Stanozolol – General Overview
Stanozolol – a very popular steroid. However, his popularity in the bodybuilding for a long time was not as wide as in athletics, where the drug is in the leading position. It is unlikely that anyone will ever forget the tragedy of the outstanding sprinter of our time – Ben Johnson, who took away the world record and the title of Olympic champion in the men’s 100 meters because of a positive doping test it on stanozolol.
However, and in bodybuilding when, during a short period of “eclipse” in the IFBB doping tests were carried out on the top tournaments, stanozolol deprived of the first two places in the Arnold Classic 1990 Shawn Ray and King Nimrod. Stanozolol, which is considered a derivative of dihydrotestosterone – unique in many components of the steroid. Only its molecule contains four, as in all other steroids, and five benzene rings. Another unique feature – stanozolol is a progesterone antagonist. This makes it an indispensable component of the cycle in cases where the task to suppress the progestogenic activity of other drugs (the same nandrolone or oxymetholone). However, it is possible with this property stanozolol and its associated multiple organ failure anabolic effect.
Stanozolol is available in oral and injectable forms. Unlike almost all other injectable steroids, which are oil-ether solution, injectable stanozolol – water suspension. Between oral and injectable stanozolol there is absolutely no difference – it is one and the same drug. So, if you are the proud owner of it’s version steroid injection, but can not withstand frequent injections, you can safely drink the contents of the vials simply. Although the efficacy of intramuscular administration of stanozolol still significantly higher – about one and a half times, in some cases, it brings the advantage of the use of the oral form of the drug. Very much uncertainty exists with a half-life of injection form of stanozolol. Drug microcrystals slowly dissolve in the blood, as soon as the dissolution process ends, the level of stanozolol in the blood increases like an avalanche, and then just as quickly on the wane. With such a feature of the drug is related characteristics of its application.
It should be said at once – in bodybuilding practical use today is only injectable form of the drug. This is due to the fact that at the moment there are so many fakes oral stanozolol. However, stanozolol, comes in tablet form, there is a very remarkable feature, which can make it almost indispensable in any cycle, including at work “on the weight.” According to a study conducted in 1989, oral stanozolol in an amount of 0.2 mg per 1 kg, athlete lowers binding globulin sex hormone (BGSH) in the blood by 50%. Naturally, such a reduction of BGSH increases the number of free molecules of a drug that is taken together with stanozolol. From my point of view, the use of oral stanozolol is necessary to “cycle” of AAS that are longer than 8 weeks (the drug should be used for 7-10 days every 4-6 weeks “cycle”).
But back to the injectable form of the drug. On the basis of the characteristics of changes in the level of injection of stanozolol in the blood, the best is the local injection of the drug. Since the level of stanozolol in the blood is kept high enough only for a short time, then the injection system (in the gluteal muscles) the drug is often simply do not have time to reach the “target” groups of muscles. In favor of local injection and said lower risk of abscesses at the injection site (if those injections are performed correctly and where you want, and the drug is not fake), very often with the use of oil-based preparations – the same testosterone propionate. (Those of you who tried to stab biceps testosterone propionate, knows how “visual effects” may result in such injections, injections in the same biceps stanozolol, as a rule, does not lead to any unpleasant consequences).
Stanozolol, dihydrotestosterone like, sufficient to stabilize weakly androgenic receptors in muscle fibers, however a sharp increase in the synthesis of cell protein and, as a consequence, significant increases of the bulk of its applications are expected. Stanozolol is not converted to estradiol, and that does not contribute to a sharp increase in volumes. However, local injection will still result in an increase in visual muscle group that committed injections (especially deltoids), and achieved growth in the volume stored for a long time.
Stanozolol is absolutely indispensable when preparing for a competition, but only to those who go without doping control procedures. The drug is today perhaps the “enemy number one” all sorts of anti-doping commissions and committees, methods of detection have become so sophisticated that the fact that the application pops up, a few months after his admission. If the same procedure is approaching doping test is not your “headache”, stanozolol use safely.
Stanozolol is perhaps the only drug (except, danazol), which is able to interact with androgen receptors in the microsomal level (that is, with the androgen receptors located inside the “fragments” – microsomes formed during cell division, often these receptors called microsomal receptors – MR). Such accession to the MR adipose tissue can significantly enhance the process of lipolysis. In combination with trenbolone also have a pronounced fat burning abilities, stanozolol is able to give a good effect, surpassing even the effect of the combination of “caffeine + ephedrine.” To enhance the fat burning process commonly used systemic injection of the drug.
And the use of the drug. First – try to avoid local injection into the calf muscles – they are a few days away your ability to move independently in the back of the thigh and in the rear delta. Second – before breaking the vial containing stanozolol suspension, it must be a good shake to let microcrystals be distributed in water more or less evenly.
Stanozolol Side Effects
Stanozolol is alkylated to 17, is therefore, to some extent, toxic to the liver. This fact does not exhaust all the negative features of the drug for men-although stanozolol and does not aromatize, he has let the minimum, but all the same negative effect on the prostate, may contribute to hair loss and the appearance of acne.
At the same time, very little drug inhibits the production of endogenous testosterone and does cause gynecomastia. Moreover, a number of researchers have noted the weak properties of stanozolol antiestrogen (estrogen receptor blocker).
Since stanozolol is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, he inherited some of the negative features of the “parent”. In particular, the ability to provoke acne.
A common practice is the injection of 50-100 mg (1-2 ampoules) of stanozolol daily. Although the professional level athletes apply for a short period of time and up to 300 mg (6 capsules) per day. I want to draw your attention once again: the injection should be done on a daily basis, instead of twice a week, as recommended by some “experts”.
Stanozolol (in oral form) can be used in stack with oxandrolone as strength. This combination is often used by athletes, for which an additional weight gain is undesirable.
Stanozolol is often combined with drugs having progestogenic activity – nandrolone, norethandrolone, oxymetholone – in order to suppress this activity and to avoid the risk of gynecomastia or unwanted accumulations of water. During the period of “drying” stanozolol, in addition to the already mentioned trenbolone, can be combined with boldenone, fluoxymesterone or drostanolone.
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Stanozolol for Women
Women should avoid the use of this drug, including in tablet form, because even one tablet can cause severe virilization. Of course, everyone is different, someone virilization effects can occur only at sufficiently long-term use of the drug, but the risk is still hardly worth it.