Introduction of the drug
Anavar is one of the most popular oral anabolic steroids of all time and this is largely due to its good tolerability. It is one of the few anabolic steroids that men and women can use safely, and it is also one of the most affordable in terms of side effects. However Anavar is highly underrated in some circles due to its tastelessness, but this is usually due to unrealistic expectations. Many people tend to believe that all anabolic steroids should produce certain effects at a certain rate, but reality tells us that different steroids have different results and purposes. Anavar is undoubtedly a very useful anabolic steroid, but to appreciate its benefits we need to understand it.
Anavar is a popular brand name associated with the anabolic steroid dihydrotestosterone, a derivative of oxandrolone. In the early 1960s, G.D. Searle & Co. marketed oxandrolone under the trade name Anavar and advertised it as having multiple therapeutic properties. However, in 1989, Searle stopped using the drug, mainly due to pressure from the FDA, which was tightening its control over the anabolic steroid market. Important note: Searle also owned the licensing rights to most of the oxandrolone products sold on the world market, which would have led to the steroid’s virtual extinction at that point. In 1995, thanks to Bio-Technology General CORP (BTG), now Savient, the hormone oxandrolone reappeared under the trade name Oxandrin. BTG now has a monopoly on this product, which significantly raises its price. Fortunately, several American pharmacies, such as Watson, have in recent years begun to produce generic oxandrolone, which has reduced costs.
Effects of Anavar/Oxandrolone
- muscle growth
Weight Gain/Off-Season: Since the Oxandrolone hormone is not aromatized, all the weight gained from its use is pure muscle mass. Water retention is not possible with the use of this steroid. However, significant gains often associated with steroid cycles should not be expected from this steroid, it is simply not designed for them. One should be able to gain hard muscle tissue and many people report that gains on Anavar are easier to maintain. However, it does not produce the same results as well-known mass-produced products like Anadrol, Dianabol, Nandrolone or Testosterone. For some, that’s all they need, even if the gains are reasonable. Although Anavar is not the best steroid for men’s off-season weight gain, when it comes to use by women, we must make an exception. Women are much more sensitive to Anavar than men, and it can be very effective in the off-season. Most women are also reluctant to get close to men’s sizes, and often even a small increase in muscle can make a difference. Regardless of gender, anyone using Anavar for off-season weight gain will appreciate its metabolism-boosting properties. People who use the oxandrolone hormone will find that they gain less fat in the off-season than they would otherwise. Because of the increased amount of free testosterone, people find that other steroids are more effective as well. It may not be much, but it helps just as much.
Fat loss. This would also be the most common use, as most anabolic steroid users do not participate in competitive sports, so do not fall into the category of athletic enhancement in the official sense. Due to its strong anabolic nature, Anavar is one of the best steroids in the world for maintaining muscle tissue during the weight loss phase. To get rid of fat, we need to burn more calories than we take in. The key to a successful diet is to reduce the desired amount of fat while preserving as much muscle tissue as possible, but losing muscle mass. No matter how well designed your diet is, muscle mass can be reduced to some degree if you are not using a strong anabolic steroid. Anavar is the drug you need because of the facts discussed above regarding its effects.
- Sports improvements:
Many athletes appreciate Anavar for a number of reasons. This steroid increases strength; the overall increase is not as significant as with steroids like Dianabol and not even close to the level of Chalotestin, but it is noticeable. Strength is an important factor for successful athletics, as it translates into speed and power. Athletes also appreciate Anavar because it does not cause much weight gain. In some cases the extra mass can be a hindrance depending on the sport, and in other cases it causes curious looks that no athlete wants to see. If we also consider the fact that this steroid doesn’t necessarily cause water retention, which is a potential burden for many athletes, Anavar Rest is one of the best athletic options.
- better performance
Priority: regardless of the goal, anyone using Anavar will notice an increase in recovery speed and muscular endurance. People don’t get tired as quickly and can work longer and harder. This doesn’t mean we have to extend the duration of our workouts, which may be necessary depending on the situation. But we make better use of each session, we make better use of our time on the field, and we work better overall.
Anavar/Oxandrolone side effects
Unlike other popular anabolic steroids from dihydrotestosterone to Anadrol, Anavar is what we would call a relatively friendly anabolic steroid with side effects. Side effects are certainly possible, but in a healthy adult they can be kept to a minimum. With responsible use, many will find that they do not have any negative effects. To help you understand the side effects of Anavar, we have broken them down into separate categories with all the information you need to know.
- Estrogenic effects.
The hormone oxandrolone has no estrogenic side effects. It does not aromatize and cannot cause gynecomastia or water retention due to the increased estrogen levels. It also has no progestagenic action, which in turn does not support estrogen-related side effects. Since this steroid does not retain water, it reduces the risk of high blood pressure. Excessive water retention can contribute to high blood pressure. Some steroids that are not aromatized can cause high blood pressure, such as trenbolone, but Anavar is rarely associated with this property.
Oxandrolone is not a very potent androgenic steroid, but it does have androgenic activity. Such activity can lead to acne, accelerated hair loss in people prone to balding, and body hair growth. However, most people do not have problems with these effects as the overall androgenic nature is very low.
- Cardiovascular system
Of the potential side effects of Anavar, cholesterol levels are the most troublesome. The hormone oxandrolone is known to decrease HDL cholesterol and increase LDL cholesterol. The standard therapeutic dose for men can lower HDL cholesterol by 30% and the effective dose by 50%. Professional doses can also raise LDL cholesterol by up to 30%. Since oxandrolone can negatively affect cholesterol levels, you should not use this steroid as a supplement if you suffer from cholesterol problems.
The use of anabolic steroids suppresses the production of natural testosterone, although the degree of suppression varies from steroid to steroid. Anavar is one of the mildest suppressing steroids on the market, but most men are usually advised to include exogenous testosterone in their supplementation plan. Failure to do so can lead to low testosterone levels and associated unpleasant symptoms. However, it is possible to take Anavar without a drop in testosterone levels; high end doses of Anavar will reduce overall serum levels by about 50%, but even after a 50% reduction some men may find that they are still at healthy levels.
As an anabolic steroid of the C17-aa group, Anavar is toxic to the liver. Liver enzyme levels are usually elevated, but of all the C17-aa steroids, oxandrolone has only mild hepatic effects. Data show that therapeutic doses do not significantly increase liver enzyme levels. Effective doses are a different matter, but hepatotoxicity is still significantly less than that of most C17-aa anabolic steroids.