Winstrol is an anabolic steroid that is often used by bodybuilders for cutting cycles. Also known under the generic name of Stanozolol, this drug is used strictly for a cutting cycle and not for other purposes such as bulking.
Some bodybuilders prefer Winstrol because it can help to treat anemia and because it requires only a very limited dose to reduce SHBG. Due to this ability, it can be taken in considerably lower doses than other steroids that are common on the bodybuilding scene. A typical dose is usually 0.2 mg/kg, and this can notably decrease SHBG, thereby raising the free testosterone levels that are in circulation throughout the body.
It is very important to speak with a doctor before attempting to use Winstrol or any other steroids. The reason is that suppression of natural hormone levels will occur. Though it is likely that this won’t be quite as dramatic with this pill as it would be with some other kinds of steroids, this will still lead to certain side effects and reactions of which you should be aware and very careful, such as potential sexual dysfunction.
It is highly recommended that this pill not be added to a heavy bulking cycle. The reason is that it could generate a number of problems. This is because Winstrol is considered to be a 17aa compound. What that means is that its nature has been changed so that it will make its way through the liver without breaking down. This means that the product is what is known as orally active. This also means that it can be liver toxic. In fact, this particular medication has the highest milligram for milligram toxicity of any steroid.
Within the bulking cycle the dosage would have to be heavy. Therefore, with its high toxicity, the greater the dose, the harder it is on your health. Furthermore, it can also have very unwanted results on cholesterol levels. Taking even a low dose of the drug at 6 mg per day can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol by 29 percent and can lower HDL (good) cholesterol by 33 percent. There are also cardiac problems such as hypertrophy associated with taking this steroid, even at low doses.
For this reason, many people who find that this is very effective in their bodybuilding will still limit their intake of the medication to pre-contest or in summer-cutting cycles and that’s all.