Anavar (Oxandrolone) is without a doubt known as being one of the safest, if not the safest anabolic steroids ever developed. It is the closest anabolic steroid to being described as “the perfect steroid”. However, it is impossible for any anabolic steroid to be “perfect” in that it would hypothetically exhibit zero undesirable side effects while expressing only the desired anabolic effects on muscle, but Anavar is the one anabolic steroid that has arrived the closest. It is a DHT-derivative, meaning it is a modified form of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), and was developed in 1962. Only a few years after its development, Oxandrolone was then released onto the prescription market under the Anavar trade name, as well as a plethora of other trade names internationally. Its development and release into the market demonstrated impeccable success in patients who were prescribed it. It had become a marvel in medicine, as an overwhelming majority of users had responded in a very positive manner to it with a very small amount of negative effects. These patients included the elderly, children, and females – all of which are known as being user groups that traditionally respond in a more negative manner to anabolic steroid therapies, and hence why anabolic steroid therapies for these types of patients are traditionally limited or rarely used.
Anavar is a very strong anabolic steroid that is known as being at least 3 times the anabolic strength of Testosterone, while possessing less than half of the androgenic strength. However, its anabolic strength can vary between individuals and traditionally, higher Anavar doses in comparison to other anabolic steroids are known to be used among anabolic steroid users. Anavar has commonly been mistakenly labelled as a weak anabolic steroid, but this cannot possibly be the case seeing as though its anabolic rating is that of 322 – 630 (at least 3 to 6.3 times the strength of Testosterone). Although considered a light/moderate Anavar dose, beginners can elect to start at a range of 30 – 50mg per day, which should provide a decent measure of lean mass gains. Intermediate Anavar doses can be found in the range of 50 – 80mg daily, which is usually sufficient enough no matter the user type, but advanced Anavar doses have been known to rise as high as 80 – 100mg daily. Anavar doses that high should never be necessary for the average user, however. Anavar is known to produce no estrogenic effects (due to no aromatization) at any dose, and is well noted for its lean mass increases with no water weight as a result, and its ability to increase strength in particular in many responsive individuals.
Anavar Cycles and Uses
Like all anabolic steroids, it must be warned that Anavar cycles should not be done without Testosterone in order to essentially ‘fill the gap’ for a lack of Testosterone due to Anavar’s suppressive effects on endogenous Testosterone production. Make no mistake – studies have demonstrated that Anavar is indeed very suppressive to endogenous Testosterone production, more so than once commonly believed. In any case, Anavar cycles are commonly lean mass gaining cycles and/or cutting cycles involving the individual trying to lean out. Anavar is advantageous for this purpose due to its inability to aromatize into Estrogen and create unsightly and unwanted water retention. Unfortunately, because Anavar is an oral anabolic steroid, it is C17-alpha alkylated, which is the modification on its structure required for it to be orally bioavailable. This unfortunately causes a varying degree of liver toxicity, which forces users to limit their Anavar cycles to periods no longer than 6 – 8 weeks at a time. Anavar can be run for longer periods of time than most other oral anabolic steroids, however, which allows its flexibility of use within cycles to be greater than that of other orals. Anavar cycle examples:
Anavar cycle example (10 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 10:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg/week
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Anavar at 30mg/day
Anavar cycle example (12 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 12:
– Testosterone Enanthate at 500mg/week
– Deca-Durabolin at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Anavar at 50mg/day
Anavar cycle example (8 weeks total cycle time)
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Testosterone Propionate at 100mg/week
– Trenbolone Acetate at 400mg/week
Weeks 1 – 8:
– Anavar at 70mg/day
Anavar Side Effects
Anavar, as previously mentioned, is commonly claimed to be a very safe anabolic steroid with very few (or far less pronounced) side effects. Anavar side effects do not include estrogenic effects at any dose due to its inability to aromatize, as it is a DHT-derivative. Users need not worry about water retention, bloating, or gynecomastia from Anavar alone. Anavar also exhibits some of the weakest androgenic strengths among anabolic steroids, but androgenic side effects still exist with Anavar, and might still become a problem especially in those very sensitive to androgenic effects from anabolic steroids. Androgenic side effects from Anavar include the potential for: increased sebum secretion (oily skin), increased bouts of acne (linked to increased sebum secretion), bodily and facial hair growth, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and the increased risk of triggering male pattern baldness (MPB) in individuals that possess the genetic trait required for the condition to manifest itself. It has been mentioned already that Anavar is indeed a C17-alpha alkylated oral steroid, which means that it does express a measure of liver toxicity, although this is not nearly as great as other oral compounds, and so it is indeed mild in this regard. However, it is recommended to use Anavar for no longer than 8 weeks because of this. Anavar side effects also include that of endogenous Testosterone suppression, which Anavar in particular has been found in studies to exhibit the exact same degree of suppression as any other anabolic steroid. Anavar can also cause cardiovascular strain, which includes the negative changes of cholesterol values – something that is common among all anabolic steroids.
Buy Anavar Online and Finding Anavar For Sale
Anavar is a very popular anabolic steroid, and is perhaps the third most popular oral compound next to Winstrol (Stanozolol) and Dianabol (Methandrostenolone). Therefore, those shopping around to buy Anavar will not be disappointed when they observe its abundance in the various markets across the world. There exist three main types of sources from which to buy Anavar from: internet sources that impose minimum order limits upon customers, internet sources that do not impose minimum order limits, and personally known sources (AKA “gym-floor” sources, “in-person” sources). Internet sources limiting buyers to place minimum orders will normally sell Anavar for cheaper prices due to the larger quantities ordered, and the same is said for in-person sources. However, sources that do not restrict buyers to minimum amounts will offer the opportunity to buy Anavar in smaller amounts at the expense of higher prices due to the logistical costs. In addition to the variance in source types from which to buy Anavar, there is the same with the actual types of Anavar products: pharmaceutical grade and underground lab (UGL) grade, with the difference between the two very obvious. Pharmaceutical grade products are of a much higher quality and cost than UGL products, which are self-explanatory. Anavar, depending on the different sources described above, can range in price from $0.1 – $0.25 per mg of steroid for pharmaceutical grade Anavar. UGL quality Anavar will range in price from $0.14 – $0.3 per mg of steroid.
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