Stanozolol is known as one of the most widely used anabolic steroids that is available through the black market. It’s rise to popularity took place in 1988 when Ben Johnson, a sprinter, showed positive for this steroid in the Olympics and was stripped of his world record, gold medal and sent home. With an Anabolic/Androgenic ratio of 320:30, you will notice that Stanozolol is a rather anabolic steroid when compared to androgenic. This meaning that the side effects and gains will be mostly from its anabolic component.
Stanozolol is mostly an anabolic cutting steroid and is hardly ever seen in any bulking cycles. It’s very notorious for making muscles hard, making their appearance lean, used and dense by those who want a six-pack, or are getting ready for a body building competition. Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid derived from DHT, and is within the same category as Masteron, Primobolan and Anavar. These generally mild compounds have very minimal side effects in moderate and low doses, however the side effects might increase substantially when a larger dose is used, similar to the majority of anabolic steroids.
The main benefit over using an anabolic steroid that is DHT based, such as Stanozolol are the benefits of the DHT by itself; for starters, it won’t cause aromatisation and interfere with the estrogen receptor, it will generally combat the estrogen side effects. It will reduce the levels of estrogen, much like other steroids that are DHT derived, and it will combat the side effects such as gynecomastia and water retention. As a matter of fact, many individuals respond very well to steroids that are DHT based, like Stanozolol and will not need to run AI as high as they would normally need to. This has benefits since very often AI’s or aromatase inhibitors can impair lipid profile as well as cause other issues.
Stanozolol possesses and anabolic ratio of 320 and an androgenic ratio of 30. Testosterone, has a rating of 100 for both the androgenic and anabolic measurement. This is what all steroids are determined and judged by. This meaning, that at first glance, Stanozolol is 320% more anabolic than Testosterone and 30% less androgenic, however these figures might be a little misleading. First you will need to understand that the androgenic rating is linked more closely to DHT, since Stanozolol is a steroid that is DHT derived, then this puts it in the range of 300-500 (while Testosterone is 100). Therefore you will notice that you will be experiencing androgenic side effects, even though it is a very mild compound on paper. This means that you are able to use Stanozolol each day or once every other day and still be able to maintain a rather stable blood plasma concentration in order to avoid the side effects that are associated with its usage.
Stanozolol can come in both an injectable and an oral form which is available very widely. The results of both forms is very similar however there is a 17% different in the retention of nitrogen, which is why most favor injecting over orally ingesting the Stanozolol.