Anavar | Oxandrolone
Anavar was first manufactured in 1964 by Searle. This steroid is very mild and it has been used in children to stimulate growth. You may be thinking that you have heard that steroids can stunt growth. This is true because of the amount of estrogen they contain. This is also why most women are shorter than men. Both men and women can use Anavar. It has also been used for osteoporosis in women. The drug stopped being made in 1989.
They have emerged again, but under the name of Oxandrin. The drug is highly used now for treating HIV/AIDS. This is a steroid that helps your muscles get stronger and gain muscle mass. Bodybuilders use Anavar during cutting phases of training when they are concerned with water retention. The standard dose for a man is 20-50 mg daily.
Some times this steroid is taken in addition to Primobolan and Winstrol to give muscles a harder look. The dramatic difference this can make to your physique is very appealing. This is because the androgen helps the muscles get harder while helping your body to reduce fat. Many athletes use Oxandrolone for bulking stacks with Testosterone or Dianabol. The goal of this process is to gain strength and bulk.
Many women are afraid that taking a steroid will have too many side effects. However, Anavar is one that women can be very comfortable using. A daily dose of 5 mg will help with growth without any side effects. Sometimes women add a small amount of Winstrol, Primobolan, or Durabolin. Be careful though as this can lead to a build up of androgenic material.
Studies show using low dosages of this compound have minimal interferences with natural testosterone production. This has a lot to do with the fact that it does not convert to estrogen, which we know has an extremely profound effect on endogenous hormone production. Without estrogen to trigger negative feedback, we seem to note a higher threshold before inhibition is noted.
Anavar is also a 17alpha alkylated oral steroid, carrying an alteration that will put stress on the liver. It is important to point out however that despite this alteration Oxandrolone is generally very well tolerated. While liver enzyme tests will occasionally show elevated values, actual damage due to this steroid is not usually a problem. Bio-Technology General states that Oxandrolone is not as extensively metabolized by the liver as other l7aa orals are; evidenced by the fact that nearly a third of the compound is still intact when excreted in the urine.
With such findings, combined with the fact that athletes rarely report trouble with this drug, most feel comfortable believing it to be much safer to use during longer cycles than most of other orals with this distinction. Although this may very well be true, the chance of liver damage still cannot be excluded, especially with higher dosages. At one time Oxandrolone was also looked at as a possible drug for those suffering from disorders of high cholesterol or triglycerides.
This would of course negate any positive effect that the drug might have on triglycerides or total cholesterol, and in fact make it a danger in terms of cardiac risk when taken for prolonged periods of time. Today we understand that as a group anabolic/androgenic steroids produce very unfavorable changes in lipid profiles, and are really not useful in disorders of lipid metabolism.