Oxandrolone, a.k.a. as Oxan or more commonly as Anavar, is a synthetic derivate of testosterone. Oxandrolone is available in both oral and injectable forms, but the former is way more popular. Oxandrolone was created in 1962 to help patients recovering from long periods in hospitals due to hepatitis, infections, weight loss, osteoporosis and surgery to regain weight, appetite, strenght and muscle tissue lost during the cure. Anavar is approved by FDA and prescribed by doctors, but not in every country. Possibly due to this reason, it one of the most expensive oral steroids on the markets.
What is Oxandrolone (Anavar) used for in bodybuilding?
Anavar is mostly used as a cutting steroids because of its powerful effects on fat burning and metabolic activity. It helps achieving a hard and ripped body if used during a bulking cycle. As it increases nitrogen retention in the muscle, it keeps the body in an optimal anabolic state. Therefore a bodybuilder will not lose muscle tissue while cutting fat. Moreover, Anavar has a mild testosterone suppression effect, so the decrease in Testosterone that follows every steroid cycle will be very manageable. Anavr is a very powerful fat burning steroid as calories and stored fat are forfed to be used to produce energy.
What are Anavar side effects?
Anavar has evident side effects only if abused. If taken in low or recommended doses, Anavar has very mild side effects, but not for everybody. Some users may experience headaches, nausea, changes in sex drive, oily skin and temporary acne. All these subside naturally once the use is discontinued.
Anavar cycle for beginners
The dosage of Anavar for bodybuilders and athletes depends on familiarity and tolerance. Beginners should start with 25mg per day on a 8 weeks cycle.
Week 1-8 Oral Anavar 25 mg/day everyday
Anavar cycle for intermediate users
Beginners who progress to the second or third week of the cycle or athletes that have tested their tolerance levels on previous cycles may increase the dose up to 50mg per day, with a maximum of 80 mg/day.
Week 1-3 Oral Anavar 50 mg/day
Week 4-8 Oral Anavar 80 mg/day
Anavar cycle for advanced users
Week 1-8 80-100mg/day