Stanozolol is an oral anabolic steroid developed by Winthrop Laboratories in the 1950s under the popular trade name Winstrol. After the release of the oral form, which was and is produced in various doses, Stanozolol for injection was released. The injectable form of Stanozolol is better known as Winstrol Depot. From a therapeutic point of view, Winstrol Depot is a huge success; However, in medical institutions, the original oral form is more common. Both Winstrol Oral and Winstrol Depot are widely used in performance enhancement settings. The preference between them rarely has anything to do with performance, and is much more often associated with gossip.
Regardless of the form (oral or injectable), Winstrol Depot remains one of the most popular anabolic steroids of all time. It is the steroid used for most sports you can imagine, and is a favorite of many bodybuilders before competition. Winstrol Depot also has many benefits in the medical world, including treating osteoporosis, fighting muscle wasting conditions, helping burn victims, and those exposed to long-term corticosteroids. Surprisingly to some, Winstrol Depot is even used as a weight loss aid in some cases where there is a severe hormonal imbalance. The treatment of broken bones and even the treatment of growth retardation in children has been successful with Winstrol Depot.
Winstrol Depot: Functions and Properties
Winstrol Depot is an injectable anabolic androgenic steroid of the Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) class. In particular, it is a modified form of DHT. Winstrol Depot exists by introducing a pyrazole group into the DHT hormone and replacing the ketone group with the A ring, making it a heterocyclic steroid. A methyl group is then added to the hormone to protect it when it enters the body. This structural change classifies Winstrol Depot as a C17-alpha-alkylated (C17-aa) anabolic steroid. The hormone is then suspended in water; Water is used as a carrier so that it can be injected into the body.
Important note: Winstrol Depot can be suspended in oil, but water-based solutions are most commonly used.
Winstrol Depot is an extremely anabolic hormone with an anabolic index of 320. However, due to the structural changes introduced into the DHT hormone, its androgenicity is quite low with an androgenic rating of 20. It has androgenic properties, but they are mild in most cases. users, albeit slightly stronger in females compared to males.
Winstrol Depot has many beneficial properties; perhaps one of the most beneficial is its ability to lower sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). There are some anabolic steroids that can do this, but few can do it at the speed of Stanozolol. A decrease in SHBG increases free testosterone. Free testosterone is our active, useful testosterone, and what isn’t free is mostly related to SHBG. When we lower SHBG levels, our active testosterone increases. The same decrease in SHBG leads to more efficient use of every other steroid hormone as well. Data has shown that Winstrol Depot can reduce SHBG levels by 50% in humans.
Winstrol Depot has many other functions besides lowering SHBG. This hormone is effective in increasing protein synthesis, increasing nitrogen retention and red blood cell count, and decreasing levels of glucocorticoids (stress hormones) in the body.
The structure of Winstrol Depot is identical to that of Oral Winstrol; both consist of the same hormone Stanozolol. Aside from the method of administration, there is no difference between the two steroids. Either way, you get the same results. Some believe that the oral form may lower SHBG levels somewhat than the depot form, but the data shows that in most cases the differences are not significant. Some users have also reported that Winstrol Depot is more potent in milligram for milligram doses, but again the data doesn’t support this and it’s not surprising since it’s the same anabolic steroid in both forms.
Important note: Winstrol Depot is a C17-aa anabolic steroid, just like its oral counterpart. Both forms are equally toxic to the liver.
Important Note: While this hormone is identical in its oral and injectable forms, this is not true for all steroids that come in both forms. The best examples of this are Primobolan and Primobolan Depot.
Winstrol is very popular in bodybuilding as it differs from most other steroids in its effects. The drug has little effect on body weight, but relieves muscle tension, improves the visibility of veins and burns fat, therefore it is used mainly in “dry” courses.
- Muscle relief is one of the main effects of Stanozolol
- A significant increase in strength and endurance is a valuable effect in weightlifting and athletics
- Fat burning
- Increased appetite
- Removal of excess fluid from the body