Winstrol is an oral steroid which contains 10 mg of the hormone Stanozolol. Stanozolol, as it is most popular referred to, is one of the most popular steroids in use today. Stanozolol has very low androgenic properties and very high anabolic properties. Winstrol does not have the ability to aromatize and therefore will not cause any water bloat. This has made this steroid very popular with bodybuilders in the cutting phase of their training. Due to the fact that taking Winstrol with food can cause absorbtion problems, it is recommended that one take Winstrol on an empty stomach for best results. Some bodybuilders also choose to split up their dosage of Winstrol throughout the day in an effort to keep blood levels as consistent as possible. Users of Winstrol often report good gains in strength, vascularity, and muscle tone. People often report very intense muscle "pumps" during workouts when using this compound. This can be attributed to the dynamic protein synthesis and nitrogen retention brought about by the use of Winstrol. Some studies have also shown that Winstrol has estrogen and progesterone blocking abilities, making it a good choice to use with other steroids such as Testosterone, Deca or Trenbolone. Winstrol also does a very good job of reducing the amount of SHBG in the body, thus allowing other steroids to be much more abundant in their free state in the body. Due to this fact, Winstrol makes a great addition to all cycles. Stanozolol is a C17-alpha alkylated compound, and therefore can be toxic to the liver over time. Because of this, it is recommended that bodybuilders using this compound try to keep dosage in a reasonable range and limit cycle duration to 10wks. There are also several liver protectants and detoxifiers available which should be considered when doing a cycle of this steroid. Due to its low androgenic activity, Winstrol is a very good choice for women bodybuilders. Males typically use Winstrol in dosages of 40-100mg a day for a period of 6-8 weeks. 5-10mg a day for a period of 4-6 weeks is the normal dosage range for women.