Winabol Information (Prohormones)

Winabol by

Manufactured by:
Gen-X Labs

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60

Activee ingredient
5a- androstano[2,3-c]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol-ether - 50mg (Orasten A)

Other ingredients/Percent RDA
Magnesium: 200mg - 50%
Potassium: 90mg - 3%
Vitamin B6: 10mg - 500%

Orastan-A is an off-shoot legal variation of Furzabol, which is very similar to the steroid Winstrol The Orastan-A compound was brought to market by Gaspari Nutrition in 2006 but was later discontinued due to Gaspari making an exit from the pro-hormone and anabolic/designer steroid market. Since then many different clones have been brought to market that offer similar results to the original Orastan-A.

The nomenclature for these clones is typically either 5a-androstanol[2,3]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol or 5a-etioallocholan(2,3-)furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol. Both compounds will produce nearly identical results.

This will be on the mild side, making it a good choice for first timers. It's also non-methylated, meaning issues with the liver won't be much of a concern. It works best while cutting or recomping and is also popular as a stacker due to it's non-methylated status.

Cycles are typically costly when compared with other compounds, but when at an effective dosage the results are desirable and easy to maintain even after post cycle therapy.

Running this compound at the typical 150mg (50mg x 3) will assist in a cutting cycle, but likely won't produce noticeable gains. The most popular dosing among users is 250mg (50mg x 5). Most users can safely push the dosage into the 350mg range for even better results. Popular cycles have users starting the first week at 200mg then slowly working it up toward 300mg, and even to 350mg is gains are light at 300mg.

Since Winabol is a milder non-methylated compound it can be ran longer than the traditional 4-6 weeks, with users running cycles anywhere from 5 to 9 weeks in length, although running a very high dosage for a extended cycle isn't recommended.

With a relatively short half life, dosages should be evenly split up throughout the day. Someone running 300mg per day should divide their cycle into three separate dosages of 100mg, with the ideal regiment being one dosage in the morning, one in afternoon and one at night.

When used at 150mg users report fat loss, moderate strength gains and mild (if-any) size gains. When used at 300mg-350mg users report increased strength, reduced bodyfat and mild size gains in the 3-6lb range. Winabol will work well in in a cutting diet due to it's ability to greatly enhance fat loss and help retain muscle.

Since Winabol is relatively non-suppressive and mild, an over-the-counter PCT will usually be sufficient for dosages in the 150-300mg range. Users exceeding 300mg should consider going with a SERM.

An example over -the-counter PCT for Winabol might look like:

Week 1-2 <a href="">PCT Assist</a>
Week 2-4 <a href="">PCT Assist</a>, Attitude
Week 4-6 Attitude

A SERM PCT might look like:
Week 1-2 Nolvadex 20mg
Week 2-4 Nolvadex 10mg

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5a-androstano[2,3-c]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol-ether (Orastan-A)

Orastan-A (aka Furuza-A, Furazadrol, Furaguno) is an legal variation of Furzabol, which is similar to Winstrol. There are/were many clones on teh market:

You will also see the nomenclature 5a-androstanol[2,3]furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol or 5a-etioallocholan(2,3-)furazan-17b-tetrahydropyranol used. Both of these compounds will produce nearly identical results.

This compound is mild and good for first time users. It's also not methylated, which means no liver stress. Orastan-A is a better cutter than bulker, and is popular to stack with becuase it's no methylated and has a low incident of sides.

Orastan-A shows better benefits at much higher than recommended dosages, but be aware that higher dosages mean more risk of side effects.

Most label dosage recommends 150mg daily, but 250mg seems to be a more common dosage. Some users report great result and few sides using dosages up to 350mg daily. A good protocol woul dbe to start at 200mg and work up to 300mg. If sides remain low, bump to 350mg. Cycles can range from 5 to 9 weeks. Running a very high dosage for a extended cycle isn't recommended.

Dosages should be evenly split during the day.

Orastan-A is mild enough to allow for an over-the-counter PCT, although higher dosages and personal reaction to the compound might mean a pharmaceutical grade PCT is needed.

Magnesium Aspartate (Magnesium)

Magnesium aspartate is the magnesium salt of aspartic acid and is used as a a mineral supplement for magnesium supplementation.

Magnesium is a vital component of a healthy human diet. Human magnesium deficiency is relatively common, with only 32% of the United States meeting the RDA-DRI. Low levels of magnesium in the body has been associated with the development of a number of human illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Intracellular magnesium is correlated with intracellular potassium. Magnesium is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, with more absorbed when status is lower. In humans, magnesium appears to facilitate calcium absorption. Low and high protein intake inhibit magnesium absorption, and other factors such as phosphate, phytate, and fat affect absorption.

Spices, nuts, cereals, coffee, cocoa, tea, and vegetables are rich sources of magnesium. Green leafy vegetables such as spinach are also rich in magnesium as they contain chlorophyll. Observations of reduced dietary magnesium intake in modern Western countries compared to earlier generations may be related to food refining and modern fertilizers that contain no magnesium.

Numerous magnesium dietary supplements are available. Magnesium oxide, one of the most common because it has high magnesium content per weight, has been reported to be the least bioavailable. Magnesium citrate has been reported as more bioavailable than oxide or amino-acid chelate forms.

Excess magnesium in the blood is filtered at the kidneys, and for this reason it is difficult to overdose on magnesium from dietary sources alone. With supplements, overdose is possible, however, particularly in people with poor renal function.

Alcoholism can produce a magnesium deficiency, which is easily reversed by oral or parenteral administration, depending on the degree of deficiency.

Potassium Citrate

Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is a white, slightly hygroscopic crystalline powder, odorless, and with a saline taste. As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity.

Potassium citrate is rapidly absorbed when take orally and is excreted in the urine as the carbonate. It is effective in reducing the pain and frequency of urination caused by highly acidic urine. It is used as a non-irritating diuretic.

Potassium citrate is an effective way to treat/manage gout and arrhythmia with hypokalemic patients. It is also used to treat kidney stones. A study of 500 patients with recurrent stones found that it reduced the frequency of incidents. It is also used in many soft drinks as a buffering agent.

Vitamin B-6

The primary role of vitamin B6 is to act as a coenzyme to many other enzymes in the body that are involved predominantly in metabolism. This role is performed by the active form, pyridoxal phosphate. This active form is converted from the two other natural forms founds in food: pyridoxal, pyridoxine and pyridoxamine.

Vitamin B6 is involved in the following metabolic processes:

amino acid, glucose and lipid metabolism

neurotransmitter synthesis

histamine synthesis

hemoglobin synthesis and function

gene expression

Amino acid metabolism

Pyridoxal phosphate is involved in almost all amino acid metabolism, from synthesis to breakdown.

Neurotransmitter synthesis

Pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzymes play a role in the biosynthesis of four important neurotransmitters: serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Serine racemase, which synthesizes the neuromodulator D-serine, is also a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzyme.

Histamine synthesis

Pyridoxal phosphate is involved in the metabolism of histamine.

Hemoglobin synthesis and function

Pyridoxal phosphate aids in the synthesis of heme and can also bind to two sites on hemoglobin to enhance the oxygen binding of hemoglobin.

Gene expression

It transforms homocysteine into cistation then into cysteine. Pyridoxal phosphate has been implicated in increasing or decreasing the expression of certain genes. Increased intracellular levels of the vitamin will lead to a decrease in the transcription of glucocorticoid hormones. Also, vitamin B6 deficiency will lead to the increased expression of albumin mRNA. Also, pyridoxal phosphate will influence gene expression of glycoprotein IIb by interacting with various transcription factors. The result is inhibition of platelet aggregation.