Oxandrolone- A Popular Steroid
Anavar is the trademark name of the drug Oxandrolone which was introduced in the year 1964 by Searle Laboratories in USA. Anavar is a popular choice among both beginners and experienced performance athletes to gain lean muscle mass, increase strength and lose body fat. If you compare your results with other steroids such as Winstrol, it is seen that the potential for side effects is more with other steroids than Anavar.
Actions of Anavar
Anavar was created by the modification of dihydrotestosterone by altering its chemical structure. The 2 carbons atoms were replaced by an oxygen atom along with methylation at the 17th position. This allows it to be passed through the liver without being broken down.
Anavar is a highly powerful anabolic steroid but has a mild androgenic effect. This implies that it is good for building muscle strength and not muscle mass. The drug is used to maintain or build a lean muscle tissue. Therefore, if you compare your results obtained from Anavar with other steroid such as Dianabol, you will find that the androgenic side effects associated with Dianabol such as deepened voice and excess body hair is almost non-existent with Anavar. Thus, Anavar is highly preferred by female athletes for performance enhancement without developing androgenic side effects. As such it is also known by the nickname of “Girl Steroid”.
Anavar is popular among bodybuilders because it promotes fat reduction. Anavar is also popular among powerlifters and sprinters because this drug does not result in weight gain while increasing performance. This makes it very useful for the athletes who want to compete in their existing weight category with enhanced strength and power. The action of Anavar of preserving lean muscle tissue also makes it highly beneficial for people suffering from muscle loss and rapid deterioration of muscles due to a wasting disease. The lean muscle tissue is preserved by Anavar even when the user is on a low calorie diet.
Anavar enhances the lung function and reduces breathlessness in people suffering from Tetraplegia. Anavar is also used to help in wound healing. The ability of Anavar in increasing the red blood cell count makes it highly preferable for performance athletes.
Anavar does not cause many serious hepatotoxic side effects such as hepatitis, neoplasm, jaundice, cholestatic hepatitis and others associated with other anabolic steroids. Anavar does not aromatize into estrogen which means that it does not cause any estrogen related side effects such as water retention and gynecomastia. The lack of water retention also makes it excellent for muscle gains.
There are however, some side effects associated with Anavar. Anavar causes acne and oily skin in users just like all other steroids which are derived from DHT. The best way to prevent acne while using this drug is to keep the skin clean and dry. The risk of hair loss is much less with Anavar when compared with other DHT derived steroids.
Anavar can elevate lipid value to a very high level which is the reason why bodybuilders are asked to get a blood test done before and after the Anavar cycle.