What is Winstrol?

Emma G.
Emma G.
Winstrol is sometimes used by bodybuilders.
Winstrol is sometimes used by bodybuilders.

Winstrol is the commercial name for the synthetic anabolic steroid Stanozolol. It is derived from testosterone hormones. Body builders may prefer it because it increases muscle strength without causing weight gain. Winstrol is controlled by US national regulation and has been banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Anabolic steroids or anabolic-andronic steroids (AAS) work by acting like the male hormones. They cause increased protein synthesis, which leads to greater muscle mass. Usually anabolic steroids also cause other typically masculine characteristics like increased growth of body hair and lowering of the voice. Female body builders often prefer Winstrol because it causes these effects to a lesser degree than most anabolic steroids.

Sometimes supplemented by drugs, testosterone is naturally produced in men in the testicles.
Sometimes supplemented by drugs, testosterone is naturally produced in men in the testicles.

When used for body building, Winstrol is usually taken in conjunction with other testosterone-based steroids. It can be injected directly into the skin as a water-based solution. As Winstrol is able to survive liver metabolism, it can also be taken in tablet form. The steroid can cause liver problems, so it should be taken only under the supervision of a medical professional.

Winstrol is sometimes used in the treatment of anemia.
Winstrol is sometimes used in the treatment of anemia.

Winstrol is a powerful steroid that can cause major physiological changes in a person who takes it. It has been declared a performance-enhancing drug. The IAAF has banned its use in all international sports. Other governing bodies of the sports world have followed suit.

In addition to its body-building applications, Winstrol is also used in human and veterinary medicine. In humans, it is sometimes used as a treatment for anemia. A doctor may also proscribe it as a treatment for hereditary angioedema.

Hereditary angioedema is a condition that results in severe swelling of the skin. It can be caused by allergies or as a side effect to some medications. Complications arise when the swelling spreads to other organs.

Anabolic steroids help increase the synthesis of protein, producing more muscle as a result.
Anabolic steroids help increase the synthesis of protein, producing more muscle as a result.

In veterinary medicine, Winstrol can be used to cause muscle growth in animals suffering from muscle weakness. It may also treat low bone density or red blood cell count. This steroid should only be given to animals under the direction of a veterinary professional.

There have been many famous cases of Olympic and international athletes being stripped of their medals after testing positive for Winstrol use. Major League baseball players, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters, and even horses racing in the Triple Crown have lost titles and competition privileges due to use of Winstrol. This steroid can remain in the body and detectable by a urine test for up to ten days.

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    • Winstrol is sometimes used by bodybuilders.
      By: Csák István
      Winstrol is sometimes used by bodybuilders.
    • Sometimes supplemented by drugs, testosterone is naturally produced in men in the testicles.
      By: Sebastian Kaulitzki
      Sometimes supplemented by drugs, testosterone is naturally produced in men in the testicles.
    • Winstrol is sometimes used in the treatment of anemia.
      By: joshya
      Winstrol is sometimes used in the treatment of anemia.
    • Anabolic steroids help increase the synthesis of protein, producing more muscle as a result.
      By: theartofphoto
      Anabolic steroids help increase the synthesis of protein, producing more muscle as a result.
    • Hereditary angioedema may occur as a side effect of some medications.
      By: Pakhay Oleksandr
      Hereditary angioedema may occur as a side effect of some medications.
    • Winstrol can be detectable by urine test for up to 10 days.
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      Winstrol can be detectable by urine test for up to 10 days.
    • Winstrol is able to survive liver metabolism.
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      Winstrol is able to survive liver metabolism.