Winstrol is a popular anabolic steroid manufactured in the early 1960s by the Winthrop laboratories. Correct winstrol doses gave decent muscle and strength gains with minimum side effects. It could be taken orally or injected intramuscularly. It soon gained popularity as it had mostly anabolic effects which gave good muscle mass and strength gains and showed no estrogenic activity therefore any ugly side effects caused by it were not present.
Winstrol and Aromatization
The lack of estrogenic activity was because Winstrol does not aromatize. In aromatization the testosterone convert to estrogen; estrogen is a female sex hormone which is present in both males and females but in different number. When male use steroids especially androgenic steroids, then the number of estrogens in the male body increases. Estrogens usually combine with the breast tissues and attach themselves on the site thereby causing abnormally large breasts in men. In medical terms this condition is called gynocomastia. Estrogen also causes water retention and female pattern fat deposition.
With no estrogen activity present in Winstrol, the muscles gained with its use are hard and well defined. Winstrol gives lean muscle mass and not only promotes muscle growth but also retains the muscles. It increases the strength of the user, raises the endurance levels and helps the user to recover rapidly from extreme work outs. It also burns fat and is used by some leisure users to rid of the body fat. The benefits of Winstrol are many as are its side effects. Winstrol doses are required frequently because of its short active cycle which only lasts forty eight hours. This means that one should take injections daily which is bad news for those who dislike pricking themselves. Those who take winstrol doses orally are highly likely to suffer from liver impairment later on as prolong use can badly damage the liver.
Another major side effect of Winstrol is that it causes testicular atrophy in men; it adversely affects the production of testosterone in men and may cause impotency. In women it causes Virilization or the appearance of male features such as facial and body hair and deep voice. Joint pain is another complaint of regular Winstrol users.
These side effects can be minimized or kept under control if the use of Winstrol is restricted to the recommended dose and to the time period.
Winstrol Cycle and doses
The recommended winstrol doses range from 35 to 75 mg per day for men in case if they inject it intramuscularly and 25 to 50 mg per day if it is taken orally. For women the winstrol doses are 5 to 15 mg per day.
For first timers and leisure winstrol doses of 2 mg to 5 mg per day are quite sufficient. The novice users can increase the dose gradually. Winstrol should not be used for more than 6 to 8 weeks. Specialists recommend that if a person intends to take winstrol doses for long than he/she should give it a break for day or two every week. In this way the user can take it for more than eight weeks and keep the side effects under control. Professional body builders often take winstrol doses for up to 12 weeks.
Winstrol is well suited for cutting cycles and has little use as a bulking agent. However it can be used as a bulking agent if it is stacked with other powerful steroids such as Anadrol and Dianabol. When used with these steroids the winstrol doses are kept at 50 mg per day. With the correct diet, exercise regimes and the right winstrol doses lean muscle mass and excellent gains in strength and stamina can be achieved.