17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-2-oxa-5α-androstane-3-one the chemical structure for Oxandrolone or more commonly known as Anavar, is an oral Anabolic Steroid with mild androgenic and high anabolic properties, making it a favourite amongst beginners and females. Anavar has a unique property which allows users to gain a lot of strength very fast with minimal weight gain, making Anavar widely used in Powerlifters and Athletes looking to increase their performance but not their size.

Produced in the 1960’s by Searle to help treat certain medical conditions such as Osteoporosis, infections and muscle wasting diseases. Searle (Phizer) stopped the production of Anavar in the late 80’s mainly due to the Steroid being abused by bodybuilders and athletes. Other pharmaceutical companies continued to make Anavar, however the cost of this Steroid was extremely high and mostly unaffordable to the average bodybuilder. This all changed in the past 15 years when underground labs started producing Anavar and selling it off at much lower prices.

As with other oral Steroids such as Anadrol, Dianabol and Winstrol. Anavar also contains a methyl group attached to its 17th carbon, allowing it to enter the blood stream without being completely destroyed by the liver, this makes Anavar put strain on the liver and as with other oral steroids, it is recommended to keep cycles on Anavar to a maximum of 6 weeks.

Women and Anavar

Steroid use in females is never recommended due to irreversible side effects. However many female bodybuilders and athletes ignore this and opt to use Steroids, due to Anavar being a low androgenic Steroid, it is the most popular Steroid for female users. Females can use a low dosage of Anavar (around 5mg) and see amazing results, such as fat loss, lean muscle mass and strength increases, often with few side effects.

Males need a much higher dosage to see good results, a minimum of 50mg for males is often recommended and this is where it can start to get extremely costly unless you are running an underground lab brand of Anavar.

Anavar Cycle

Anavar known for its strength increasing properties and not building large amounts of muscle mass, is a popular choice for cutting cycles for beginner users. More advanced users often choice Winstrol over Anavar as it is cheaper and more effective in terms of adding muscle mass.

A typical Anavar cutting cycle will include Testosterone Propionate and a few other Steroid such as Trenbolone, Masteron or Equipoise, depending on how much experience the user has with Steroid use. Fat burners such as Clenbuterol and T3 are often added to cutting cycles to increase the fat loss.

A typical beginner Anavar cutting cycle looks something like this:

Anavar Testosterone Propionate Clomid
Week 1 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 2 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 3 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 4 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 5 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 6 50mg/day 100mg/EOD
Week 7 100mg/EOD
Week 8 100mg/day
Week 9 50mg/day
Week 10 50mg/day

 

The above cycle when combined with a calorie deficit diet and proper training routine, will lead to a good amount of fat loss and some lean muscle gains

 

More advanced cutting cycle:

Anavar Testosterone Propionate Trenbolone Acetate Clomid
Week 1 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 2 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 3 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 4 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 5 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 6 50mg/day 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 7 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 8 150mg/EOD 100mg/EOD
Week 9 100mg/day
Week 10 50mg/day
Week 11 50mg/day

 

Both cycles mentioned above are purely for entertainment purposes only and should not be taken seriously or followed by anyone.

Anavar Side Effects:

Anavar contains very few side effects, nonetheless it is still an Anabolic Steroid which can give users certain side effects.

  • Liver damage (do to being an oral Steroid, which can put strain on the liver especially when used for long periods of time and at high dosages)
  • Acne (very rare but still possible)
  • Supression of natural Testosterone (this is why a PCT is always recommended)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

There are also other side effects which are all possible, however, most people see little to no side effects when using Anavar alone.

How to buy Anavar:

Depending on your budget, you can either go for an underground lab brand of Anavar or a pharmaceutical brand. The obvious choice would be the pharmaceutical brand, however most people can’t afford or dont want to spend a small fortune on a mild Steroid such as Anavar.

The easiest place to find a underground lab brand of Anavar would be online, a simple search on google or a visit to a Steroid forum will help point you into the right direction. Once you have found your source, do a little research to make sure the price you are paying to buy Anavar is on par with other sites out there.