ability to increase development of red blood cells, with a half-life of approximately 24 hours.
Effects vary depending on individual response to the drug. Traditionally, stanozolol was used for the treatment of a medical condition known as hereditary angioedema.
This condition caused swelling or bloating in the throat, the face, the extremities, and the genitalia as well as some internal organs structures such as the wall of the large intestine.
Stanozolol was not expected to cure this condition, but merely to relieve symptoms.
Stanozolol effects can also be detrimental and extremely serious.
This drug or any variation thereof should never be taken by a woman planning to get pregnant, who is currently pregnant, or breast-feeding. Use of stanozolol by pregnant women has resulted in fetal birth defects.
Side effects of stanozolol are of course impacted by the dosage and dosage frequency and can range from mild to life-threatening.
Stanozolol may interact or interfere with over 70 different drugs. If you are taking any kind of blood thinners (anti-coagulants) such as Coumadin (warfarin), avoid use. The same applies to any medications (oral or insulin) to treat diabetes.
Be aware that stanozolol may also interact negatively with a variety of over-the-counter medications as well as herbal products, vitamins, and minerals.
Increasing numbers of recent studies have reported serious cardiovascular damage as a result of anabolic-androgenic steroid use.
These reports are not to be scoffed at, as ever younger individuals are being diagnosed with long-term cardiovascular damage following short term and even moderate use of anabolic steroids in the past.
Be aware that these studies involve humans and not animals. These side effects are noted in regard to physiological as well as psychological responses. For example:
Negative Stanozolol effects (and effects of other anabolic steroids) are no joke. Always weigh the risks against temporary gains in physique, as the long-lasting results may be far from what were expected.