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Winstrol (Stanozolol) Steroid 101: The Bodybuilder’s Guide

Discover the benefits and side effects of Winstrol (Stanozolol), plus dosing and cycle recommendations, stacking info, and buying options.
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Disclaimer: The following guide is based on my personal experience and does NOT promote the illegal use of PEDs.

Stanozolol (Winstrol) is one of the more notorious steroids that even people outside the world of bodybuilding or athletics might be familiar with by name. It has been famously used and detected in several professional athletes over the years, resulting in this AAS receiving its fair share of media coverage.

But what about Winstrol makes it so appealing to the bodybuilder and athlete alike? Read on as I reveal all there is to know about Winstrol!

What is Winstrol?

Winstrol is a DHT-derived anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS).

Winstrol AAS
Winstrol AAS

Stanozolol is valued for its immense benefits for those involved in competitive bodybuilding and other physique competitions, and many will argue that these are the only people who genuinely benefit from using Winstrol. But that’s just one side of the story. It can also be amazing for athletes like those on the track and field.

You will even find people who say Winstrol is suitable for bulking. While it can promote muscle and strength gains, there are better steroids for the purpose. I like to think of Winny as a cutting and hardening steroid and to get the most from it, you’ll want to be lean before starting a Winstrol cycle.

History and Overview

Winstrol is just one brand name but by far the most well-known of the anabolic steroid Stanozolol. Winstrol had gained FDA approval in the US but is no longer in use there.

  • It has been successfully used in some medical applications. In some countries, it’s approved for treating hereditary angioedema, which causes severe and potentially life-threatening swelling.
  • Other successful medical uses of Winstrol have included osteoporosis (to support bone mass and strength) and in conditions where muscle wasting needs to be reversed.

Winstrol is also used in veterinary medicine to increase appetite and red blood cell production and help with weight gain. In the world of horse racing, Winstrol became a sought-after illegal performance-enhancement drug. As a result, most US states now prohibit racehorses from having any level of Stanozolol in their system.

One of the more unique potential medical uses that have been researched for Winstrol relates to dermatological (skin) conditions like Raynaud’s phenomenon and other conditions where some success has been seen in studies[1].

Mechanism of Action

Winstrol is derived from DHT, but with slight modifications to the DHT hormone, Winny has a significantly higher anabolic rating and a much lower androgenic rating. As a result, the anabolic/androgenic ratio of Winstrol is 320/30.

Compared to DHT, Winstrol comes with an exceptional benefit: It binds more strongly to muscle tissue androgen receptors. Unmodified DHT does not exhibit strong activity in muscle tissue, but with Winstrol’s chemical modifications, the inactivity of DHT and its inability to be metabolized in muscle tissue is prevented.

The goal when creating Winstrol was to design a steroid with very low androgenic activity compared to its anabolic effects, which was highly successful with Winny. As a result, we get a steroid with low (but still existent) androgenic effects.

Both forms of Winny (oral and injectable) contain a methyl group attachment at the 17th carbon, making them C17-aa steroids that can resist liver metabolism. Like all DHT-derived steroids and DHT itself, Winstrol can’t bind to the aromatase enzyme, which means it can not convert to estrogen like testosterone-based steroids do.

Effects of Winstrol (Benefits)

Winstrol’s most noticeable effects center on what it can do to an already lean physique. This is what makes it so popular among bodybuilding and physique competitors who strive to display exceptional muscle definition, muscle hardness, and vascularity.

But there’s a little more to Winstrol than this. These are all the benefits and effects you can look forward to:

Physique Enhancement

This is why most of us use Winny. Once you’re lean from previous cycles and, ideally, several years of working hard and eating right, Winstrol will be that final touch that will drastically harden, dry out, and define your muscles.

A grainy look is highly desirable for competitors, and Winny can deliver that. Although the graininess and other enhancements are not going to last long term, the primary use of Winny is for contest prep, so timing your cycles to achieve maximum results is critical if you’re competing.

