Oxandrolone, known as Anavar, was originally developed for the recovery of patients from burns and anemia, for HIV infected patients. Later it found wide application in bodybuilding to increase muscle hardness and relief, burn subcutaneous fat, increase strength and endurance.
Oxandrolone is an anabolic and androgenic steroid. It was first brought to market in 1964 by Searle Laboratories. Today it is known under many brands, including Vasorome, Anatrofil, Anavar and Oksandrin. In essence, Oxandrolone is an artificial steroid, with a heterocyclic A ring in which an oxygen atom replaces a carbon atom. The steroid is very popular due to its low androgenic activity and high anabolic rate.
Like many other AAS, Oxandrolone was originally developed for medical purposes. It has been used to treat anemia, Turner syndrome, fight HIV infection, strengthen bones and recover from burns. It took a while and Anavar is firmly entrenched in sports pharmacology. For competitive athletes, it is a banned drug.
- Anabolic effect – 400% testosterone.
- Androgenic effect – 25% testosterone.
- The level of conversion to estrogen (aromatization) is absent.
- The effect on the liver is weak/moderate.
- Release form – tablets.
- The validity period is 12 hours maximum.
- The detection time in doping control can be up to a month and a half.
I must say that taking oxandrolone is perhaps the best solution for women. The low likelihood and severity of negative reactions (high anabolic index) indicate the exceptional safety of Anavar.
Effects of taking Oxandrolone
- Increased hardness and muscle relief. Most often, the steroid is used for this. Bodybuilders who take oxandrolone cutting courses achieve sculpted, high-quality muscle mass without fluid buildup.
- Increase in strength indicators. The Anavar steroid is often used by boxers, athletes, skiers and representatives of sports with weight classes.
- Increase the level of growth hormone.
- Burn body fat.
Oxandrolone course alone
Anavar is only recommended for increasing muscle definition. Gaining weight with this steroid is extremely inefficient and very costly financially. The drug gives the best results in athletes with an average content of fatty tissue and sufficient muscle mass. The course of Oxandrolone lasts only 6-8 weeks, while the daily dose is 20-80 milligrams. These broad limits are due to individual differentiation.
The determination of the optimal dose of Oxandrolone is based on many factors: experience in the use of anabolic and androgenic steroids, the final purpose of administration, the physiological characteristics of the organism, training methods, etc To get the maximum effect from the course of anavar alone, it is necessary to undergo a complete medical examination and consult a doctor before starting. When taking steroids, it is necessary to monitor physiological parameters and make appropriate adjustments.
It is advisable to take oxandrolone in the course with a scale. It is recommended to start with the minimum dose – 20 mg and gradually increase it to the optimum. Dividing the daily norm into several equal parts will balance the hormonal background, which reduces the likelihood of failures and side effects. PCT after oxandrolone begins 2 days after the end of the course. It is carried out with tamoxifen – 10 milligrams per day (restoration of endogenous testosterone level), 1-2 weeks. Properly selected sports nutrition will enhance the effect.
As for how to take Oxandrolone in combination with other AAS, high androgenic steroids are recommended to minimize negative reactions and increase results. For example, Primobolan, various testosterones or Sustanon. When taken in combination, the dosage of Anavar does not exceed 40 milligrams. For girls, the combination is undesirable.
Oxandrolone preparations do not cause much liver damage, even though it is a 17-alpha acylated steroid. According to studies, the use of Anavar in a daily dose of 20 milligrams does not affect the state of liver enzymes in any way. Oxandrolone does not aromatize, meaning it does not cause estrogenic manifestations. Possible side effects of Oxandrolone are associated with the ability of the steroid to suppress the production of its own testosterone, albeit slightly. When the recommended doses are exceeded, the body considers that the endogenous level of the hormone is too high and stops secreting testosterone. In the most severe cases, this can lead to testicular atrophy. But if you follow the rules contained in the instructions for use of Anavar and follow the recommendations of the doctor, negative reactions do not occur in 99% of cases.