Oxandrolone (17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-2-oxa-5α-androstane-3-one), commercially known as Anavar is the mildest Anabolic Steroid available today. With a high Anabolic Rating and low Androgenic Rating, this Steroid is known for have very few side effects, making it a popular choice for people looking to build muscle and strength.
History of Anavar
Anavar was created in the early 1960’s by a pharmaceutical company called Searle. The purpose of Anavar was to help treat people who were suffering from HIV/AIDS, Anavar would help them maintain their weight and prevent muscle wastage. Anavar comes from a modified form of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), it’s second carbon atom was replaced with an oxygen atom, giving it stronger Anabolic properties. To allow it to enter the blood stream without being broken down by the liver it has a C-17 alpha alkylated modification as well. Oxandrolone is between 3 and 6 times more Anabolic than Testosterone which explains why users gain huge amounts of strength when using this Steroid at the right dosage. Due to its low Androgenic Rating, users wont gain much muscle mass which is an advantage for athletes looking to increase their performance but not their weight.
Anavar Side Effects
As mentioned earlier, Anavar is a very mild Steroid with very few side effects. Due to Anavar being a derivative of DHT, there are zero side effects related to Estrogen, as this Steroid does not aromatize. Therefore side effects such as water retention and Gynecomastia are nonexistent when using Oxandrolone.
Sensitive individuals may still experience certain side effects such as Acne, male pattern baldness, increased hair growth and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Anavar also suppresses natural Testosterone and therefore a PCT is still required once usage is discontinued.
Depending on the user’s goals and previous experience with Steroids, Anavar is either taken alone or used in a stack with other Steroids. Due to the properties of this Steroid, Oxandrolone is used in cutting cycles. Because of its low Androgenic Rating, using it in a bulking cycle would be pointless.
In an Anavar only cycle, the duration would last around 6 to 8 weeks, due to it being an oral Steroid and harsh to the liver, it should not be taken longer than this. Dosages of around 40 to 80mg a day seem to be the norm when taking this Steroid. Some users take less but this is often seen as a waste on not many results will be achieved.
When used in a cutting stack, Anavar is often combined with other cutting Steroids such as Testosterone Propionate, Trenbolone and Equipoise. Fat burning substances such as Clenbuterol and T3 (thyroid Hormone) are also often added to increase the fat burning results of the cycle.
Due to Anavar’s properties it has become a very popular Steroid choice amongst females. Although females should never use Steroids due to the irreversible masculine side effects, Anavar is by far the safest choice. For females a low dosage of 5 to 10mg a day is what is usually taken.
This can be achieved in a number of different ways. You can buy Anavar online, through a Steroid dealer in person or if you are able to get a prescription you can buy it directly from a pharmacy. Anavar is one of the most expensive Steroids around, and due to the high dosages needed to see good results it often costs a small fortune to run a decent cycle. Fortunately due to all the underground labs now producing Anavar it can be bought for less.
The one problem with underground Anavar is the quality, you can never really know what you are buying and if the correct strength is in each capsule. This is especially a problem for females who can’t risk taking the wrong dosage or taken the wrong Steroid that is labeled as Anavar. There have been many reports of people buying Oxandrolone only for it to end up being a cheaper Steroid such as Winstrol. The best way to avoid any of these issues is to only purchase an underground brand that has good reviews and has been around for a while.