This steroid was first discovered in the United States by Winthrop Laboratories in 1962.
This product commonly comes in two forms – tablet and injectables. In this article, we will be focusing on the oral tablet form. Take note that both forms have the same side effects, with some small differences.
What Is It?
Due to its high bio-availability, Stanozolol can be absorbed by the body by full amount; close to 90%. For example, with Meditech Pharmaceutical’s 10mg Stano-10, the body would be able to absorb 8 to 9mg of the steroid. Take note, however, that the product is 17 alpha alkaline.
Stanozolol carries a light androgenic to medium anabolic ratio. This steroid does not convert to estrogen, which makes it a great product to use for bodybuilders looking to for something to help during cutting season and to lean out for competitions.
How to Use
This product is not recommended if you are looking to grow, bulk or get big, especially if you are looking to gain a couple of kilograms in the first couple of weeks or obtain immense strength within a short time period.
There are people, though, who use Stanazolol during their bulking season in order to not increase their body weight, or even to simply look good during that period. Stanazolol can be a sound choice if mixed with Trenbolone, Propionate or Methandienone. This mix paired with a clean diet can result in slow muscle and strength increase. A good thing about this product is that once you go off-cycle, your gains will not be lost. Due to its low androgenic property, women generally love using this product as they do not face a lot of side effects such as excessive facial hair growth or developing a deep, manly voice.
As the half lifetime for the oral tablet is short, it is recommended to split the daily dosage into 3 sessions (breakfast, lunch, dinner). It is best to consume this steroid with your meals, so that it causes less irritation to your stomach and colon, and causing lesser side effects in general.
It is ideal to consume this product during your cycle and diet, but be careful to not exceed 30-50mg a day to protect your liver. To achieve better results, stack the Stanozolol with Trenbolone, Testosterone Propionate, Masteron or Primobolan. For women, it is best to stack this product with Primobolan (injectable).
Effects from Use
One of the major side effects of this steroid is that it depresses your HDL (good cholesterol) and increases your LDL (bad cholesterol) dramatically. If you consume this product, it is crucial that you do a blood test to check your blood fat and liver enzymes. Try not to use this product for too long or consume too high of a dosage, especially when the product is in oral form. Also, take note that Stanolozol IS 17 alpha alkaline, which makes it liver toxic.
Another side effect that is often caused by Stanozolol is the drying out of tendons and joints, especially when it is used as a single product. Many athletes have faced injuries when they consume this anabolic in high dosages on its own.
Similar injuries can also happen even when the product is combined by Trenbolone Acetate or Masteron Propionate. To help lubricate your joints and tendons, and prevent injuries from occurring, it is recommended to use a propionate to keep intercellular water; i.e.: 200-250mg Testosterone Propionate/week. Do not worry or fear facing water retention, as that is something that can be easily rectified.
Common myth: Stanazolol must be injected into the muscles so that the targeted muscle will grow.
Truth: The injected steroid will go into the blood stream; it is NOT a local injection. Although you do have to inject the steroid into the muscle, you should not expect a specific or targeted muscle to grow.