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Anavar Vs Winstrol

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About Anavar
Anavar or Oxandrolone is one of the most popular cutting cycle drugs in the bodybuilding world.  It's generally used to lose weight and body fat quickly and safely. Categorized as a Schedule III (non-narcotic) managed material under the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990, this anabolic androgenic steroid is medically prescribed for treating debilitating health conditions such as osteoporosis, HIV/AIDS related wasting, and improving body weight levels following extensive surgery, chronic infections, or severe trauma.

oxandrolone anavar chemical structure

Fig 1. Anavar Chemical Structure

This steroid is usually used by male athletes in doses of 0.125 mg per kg of bodyweight per day or 20-100 mg per day for men; while female athletes administer this drug in doses of 2.5-20 mg per day. This steroid is often termed as the "Girl steroid" as it doesn't lead to virilization or development of secondary male sexual characteristics in women. Most athletes prefer stacking Anavar with Halotestin, Proviron, Equipoise, Primobolan, Winstrol, and Human growth hormone.  Post cycle therapy is done with Arimidex, Clomid, Ostarine, N2Guard and Nolvadex.

About Winstrol
One of the most popular anabolic steroids for losing body fat and weight, Winstrol or Stanozolol (also known as Winny) has a lot less side-effects compared with other drugs with similar chemical origins. Use of this drug is common during cutting cycles to lose body fat and keep a hard look. This steroid also has the potential of dramatically improving nitrogen retention and protein synthesis while strengthening tendons and ligaments. Winstrol is interesting because of  its ability to improve percentage of free testosterone circulating in the body that tends to enhance the potency of concurrently used anabolic steroids. Because of its anabolic nature and very few androgenic side effects, Winstrol is a popular drug among female athletes. This weight loss drug is ideally used by men in doses of 25-100mg every day while female athletes prefer using this drug in daily doses of 5-15mg.

Stanozolol chemical structure

Fig 2. Stanozolol Chemical Structure

Anavar Versus Winstrol
Anavar and Winstrol are both cutting cycle drugs that are used to lose body fat and cut down on weight. However, Anavar shows better ability to increase strength than Winstrol while Winny is superior to Anavar when it comes to adding lean muscle mass. One of the biggest drawbacks associated with Winstrol is that it can be hard on joints while Anavar is more costly, gram for gram, when compared to Winstrol.

anavar vs winstrol

Anavar scores over Winstrol due to the fact that use of this steroid does not lead to virilization or aromatization. This amazing characteristic makes it ideal to be used by men and women, especially those prone to estrogenic side effects like oily skin, acne, gynecomastia, or male pattern baldness. Some athletes believe Winstrol is a better option than Anavar as Winny leads to more muscle hardening. Moreover, physical appearance and body strength gains made with Winstrol are believed to be far better than those made with Anavar. In addition, Anavar can lead to bad pumps on cardio. But, Winstrol can lead to negative effects on cholesterol, joints, and hair line.



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Albert Wolfgang is a professional medical writer with over 20 years of experience. He hold multiple personal training certifications, including the coveted NASM and AFAA certificates. He graduated with honors with a B.S. and M.S. in biochemistry with a minor in physical studies. Albert and his team have trained over 100 IFBB professional bodybuilders, including Hollywood stars and many up and coming fitness stars.

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