|Increases strength, muscle hardness and density of muscles||the risk of acne, hair loss, hair growth|
|Enhances protein synthesis||extreme increases of LDL cholesterol levels|
|Reduces cortisol||suppresses natural production of androgenic hormones|
|Increases the level of red blood cells (which improves blood circulation during training)||hepatotoxicity effect|
|Improves the usability of other anabolic steroids|
CHEMICAL NAME: 17β-Hydroxy-17-methyl-5alpha-androstano [3,2-c] pyrazole
HALF-LIFE OF RELEASE: 9 hours (oral), 24 hours (for injection)
ANABOLIC RATING: 320
ANDROGENS RATING: 30
Stanozolol is a 17-alpha-alkylated (17aa) oral anabolic steroid. This structural change allows stanozolol survive hepatic metabolism and thus remain effective. With this change it passes through the liver and is then released into the bloodstream. Unfortunately this change on the 17-th position of carbon acts hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver).Other 17aa oral anabolic steroids such as oxandrolone or methandrostenolone are also hepatotoxic, but stanozolol is one of the most toxic. Thanks to the excellent regeneration ability of the liver, it's possible to live with this increased hepatotoxicity of stanozolol, but be careful especially with prolonged use. While taking stanozolol it is recommended to use herbal extracts and nutritional supplements that help restore proper liver enzymes (such as milk thistle).
Oral stanozolol is active in the body for about 9 hours compared to 24 hours for the injection version. When administering oral anabolic steroids (any), we must maintain a stable concentration of the substance in the blood, to minimize the risk of side effects and maximize the potential of the substance. Stanozolol is recommended to be taken twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon at the same time intervals (preferably 8-9 hours).Sports practice has shown that some individuals had joint pain when using stanozolol for a prolonged period, which prevents quality workout in the gym or on the sports field.
Another feature of stanozolol as a derivative of dihydrotestosterone, lies in the ability to reduce SHBG levels (binding globulin to sex hormones).The reduction in SHBG levels results in the release of more free testosterone, which can be used to increase strength, libido and lean body mass.It also leads to a reduction in estrogen levels, thereby limiting side effects. Thus, the excessive water intake will not be a problem during the use of stanozolol, and when taken together with anabolic steroids that cause water retention, it actively helps to reduce this side effect. Due to its high anabolic and low androgenic nature it is preferred by women.
Oral Stanozolol is commonly used in the definition stage, or during the caloric deficit, if the goal of the user is to lose body fat. Stanozolol helps to reduce the amount of fat tissue and increase lipolysis and oxidation of fat and, more importantly, helps maintain muscle mass during this time. The calorie deficit can cause the body to go into a state which uses amino acids (muscle) as an energy source, which is unwelcome state if this occurs during the phase of preparation for competition. Preservation of muscle tissue occurs due to the properties of stanozolol in increasing nitrogen retention and protein synthesis in muscle.