Oxandrolone is the androgenic anabolic steroid popularly known as Anavar. It is used in treating many medical disorders like in treating severe burns, osteoporosis, trauma, infection and surgery, in treating the muscle loss in HIV/AIDS, anemia, alcoholic hepatitis, for those whose growth is stunted. As the steroid has the muscle building properties the usage of the steroid also reached to body builders and athletes. Now it is one of the most widely used steroid by body builders and athletes who are willing to enhance their athlete performance, gaining muscle mass and strength.
Anavar is the synthetic form of testosterone which is found to have outstanding results. The use of the steroid not only increases the muscle strength but also helps in losing body fat and increase the lean muscle mass. That is why anavar can be used in both bulking and cutting cycles.
Anavar is a derivative of DHT-dihydrotestosterone. Anavar is chemically modified slightly in its structure from DHT which alters in its activity over DHT. The changes include the replacement of oxygen atom with carbon at second position which is the reason for stronger anabolic property and the addition of alkylation group at C-17 position which allows the steroid to be resistant when it is passed through the hepatic system. So the anavar can be grouped under DHT derived anabolic steroids. The anabolic activity of the anavar is found to be more than that of DHT.
Oxandrolone doesn’t aromatize which means it is not converted to estrogen after administration. That is why estrogenic side effects like water retention, breast enlargement, fat gain etc can’t be seen when taking anavar steroid. Likewise lacks the progesterone activity also and there would be no evidence of progesterone effects.
Users can obtain anavar in the form of oral pills or through injectable forms where the oral being prominently used by many athletes and body builders. 10 mg oxandrolona diario is the dose taken by most athletes and body builders. Though this 10mg pills does not result in much weight gain, there will be an increase in the muscle tissue. The water retention is less and also the hepatotoxic side effects are less when using such a low dose. A higher dose of the steroid is required to attain considerable results. The standard dosage level for therapeutic use normally lies between 5-15mg lasting for 2-4 weeks. Whereas athletes can go for 20-30mg per day, some may take even 40-50mg lasting for 6-8 weeks.
The dosage levels are depends on the user’s body condition; his physical fitness and the goal to be achieved like weight gain/lose. It gives better results when administered with proper diet and exercise.
Anavar also found to have some side effects which include baldness, acne, unwanted hair growth, increases bad cholesterol and suppresses the good cholesterol levels. The usage of the steroid for a long period may lead to liver damage and even heart failures can also occur.
The use of anavar gives best results when taken under guidance of the trained professional by following proper diet and exercise.