Winstrol is a very popular oral or injectable anabolic-androgenic steroid. It ranks up there with deca and dianabol as the most widely used and abused drug by competitive athletes.
Stanozolol is commonly refered to as winny (winstrol). Winstrol comes in two forms as mentioned above – both oral and injectable. The injections are the same methylated compound as the oral form of the drug. However, due to this feature, it cannot be esterified for time release. Winstrol has a short active life of around 8 hours.
Winstrol counteracts estrogenic side effects such as gyno and water retention – another quality which makes it attractive to the athlete seeking lean mass gains. Winstrol is a 5-alpha reduced substrate. 5-alpha reduction breaks the double bond between positions 4 and 5, which is what is required for aromatase to convert to estrogen. Aromatase is the primary enzyme used for the manufacturing of estrogen within the male body. For avoiding gyno, winstrol is well suited.
Since winstrol is not capable of converting into estrogen, anti-estrogen ancillary drugs such as nolvadex or clomid are not necessary when using this steroid. Gyno will not be a concern for even the most sensitive individuals when using this steroid. Winstrol is excellent for lean gains since water retention is reduced when using this steroid. This is due to the fact that estrogen is the cause of water retention. It is excellent to use among athletes who are seeking for a combination of both strength and speed.