Winstrol (Stanozolol) is one of the most popular steroids in the world. It's used for muscle hardening, polishing, cutting and contest preparation. As a DHT derivative steroid, it's a perfect AAS for getting lean; in fact, it's extremely potent and highly effective for all users – newbies or advanced guys.
The common problem with steroids is that they are responsible for a lot of side effects. Winstrol is known for causing a user to dry out, which provides the aesthetics that the user is desiring. However, the problem that occurs from this extreme drying out is that the user starts to experience extreme joint pain. This opens the door for joint injuries and ligament problems. Anecdotally, the number one problem I've had my clients complain about with winstrol is joint pain and joint injuries.
Deca Durabolin (Nandrolone Decanoate) vs. Ostarine (MK-2866)
Why choose MK-2866 over deca durabolin for joint problems? First of all, deca acts as a “band aid” and simply masks the root of the problem. It will actually hinder you in the long run. You'll be thinking your joints are healed, but they aren't. In fact, deca durabolin causes extreme shutdown of your natural testosterone levels. Adding insult to injury, you'll have bloating and fat gain from using deca durabolin. This is the opposite of what you want when you're trying to get lean with stanozolol.
SARM MK-2866 (also referred to as “ostarine” or “MK”) possesses interesting healing properties. It allows you to heal at a much more rapid pace. Ostarine was specifically designed to prevent muscle wasting and provide healing for injuries that have occurred. In simple terms, MK-2866 can cure joint dryness while you're using winstrol. In fact, Ostarine can do everything deca durabolin can plus a lot more.
In addition to joint healing, MK provides excellent gains in strength, lean muscle, along with some fat loss benefits. Furthermore, it is non-methylated, so the liver side effects are minimal to none. Interestingly, MK also provides an overall sense of well being, which is very necessary, especially when running a methylated oral that can cause lethargy.