Muscle Growth

Few people think of using Winny for bulking, and it’s true. You wouldn’t want to use this AAS for a true bulking cycle because your gains can’t rival the best bulking steroids. But Winstrol can promote a surprising amount of lean gains, and they come without any water weight.

Strength

Winstrol will promote strength gains at a level that can be surprising, especially when we consider it as a cutting steroid. Maintaining strength while dieting is critical, but Winny can even go beyond basic strength maintenance by significantly enhancing strength. I’ve heard of people describing their strength gains with Winstrol as being similar to a steroid like Trenbolone in some cases.

Performance

Winstrol has been popular among some elite athletes, where it has been illegally used for performance enhancement. This tells us that Stanozolol has substantial benefits for increasing traits that athletes, like sprinters, value: strength, speed, and power. Because Winstrol does not promote high levels of muscle gains, athletes have used it for its performance effects without being visually noticeable.

Despite the many anecdotal reports and suggestions that Winny is not ideal for athletes due to tendon and joint issues, it’s clear that Winstrol can be used (likely at lower doses) for performance purposes. And that’s without athletes being hampered at the joints and tendons – or else Winstrol would not have been utilized in the past by a few of the very best Olympic sprinters in the world.

Winstrol Dosing and Administration

When planning your Winstrol dosage, its stress on your liver should be at the front of your thoughts. Put simply: Higher Winny doses will strain the liver more but not necessarily damage it (long-term use does run the risk of more serious liver damage). With both oral and injectable Winstrol being liver toxic, your dosage should remain the same regardless of which type you use.

Oral Winstrol vs. Winstrol Depot

Winstrol is unique among the steroids that exist in both oral and injectable forms in that Stanozolol is C17a alkylated in both formats. What does this mean for you? Mostly, it’s about the liver.

This makes injectable Winstrol almost as liver toxic as the oral type – with the only difference being the injection does not make a liver first pass. Despite this, Winstrol Depot comes with a higher level of hepatotoxic risk than most other injectable AAS, so you can’t inject Winstrol without having the same liver concerns as orals.

  • Unlike most AAS, Winstrol Depot is mainly sold suspended in water rather than oil.
  • Some UGLs now provide oil-based injectable Winstrol, which is much more preferable.

Water-based injectables like Winstrol Depot are notorious for PIP (post-injection pain) and, in severe cases, for other issues like swelling and abscesses. For these reasons, you’ll find most people do not like using Winstrol Depot. It’s not a pleasant injection by any means, but Winstrol Depot at least provides an alternative option for people who strongly dislike oral steroids.

But here’s the kicker:

Not everyone is aware that Winstrol Depot starts working FASTER than Winstrol oral. You will see quicker results by using Depot Winny, particularly when it comes to the drying effects, which can become apparent within a few days.

  • There is no ester attached to Winstrol – so when you inject it, it gets released into the bloodstream without delay. This gives it a half-life of about 24 hours.
  • Winstrol Oral’s half-life is about 9 hours.

Despite injectable Winny’s longer half-life, it is still able to deliver results faster than the oral version. The main reason for this is the higher bioavailability and absorption of Winstrol Depot vs. Oral.

Ultimately, your choice between the two will come down to whether you can handle the injection pain and discomfort of Winstrol Depot versus the ease of popping a pill.

Doses

Clinical doses of Winstrol have been at the very low end – around 6mg per day for men and 4mg daily or less for women. Such low doses won’t be of benefit to our bodybuilding goals, and even Winstrol beginners will start at a significantly higher dose:

Beginner

25mg is a good starting dose and should be tolerable for most men. If you’re predisposed and sensitive to hair loss and acne, note that it can still occur at a lower dosage.

Intermediate

50mg is a standard Winstrol dose that many men won’t see the need ever to exceed. At this level, Winstrol’s primary effects of dryness, muscle hardness, and vascularity will become prominent, but side effects should remain manageable for most users.

