Oxandrolone, released by Searle Laboratories in 1964, is an artificially synthesized anabolic androgenic steroid. It is marketed under such trade names as Anavar, Vasorome, Oxandrin and Anatrophil. The presence of a heterocyclic A ring in the structure means that the carbon atom is replaced by an oxygen atom.
The development of the steroid, like most AACs, was carried out exclusively for medical purposes. Oxandrolone was used as a drug for strengthening bones, regenerating the skin after burns. It was used in the treatment of Turner’s syndrome and anemia, the fight against HIV infection. Pretty soon after entering the market, Anavar firmly entered the list of steroids used in sports pharmacology, but it is on the list of prohibited for professionals.
Oxandrolone has the following steroid profile characteristics:
- 400% anabolic and only 25% androgenic action from testosterone;
- zero aromatization – conversion to estrogen;
- weak, and in some cases moderate effect on the liver;
- duration of exposure up to half a day (12 hours);
- detection time after cancellation up to 45 days (1.5 months);
- is issued in the form of tablets.
Oxandrolone is one of the best and safest steroids for women. This is due to the minimal risk of a possible manifestation of negative reactions.
For whom is the Oxandrolone solo cycle suitable:
Suitable for people with normal body weight and moderate body fat. Moreover, this is perhaps the only anabolic steroid that can be used by women and adolescents (17-19 years old). Ideal for athletes in athletics, martial arts, running, powerlifting, etc.
Features of the solo course
The drug is recommended in order to increase the relief of the muscles. The steroid is not suitable for mass gain. It exhibits extremely low weight gain activity, which makes Oxandrolone quite costly to use for this purpose. Athletes with good muscle mass and an average amount of adipose tissue feel the maximum effect. The recommended duration of the solo course is from 6 to 8 weeks, and the daily dosage is 20-80 mg. A wide range of accepted amount of steroid depends on individual characteristics.
The choice of the optimal dosage of the drug is influenced by the following factors: the athlete’s experience in using androgenic and anabolic steroids, physiological capabilities and characteristics, training programs, the goal set and other similar indicators. It is impossible to expect the maximum effect from taking Oxandrolone without a preliminary medical full examination and consultation with a specialist. The course of taking Anavar requires careful monitoring of physiological parameters in order to make timely adjustments.
It is best to take a steroid on an increasing basis. You should start with a minimum of 20 milligrams, and then increase the dosage to the optimal rate. To balance the hormonal background and minimize side effects, it is recommended to divide the amount of the drug taken into several times a day. Post-course therapy (PCT) begins on the third day after the abolition of Oxandrolone.
Course of Oxandrolonethe
- Course of Oxandrolonethe solo is carried out to increase the relief of the muscles. The total duration of the course is 6-8 weeks.
- Start taking oxandrolone at a dose of 20 mg per day, divided into two doses – in the morning and in the early afternoon.
- After a week, increase the dosage of Anavar to 40, maximum 80 mg per day, divided into 3 doses.
- continue the course in the absence of side effects for 5-6 weeks.
- A course of oxandrolone requires prior consultation with a doctor to identify contraindications (prostate hypertrophy, liver disease, etc.).
Side effects of Oxandrolone
Despite the fact that oxandrolone is an alpha-17-alkylated steroid, its toxic effect on the liver is negligible. Studies show that Anavar at a dose of 20 mg per day, taken for 12 weeks, does not affect the level of liver enzymes (indicators of liver destruction). The first signs of liver damage are pain in the right hypochondrium, light-colored stools, and dark urine.
Since Oxandrolone (Anavar) is a dihydrotestosterone derivative, it does not aromatize (does not convert to estrogens, which cause side effects such as gynecomastia and fluid accumulation in the body).
Oxandrolone does not have a significant effect on the level of production of its own testosterone in moderate doses (it does not inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis by the feedback mechanism). When Oxandrolone does not have a significant effect on the level of production of its own testosterone in moderate doses (it does not inhibit the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis by the feedback mechanism). When Oxandrolone dosage is high, the body reacts by lowering gonadotropin production, believing that endogenous testosterone levels are too high. Lack of stimulation of Leydig cells leads to testicular atrophy. Oxandrolone used at a dose of 80 mg per day suppresses testosterone levels after 12 weeks of use by 67% . dosage is high, the body reacts by lowering gonadotropin production, believing that endogenous testosterone levels are too high. Lack of stimulation of Leydig cells leads to testicular atrophy. Oxandrolone used at a dose of 80 mg per day suppresses testosterone levels after 12 weeks of use by 67% .
Suppression of testosterone production is manifested by a decrease in libido and a sluggish erection. This side effect of oxandrolone can be eliminated by adding gonadotropin to the course or by conducting combined courses with androgenic drugs.
Also, sometimes there are such side effects of Anavar as a decrease in appetite, abdominal pain, nausea, headaches, an increase in blood pressure, and some others.
In general, the side effects of Oxandrolone are quite rare, Anavar is one of the safest steroids.