Steroid Information

Winstrol Side-Effects

Moderately mild in nature, the hormone Stanozolol is one of the more popular anabolic steroids among avid performance enhancers; you know it best as Winstrol. Generally best served used in cutting cycles or as a direct athletic performance enhancer due to its ability to increases strength, while moderately mild Winstrol side-effects are very real indeed. While adverse Winstrol side-effects may occur they are by no means guaranteed. There are many factors that must be considered and if responsible use is implored you will find this is one of the few anabolic steroids that can be safely used by most any athlete. An anabolic steroid of the DHT class Stanozolol will not aromatize at all making common steroidal problems such as Gynecomastia and water retention of no concern; with that in mind, let’s take a look at the possible Winstrol side-effects and discover what we need to know.

Severe Winstrol Side-Effects:

Of all the possible adverse Winstrol side-effects issues surrounding cholesterol will prove to be the most serious of all. As you understand cholesterol is generally broken down into two categories, LDL, the bad cholesterol and HDL, the good cholesterol your body needs. The Stanozolol hormone can have a negative effect on both cholesterol readings and those who are predisposed to cholesterol issues or who already suffer from a poor condition should avoid this steroid like the plague.

To combat these possible cholesterol issues we must keep our total dosing at a responsible level and limit the time of use to a responsible time frame. Further, following a diet that is cholesterol friendly will do more for you than anything else; those who fail to do so even when their Stanozolol use is of a responsible nature may find they fall prey to problems.

Liver Related Winstrol Side-Effects:

It is generally commonly understood that the Stanozolol hormone is of a strong hepatic nature; simply put, of all the adverse Winstrol side-effects it remains liver toxicity is one of the most common. By its very existence the Stanozolol hormone belongs to the C17-aa class of anabolic steroidal hormones. This is classification is defined by a structural alteration to the hormone that allows it to survive ingestion; without such a structural change the hormone would be destroyed before any benefit could take place. While this structural change allows the hormone to survive its first pass through the liver it also makes it very toxic; it is a tradeoff and one that is unavoidable.

It is a common misconception held by many performance enhancers that only the oral form of this hormone is hepatic in nature; this is an outright lie. Just as the oral form is C17-aa so is the injectable; in that there is no difference. When we supplement with this steroid our liver enzyme readings will go up; how much will be determined by total dosing and total time of use but they will go up none the less. For this reason, again, we must maintain a level of responsible use. For those who supplement in a responsible fashion there is some very good news. The liver has amazing rejuvenating capabilities and once use is discontinued, assuming the individual has been responsible liver enzyme levels will normalize and no permanent damage will be done. It should also be noted, during the course of use heavy alcohol consumption should be avoided; in-fact, laying off alcohol completely is probably not a bad idea.

The Myth & the Truth:

One of the reasons Stanozolol remains so popular is because many believe Winstrol side-effects do not include testosterone suppression; how this myth started is unclear but it is a myth just the same. When we supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids our natural testosterone production will be suppressed. Certain steroids will have a stronger effect in this regard but suppression will occur just the same. If you supplement with Winstrol your levels will fall and this is not only unhealthy but can be detrimental to your cause. For this reason some form of precaution is advised with exogenous testosterone use being your absolute best bet.

DHT Based Winstrol Side-Effects:

As a DHT based anabolic hormone both hair-loss and acne can be a very real possibility; in-fact, these may be the most common Winstrol side-effects of all in-terms of visual effects. Assuring your product is clean and of a pure nature will greatly protect you from acne, as will keeping your skin extra clean; however, those who are genetically sensitive to acne may still have a problem. Those who are not genetically sensitive and who supplement with a pure product will in most all cases be fine.

As for hair-loss, it is true, this is one of the primary Winstrol side-effects but it is not as cut and dry as you might think. Like acne, hair-loss is very genetically dependent. Those who are predisposed to male-pattern baldness run the greatest risk; men who are not should not lose the first hair on their head. If you are genetically predisposed to hair-loss, simply put you were going to lose some of your hair to begin with; the Stanozolol hormone simply caused this to occur sooner than it would have otherwise.