Advanced

100mg per day of Winstrol is a high-end dose that comes with increased risk to the liver and certain hair loss/acne if you’re genetically inclined. Few regular users would use such a high dosage of Winny, with this level typically being the domain of hardcore competitors who want the ultimate physique in time for a contest and where side effects are a secondary concern.

Women

Females will typically use up to 10mg daily of oral Winstrol, but 5mg will provide excellent results with reduced risk of virilization. And it’s at 5mg where first-time female users of Winny should start before considering raising the dose in future cycles.

Dosing Schedule, Half-life, and Cycle Length

Winstrol’s short half-life (9 hours for oral and 24 hours for injectable) means frequent administration regardless of which form you’re using:

  • Splitting your daily oral dose into morning and evening administration is the most common strategy to maintain optimal levels.
  • Winstrol Depot can be injected every other day, but most users will inject daily to maintain peak levels.

Winstrol is not a steroid you will use for long cycles. There are two good reasons to limit Winstrol’s cycle length:

  • It’s going to stress your liver considerably
  • Its hardening and drying effects are ideal for finishing off a cycle and achieving maximum physique enhancement in time for a competition where you go hard for 4 to 6 weeks, including very strict dieting.

While it will often be included in the final portion of a longer cycle stack, Winny’s use should be limited to six or eight weeks. Any more prolonged stress on the liver becomes a more serious concern. I’ve certainly heard of guys using it for ten weeks or longer, but this is really discouraged, and more so, there are no great benefits to using Winny for so long.

Winny’s physique drying and hardening effects can be achieved within a short time frame, and longer-term use is likely to degrade the physique rather than enhance it.

Likely Results

When we measure Winstrol’s results, it’s rarely in the amount of muscle gained or fat lost. True, these are essential factors that will shape your appearance. However, most Winny users will be relying on other AAS or PEDs to bulk and lose fat (see my Winny/Clen stack later in this guide).

Winny is there to help you shed any water weight, to get those veins popping, to harden the muscles, and to provide maximum muscle definition in time for a contest (or your next beach vacation).

Men will typically be aiming for a very low body fat percentage of under 4% with as much lean muscle as possible. This scenario is where Winstrol shines. But don’t be discouraged if you’re body fat % sits around 12% – you will still see Winstrol’s effects.

But suppose your body fat percentage is 15% or higher. In that case, you’re not likely to see much of Winstrol’s hardening or other effects, and you’d be better off running a longer cutting or fat-burning cycle before thinking about using Winny.

Winstrol Cycles

A Winstrol cycle can deliver some of the best definition, vascularity, and shredded effects you can hope for.

It’s not a competitor favorite for no reason – it simply provides that exceptional ripped look with added graininess that you can only truly enjoy at its maximum level if you’re already relatively lean and if you’ve already done the work in your off-season bulking cycles.

Author Note: I’m currently using Winsol by Crazy Bulk. It’s an ideal swap for your risk-laden Winstrol (Stanozolol). The stuff truly works!

Winstrol Cycle for Men

Men who use Winstrol will primarily be preparing for a contest and making use of Winny at the final stages of a cycle that has included any number of AAS. Winstrol is a powerful finishing AAS that will bring out the very best of your low body fat, muscle physique (hard, dry vascular, and very defined).

  • We measure our Winstrol results in terms of the aesthetic appearance of the physique; ultimately, this is a subjective and personal opinion.
  • Your diet and training will significantly affect what you can achieve with Winny.

There are thousands of positive comments about Winstrol being shared by men. Some interesting observations include:

  • “Very full, separated, and grainy.”
  • “Good at drying you out and gives a very aesthetic look.”
  • “It most definitely added strength.”
  • “Road map-like vascularity.”

No anabolic steroids will come without complaints from some users. Inevitably, with Winny, this relates to the dry or painful joints and the unlucky guys who suffer from acne or male pattern baldness.

