The anabolic steroid Stanozolol , most commonly known as Winstrol or Winny is for most men a poor choice for bulking. The Stanozolol hormone is not well-suited for building mass; highly anabolic and very slightly androgenic this is a steroid far more apt for strength and cutting. Due to its ability to dramatically lower SHBG it could be used in a bulking cycle as a means to make other hormones more efficient, increase free testosterone and even solidify gains to a stronger degree but most will find other steroids to be far more beneficial in the long run; this truly is one of the few steroids we may aptly label a cutting steroid. For those who choose, Winstrol doses of 50mg per day might add a little to a bulking cycle at the tail-end providing benefits as discussed but generally speaking it is not our best option.
The oral use of stanozolol can also have a profound impact on levels of SHBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). This is a characteristic of all anabolic/androgenic steroids, however its potency and form of administration make Stanozolol particularly noteworthy in this regard. Since plasma binding proteins such as SHBG act to temporarily constrain steroid hormones from exerting activity, this effect would provide a greater percentage of free (unbound) steroid hormone in the body. This may amount to an effective mechanism in which stanozolol could increase the potency of a concurrently used steroid. To further this purpose one could also addition Proviron, which has an extremely high affinity for SHBG. This affinity may cause Proviron to displace other weaker substrates for SHBG (such as testosterone), another mechanism in which the free hormone level may be increased. Adding Stanozolol and Proviron to your next testosterone cycle may therefore prove very useful,, markedly enhancing the free state of this potent muscle building androgen.