What Is Stanozolol?
Stanozolol (sometimes called Stano) is an anabolic steroid that is widely known in the bodybuilding and powerlifting circles. It has received a lot of media attention over the years. The whole world’s attention has been fixated on Stanozolol for the numerous doping scandals based on its usage by many top athletes while competing in Olympic games.
Stanozolol often appears in the media’s coverage for its widespread use, though this has been the case for decades ever since the state subsidized doping program of East German athletes. But the 1998 Ben Johnson scandal at the Seoul Olympic Games garnered the largest amount of attention.
We said potent and yet mild steroid in the title of this article. What makes it mild Is the fact that it can be safely used by men and women for its ‘reasonable’ side effects, which we will examine in more depth later in this article. But it has also shown to be a steroid whose effectiveness has very few comparable products, especially when it comes to an item devoted to enhancing the user’s performance.
Although being a huge favorite among competitive bodybuilders, Stano is favored immensely by many performance athletes because it has the keen capacity of dramatically increasing your strength and physical resistance without implying at the same time, the growth of an immense muscular mass that may impair performance. It is ideal for sports where performance improvements are desired without altering the athletes weight too much in any direction.
What Benefits can you expect from using Stanozolol?
If people can name an anabolic steroid by its widely known denomination, it’s usually Winstrol or Stanozolol. But whatever its denomination, the point is that this anabolic steroid is famous worldwide for its several positive side effects, and for many good reasons too.
First of all (and well beyond both the scandals in sports and its performance enhancement features), Stanozolol has represented a very useful tool for modern medical applications and cures – being that its usage is so successful in counteracting the breakdown of lean muscle mass due to various illnesses, and in preserving bone mass when the patient is affected by osteoporosis. Stanozolol has been widely accepted and incredibly successful in treating severe bone fractures. The steroid has never lost its FDA approval, maintained over the years for a variety of medical treatment plans.
In fitness circles, Stanozolol is very highly appreciated and used for its several benefits and positive effects. It can provide enormous increases in strength without changing the user’s physical appearance and body weight, which makes this anabolic steroid really great if you have competitive ambitions.
Instead, if you need to integrate it in a cut, you must note that it does effectively produce an enhanced muscular retention, however the given increased dryness will occur only if you already have a reasonably low amount of body fat.
That said, we can state that the overall Stanozolol benefits include but are not limited to:
- An enhancement of the general anabolism within the body, which determines an increase of the effects of other steroids being implemented at the same time.
- An increase in strength levels.
- Enhanced nitrogen retention (which enhances the maintenance of lean muscular tissue).
- An enhanced utilization of oxygen.
- An enhanced assimilation of all the nutrients contained in the foods you consume.
- An enhanced muscular dryness – if the user is already lean.
- The enhancement of collagen synthesis, which potentially can lead to better and faster levels of recovery from intense workout sessions.
Most if not all of the above beneficial and positive side effects when implementing Stanozolol are due to the fact that Stano is an anabolic steroid with a low androgenic value (only 20, very low when compared to testosterone’s value of 100) but a very high anabolic rating (320, while testosterone has a value of 100). These values are not just theoretical values, but have indeed been confirmed in the actual supplementation measurements.
Another positive side effect of implementing Stano is that this compound, by means of the attachment of a methyl group to it, provides decent protection of your hormone levels after its administration.
Additionally, Stanozolol is a compound whose effects comprise also a lower quantity in the body of what is known as the Sex-Hormone-Binding-Globulin (SHBG), which determines a bigger quantity of endogenous testosterone available to freely circulate in your organism.
When looking at the features and effects of this compound, we have to thoroughly examine another question that has been thoroughly debated, and still is, albeit not being a major one.
Stanozolol comes in an injectable but also in an oral form. So one given dose of this item is the same in either form. Yet, researchers have often found that the oral variant lowers the SHBG more than its injectable counterpart, but other studies have said that the injectable forms could be somewhat more powerful. However, the said variations and different opinions are somehow not significant, one way or the other, as indeed it is commonly agreed upon that each user should get approximately the same effects from both forms, whichever is the one being implemented.
As said, despite being used to counteract the breakdown of lean tissue, Stano is not quite a steroid one can use alone for bulking, but it sure can be used to enhance the activity of additional anabolic compounds that are being implemented at the same time for the aforesaid purpose. However, being that Stanozolol is toxic to the liver, its use would be better limited to when its use would be very significant for the goals we have previously mentioned.
Much better as an compound for off-season bulking, this steroid could be for female users indeed. Women do show a higher sensitiveness to this steroid, and their usually preferred smaller burst training programs could well take advantage of the implementation of Stanozolol.
Conclusively, it can be said without a doubt that the usage of Stanozolol is far more beneficial for enhancing those performances based on athleticism rather than on sheer muscular mass. These are performances generated by athletes who compete in athletic races, for example, not the bodybuilding or physique-driven athletes. Stano work wonders in increasing your physical strength, which may hugely enhance the power you can use in your training sessions and also the speed at which you can train. Moreover, these performances will be accomplished without the addition of unwanted more body weight – that can hinder your results in whichever sport you perform.
Dosages and Cycles of Stanozolol
Typical dosages for an effective implementation of Stanozolol would be as follows:
|General Dosage||50 – 100 mg per day over the course of 6 – 8 weeks|
|Beginners’ dosage||50 mg per day|
|Intermediate user’s dosage||75mg per day|
|Advanced user’s dosage||100 mg per day|
|Female dosage||10 – 20 mg per day|
Doses at 100 mg (or even above in some circles) should really only be run for a short 7 – 10 day burst period in order to maximize user’s health and safety when using the oral variant. The potential for high toxicity levels that would likely occur when ingesting such an intake could potentially pose an unacceptable risk, depending upon the users’ individual experience and goals.
It’s never to be forgotten that one must always integrate an effective protection cycle therapy, that is by using NolvaGen (Nolvadex) or AnaGen (Arimidex). Doing so will guarantee the user that their normal organic hormonal output levels are in place, given that it can take up to one full year for testosterone levels to restore normal values after cycling with any anabolic steroid use, if the proper therapy program is forgotten or not adhered to.
The Most Common Side Effects Of Stanozolol
As with all AAS varieties on the market, Stanozolol may determine the onset of negative side effects, hence it is of vital importance that the user is well aware of what they are so as to diffuse any concern they may have if they present themselves without prior knowledge of their existence.
Overall, having said that Stano is considered to be a mild steroid, it would however be much safer to seek medical advice should any of the following issues occur potently and over a sustained period of time:
- Adverse skin conditions
- Dynamic alterations in mood
- Suppression of organic testosterone output
- Adverse cardiovascular strain
- Elevated negative cholesterol levels (LDL)
- Liver hepatotoxicity (with the oral variant)
Again, we reiterate that it is of paramount importance that you only ever administer this item in accordance with the relevant dosage range as per your experience level. You must simply avoid ingesting more than you can handle, thus elevating the risk of side effects arising. And ingesting more than needed will not make your performance, your body or your looks any better.