Those who use Winstrol Depot will almost always complain about the injection pain. This user sums it up nicely: “Injectable kicks in much quicker but can be super painful.”

Winstrol Cycle for Women

Anavar is the absolute most popular AAS with female users. Still, I’ve come across a lot of women interested in either using Winstrol instead or running a Winny cycle and comparing it to past experiences with Anavar.

Winstrol use among females has become more common, and this will almost exclusively be oral Winstrol. Dosing is typically from 5mg to 10mg per day. This is a low dose, but every additional milligram a female takes of Winny does make a big difference and runs the risk of taking you from a tolerable cycle to one where virilization starts to creep in.

Females who look at using Winstrol usually want to use it for bulking as well as for cutting and/or contest prep. Why? Because just like Anavar, females are going to be very responsive to the anabolic effects of Winny, and the result is substantial muscle growth (if the diet supports it).

Winstrol will harden and dry the physique of a female, just as it does with men. The key is this: To get those hardening effects, you need to be at a fairly low body fat level already, or you risk getting bloated with some water retention, even with Winstrol, as some female users have found.

Females will see some fantastic strength gains with Winny, and lean muscle gains can break through 10 lbs with the proper diet and training.

  • Positive experiences from women include describing “incredible pumps,” some reduction in body fat, and noticeable muscle hardness.
  • Negative experiences from women using Winny include the pain of dry joints, which can make lifting difficult.

Decreased sex drive is an issue for some women on Winny, and some have complained about some pretty severe mood and mental issues developing – again, these are individual responses.

Females who notice an initial change of the voice after increasing the dose by just 1mg or 2mg will typically decrease the dosage to eliminate the virilizing risk.

Winstrol vs. Other PEDs

Winstrol is among several respected and widely used, primarily cutting or contesting prep steroids. All the best cutting PEDs have their pros and cons, and each will give you a unique result. So it’s well worth comparing Winstrol to two of the best alternative cutting steroids, which are also both DHT derivatives – Anavar and Masteron.

Winstrol vs. Anavar

Although both are used for cutting and physique drying and hardening, Winstrol and Anavar are two very different steroids.

Anavar AAS
Anavar AAS

Anavar is a milder steroid overall compared to Winstrol. Winstrol will be much harder on your liver, and virtually all users will find it comes with more side effects than Anavar; in fact, plenty of males and females can use Anavar with no noticeable side effects.

Anavar is not going to give you the types of joint troubles that Winstrol often does, but Winstrol will give you a more significant increase in strength. Winstrol delivers more of that grainy physique that gives that unique textured look, much more so than Anavar. This kind of look isn’t everyone’s goal, so it comes down to your aesthetic preferences.

Then there are the cost and quality issues:

Anavar is one of the most expensive steroids to buy, and it’s so often sold as fake, under-dosed, or contaminated. In fact, it’s not out of the question that some Anavar being sold is actually Winstrol (at a much higher price). For many users, the choice between Winstrol and Anavar comes down to cost: Winstrol will win every time as the cheaper AAS to run.

Winstrol vs. Masteron

Masteron is another top-rated cutting steroid that you might be weighing up against Winny.

Masteron AAS
Masteron AAS

Here’s the deal:

I’d consider Winstrol to be a harsher steroid to use than Masteron. Masteron can be comfortably used for longer than Winny – generally, Masteron is considered safe to use for 12 weeks, whereas we like to limit Winstrol to half that or less.

Masteron is, of course, an injectable-only steroid, and with a half-life of only two days, it requires several injections per week; so if you only want orals, then Winny would be your choice.

  • Just like Winstrol, Masteron will also dry out the joints and give you some joint troubles.
  • Winstrol will give you more muscle gains than Masteron can. But neither is ever going to be what we use as primary bulking compounds.
  • Winstrol is sometimes stacked with Masteron in contest prep cycles, with Winny being added towards the end, and this will compound on any joint issues from both AAS.

