Anavar or Oxandrolone is one of the most commonly used cutting cycle steroids when it comes to losing body weight and fat quickly. Classified as a Schedule III (non-narcotic) controlled substance under the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990, this anabolic steroid has the unique ability of inhibiting muscle catabolism that prevents muscles of the body from breaking down.
The active ingredient in Anavar tablets is the steroid Oxandrolone and the list of inactive ingredients includes lactose, magnesium stearate, cornstarch, and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. It has an active life of 8-12 hours and is detectable up to three weeks; its anabolic/androgenic ratio is 322-630:24.
Anavar is also admired by sportsmen as it improves the level of bone density in the body and improves calcium content in the bones. The anabolic steroid is recommended to patients after post extensive surgery, severe trauma, and chronic infections to help them gain weight and is also suggested to HIV/AIDS patients with muscle wasting. The best thing about this steroid is that it helps in losing body fat and weight without posing a negative effect on muscle mass, muscle size, and body strength.
In addition to these advantages, Anavar use is also associated with dramatic increases in muscle mass and body composition that makes it an ideal drug for those with severe, surface-area burns and suffering from health complications such as alcoholic hepatitis, AIDS, Turner syndrome and anemia. This steroid is also advised to treat AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), the Grave’s disease, osteoporosis in women, or those with high cholesterol problems.
Since use of this steroid does not lead to aromatization or virilization, it can be used by both men and women (and commonly referred to as the ‘girl steroid’). Gains in the context of muscles made with Anavar are hard and dry that makes it an instant hit with sportsmen. Furthermore, the steroid is mild on hypothalamic-testicular-pituitary-axis (HTPA) and its use is very rarely associated with suppression of production of natural hormones of the body, especially the production of testosterone. Loss of visceral and abdominal fat is easy and quick with Anavar use and common side effects of anabolic steroids like oily skin, acne, prostate cancer, or male pattern baldness are rarely seen among users of this performance enhancing drug. Moreover, it does not pose negative effects on skin, scalp, and prostate.
The recommended dosage of Anavar is 200-100 mg per day for men and 2.5-20.0 mg per day for women. The steroid can be used in an Anavar only cycle or it may be stacked with other steroids such as Halotestin, Proviron, Equipoise, Primobolan, Winstrol, and Human growth hormone in a cutting or bulking cycle though it is most commonly used as a cutting cycle steroid. Overdosing of this steroid or Anavar abuse is never advised as this may lead to side effects like loss of appetite, depression, dark urine, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, itching, difficulty in breathing, acne, changes in libido, menstrual irregularities, and mood changes.
Anavar (Oxandrolone) should be stored at a controlled room temperature of 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F) with excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) in an air-tight container in a dark place.