After trying Winstrol by itself, many people then go on to “stack” it with other steroids in order to increase the benefits. Here is some information you should know before attempting Winstrol stacks.
How is Stacking Performed?
Stacking involves using one or more other supplements in addition to Winstrol. These supplements will typically be taken daily along with Winstrol for all or most of a cycle. Some form of testosterone is typically included in all stacks. Beyond that, the other substances that are included will depend on your overall health and the goals you wish to accomplish. Some combinations are more effective than others, and a few other steroids that are often included in Winstrol stacks include Trenbolone, Deca-Durabolin, Anadrol and Equipose.
Pros of Stacking
The reason people choose Winstrol stacks is to enjoy greater benefits. Taking more than one steroid simultaneously increases the body’s muscle-building and fat-burning capabilities. Stacking may also increase athletic performance, which is why many professional athletes stack just before a competition. Both oral and injectable steroids may be stacked, so those who prefer one type over the other can still take advantage of stacking.
Cons of Stacking
When more substances are consumed at the same time, the odds of developing unusual side effects increases dramatically. It can also be more difficult to determine which steroid might be causing the problem. Those who stack should be mindful of the signs of liver toxicity, since a number of steroids have hepatic properties that can make them harmful to the liver. Some signs of liver toxicity include:
When caught early, liver toxicity usually reverses itself once steroids are stopped. Many professional bodybuilders also recommend cleansing the liver between cycles to reduce the odds of developing problems.
Should Women Stack?
Women are often cautioned against stacking steroids due to the increased risk of virilization, which is the development of masculine traits. Even so, Winstrol is one steroid that women tend to tolerate well without adverse side effects. Very low doses of Winstrol tend to produce such dramatic results in women that stacking is often not needed. That doesn’t mean female athletes or bodybuilders might not need an added boost in the way of Winstrol stacks. Some things to consider before stacking are:
When used correctly, Winstrol stacks can provide people with some amazing benefits. Winstrol is one of the safest steroids on the market for stacking purposes, which is why it continues to be popular among both male and female users.
Users face more adverse effects from steroids the longer they are taken. It is also possible to build resistance to certain steroids so that fewer benefits are enjoyed as time goes on. To maximize the benefits and decrease the risk, Winstrol cycles are recommended, and will vary in length according to your goals, gender and overall health.
Beginning Winstrol Cycles
Winstrol cycles are most often used for “cutting”, or developing lean muscle mass. The cycle for beginning users will be much different than for intermediate or advanced users, since individuals must gradually increase the amount taken. A typical cycle for men involves taking around 50 mg of injectable Winstrol or 30 mg of oral Winstrol every other day for a period of between eight to ten weeks. Some form of testosterone may also be included-between 400 and 500 mg per week is generally recommended.
During an intermediate cycle, the amount of Winstrol is increased, while the amount of testosterone is actually decreased. Around 100 mg of injectable Winstrol is recommended every other day (or 50 mg daily). Those using oral steroids may take 60 mg of Winstrol daily. The amount of testosterone needed is only around 100 mg per week. An additional compound may also be added to increase muscle mass; however, no more than one additional substance should be included at a time. Trenbolone, Deca-Durabolin, Anadrol and Equipose are all steroids that can be successfully used in intermediate Winstrol cycles.
Advanced cycles are designed to produce the most dramatic results, and will therefore include the highest doses of steroids. It is during advanced cycles that several different compounds are likely to be used together. For this reason, you should avoid undergoing an advanced cycle until you have completed several intermediate cycles, and have tolerated each steroid in your stack successfully on its own. Advanced cycles may last up to 16 weeks, and can include as much as 250 mg of testosterone weekly in addition to small amounts of Human Growth Hormone (HGH).
Women require shorter cycles and lower doses of Winstrol than men in order to achieve desirable results. Most experts recommend women begin with around 10 mg of Winstrol every other day, and then gradually increase to 10 mg daily if there are no signs of virilization. Beginning Winstrol cycles for women should be between four to six weeks long, while advanced cycles can be between six and eight weeks long. Just because a woman has successfully completed a Winstrol cycle in the past does not mean there are no risks. In fact, the odds of virilization increase with each subsequent cycle, so women should be extremely diligent in looking for signs of it.
A rest period equal to the length of the cycle is needed before beginning the next one. Starting a cycle sooner than that will not increase your results, and can actually decrease the benefits and increase the health risks. Always listen to your body and adjust your cycle time as needed if you notice any unusual side effects.
Anyone who is considering steroids should know what the potential side effects are first. The number of Winstrol side effects are rather mild when compared to other steroids; however, users may still encounter one or more of the following.
Serious Side Effects
Some Winstrol side effects are more serious than others, and may include:
The odds of developing serious side effects increases whenever certain medications are taken. Use caution when taking coagulants, which are medications that thin the blood, or oral diabetes medications.
Mild Side Effects
Men and women may both suffer some rather mild Winstrol side effects, with the most common ones being:
These symptoms are usually not problematic, and typically subside once a Winstrol cycle is over with.
Female Side Effects
Women may suffer virilization, or the development of male characteristics when taking Winstrol, even though the odds of it are much lower than with other steroids. Female users should be mindful of these Winstrol side effects that could indicate virilization is happening:
Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the near future should also avoid taking Winstrol, as this steroid could cause birth defects in a fetus. Scientists are not sure whether Winstrol is excreted in breast milk, so women who are breastfeeding should play it safe and avoid taking it.
Male Side Effects
Some Winstrol side effects may be noticed only by men, including:
These male side effects tend to increase whenever Winstrol is taken for extended periods of time or stacked with other steroids. To reduce the odds of these side effects, men should cycle on and off as directed. Stacking should only be performed after each steroid in the stack has been tried separately with no adverse side effects.
Side effects may occur at any time, even if Winstrol has previously been tolerated well in the past. For this reason, it is important for users to be mindful of the possible side effects each time a new cycle is started. If side effects are noticed, stop taking Winstrol and consult with a medical professional.