My opinion?

Winstrol is a great contest prep AAS. But Masteron is the better all-around cutting steroid and the one you should be using if you want to run a longer cut. Save Winstrol for the final weeks before a contest, where it truly excels.

Stacking Winstrol

Due to Winstrol’s substantial liver toxicity (including the injectable version), we need to be careful when stacking it with any other C17-alpha alkylated AAS and limit the cycle to just a few weeks.

I mention this specifically because one of the stack suggestions I often come upon is a Winstrol/Anavar stack. Below, I detail this stack as well as a couple of other great Winny stacks.

Note: I don’t specify oral or Depot here as that is a choice for you to make based on your personal preference.

Winstrol + Anavar (Cutting/Contest Prep Stack)

Anavar is an oral steroid, but its liver toxicity is relatively low. Nevertheless, it’s still wise to limit the time spent stacking Winny and Anavar to short lengths and the doses moderate. You could run this stack without a test base if you’re sticking with very low doses, but typically, a test base is a good idea when using Anavar.

Benefits

  • Some muscle and strength gains
  • Fat loss
  • Vascularity
  • Dried, hard, and shredded physique
  • Zero water retention

Dosing

  • Winstrol: 30-50mg/day
  • Anavar: 30-50mg/day
  • Testosterone: 200mg/week
  • Cycle length: 6 weeks

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone suppression
  • Liver toxicity
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Joint pain
  • Reduced appetite
  • Acne
  • Hair loss

Results

Incredible dryness, hardness, and vascularity. Your strength will be both maintained and enhanced even on a strict diet. Some muscle gains are possible. Recovery will be faster, and you can even get some excellent pumps. Fat loss is possible even if you’re very lean already. Winny will add that nice granular look that you miss out on when using Anavar alone.

PCT

  • Clomid 50mg/day for four weeks
  • Arimidex 0.5mg/day for four weeks

If you’ve used Testosterone enanthate or cypionate, wait two weeks before starting PCT.

Winstrol + Trenbolone (Cutting/Contest Prep Stack)

This is an ultimate stack that will literally transform your body and do it fast. Yes, you need to work hard with your diet and training here; otherwise, don’t even bother with this cycle.

Trenbolone comes with some hardcore side effects that you’ll want to be familiar with and prepared to manage, particularly when it comes to the mental side effects that can have a negative impact on your life. This stack will also be hard on your liver, so have your supports ready.

Benefits

  • Massive strength gains
  • Muscle gains
  • Fat loss
  • Dry, full, hard, and grainy look with incredible vascularity
  • No water retention
  • Fast recovery
  • Increased energy, confidence, and sex drive

Dosing

  • Trenbolone: 150mg-225mg/week
  • Winstrol: 25mg/day
  • Testosterone Prop: 200mg/week
  • Cycle length: 6 weeks

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone shutdown
  • Cholesterol and blood pressure
  • Liver toxicity
  • Acne and hair loss
  • Gyno
  • Dry joints
  • Anger, aggression, paranoia, and other mental effects
  • Excessive sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Increased appetite

Results

Expect to get much leaner while retaining your existing muscle weight. Winny and Tren combined (with zero water retention) provide an unmatchable shredded, dry, and hardened physique, with more muscle potentially gained than with Winny alone (depending on your diet).

PCT

  • Clomid 50mg/day for four weeks
  • Arimidex 0.5mg/day for four weeks

Trenbolone’s lingering metabolites mean PCT will not necessarily restore your testosterone to normal, and ongoing TRT or cruising is often required.

Winstrol + Clenbuterol (Cutting/Fat Loss Stack)

Clenbuterol is not an anabolic steroid, so this is a cycle for those looking outside the world of AAS, with a focus on fat loss. Clen is a famed fat-burning agent that can work with Winstrol to get your body fat percentage down to a more desirable level. At the same time, Winny can support some moderate muscle gains (it’s also thought Clen can potentially promote some lean muscle growth as well). You’ll want to be running a strict calorie-deficit diet to get the most from this stack.

