In many ways, the effects of Winstrol can largely be summed up by everything you want a cutting steroid to be, and to top it off, everything you could desire out of athletic enhancement. This is a steroid that will promote a dryer and harder physique; it has great strength increasing properties as well as those of metabolic enhancement. No, the effects of Winstrol are virtually useless when it comes to promoting mass; however, what it lacks in the mass department it most certainly makes up for elsewhere. A truly fantastic compound, the Stanozolol hormone is not without problems, but by and large they are manageable with responsible use. With all of this in mind, let's take a look at the primary effects of Winstrol, and then you can decide if supplementation is right for you.
The positive effects of Winstrol primarily surround three big traits; they are traits many anabolic steroids carry, but this dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derived compound carries them at high levels. Fist is an increased rate of protein synthesis; as protein is the building block of muscle tissue it's not too hard to see how this is beneficial in an anabolic sense. Then we have nitrogen retention; nitrogen largely regulates our anabolic to catabolic state, and the effects of Winstrol will ensure we are remain in a positive state. Finally there is the reduction of Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG) and there are very few anabolic steroids that can promote such a reduction. By reducing SHBG, you now have more free testosterone in your body to be utilized, and all of this equates to more anabolic power.
When it comes to the real life effects of Winstrol, we must discuss them in the two primary categories separately; let's start with cutting. Winstrol is more commonly used in cutting cycles than anywhere else; after all, most performance enhancers are physique minded, they're not actual competitive athletes, and as bulking is a poor use this leaves cutting. Through the effects of Winstrol, you can obtain the ripped, hard look you desire; however, you'll need to be at a low body-fat to see the results, and this means you have been in a caloric deficit for quite some time. Of course, to truly obtain this lean, hard, ripped physique, for the effects of Winstrol to be fully magnified you're going to need more, and without question Trenbolone is the primary answer. With a Winstrol and Trenbolone stack, you will be ripped to the bone, and when you include the right amount of testosterone you will ensure you have no low testosterone problems and even a better overall look.
Then we have athletic performance, and the effects of Winstrol can be truly invaluable to this cause. In this case, we're not worried about the appearance of a physique; we're worried about actual physical performance, and as a great strength increaser with little to no mass promotion this is a fantastic choice. Some have argued that the effects of Winstrol make this a poor athletic enhancing steroid based on how it can "dry out your joints" of weaken the tendons; we disagree. First off, drying out the joints is as ridiculous as saying some steroids force water into the joints; further, most studies have been shown to support the Stanozolol hormone actually strengthens tendons. If that's not enough, ask the thousands upon thousands of professional athletes who have and still supplement with Stanozolol; these people understand the effects of Winstrol are invaluable to their cause.
From the profile page and side-effects link, you're well aware of the adverse effects of Winstrol, but in case you skipped over them, let's dive into a short review. The Stanozolol hormone can have a strong adverse effect on cholesterol, and this includes both HDL and LDL levels. For this reason, not only is responsible use a must, but you must have healthy levels to begin with if you are to consider supplementation, and you must continue to live in a way that promotes their continuation; in-fact, give it a little more effort. Further, as a DHT derived compound, acne can be a problem in those who are sensitive and you'll need to give extra effort into keeping your skin clean. Further, if you are predisposed to male-pattern baldness, you may find this DHT compound speeds up the process. Prostate enlargement can also be a concern; however, it is unlikely if you supplement responsibly and have a healthy prostate to begin with.
Then there's the big adverse effect of Winstrol and it surrounds its hepatotoxic nature. Injectable and oral Winstrol are both C17-alpha alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroids, and by this nature they must be used for short periods of time and with moderate doses. If your liver is not in a healthy state, you should not touch this or any C17-aa steroid or any C17-aa medication. Further, if you do proceed with supplementation, assuming your liver is healthy, you are strongly encouraged to avoid alcohol consumption and all other C17-aa steroids or medications. Do these things, and if you're a healthy adult most will be fine.