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Anavar and its effects

Oxandrolone also known as oxandrin is the drug first manufactured under the trademark Anavar. It’s an anabolic steroid derivative of dihydrotestosterone and has an exceptionally low level of androgenicity and liver toxicity. It is one among the mildest and well tolerated anabolic steroids. It can produce a hard and lean body structure for both men and women.

Anavar Profile

  • [17b-hydroxy-17a-methyl-2-oxa-5a-androstane-3-one]
  • Molecular Weight: 306.4442
  • Formula: C19H30O3
  • Melting Point: 235-238 Celsius
  • Effective anavar dosage: (Men) 20-100mgs/day (or .125mg/kg-bdywt); (Women) 2.5-20mgs per day.
  • Active Life: 8-12 hours
  • Detection Time: 3 weeks

Anavar Dosage: As it’s a mild drug in every sense high dosages of anavar is needed; generally more than 20mgs per day. Also, any amount less than 20- 100 mgs per day for an athletic person is considered as a waste as it is a mild drug. It has a unique chemical composition which provides a resistance to metabolism of the liver and also has a significant anabolic activity. It is also used as a cure for HIV/AIDS and has the ability to heal cutaneous wounds.

Anavar Cycle

Anavar should not be used for bulking or weight gain though it’s a very good option for increasing strength. This may create a doubt regarding some of the steroid cycles for example Dbol, A50, long estered testosterone etc. as after a cycle of such steroids a person gains a lot of weight and also loses great percentage of gains in a short span of time while in case of Anavar cycle gain of weight does not happen. The gain of weight occurs due to the water retentive properties of Dbol, A50 etc. and on the other hand anavar, winstrol etc. do not have water retentive properties. While continuing with anavar cycles the hormones like Serum testosterone, SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin), and LH (Leutinizing Hormone) may get slightly suppressed if a person is taking low doses of Anavar while on the other hand FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), IGF1 (Insulin Like Growth Factor 1) and GH (Growth Hormone) will be significantly raised if low doses of anavar are taken.

Anavar Side Effects

It may seem quite surprising to most of the people that Anavar (Oxandrolone) is quite mild on liver and is probably the mildest of all. A dosage of about 80mgs a day is tolerable to most of the people and also, it does not have any of the common side effects. This is the reason because of which anavar is prescribed by many physicians even to female body builders and other athletes.

Anavar Results

Due to minimal anavar side effects, anavar is used by most of the performance enhancing athletes. Even though anavar is not among the powerful anabolic steroids as it does not promote heavy gains in weight but still for maintaining a perfect athletic physique it is among the best. As female athletes are quite sensitive, so when their cutting and dieting are coupled with anavar results there is a solid gain in their lean tissue. Also, anavar weight gain is not a water weight gain and any weight gained due to use of anavar will be 100% muscle tissue growth.



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