With the structural (c17-AA) alteration, the tablets will place a higher level of stress on the liver than the injectable. During longer or higher dosed cycles, liver values should therefore be watched closely through regular blood work. Such stress would of course be amplified when adding other c17-AA oral compounds to a cycle of stanozolol. When using such combinations, cautious users would make every effort to limit the length of the cycle not to be longer than a maximum of 6-8 weeks. It is also of note that stanozolol has been linked to strong adverse changes in the cholesterol levels. This side effect is common with anabolic steroid therapy, and obviously can become a health concern as the dose/duration of intake increase above normal. The oral version should have a greater impact on cholesterol values than the injectable due to the method of administration, and may therefore be the worse choice of the two for those concerned of this side effect. The oral use of stanozolol can also have a profound impact on levels of SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). This is characteristic of all anabolic/androgenic steroids, however its potency and form of administration makes oral stanozolol particularly noteworthy in this regard. Since plasma binding proteins such as SHBG act to temporarily constrain steroid hormones from exerting activity, this effect would provide a greater percentage of free (unbound) steroid hormone in the body. This may amount to an effective mechanism in which stanozolol could increase the potency of a concurrently used steroid. Proviron has an extremely high affinity for SHBG. This affinity may cause Proviron to displace other weaker substrates for SHBG, another mechanism in which the free hormone level may be increased. Adding stanozolol and Proviron to a testosterone cycle may therefore prove very useful, markedly enhancing the free state of this potent muscle building androgen.
There are also some who complain of joint pain when using Winstrol. As a steroid that does not aromatize there will be no water retention but the “dry feeling” may not be what many think it is. Most who use the steroid will be physique athletes or gym rats during a cutting phase. They will also typically add it into a plan late in the diet once they’re already lean. Typically, when you become very lean, bodybuilding lean, this makes the joints a little uncomfortable. With or without Winstrol this discomfort could potentially exist. As for pro athletes who have nearly every last steroid at their disposal, remember, if Winstrol weren’t effective in competitive sports so many athletes wouldn’t make it a primary and favorite choice. In fact, the combo of Winstrol with low doses of Nandrolone is a very common stack among many athletes, and this stack will greatly eliminate any potential joint discomfort should it exist.
Beyond the bodybuilding world Winstrol has firmly placed itself on the pedestal of most well-known anabolics on the planet thanks to its use in professional sports by individuals in just about every professional sport imaginable. Winstrol as we discussed can greatly increase strength and this includes an increase in ones strength of speed. Further, due to its inability to promote massive gains in muscle tissue, it is a drug that can be used in low doses without generating a lot of suspicion. More importantly, Winstrol is only detectable for a very short period of time and is very, very easy to cover up if a drug test is made known to the athlete; these things make Winstrol a top choice for many professional athletes and for obvious reasons.