Pharmacokinetics and Indications:Stanozolol is a dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived anabolic androgenic steroid, or more specifically a structurally altered form. Stanozolol is the DHT hormone with two structural changes that give us the Winstrol compound. The first alteration is the introduction of an attached pyrazol group at the A-ring of the hormone replacing the 3-keto group. This modification officially classifies Stanozolol as a heterocyclic steroid. The hormone also carries an added methyl group in order to protect hormone after administration. This structural change takes place at the 17th carbon position officially classifying Stanozolol as a C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroid.
Due the combination of structural changes, this reduces the hormone’s androgenicity significantly and greatly increases its anabolic power. Officially STROMBAGED carries an anabolic rating of 320 and an androgenic rating of 20. More importantly, its ratings translate perfectly in real life effects giving us an extremely beneficial anabolic steroid.
STROMBAGED carries many positive steroidal traits, one of which is its ability to lower Sex-Hormone-Binding-Globulin (SHBG) significantly. This allows for more of the steroids being supplied to rest in an unbound state, as well as provides an increase in free testosterone. While many anabolic steroids lower SHBG STROMBAGED appears to have a much stronger affinity than most. In fact, studies have demonstrated nearly 50% reductions in SHBG in mere days of use and even at relatively low doses.
Beyond a reduction in SHBG, which is one of its primary traits, STROMBAGED will enhance protein synthesis and greatly increase nitrogen retention in the muscles. The steroid will also do a fairly decent job at increasing red blood cell count and inhibiting glucocorticoid hormones but not to the degree of many other steroids. In many ways, we have a mild yet evenly possession of some basic steroidal traits coupled with the dramatic SHBG reduction that gives us a controllable and unique compound. This really is one of the easiest anabolic steroids to understand.
When looking at the direct functions and traits of Winstrol there is one more issue we need to discuss. The Stanozolol hormone is both an injectable an oral anabolic steroid. Both forms are comprised of the same identical Stanozolol hormone. 1mg of one form is the same as 1mg of the other form. Some studies have suggested oral STROMBAGED may reduce SHBG a little more than its injectable counterpart, while others have said injectable forms may be slightly more potent on an overall milligram for milligram basis. However, overall these appear to be rather insignificant differences regardless of the direction they go. In fact, the individual should be able to receive the same identical benefits with either form.
Another important note often misunderstood about STROMBAGED forms is the C17-aa nature. Both oral and injectable Stanozolol are C17-aa anabolic steroids. Most oral steroids are C17-aa and while injectable steroids rarely are injectable Stanozolol is one of the exceptions. The injectable form is also commonly referred to as STROMBAGED.
Effects of STROMBAGED :
Although used to stave off lean tissue wasting, STROMBAGED is not what we’d call a bulking steroid. You will rarely find this steroid in an off-season mass gaining stack. However, it could be used in an effort to enhance the activity of the other steroids being used due to the strong SHBG reduction it will provide but this is generally not recommended. When we dive into the side effects of Winstrol, we will find it is very hepatotoxic and use should be limited to when it’s most valuable. For the male athlete, this will not be during the bulking phase.
When it comes to off-season bulking, we could make more of an exception with female use. Females are far more sensitive to the steroid and short burst plans could be very beneficial during this phase. But again, there are probably better options.
The effects of STROMBAGED are undoubtedly most beneficial to direct performance enhancement of an athletic nature. We’re talking about functional competitive athletes, not bodybuilders or physique athletes. This steroid has the ability to greatly increase strength and this can translate into both power and speed. Further, it will accomplish this without adding a lot of additional weight that could hinder some depending on the sport, as well as cause unwanted attention from prying eyes. There have been those who have said STROMBAGED isn’t good for competitive athletes, especially those athletes in explosive sports due to potential weakening of the tendons but this is more or less message board anecdotal hysteria that supports this claim. In fact, many studies have shown it can have a positive impact on strengthening tendons and we already know it’s good for the bones. If not, it wouldn’t be used to treat osteoporosis.
There are also some who complain of joint pain when using Winstrol. As a steroid that does not aromatize there will be no water retention but the “dry feeling” may not be what many think it is. Most who use the steroid will be physique athletes or gym rats during a cutting phase. They will also typically add it into a plan late in the diet once they’re already lean. Typically, when you become very lean, bodybuilding lean, this makes the joints a little uncomfortable. With or without STROMBAGED this discomfort could potentially exist. As for pro athletes who have nearly every last steroid at their disposal, remember, if STROMBAGED weren’t effective in competitive sports so many athletes wouldn’t make it a primary and favorite choice. In fact, the combo of Winstrol with low doses of Nandrolone is a very common stack among many athletes, and this stack will greatly eliminate any potential joint discomfort should it exist.
