Body builders, athletes, power lifters and other sportspersons take steroids for muscle building and for performance enhancement purposes. Bodybuilders especially take steroids as they give amazing muscle and strength gains in a very short time. Winstrol is one of such steroids popularly taken by sportsmen and sportswomen as well as leisure users for muscle building purposes. The manufacturer Winthrop Laboratories released the steroid in injectible form and in tablets as well giving the user a choice. The results of both forms of Winstrol are the same as are the side effects.
Benefits of Winstrol
Winstrol is a great anabolic steroid which if taken for a complete six to eight weeks cycle gives rock solid muscles. The incredible Winstrol results are due to the fact that this steroid does not cause water retention. In water retention the fluids collect under the skin giving the muscles a spongy look. Winstrol also has fat burning properties and gets rid of the body fat effectively and so the mass gain due to this drug is mainly lean muscle mass. Users have reported a weight gain of around 5 to 10 pounds at the end of the six week cycle. The strength gain with this steroid is fantastic too and athletes make use of this property. The use of Winstrol results in dramatic strength gains as it increases the red blood cell count in the body. This gives the athletes the power and the stamina to work out and compete in the field.
Body builders are of the opinion that Winstrol is more of a cutting agent than a bulking agent which is quite true as alone it is a below average bulking agent. Winstrol results are quite pronounced when it is used with potent steroids such as Dianabol.
Winstrol results are not only great in the body building and sports circuits but it has proved to be very useful in the field of medicine as well. It is used to treat angioedema; deep swelling due to allergic reactions, osteoporosis, acute respiratory problems and anemia. It has also proved to be a cure for muscle wasting diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Another thing which goes in its favor is that Winstrol does not aromatize. Aromatization causes conversion of testosterones to estrogen. This may cause many problems such as gynocomastia or abnormally large breasts in men. Fat deposition and water retention are some other problems associated with aromatization. Another common problem with steroids not present in Winstrol is the outburst of acne on the body and baldness.
Side Effects of Winstrol
The benefits of Winstrol are many but it has side effects too. The oral form of Winstrol is highly liver toxic and can cause severe malfunctioning of liver. It changes the level of cholesterol and may cause cardiac problems. Winstrol is also said to cause joint pains or drying up of joints.
If used for a long time Winstrol can also cause lowering of and in extreme cases total shut down of the production of testosterones in the body; this in turn triggers off a series of problems such as low sperm count, shrinking of testicles and impotency.
In women the long term use of Winstrol results in Virilization as women develop excessive hair on their face and body. Their voice becomes hoarse and they look and sound more like men. In short Winstrol is quite risky for women and they should definitely stay away from it.
The recommended dosage for Winstrol is 35 mg to 75 mg per day for men and 5 to 10 mg for women. Winstrol should not be taken for more than eight weeks although its results can be seen in six months only.