Methandrostenolone (Dianabol) is the most popular oral steroid currently on the market. In the mid 1950’s during the Olympics, many of the events were being won by the Soviet Union. A doctor by the name of Dr. John Ziegler found out that the Soviet Union team was using Testosterone to enhance their performance. When Dr. Ziegler got back to the United States he immediately started administering Testosterone to a few of his athletes. A few weeks passed and the athletes were not seeing or feeling any effects from the Testosterone. Dr. Ziegler approached CIBA Pharmaceuticals with an idea to create an oral Anabolic Steroid which would be effective and fast acting. This led to the creation of Dianabol.
Of concern to any user of Winstrol during a cycle should be its intoxicating effect on the liver . The drug is a 17aa structured steroid , meaning it has been structured in a way which allows it to be orally bio-available, yet this has the negative effect of making Winstrol potentially harmful to the liver. It is therefore paramount the duration of a Winstrol cycle is limited, the dose of the drug is not excessive, the user does not stack it with other hepatotoxic compounds, does not drink alcohol whilst on cycle, and does not use Winstrol if they have an underlying medical condition which effects the livers health. There are supplements available which also help protect the liver (Milk Thistle, Liv-52 etc), and these would be advisable during any Winstrol cycle .