Oxandrolone, or Anavar, is a very weak steroid with a slight androgenic component. It has been shown that Oxandrolone, when taken in reasonable dosage, rarely has side effects. Oxandrolone was also developed especially for women and children. Oxandrolone is one of the few steroids that does not cause growth arrest in children through premature closure of the epiphyseal growth plates. For this reason Oxandrolone is particularly used in children to stimulate growth and prevent osteoporosis. Oxandrolone may cause mild virilization symptoms, but rarely. This characteristic makes it a product of choice for female athletes since at a dose of 10-15mg, virilization symptoms are rarely observed.
Bodybuilders and powerlifters appreciate Oxandrolone for three reasons. Firstly, Oxandrolone provides a tremendous strength gain by stimulating phosphocreatine synthesis in the muscle cell without depositing fluid (water) in the joints and muscles. Powerlifters or weightlifters who do not want to fall into a higher weight class benefit from this since they can thus become stronger without gaining mass. The combination of Oxandrolone and 20-30mg Halotestin per day has been found to be very effective as the muscles look firmer as a result. Similar results can also be achieved with Oxandrolone and 120-140mcg Clenbuterol per day. Although Oxandrolone does not by itself cause noticeable muscle growth it can enhance the effect of many steroids. Deca-Durabolin, Dianabol, and most testosterones, in particular, combine well with Oxandrolone.A combination of 200mg Deca-Durabolin, 500mg testosterone enanthate, and 25mg Oxandrolone provides good strength and mass gain in most athletes.
The second reason why Oxandrolone is so popular is that the product does not cause any aromatization. The aromatization process, depending on the predisposition of each, can vary from one athlete to another. Oxandrolone is one of the few steroids that cannot aromatize into estrogen. This feature provides several advantages. With Oxandrolone the muscular system does not have the typical fluid appearance as is the case with many steroids, which can be very interesting during preparation for a competition. During this phase it is very important to keep the level of estrogen as low as possible since estrogen programs the body to store water if the diet is reduced in calories. In combination with a diet, Oxandrolone helps to achieve firm and toned muscles. Although Oxandrolone has no effect on fat by itself, Oxandrolone can help indirectly since the substance often causes a decrease in appetite. Oxandrolone may cause some bloating which in some athletes may result in nausea and vomiting when the tablets are taken with meals. Some athletes even report constant diarrhea. Those who compete or are interested in quality muscle gain should combine Oxandrolone with steroids such as Winstrol, Parabolan, Masteron, Primobolan, and Testosterone Propionate. Another advantage of Oxandrolone's non-aromatization is that those with high blood pressure or susceptible to gynecomastia will not experience these effects with this product. Athletes over 40 should especially use Oxandrolone.
The third reason making Oxandrolone a good choice is that even at very high doses, this product does not influence the body's natural production of testosterone. To be clear: Oxandrolone does not suppress the body's hormone production. The reason is that it does not have a negative feedback mechanism on the testicular-hypothalamus-pituitary axis, meaning that while taking Oxandrolone, unlike most steroids, the testicles signal to the hypothalamus not to reduce or stop the release of GnRH (gonadotropin hormone) and LHRH (luteal hormone). This peculiarity of Oxandrolone can be explained by the fact that the substance does not convert into estrogens.
Since Oxandrolone is low in toxicity and usually causes few side effects, many athletes use Oxandrolone for long periods of time. However, Oxandrolone should not be taken for several consecutive months since, like most oral steroids, it is combined with a 17-alpha alkyl, therefore toxic to the liver. Oxandrolone is ultimately a very versatile product depending on the goals of the athlete. Women usually achieve good results by combining Oxandrolone with Primobolan tablets and/or Clenbuterol, without suffering from the usual virilization symptoms. On the other hand, women should not take more than 6 tablets per day, otherwise androgenic-type side effects may occur such as acne, deeper voice, clitoral enlargement, and increased hair growth.