Winstrol is a brand name of the synthetic anabolic steroid, stanozolol. Although no longer available in the . under the name of Winstrol, generic versions of stanozolol can still be found. Stanozolol is similar to testosterone and commonly used by veterinarians on debilitated animals (especially dogs and horses) to improve muscle growth, trigger red blood cell production, increase bone density and enhance appetite. It's approved by the . Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating anemia and hereditary angioedema (swelling of blood vessels) in people, although a prescription is needed. Winstrol (stanozolol) is a banned performance-enhancing drug, but still used widely by track and field athletes as well as bodybuilders — usually illegally. You should take stanozolol only with the permission and under the care of a physician.
Non-prescription takers of anabolic steroids may use a method known as "stacking", whereby two or more different types of the compound are taken at the same time, or within a particular cycle. Each formulation of the drug supposedly has differing benefits, and these users want to maximize the benefits that may be available to them. They believe your body will become unresponsive if you continually take the same form too regularly. There is a lot of, not necessarily false, but misled information available on the internet regarding the use of steroids available to wannabe body builders and prime athletes. Often, the goal of these people is not necessarily to gain an unfair edge over competitors, but taking the drug for their own bragging rights and to make their bodies look good.