Understanding how to take oral Anavar for maximized benefits and reduce potential for side effects is important, especially for first-timers.
Before considering use, learn about the drug’s main activity or mechanism of action and how it is best used to promote safety while at the same time enhancing goals and overall physique results. This can mean researching:
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Oral Anavar is a synthetic anabolic steroid available in tablet form.
As a variation of the male hormone testosterone, it provides similar effects in the body. As such, it can influence hormone levels, metabolism, and development of male sex characteristics.
Anavar is derived from the metabolite of testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone.
It has low progestational and estrogenic side effects that reduce the potential for female type issues including gynecomastia, water retention, bloating, and so forth.
Anavar is noted for its ability to promote protein synthesis. Protein is required for growth, development, and maintenance of all cells in the body, including muscle cells, tissues, and fibers.
In the early days of use, oral Anavar/oxandrolone was used to promote muscle mass and weight gain for individuals recovering from lengthy illnesses, injury, or surgical procedures.
Anavar interacts with androgen receptors found in specific “target” tissues such as muscle. This can affect an influence cellular growth that in turn muscle growth.
Anavar is also noted to boost muscle tissue retention, especially valuable for bodybuilders who want to maintain muscle mass gains while in their dieting or cutting phases prior to a competition.
While Anavar is considered relatively gentle, even oral Anavar in low doses can, and depending on other drugs combined with it, induce liver toxicity which can damage the liver.
Any form of Anavar/oxandrolone is considered a prescription-only drug, defined as a Schedule III controlled substance by the Food and Drug Administration and the World Anti-Doping Agency, as well as other government agencies around the world.
Because Anavar, oral or otherwise, is considered a prescription-only drug, doctors will not recommend a dosage for non-medical use. In medical situations, the average was 5 mg to 10 mg daily.
Bodybuilders often take dosages averaging 15 mg to 25 mg a day.
Oral Anavar, because of its seemingly lower dosage, is often combined or stacked with testosterone (up to 400 mg a day) to enhance benefits.
Be aware that stacking or combining oral Anavar with other substances increases the risk of side effects and unexpected and unpleasant reactions.
When taking any anabolic steroid, let alone other substances to boost results, be aware that taking anything that interferes with, disrupts, or in any way affects hormone balances can also influence metabolic processes and trigger other effects on the body.
In some usage, oral Anavar is combined with testosterone of various esters (cypionate, enanthate, and propionate) at the end of a cycle to boost the potency of the anabolic effects.
The reason for stacking with testosterone is to boost muscle mass gains. In such cases, testosterone dosage ranges 200 mg to 400 mg weekly in evenly spaced doses.
In some cases, Anavar is stacked with a steroid that doesn’t aromatize into cutting or dieting phases.
One example of such a steroid is Trenbolone acetate, which tends to resist conversion of testosterone into estrogen (aromatization).
The recommended dosage for experienced users is 150 mg a week taken in increments.
Because of the estrogenic effects of anabolic steroids often combined with Anavar, other drugs are often taken to reduce such effects, such as:
Reductase inhibitors may also be effective in reducing aromatization of testosterone into its metabolite, dihydrotestosterone, which is quite potent and androgenic in nature.
Common reductase inhibitors stacked with Anavar and other anabolic androgenic steroids include:
Caution is always recommended when using any anabolic androgenic steroid, even oral Anavar at low doses. Side effects are always possible.
Side effects and adverse reactions associated with Anavar in any form are case dependent. Women may experience masculine-like side effects including:
Men may experience:
Before taking oral Anavar alone or with other substances, be aware of how it behaves in the body and always weigh the benefits against potential side effects.