Benefits

  • Fat loss with enhanced metabolism
  • Possible muscle gains
  • Lean muscle maintenance
  • Strength gains and maintenance while dieting
  • Dried, defined physique with increased vascularity
  • Increased energy
  • Suppressed appetite

Dosing

We use a lower Winstrol dose here due to Clenbuterol’s potential adverse effects on the heart.

  • Weeks 1-8: Winstrol 20mg/day
  • Weeks 1-4: Clenbuterol 20mcg tapered up by 10mcg every three days until 110mcg.

Possible side effects

  • Testosterone suppression
  • Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels
  • Liver toxicity, anxiety, cramping
  • Jitters, insomnia, and other stimulant effects
  • Hair loss, acne, and dry/painful joints are less likely at this lower dose but are possible in some users.

Results

Clen will substantially boost your metabolism, ramping up fat loss. It acts as a stimulant, so potential side effects will affect everyone differently – prepare to alter the dose if required and monitor your blood pressure throughout the cycle. The amount of weight loss will depend on your current weight and how hard you’re dieting and training – losing 2-4lbs of body fat per week is an achievable goal with this cycle.

PCT

Clomid at 50mg for 30 days.

Winstrol PCT

After using Winstrol, the type and length of PCT males will mostly depend on what other AAS you’ve stacked it with. Winstrol is most typically utilized near the end of a cycle, and few cycles will use it as the primary compound. This means most of the suppressive effects are likely to come from other AAS being used.

Many of us have now moved towards using Enclomiphene as a main PCT SERM, but Clomid and Nolvadex certainly still have their place. Enclomiphene is more effective at restoring testosterone, and most users will find fewer side effects with Enclomiphene (a newer SERM compared to the other two). Dosing Enclo is typically done at 25mg for three weeks, dropped to 12.5mg for one week.

There’s a lot more to know about doing PCT after using anabolic steroids, so visit my main PCT guide here.

Winstrol Side Effects

Winstrol is not what I’d call an easy steroid to use. It’s harsher than some of the other popular cutting steroids, and most users will battle with one type of side effect or another. These can be both individual response-dependent and dosage-dependent.

Side Effects (Men)

Here’s a rundown of the main side effects that Winstrol can cause:

Testosterone Suppression

Winstrol is not often a steroid we build an entire cycle around, so in most cases, men will have other AAS causing suppression and requiring the use of a testosterone base and PCT.

Winstrol is, of course, still a suppressive compound, and due to the lack of conversion to estrogen, men can see signs of low testosterone development without a TRT base throughout the cycle.

Hepatotoxicity

Winstrol is a steroid that will stress your liver in both oral and injectable forms. While it is more toxic than Anavar, it’s considered less harmful to the liver than Dianabol. Still, the length of use should be limited, and a suitable gap between cycles is essential for liver recovery.

Taking a liver support supplement is recommended, with NAC and milk thistle being two good options.

Cholesterol

Even low doses of Winstrol can cause severe changes to your cholesterol, with a reduction in HDL and an increase in LDL becoming more of a concern as you raise your dosage – but don’t discount the negative impacts of lower doses and consider regular bloodwork to monitor levels.

Using injectable Winstrol will not reduce your risk of cholesterol and cardiovascular side effects; Winstrol Depot is known to impact the cardiovascular system more than oral Winstrol.

Joint Pain

Winny is famed for its adverse effects on the joints. This issue is so well known and dreaded that it can decide whether to use Winstrol or not. Longer-term joint pain is a complaint some people make, but for others, it will only last while you’re on a cycle. While it’s commonly said that this is caused by Winstrol drying out your joints, the main culprit of Winstrol-related joint pain may be low levels of estrogen and progesterone.

