5 alpha OHP is a prohormone which was safer and similar in effect to Winstrol. Released by Taurus a few years back it was popular almost overnight. a liquid sublingual that was legal and safer than winstrol but still dried you out for a show and increased strength and burned fat. After Taurus folded 5 alpha OHP was cloned by LG to make PH-17. PH-17 was soon banned for being to effective and was only available overseas. Recently LG re did the nomenclature and add 2 other active hormones to PH17 to make 17 Pro which is a safer than Winstrol and legal.
In addition to tablets for oral administration, stanozolol is also available as water based suspension for injection. Because it is not esterified, this steroid needs to be injected every day. Also, water based injections are a lot more prone to bacterial contamination so more care is needed to keep a multi-use bottle sterile. The relatively large crystal size of some preparations limits the size of needle that can be used because the crystals will jam smaller needles. There are some formulations available that have smaller crystal size; however, these seem to have a shorter half-life – most likely due to the crystals dispersing faster within the muscle. Because it is C-17 alpha alkylated, stanozolol has the potential for liver toxicity though this is somewhat reduced with the injectable form because a lower dose is often used. Stanozolol has a favorable anabolic to androgenic ratio but most do not consider it to be very effective. This is largely due to the fact that stanozolol does not result in large water weight gains.
Although Winstrol does possess a weaker androgenic strength rating than Testosterone does, androgenic side effects are still a potential risk, though much lower, and may only effect users significantly if they are especially sensitive to androgens. Androgenic side effects can include increased oily skin and acne, hair growth on the body, MPB (male pattern baldness), and BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy). The use of a 5-alpha reductase (5AR) inhibitor, such as Finasteride, Dutasteride, Proscar, or Propecia will be completely ineffective here, as Winstrol does not convert into DHT.