It was once commonly used during PCT in the belief it will aid testosterone restoration, however this is flawed due to its mechanism of action. The drug mimics the effects of LH in the body, stimulating the Leydig cells to produce testosterone in the testes . This can be fruitful in rectify existing, or avoiding testicular atrophy on cycle. It will not aid the process of recovery in the post cycle phase however, as the drug will bring about heightened oestrogen levels due to the greater aromatising of the testosterone being produced in the testes , thus bringing about greater inhibition of the HPTA .
A naturally occurring plant extract with such potent anabolic muscle building effects it’s commonly referred to as a plant steroid. It increases protein synthesis, nitrogen retention and muscle ATP content, giving you a triple whammy to completely turbo charge your muscle gains. A Russian study found the effects of 20-Hydroxyecdysterone are so powerful that it has as greater anabolic effect on contractile proteins of muscle than Dianabol itself. Contractile proteins are the force generators of muscle contraction, so in other words, 20-Hydroxyecdysterone enables your muscles to work much harder during your workouts.
Winstrol will also drastically reduce HDL cholesterol levels and increase LDL levels which will bump up your blood pressure. Testosterone levels won’t shut down completely from taking winny, but some bodybuilder like to combine it with testosterone because your natty production of test will be low after your cycle. To prevent yourself from experiencing low T, it’d be ideal to run testosterone as your coming off winstrol to keep this muscle-building hormone high. This will also help cement your gains, helping you hang on to the muscle you’ve gained on winny.