Oxandrolone has often been used as a growth-promoting agent in the therapy of boys with growth delays in adolescence. Oxandrolone is also used in treating girls affected with Turner's syndrome, another growth-delay ailment. In obese individuals, oral oxandrolone has been shown to decrease subcutaneous abdominal fat more than Testosterone enanthate or weight loss alone, and it also tended to produce favorable changes in visceral fat.
Athletes like oxandrolone for three reasons. First, oxandrolone causes a strong strength gain by stimulating the phosphocreatine synthesis in the muscle cell without depositing water in the joints and the muscles.
Secondly, oxandrolone is one of the very few steroids that does not aromatize into estrogen, at any dosage, which has various advantages for the athlete.
The third reason for the popularity of Anavar is that oxandrolone does not influence the body's own testosterone production.
A suitable dosage of Anavar for a male athlete is 0.125 mg./pound of body weight per day. Women should not take more than about half of that dosage, though. Anavar is normally taken two to three times daily after meals thus assuring an optimal absorption of the oxandrolone.
Anavar (Oxandrolone) is bodybuilders favorite oral cutting anabolic steroid. It produces clean, high quality gains in strength, and a very distinct hardening effect on the physique of the user.
Since it is an orally modified version of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it has been modified in such a way to allow it to survive first pass metabolism through the liver. Despite this fact, it is very rare that hepatotoxic (liver toxic) side effects are ever noticed and/or reported. Also, since it is a derivative of DHT, it is structurally incapable of converting to estrogen, so users who may be sensitive to gynecomastia or water retention don’t really have to worry about that problem arising.
With regards to its use in a precontest phase or a cutting cycle, it seems to have profound effects on both abdominal and visceral fat elimination. This certainly makes it very useful for anyone interested in competing in bodybuilding, staying in a weight class, or even just looking good for beach season. It’s certainly got a well deserved reputation for helping people achieve all of those goals.
Some of the side effects of Anavar (Oxandrolone) are the same with many other steroids of its kind. As most steroids are dose dependent regarding the risk of side-effects, Anavar is no different; however, the side-effects remain mild. As a steroid with no aromatizing effect, common estrogenic related side-effects such as gynecomastia and water retention are of little concern. The largest concern will prove to be the toxic effect it can have on the liver. As all oral steroids carry with them this negative trait, Anavar will possess it to a far lesser degree. Moreover, as virilization is always a concern with female anabolic steroid users the concern is far less when Anavar (Oxandrolone) is used. While it is still a possibility most women will find that even with extended use no virilization occurs often making it one of the best steroids for female use.
For those who want to gain massive muscle mass in the shortest time possible, this is not the steroid for you. It is best used by those who want to gain little by little muscle mass. For those who want to maintain lean muscle mass and yet have the strength and develop speed and agility in athletics, this is the steroid for use. It is also used for weight loss, something that athletes are always looking to do. For many people in the world struggling with weight loss issues, Anavar (Oxandrolone) is a fat burner that will ensure a painless hunger less weight loss. However, this has to go hand in hand with the diet and exercise.