Anavar also known as oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid which initially was used to treat muscle wasting disease. But later its use became predominant in the fitness industry due to its ability to help build muscle mass, increase stamina and lose body fat. It often being called a weak steroid is categorized as a class 1 anabolic which when used in combination with class II steroids like Dianabol works wonders for the body. Its oral tablet form gives us the similar results like the injectables thereby making it an excellent choice for those who hate injections.
When we talk about talk about increasing strength and stamina anavarbol has excellent properties to retain nitrogen in the body and promote sugar metabolism. The more nitrogen you retain increased is your workout periods. It increases the muscular endurance as well facilitating the muscle to expand and contract repeatedly for an extended period. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as the girl steroid as well.
It plays a very important role during the cutting phase in men after they have bulked up enough. Anavar helps in preserving the lean muscle mass while you are shedding the excess fat in the system. Here it plays an important role as you do not wish to lose the muscle accumulated by stringent weight training. Now since these do not aromatize that is there is no conversion to estrogen side effects like mood swings and gynecomastia are reduced which generally occur due to estrogen build-up.
The dosage of Anavar varies from individual to individual depending upon their experience and sex. For a female it can be anywhere between 5mg-10mg per day and increased thereafter. Sometimes due to over dosage women run the risk of virilization, that is development of male sex characteristics. Hence it is very important to increase the dose gradually. For males a dose of 20mg per day should be sufficient initially and thereby increased further to about 40mg-60mg per day. Apart from dosage it is important to consider the half life of the drug as well. In this case Anavar has a half life of about 8 hours which requires the dosage to be around 2-3 times a day to maintain its effect in the blood stream.
Many people using the steroid might not experience serious side effects but there can be a few with milder intensity like acne, oily hair, vomiting, headache, nausea and hair loss. In case these become persistent or increase then it is time to see a doctor. Certain serious but unlikely side effects include depression, anxiety and troubled sleep.
Now if we wish to mitigate some of the aforementioned effects it is important to put a check on dosage for bulking and cutting. Continued usage might cause grave side effects as well. Hence it is important to keep the cycle length ranging between 6 to 8 weeks and a break of equal length before beginning the next cycle. If one cannot avoid the steroid use age it is import to be careful to mitigate the side effects.