Oxandrolone (AKA Anavar)
Chemical Name: 17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-2-oxa-5α-androstane-3-one
Molecular Weight: 306.44 g/mol
Original Manufacturer: Searle Laboratories (now Pfizer Inc.)
Half Life: 9 hours
Detection Time: 3 weeks
Anabolic Rating: 322 – 630 Androgenic Rating: 24
Anavar is the brand name of the Anabolic Steroid Oxandrolone, this Steroid is one of the most popular ones around as its one of the safest if not the safest Anabolic Steroids available today. Almost nobody sees any side effects when using Oxandrolone, its also the most popular Steroid choice for female bodybuilders and athletes as it has minimal masculine side effects such as facial hair growth and an enlarged clitoris. Anavar was first produced in 1964 in the USA by Searle Laboratories, now called Pfizer Inc. Anavar is available in tablet form but there are some underground labs producing it in injectable form. As Oxandrolone is very mild, high doses are needed for decent results, for males a dosage of 50mg+ is needed but 100mg is optimal, for females the dosage is much lower in order to avoid masculine side effects, most females find 10mg of Anavar to be adequate. Anavar is one of the most expensive Steroids out there but recently with all the underground labs producing their own brands of Anavar the price has come down greatly.
The original use of Anavar and the reason why it was created was for HIV and AIDS patients, Anavar helped them maintain their weight and strength. Although Oxandrolone is the safest of all Steroids it is still a 17aa oral Steroid which means it puts strain on the liver and can lead to liver damage, for this reason it is advised to never use Anavar for longer than 8 weeks at a time and 4 to 6 weeks being the best.
Side effects with Oxandrolone are very rare but can still occur in sensitive individuals. It can have a negative effect on Cholesterol levels as well as reduce natural Testosterone production if I high dose is used. Very sensitive users may experience other side effects common to steroid use such as acne, high blood pressure and hair loss, although this is quite rare.
Anavar is mostly used in cutting cycles with Steroids such as Testosterone Propionate and equipoise. However a lot of users take Oxandrolone alone with a calorie restricted diet, the Anavar helps the user maintain their muscle mass and strength whilst consuming fewer calories. A lot of people believe that a PCT is not required after an Anavar only cycle but to stay on the safe side it is still advised to follow a simple PCT protocol after an Anavar cycle. It also seems to be very popular amongst power lifters as large doses of Oxandrolone can dramatically increase strength while not increases body mass by much which is vital for power lifters who compete according to weight class.
Anavar is quite an easy steroid to purchase, it can be bought online or in person from someone who deals in steroids, generally people prefer to buy Anavar online for privacy and safety reasons. There are a number of websites that sell Anavar at reasonable prices. The price often depends on what brand of Anavar you are looking to buy, pharmaceutical brands are often extremely expensive while underground brands are not. Most people choose to buy anavar from underground sources as it is a lot cheaper, the one issue with underground steroid brands is quality, while there are good quality ones there are a lot more fake or low dosed ones, by doing research online you should be able to see which underground labs have a reputable name.