Winstrol (Stanozolol) produced by Winthrop labs in 1962 is an Anabolic Steroid derived from Testosterone. Used to treat a number of different medical issues such as Anemia. This Steroid comes in both oral and injectable form, oral being the more popular choice. Winstrol is a very popular Steroid in bodybuilding circles and is often used during a cutting phase, where a bodybuilder is on a calorie restricted diet in order to lose fat.

Winstrol is known to be a mild Steroid, having very few side effects related to its use, this has made Winstrol a very popular choice for beginner users as well as sensitive users who suffer from side effects more than others during Steroid cycles. Winstrol is typically used at dosages between 30 and 60mg a day for 4 to 6 weeks and is combined with other cutting Steroids such as Testosterone Propionate and Trenbolone. Being an oral Steroid, 6 weeks is the maximum period of time Winstrol should be taken, as prolonged periods of use can result in liver damage.

As with other oral Steroids, Winstrol contains the methyl group attachment at its 17th carbon, this allows it to survive its pass through the liver. Being a DHT derivative, Stanozolol does not convert to Estrogen, this being the main reason for its usage during cutting cycles, no conversion to estrogen means no water retention, which is an unwanted side effect during a cutting phase.

Winstrol Cycle:

Winstrol Testosterone Propionate Trenbolone Acetate Clomid
Week 1 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 2 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 3 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 4 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 5 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 6 50mg/day 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 7 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 8 100mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 9 100mg/day
Week 10 50mg/day
Week 11 50mg/day


The above cycle is a typical cutting cycle containing Winstrol. Less experienced users will often do a similar cycle without the Trenbolone Acetate. For best results, Clenbuterol and T3 (thyroid hormone) are usually taken in conjunction with the above cycle, this leads to an extreme amount of fat loss occurring and can transform ones physique in as little as 2 months. There are many different ways in which a person can do a Winstrol cycle, some users choose to use Winstrol on its own, which can be effective, however far less effective than when combining with other Steroids.

These days Winstrol is more commonly produced by underground labs in capsule form and sometimes injectable form. Winstrol capsules often come in 20mg, 25mg and 50mg doses and are far cheaper than the pharmaceutical brands. While there are many bad underground labs out there, there are also some very well known labs that are known to produce quality products at affordable prices. If you choose to buy Winstrol, you need to decide on what dose you are going to use so that you can buy the right amount of capsules at the right dosage in each capsule. Due to Winstrol’s short half life (around 9 hours), doses should be split into 2 daily doses, in this case if you were to do 50mg a day, it would be best to buy 25mg capsules.

Winstrol Side Effects:

The side effects of Winstrol are often mild, however in some users they may be harsh if larger dosages are taken. Side effects such as Acne, high blood pressure, liver damage, hair loss, aggression, insomnia as well as others, are all possible although often rare. A liver Aid such as milk thistle or Liv52 are advised when using oral Steroids, this will help keep liver values down. Side effects such as Acne can be helped by showering 2 to 3 times daily and sleeping in clean bedding daily.