Winstrol (Stanozolol) is an oral drug prescribed to treat people who fail to develop masculine characteristics. It has many other medical applications, but this article will focus on the effects of Winstrol on athletic performance and physique improvement.
As you know, steroids applied orally are either methylated or have no methyl groups at all. This means that they cannot be aromatized into estrogenic metabolites because there’s no way for an enzyme to attach a methyl group if no one provides it. However, this also means that these drugs aren’t very toxic because they can pass through your liver without being metabolized before entering the bloodstream. All injectable steroids have carbon rings which makes them susceptible to being deactivated by the liver (when they are orally ingested) or halted by the kidneys (when they are injected). Fortunately, these carbon rings can be removed to make the steroid non-toxic. This is why injectable steroids don’t need any protection; if your kidneys or liver failure, these drugs will deactivate before they do any severe damage.
On the other hand, Winstrol is toxic because it’s an oral drug with no methyl group. What does this mean? Well, it means that once Winstrol enters your body, your enzymes cannot protect it from being metabolized into metabolized and 17β-hydroxystanozolol, which are the primary metabolites and the reason why it’s so toxic. So what does this mean? This means that your kidneys and liver will probably fail if you take too much of the drug!
Many people who use Winstrol orally don’t realize how bad it is for their organs, so they take as much as possible without any protection. Then, when they feel pain in their joints or muscles, they take more because that’s the only way to get rid of those side effects – by taking more!
Stopping Winstrol use will not help because those metabolites stay inside your body for a long time. Although most sources claim that anything past six months is anecdotal, these metabolites remain active inside your body for up to a year.
So does Winstrol dry out your joints? Yes, if you take too much of it!