Beyond athletics, the gym rat or bodybuilding effects of STROMBAGED will be best displayed once you’re already somewhat lean. The steroid will help produce a dryer, harder look but only if you’re relatively lean. It will also aid in lean tissue preservation but not to a very strong degree that’s often needed in such a phase. It’s typically recommended that STROMBAGED only be used in this capacity as a secondary steroid, not a base or foundational steroid.
Both men and women can greatly benefit from STROMBAGED during the cutting phase. While it won’t be the best lean tissue preserver, many report maintaining more of their strength that is often lost when dieting when STROMBAGED is in play. Vascularity should also become more pronounced and overall the individual should enjoy an overall enhancement in definition.
Possible Side effects:The side effects of STROMBAGED most certainly exist, but they largely fall into the category of possible rather than guaranteed. The side effects of STROMBAGED can be controlled but it will take some effort on your part. There is also always the issue of individual response. We all respond to different things differently. This not only holds true with various anabolic steroids but all things we put into our body. Most of use can take Aspirin, but there are others who will experience horrible side effects if they touch the first pill. Most of us can tolerate dairy products, but there are others who become very sick if they even look at a glass of milk. Individual response dictates quite a lot. With that in mind, in order to help you understand the possible side effects of Winstrol we have broken them down into their separate categories along with all you’ll need to know.
STROMBAGED is not estrogenic. This anabolic steroid does not aromatize at all making estrogenic side effects of STROMBAGED use an impossibility. This steroid cannot cause gynecomastia or excess water retention. Water retention is normally the primary cause of steroid related high blood pressure. High blood pressure is still possible but the odds are highly in your favor when healthy lifestyle choices are made. This also assumes no underlying issues exist.
Androgenic side effects of STROMBAGED are possible. However, while possible this steroid does not produce a lot of androgenic activity. Acne and accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness are all possible. While possible, they are strongly linked to genetic predispositions. If you are not predisposed to male pattern baldness you will not lose any hair. Acne is similar as those who are genetically sensitive to acne will be the first to have a problem. Keeping your skin clean and dry at all times will offer a lot of protection.
In order to combat androgenic side effects of any anabolic steroid, many often turn to 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride. However, this will not work with all steroids and it will not work with STROMBAGED at all. Such inhibitors work by inhibiting the reduction of testosterone to DHT, which occurs due to the testosterone hormone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. The 5-alpha reductase enzyme does not metabolize the Stanozolol hormone; after all, it’s already DHT.
The androgenic side effects of STROMBAGED can also include virilization in women. Virilization symptoms include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Many women can supplement with the Stanozolol hormone without such effects occurring but they will need to keep the dose rather low. If the dose is kept low, due to the low androgenicity of the hormone many women will avoid virilization. However, the issue of individual response always comes into play. If for any reason virilization symptoms begin to show, if use is discontinued at their onset they will fade away rapidly. If the symptoms are ignored and use continues, the symptoms may very well become irreversible.
Of all the potential side effects of STROMBAGED those surrounding cardiovascular strain, particularly cholesterol carry the greatest probability. The Stanozolol hormone is well known for reducing HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) and increasing LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).
Oral C17-aa anabolic steroids are all well known for having a much stronger, negative effect on cholesterol management and oral Winstrol is no different. As for injectable Winstrol Depot, it can potentially have the same effect as it too is a C17-aa anabolic steroid. Regardless of the form of Winstrol you choose, the issue of cholesterol will be a concern.
Although STROMBAGED can be very harsh on cholesterol, it is possible to supplement without any significant strain but it will take some effort on your part. If you already suffer from high cholesterol you should not touch this steroid. If you are healthy enough for use, it will be imperative that you keep an eye on your cholesterol. In order to promote healthy levels it is also recommended that your diet be rich in omega fatty acids. Supplementing daily with fish oils is recommended, as is limiting saturated fats and simple sugars. You may also want to consider a cholesterol antioxidant formula and always ensure you perform plenty of cardiovascular training in your routine.
STROMBAGED is significantly suppressive to natural testosterone production. It will not completely suppress production but it will put the individual into a low testosterone state if exogenous testosterone is not applied. All men who supplement with the Stanozolol hormone can easily avoid a low testosterone condition if they simultaneously supplement with some form of exogenous testosterone. Women will not need exogenous testosterone therapy.