Hair loss and Acne

As a DHT-derived steroid, Winstrol can cause drastic hair loss in some users, while others won’t lose a single hair. The same unpredictable scenario applies to acne – anything from severe cystic type acne to not a single spot is the range of experiences from Winstrol users. It almost entirely comes down to your genetics. In other words, luck.

If you’ve used another DHT steroid before any lost hair and/or developed acne, then there’s a high chance you will with Winny, too. But there are many instances of guys who shed hair on high doses of testosterone, but not with Winstrol.

Some of the additional individual response side effects I’ve heard some Winstrol users talk about include anxiety, anger, and insomnia. Any steroid can have you experiencing sensitivities that are unexpected, but in most cases, these will subside once you stop using Winstrol.

Side Effects (Women)

Women can often run Winstrol at low doses for short cycles and avoid virilizing side effects. But at doses above 5mg and certainly towards 10mg and above, virilizing effects are not only possible but likely. This includes a deeper voice development (often starting as a hoarse voice), reduction in breast size, clitoral enlargement, and body and facial hair growth. If Winstrol is discontinued, then these features should naturally subside – but they can become more permanent with excessive and ongoing use.

Where to Buy Winstrol?

Winstrol is one of the most popular steroids on Earth, so almost all suppliers will always have it in stock. It’s considered a relatively low-cost anabolic steroid and is undoubtedly more affordable than Anavar (to which it’s often compared).

So, where to buy it? You can buy safe and legal Winstrol from Crazy Bulk (the best AAS supplier). Give it a try – the stuff truly works!!

Availability of Winstrol

You should have no problem locating Winstrol for sale anywhere in the world. Both oral and injectable forms are widely available; however, oral is typically more popular.

  • Most suppliers will stock Winstrol in 50mg tablets.
  • Stanozolol tablets can also be found in 5mg, 10mg, and 25mg concentrations.
  • Some UGLs have developed an oil-based Winstrol Depot instead of a water-based injection, which is notoriously painful.

If the description does not specify an oil-based Winstrol Depot, then you should assume the product is a standard water-based injection.

Winstrol and all other anabolic steroids are listed as Schedule III controlled substances in the United States. The US has some of the strictest laws around AAS in the world, where it’s not legal to possess Winstrol even for personal use.

Many US steroid users will turn to Mexico to source Winstrol and other AAS. While it’s easy to find via this method, keep in mind that importing or shipping Winstrol into the US is also illegal, and penalties will apply if you’re unlucky enough to get caught.

Many countries have surprisingly lenient attitudes toward personal anabolic steroid use, and in such places, you can legally possess and use Winstrol for your use. This includes Canada, the UK, and some EU countries like Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Winstrol is generally easy to find and also legal to purchase in a bunch of other countries, including India, Greece, Thailand, and Egypt.

Typical Pricing

Compared to its closest competitor, Anavar, Winstrol is a cheaper steroid to buy (Anavar is one of the most expensive AAS we can use).

  • When buying 50mg Winstrol tablets, they’ll often come in bottles of 50. Expect to pay anywhere from $1 to $3 per tablet.
  • 50mg/ml concentration in 10 ml vials can set you back well over $100, but as low as $60 from some sellers, and as always, quality from underground labs can vary substantially.

Winstrol Depot costs can vary more widely, particularly when comparing different UGLs that sell water- and oil-based injections.

Final Thoughts

Winstrol is an incredible AAS, but I consider it to be one with relatively limited and specific uses. This isn’t a steroid you’ll be using on long cutting cycles.

Are you a competitor? Then Winny is your best friend in the final stages of contest prep. It will harden, dry, and get those veins popping just in time for a contest. But for general use, there are better options for cutting: Masteron and Trenbolone would always be my go-to for getting shredded without a contest to prepare for.

Don’t get me wrong: there are a lot of positives about Winstrol. I think you need a good reason to use Winny; in those cases, it will never disappoint.

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