Anavar (Oxandrolone) is a steroid that has been used by female bodybuilders and fitness models to help to help promote muscle growth and fat loss. Anavar is also prescribed by doctors to help relieve bone pain due to osteoporosis. In some cases, it is used to treat patients who suffer from alcoholic liver damage and Turners syndrome.
Searle Laboratories invented Anavar in 1964, Searle labs no longer exists, but it was absorbed by Pfizer in 2003. Searle not only invented Anavar, they also invented other well-known products including Ambien, Celebrex, NutraSweet, and Dramamine.
Anavar is a common oral steroid that when taken becomes active in the blood almost immediately. The problem with oral Anavar is that the effects only last for a short time (9 hours) This means that in order to maintain the effects of the steroid it has to be taken daily.
Why female bodybuilders and fitness models take Anavar
Anavar is used to help reduce body fat during cutting cycles, the ultimate goal of a bodybuilder or fitness model is to maintain a lean and well-defined physique. Besides women who compete in pro competitions, many gym rats who want to maintain a lean and well-defined muscle often take Anavar because of its positive effects.
- Mildly toxic to the liver compared to other steroids
- Does not raise estrogen levels
- Does not cause water retention
- Help reduce visceral and abdominal fat
- Promotes permanent muscle gains
What are the side effects of Anavar
Most Anabolic steroids can cause some severe side effects, Anavar is a steroid that can cause side effects but they are usually not as severe as with other. The reason for this is because Anavar does not aromatize like other steroids, Anavar is broken down by the kidneys so it has almost no effect on the liver.
Women who take Anavar might experience mild side effects, the reason Anavar can be damaging to women is because it can cause masculine side effects because of virilization. Women who take Anavar might suffer from the following issues:
- Deepening of the voice
- Excess body hair growth
- Clitoral enlargement
Using Anavar for an extended period can also cause an alteration of the facial structure usually in the jaw and forehead.
Women who take a short cycle of Anavar usually do not experience side effects, however, since everyone is physiologically side effects will vary.
Recommended dose and cycle duration
Anavar is usually taken towards the end of a cutting cycle, this is due to its low androgenic effect, taking Anavar at the end of a cutting cycle will improve existing results adding the finishing touches to and already lean physique. A normal cycle duration should last six weeks, this time frame is well tolerated by most women.
A standard dose of Anavar is around 10 mg per day. If this is the first time you are taking Anavar you should not take more than 10 mg. It is very important that you monitor closely how your body reacts to the dosage during the first week.
If your reaction is positive and you feel a slight dose increase is necessary, you can bump it up to 15 mg, the maximum dose for any woman should not exceed 20mg per day.
A normal Anavar cycle should last around 6 weeks. Once you have finished your 6-week cycle you should suspend for 4-6 weeks this can help you avoid any of the aforementioned side effects which should not be a problem if you stay under a 15mg per day dose.
Safe Anavar alternative
In spite of the fact that Anavar has minimal side effects, some women may not be comfortable with taking an anabolic steroid. If this is the case, there are legal alternatives that can be used as a substitute.
Anvarol is a safe alternative to Anabolic Anavar, it can be cycled for extended periods of time but does not have side effects. Oral Anvarol tablets are completely safe and offer the same fat burning and muscle retention properties that Anavar does. unlike Anavar, Anvarol can be cycled for 30, 60, and 90 dasy making it a perfect anabolic steroid alternative.