Winstrol is one of the most popular anabolic steroids of all time, and while very effective, a lot of its stigma rest on the fact so many elite level athletes have been caught using it. In any case, as is with all anabolic steroids and for that matter anything we put into our body, there are possible Winstrol side-effects. Fortunately for you, this is a relatively mild anabolic steroid regarding the side-effect topic, and for the healthy adult male, we will find very few suffer if they supplement responsibly. Even so, we must recognize there is a level of probability at play, and while it can remain low with responsible use, Winstrol side-effects will still occur in some men simply do to individual genetic response; let's take a look and see what we can find.
There are two principle Winstrol side-effects of worthy note; one is possible while the other is unconditionally guaranteed. The Stanozolol hormone that is Winstrol can have a negative impact on cholesterol; in-fact, of all the anabolic steroids it carries one of the poorest relationships with lipids. Effecting both LDL and HDL levels, men who have cholesterol issues to begin with must necessarily avoid this DHT based anabolic steroid. For the healthy adult male, meaning someone with suitable cholesterol levels, if you continue to live a healthy lifestyle and possess no genetic predisposition towards high cholesterol you will be fine. For the healthy adult male who is genetically predisposed yet lives a healthy lifestyle, you will need to keep a closer eye on your total levels.
As cholesterol issues are a possible, principle concern, of the principle Winstrol side-effects there is one that surrounds testosterone that is absolutely guaranteed. When we supplement with Stanozolol, regardless of what your friend or some message board cowboy told you your natural testosterone levels will fall. As is with the vast majority of anabolic steroids, Winstrol suppresses natural testosterone production. No, it does not suppress at the rate of popular 19-nor anabolic steroids like Deca-Durabolin, but it is more suppressive than many tend to realize. For this reason, Winstrol side-effects of a testosterone nature can cause a low testosterone condition, and as such lead to many quite bothersome problems. Of course, by simply supplementing with exogenous testosterone we completely eliminate this problem by providing our body with the testosterone it needs.
Of all the possible Winstrol side-effects, the C17-aa nature of Stanozolol presents by far the most serious concern. By its nature, Winstrol is a C17-alpha alkylated anabolic steroid, and carries this nature out of necessity. The C17-aa nature refers to the structure of the hormone being altered at the 17th carbon position; a fundamental structural change for without the hormone would largely be destroyed by the liver. Unfortunately, this C17-aa nature makes Winstrol quite toxic to the liver; in-fact, the Stanozolol hormone carries a much stronger hepatic nature than most anabolic steroids of this class. To combatWinstrol side-effects of this nature, we must avoid alcohol consumption and all over the counter medications where possible, as both can be far more taxing to the liver than Winstrol. Further, we must limit our total use; generally, no more than 6 weeks of use at a time. If you can do this, although your enzyme levels will increase with use, they will return to normal once use is discontinued assuming you have been responsible with your overall activity.
There are two Winstrol side-effects that largely surround individual genetics more so than anything else, and largely occur due to the steroids DHT nature; we're referring to hair-loss and acne. Men who are predisposed to male-pattern baldness risk losing their hair with supplementation of the hormone; of course, you were going to lose your hair anyway; the Winstrol simply sped it up. For men who are not predisposed, you will not lose the first hair on your head. In many ways, the same can be said of acne; men who are more sensitive to acne will be the first to breakout. In most cases, this will occur on the back and shoulders, but all hope is not lost. If you keep your skin clean, and ensure your product is clean as well you'll improve your odds. Of course, if you're not all that sensitive to acne it's doubtful you have anything to worry about.