Oxandrolone (better known under the brand name ANAVAR), as well as Oxandrine, Anatrophil, Vasorome. In bodybuilding has the slang name “Oksana”. This drug is an anabolic steroid, which was first released under the trademark Anavar in 1964. The drug is known for its high level of anabolic activity (400% of testosterone), at the same time, an extremely low level of androgenic activity (20% of testosterone).
Initially, Oxandrolone was developed for the treatment of such diseases:
- HIV-infected sick people
- Turner Syndrome
- For recovery after burns
- Fortification of bones
But in a couple of years the anavar began to be used by lovers of a healthy lifestyle and athletes in bodybuilding. Oksana became a good substitute for alternative dianabol (methane) at the time it was the most common anabolic steroid. Athletes, not only engaged in bodybuilding, but also other sports, quickly evaluated all the advantages of this system well, and began to use oxandrolone on an ongoing basis .. actually then anavar uk and was listed in the list of controlled drugs.
Steroid profile of Oxandrolone
- Anabolic effect: 400% of testosterone
- Androgenic activity: 20% of testosterone
- Aromatase (conversion to estrogens): absent
- Hepatoxicity (liver toxicity): mild (moderate)
- Method of use: oral form (inward), i.e. pills
- Duration of the drug: 8-12 hours
- Detection time: up to 45 days
Effects of taking oxandrolone
- The main effect of oxandrolone is to increase the resolution and hardness of muscles.
- Burns fat
- Increases strength
- Increases the level of growth hormone
The course of the anavar “SOLO” is inexpedient to use at the stage of gaining muscle mass. The drug is recommended for beginner steroid cycle those athletes who have a decent muscle mass and their goal is to burn subcutaneous fat, gain relief, firmness of muscles.
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Side effects of taking oxandrolone
Hepatoxicity (liver toxicity): moderate (weak). Even though the drug is an alpha-17-alkylated steroid. As studies showed, taking an anavar per day at a dosage of 20 mg, during 12 weeks did not affect the level of hepatic enzymes (these are indicators of liver damage).
But in which case you should know the first signs of liver damage: light stool, dark urine, pain in the right hypochondrium.
Oxandrolone is not converted into estrogens, i.e. such side effects as: gynecomastia, water retention, acne (acne), sedimentation by female type, etc. are absent.
Oxandrolone to a lesser extent affects the level of production of its own testosterone (I would say it does not even have a significant effect), but this if not to abuse, i.e. in moderate doses, the drug does not inhibit the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicles. But when the dosages of Anavar are high, the body reacts to this by reducing the production of gonadotropin, thinking that the endogenous level of testosterone is too high. The lack of stimulation of Leydig cells leads to testicular atrophy.
In turn, the suppression of the production of its own testosterone is manifested by a decrease in LIBIDO and a flaccid erection. But with this you can fight by adding to the course GONADOTROPIN or simply simply do a combined course with androgenic drugs.
Very rarely, but still sometimes there are such side effects from taking Anavar:
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach ache
- Blood pressure rise
In principle, side effects are very rare, so the drug is one of the safest anabolic steroids.