Anavar and Winstrol are two of the most popular commercially available steroids on the market, which has led many people to ask what is the difference between them? In this article we will attempt to compare and contrast these two products, pointing out the advantages, disadvantages, and peculiarities of each.
Both of these steroids are typically used during the cutting phase of body building. The cutting phase is distinct from the bulking phase. In a nutshell, during a cut, you are trying to turn the mass you have gained into well-defined muscle.
Anavar is a brand name for the drug oxandrolone and it is an anabolic steroid and androgen which is used for a wide variety of purposes, but it is most widely known for promoting weight gain among body builders.
Winstrol is the brand name for stanozolol, and it too is used for weight gain and as a performance enhancing drug in many sporting arenas. So the basic science behind these two brand names is similar, and they have both been around for a long time in various guises, but there are some notable differences between the two.
In a direct comparison between Anavar and Winstrol, the latter drug is much more potent and offers stronger effects. Anavar is most popular among female body building athletes. On the other hand, Winstrol packs more of a punch and is widely used among male bodybuilders, especially in the run up to a competition. Both drugs help you to cut weight while still retaining significant strength and even growing your muscle mass, despite running a calorific deficit during this period.
Both drugs work in a similar manner. They help to retain nitrogen in your muscles, which is a vital ingredient for muscle repair and continued growth. Thus, you can stay making muscles gains even when you are cutting. This effect is much more pronounced with Winstrol.
Both steroids also help to speed up your fat loss by increasing your metabolic rate and encouraging your body to shed some excess weight. This can help get you over the cutting phase and back to bulking as soon as possible.
Anavar is known to have less serious side effects than Winstrol.
There are numerous reported side effects to taking Winstrol. For example, liver damage is very common1, so you need to cycle carefully. Also, it can promote unhealthy cholesterol levels in your blood vessels. This can lead to much greater health complications including heart problems.
Anavar causes fewer cholesterol problems but it can still contribute to issues. Thus, you should keep a careful watch on this.
Thankfully, neither of these drugs aromatize so there is no threat of creating more estragon in males.
Both these anabolic steroids are available in multiple forms but they are usually consumed in oral (tablet) form.
Both of these drugs are widely available, although Winstrol has been banned in many regions and sports. Therefore, you should consult local regulations before acquiring it.
- Anabolic Steroid Effect on the Liver: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29521706/