You have to hand it over to Anavar. It is not the strongest anabolic steroid in the world by a long shot.
Yet, it happens to be one of the most preferred steroids for females and fitness models.
If you compare the benefits of using Var to the cost, it also earns the distinction of being one of the most expensive steroid cycles in the world, rivalled in cost only by synthetic HGH.
And as a reason, it is also the most counterfeited one.
What gives? What’s the reason behind the undying appeal of a steroid that’s not even half as strong as Testosterone is?
Is it because it is completely side effect free?
Is it because it is least likely to grow tits in men and a penis in females?
Or is it because there are a lot of adults who chicken out at the thought of pinning every week?
Let’s decode the Anavar hype.
What is Oxandrolone?
Oxandrolone is an oral steroid derived from DHT with a very simple modification to the carbon-2 atom in the A-ring, which is replaced by an oxygen atom.
This seemingly simple modification is enough to increase its bioavailability and it’s anabolic rating. But subsequently reduces its androgenic rating.
However, the rating on paper has nothing to do with the results that you can achieve with Var. We’ll touch on this in a bit.
Oxandrolone is a first-gen anabolic steroid. Which means that it has been around since the 1960s when G.D.Searle and Co released the first product under the brand name ‘Anavar’.
Anavar’s weak androgenic rating clubbed with the negligible chance of aromatization make it the ‘perfect’ anabolic steroid for therapeutic applications.
In fact, it was and still is used in many parts of the world sans the United States for the treatment of tissue healing, anemia and cachexia.
One of the most fascinating uses of Oxandrolone is for the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis where the drug has shown to be very effective in repairing the liver. That pretty much contradicts what we believe about it.
Top three myths about Anavar
Anything that’s overly popular, like Anavar is, automatically attains mythical status in the internet era.
That’s when facts start to get blurred and bro-science takes over.
Here are the top 3 myths about Anavar that you are likely to read or hear. Take these with a bucketful of salt.
Anavar is side effect free:
Not true. You are talking about an extremely powerful androgenic steroid that is proven to increase lean muscle tissue in as little as one week. How on earth do you expect a free ride?
Anavar does not cause gynecomastia:
Not true. What is true though that is that the chances of this happening are close to zilch because it does not aromatize and it does not have any progestin related activity. That does not mean that you can run an Anavar cycle without Nolva at hand. We have seen ample cases of guys ending up with tits cause they thought that Anavar was bullet proof when it comes to gyno. But they ended up with a bad case of gyno anyway. Blame it on genetics or bunk gear.
Anavar is a cutting steroid:
Far from it. Anavar is a lean muscle builder. The fact that it does make you appear leaner and more vascular has contributed to this myth.
The benefits of Anavar in a steroid cycle
Coming to the most important part, what is it that makes Anavar so popular amongst women and fitness models?
Let’s find out.
One of the most prominent effects of Anavar is the vascularity. It will give you rock hard veins and day-long pumps. The vascularity easily lasts for up to 12-weeks after the cycle, following which, it starts to diminish.
Anavar makes you stronger. But the increase in strength is slow and sustained. You won’t turn into the Hulk overnight and injure yourself, like a lot of athletes do on Dianabol. Instead, you will be able to make steady progress and add to your lifts. With a proper PCT and diet, you should be able to retain at least 50% of the strength gains post cycle.
Anybody who tells you that Anavar doesn’t help you gain muscle is talking through their arse. Anavar is a powerful muscle builder that is clinically proven to increase lean muscle mass. However, it seems pale in comparison with other muscle building steroids like Dianabol and Anadrol which has led to the misconception that you cannot gain muscle on an Anavar cycle. Make no mistake, you will gain.
One of the most underappreciated features of Anavar is its ability to heal muscle tissue. It has been used for treating burn victims, athletes with rotator cuff tears as well as for wound healing. While the healing effects of Anavar are not as pronounced as Deca, it will heal sore joints and torn ligaments, making it a great steroid if you are nursing an injury.
What are the side effects of Anavar?
Anavar earns the ‘mild steroid’ misnomer because even at performance enhancement doses, the chances of it causing severe side effects are extremely low.
That does not mean that it’s side effects free.
Here are some of the side effects that it is known to cause.
Anavar is weak on the androgenic scale. However, if you are genetically prone to it, it can cause acne, baldness, the whole nine yards. In women, it can cause virilization symptoms as well. But, the possibility of this occurring is extremely slim. And you’d possibly need to have the most sensitive genes for androgenic side effects for this to occur.
Oxandrolone will suppress you by at least 50% if not more during your cycle. Low Test is no joke. You will feel like shit and won’t feel motivated to hit the gym. All the more reason to club your Anavar dose with a TRT dose of Testosterone at least. A lot of people club Anavar with Proviron to keep their libido going. But nothing is as effective as Var with Test. It’s a simple cycle that will give you great results.
Yes, your liver values will be elevated while you are on Var. But it’s manageable as long as you stay off alcohol and use liver support during the cycle. Tudca and N2guard.