Stanozolol names: Stanoger, Strombafort, Stanover, Nabolik, Stanazolik, Strombaject, Stromba, Menabol, Stanol, Terabon, Cetabone, etc.
- Anabolic activity - 320% of testosterone
- Androgenic activity - 30% of testosterone
- Aromatization (conversion to estrogen) - no
- Method of administration - injection and tablets
- Toxicity to the liver is moderate, equally for injectable and tablet forms 
- The elimination half-life is 9-24 hours  (duration of action is up to 2 days). For injectable form 4-5 hours, for oral form - 18-24 hours. 
- Detection time - from 200 to 240 days.
Stanozolol steroid was developed by Winthrop Laboratories in 1962 under the brand name Winstrol. Initially, the drug was created to treat anemia, hereditary angioedema, accelerate recovery after surgery, as well as for use in veterinary medicine to increase muscle mass, stimulate blood formation, strengthen bones and stimulate the appetite of weakened or sick animals.
A little later, the drug began to be actively used on cross-country horses, to increase speed indicators. Athletes of bodybuilding and other power sports quickly drew attention to him, starting to use Winstrol with an ergogenic purpose.
In bodybuilding Winstrol is very popular because its action is different from most steroids. The drug has a slight effect on body weight, but gives the muscles relief, enhances venous tracing and burns fat, so it is used mainly during the "drying" course.
- Muscle relief is one of the main effects of stanozolol.
- A significant increase in strength and endurance is a valuable effect in powerlifting and athletics.
- Fat burning.
- Increased appetite.
- Removing excess fluid from the body.
- According to scientific tests, oral stanozolol in an amount of 0.2 mg per kilogram of an athlete's weight lowers the level of anabolic hormone binding globulin by 50%. This means that the effectiveness of taking other steroids in combination with stanozolol will increase significantly.
- Antiestrogenic and antiprogestagenic effects are suspected.
Winstrol solo cycle is conducted by athletes to obtain relief and venous, as well as increase strength indicators. In other words, this course is suitable for people who have sufficient body weight with moderate fat content.
- The optimal dosage of Winstrol is 30-50 mg in tablets or injections every day. Athletes and boxers use, as a rule, lower doses - about 10 mg / day.
- The duration of the course is approximately 4-6 weeks. With an increase in the duration of the cycle, the risk of side effects increases, especially for joints.
- After completion of the course, PCT is necessary after 2-3 days.
It should be noted that many experienced athletes recommend using stanozolol only in combination with testosterone. This approach reduces the risk of side effects, in particular, significantly reduces the likelihood of harmful effects on the joints: testosterone retains fluid in the body, preventing the articular bag from dehydrating. In addition, testosterone can significantly increase the effectiveness of the course of Winstrol.
Stanozolol Side Effects
- Pain in large joints and damage to ligaments are the most common complications. To minimize the risk, stanozolol should be combined with testosterone and deca. More details here. Special additives for ligaments and joints are also used.
- The rise in blood pressure is eliminated by taking antihypertensive drugs (enalapril).
- An increase in cholesterol is eliminated by taking omega-3 or other hypolipodemic drugs (lovastatin, atorvastatin, etc.) during the course.
- Painful injections - this side effect of Winstrol is peculiar only to the injectable form (Winstrol Depot).
- Since Winstrol is a derivative of DHT, androgenic side effects are possible: hair loss on the head, acne, suppression of the production of one's own testosterone, etc.
- Toxicity to the liver - manifested due to alpha-17-alkylation. In a dog study, a pronounced protective effect was demonstrated by milk thistle extract (hepatoprotector).
- Myocardial hypertrophy - especially at high doses.
Winstrol combination Cycle
Depending on the desired result, a combined cycle of stanozolol is built. To gain muscle mass, stronger androgens, for example stanozolol and testosterone cycle, methandrostenolone or anapolone, are included in the course. In this case, Winstrol will balance the course, creating a good anabolic effect and reducing the estrogenic effect of other drugs. In this case, it is necessary to include aromatase inhibitors in the course, Nolvadex or Clomid is used for post-cycle therapy. As a result of proper combination, a significant increase in muscle mass can be achieved with much less fluid and fat retention.
Stanozolol injection can be combined with a non-aromatizing androgen such as trenbolone before a competition or during a diet for weight loss. This combination, as practice shows, gives muscle relief and firmness, which many athletes strive for.