Winstrol Questions & Answers

Winstrol FAQ

  • Q: What will Winstrol do to my hair and prostate?

  • A: Because Winstrol is an androgen, and is a DHT-derived anabolic steroid, it still has an affinity to bind to the androgen receptors in different tissue in the body. Though it is known for being a little more ‘mild’ of an androgen than many other anabolic steroids, the risks of androgenic side effects still present themselves. As such, the risk of male pattern baldness will increase, but one must understand that he or she must possess the genetic trait responsible for this condition. If the genetic trait is possessed, then the androgen (in this case, Winstrol) very well can trigger the condition. The same can be said for prostatic effects. We know that androgens play a role in BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy), and, in worst cases, prostate cancer. Winstrol, being a DHT-derivative is capable of aggravating BPH, as does every other anabolic steroid and this becomes more prominent the higher the androgenic rating of a substance is.

  • Q: What is better, oral or injectable Winstrol?

  • A: This comes from the standpoint of what is more convenient to you? Both oral and injectable formats have the same liver toxic effects. With that being said, there have been some minor advantages seen in the injectable format over the oral. For ease of convenience and dose timing, the oral format may be better suited in such a case. Both formats have a half-life of 24 hours, and in such a case, every day injections would be optimal for the injectable preparation. Of course, many have gotten by with every other day injections, but optimally one would want to inject Winstrol on a daily basis. The idea here is that what works better for someone ultimately lands on personal preference and convenience. Winstrol is one of the few anabolic steroids in which the injectable and oral preparations do not differ too much from one another.

    • Q: How bad is Winstrol for my liver (hepatoxic)?

    • A: This is explained more in-depth above in the ‘Winstrol Side Effects portion of the article. Winstrol presents the issue of liver toxicity, and any form of liver toxicity should be taken seriously. Remember that the oral as well as injectable preparations are both equally as hepatotoxic. However, as I have mentioned previously in the article, Winstrol’s liver toxicity is not near as bad as certain other anabolic steroids such as Dianabol or Anadrol-50. It is important to limit use of liver toxic orals to between 6-8 weeks and to use a very good liver support supplement while using oral anabolic steroids.

      • Q: Is Winstrol safe for women? If so, what dose/duration?

      • A: 5-10mg daily for no longer than approximately 4-6 weeks to eliminate/reduce virilization effects.

        • Q: What are the most common side effects when using Winstrol?

        • A: The most common side effects would be the androgenic side effects (oily skin, bouts of acne, growth of bodily and facial hair). As mentioned previously, no estrogen-related side effects are associated with Winstrol due to its nature.

          • Q: Will Winstrol hurt my joints?

          • A: Winstrol should not ‘hurt’ your joints. All anabolic steroids increase collagen synthesis to some degree and should help in the maintenance and repair of bone, joint, and connective tissue. However, Winstrol has been known to cause sore joints in some users (much like Boldenone, aka Equipoise). This is thought to be the result of dehydration in the joints caused by Winstrol. Higher doses have been reported to elicit this effect.

          • Q: Do I still have to use an AI on Winstrol and is it true it lowers SHBG?

          • A: It is not necessary to use a large dose of an AI on a Winstrol cycle, but it is advisable to still run it considering an aromatizable anabolic steroid such as Testosterone should be run with it. Most users will run doses of Testosterone above TRT doses, which should warrant estrogen control through an AI. It is also true that Winstrol does lower SHBG, as described and referenced early on in the article here.