Stanozolol was developed in 1962 by winthrop laboratories and usually sold under the names Winstrol Depot or Winstrol. It is derived from dihydrotestosterone, however unlinke most other injectable anabolic steroids, it is not an ester, it is instead an aqueous suspension or an oral tablet.
Winstrol Depot has been banned by everything from horse racing associations to professional bodybuilding associations.
Stanozolol was Banned from use in Competitive Sports by the International Association of Athletics Federations as well as quite a few other Official Sporting bodies. Several horse racing associations also banned the use of Winstrol Depot because several horse trainers were doping their horses with Winstrol to improve performance.
Because of it’s c17-alpha alkylation, Winstrol Depot has a very high bioavailability and is able to survive first pass liver metabolism, which makes it able to be taken as a pill as well. it’s also due to the alkylation that winstrol depot requires a post cycle therapy after prolonged use to avoid liver damage.
The primary role of winstrol depot is in a cutting cycle. one of the traits winstrol depot is most well known for is it’s ability to lower SHBG much further than most other steroids, which increases the amount of free testosterone circulating in the body. it is vital however to remember that just like most steroids, suppression of normal hormone production occurs, for this reason, testosterone supplementation is suggested as well to avoid sexual dysfunction.
Typically Winstrol Depot Comes in either a 50mg/ml injection (aqueous suspension of winstrol particles) or a 5mg tablet. more recently however it has been seen on the market at 100mg/ml dosages.
When it comes to stacking for a cycle, winstrol depot stacks remarkably well with just about anything, the most common cycle is probably winstrol depot, trenbolone and a blended testosterone like Testoviron. It’s not recommended to run a cycle longer than 8 weeks when cycling winstrol due to it’s heightened liver toxicity.