Stanozolol History and Overview
Stanozolol is undoubtedly one of the most popular anabolic steroids ever made. Almost everyone knows it by name. This is an anabolic compound that has gained a lot of media attention through its history, and it was Stanozolol hormone that became famous during the 1988 Olympics when Ben Johnson lost his medal because of accusations surrounding the drug, and many players in Major League Baseball have also been linked to the compound.
Stanozolol is a classic as far as compounds go. While it’s far from being the oldest of all time, it’s from around the 1950’s, so anabolic steroids were still relatively unknown to the general public. The original makers of the drug called it Winstrol.
It’s a long standing favorite amongst athletes, bodybuilders, and other competitors. Stanozolol is also a very successful drug in the medical community, and many physicians still use it for medicinal purposes to this very day. Whether it’s muscle-wasting or burn victims, a lot of people like it because of what it can do to help people medically by adding lean muscle mass to an individual with a weight loss disease or condition.
Stanozolol Properties and Actions
Stanozolol is basically a modified DHT (dihydrotestosterone) molecule. It’s almost exactly the same, but there are a few changes made to it so it’s not exactly the same. By modifying pyrazol, and keto group, it creates a totally new anabolic compound.
The structural changes that occur in the DHT molecule that give us Stanozolol reduce the ability of androgenicity to a tremendous degree, and it also improves its ability to be anabolic. Stanozolol also is tremendously anabolic with over a 320 level of anabolism and its androgenic rating of 20 is very low. This allows it for really practical use with minimal negative side effects in terms of its emotional impact. The functions and traits of the compound are unique and varied, so it’s best to examine them with greater depth.
- Lower Levels of SHBG
The substance sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in your body determines just how much usable testosterone you have. SHBG is one of the primary reasons that you have testosterone in your body that happens to be free or bound. So if you have higher levels of it, you can’t use as much testosterone as you’d want to. When you lower SHBG, you can use more testosterone. This is very important when it comes to Stanozolol because by taking it, we can dramatically increase how much testosterone we use, thereby resulting in greater androgenicity and anabolism.
- Increase Protein Synthesis
By absorbing proteins better, otherwise known as muscle protein synthesis, we can build more muscle tissue faster. This compound allows you to do that. With Stanozolol, we have a much greater rate of muscle protein synthesis, which means it allows us to build protein in our cells at greater rates than ever before.
- Nitrogen Retention
Our muscle tissue is made up of about 16-percent nitrogen and when you have higher levels that aren’t retained, we go into a muscle wasting state, otherwise known as catabolism. Higher levels of nitrogen retention mean that we can build a lot more muscle and ward off hormones that eat into lean muscle tissue.
- Red Blood Cells
Red blood cells are what carries our oxygen through our blood. With Stanozolol, you’ll have an increase in red blood cells resulting in tremendously greater oxygen, and that will ensure there is enhanced muscular endurance.
With Glucocorticoids (our stress hormones) they are often called the muscle wasting hormones because when they are secreted, we are typically in states that will not promote superior muscle growth. Rather than helpful things, they will only cause mental stress and reduce overall success. The compound will work to remove them. It will not completely get rid of them because you do need them for some essential functions, but too many of them can cause the unfavorable side effects we just mentioned.