Overview and History

For fifty years and running Anavar (also known as Oxandrolone) has been a key player in the world of anabolic steroids. It gained its fame during the 1960s and the 1980s when research of anabolic steroids was fast gaining popularity. Anavar was discovered at a time when science was in a race against time to find a perfect anabolic steroid. It was the closest science ever came to realizing the dream of the perfect anabolic steroid. It has a remarkable side effect-to-benefit-ratio and safety profile that guarantees safe use for both children and females.

Its history began back in 1962 when it was referred to as Oxandolone. It did not take long before it was released into the market under the brand Anavar by G. D Searle & Co. Laboratories (currently referred to as Pfizer Inc). Over the years, Oxandrolone has been manufactured as an anabolic steroid each time under a different brand such as Lonavar, Lipidex, Protivar, Antitriol and Anatrophil. However, out of all these brands only one stood out, Anavar, it recorded the highest number of patient tolerance.

 Functions and Traits

Anavar is an altered derivative of dihydrotestosterone, which possesses several alterations that influences its effectiveness. Originally, Raphael Pappo (Searle Laboratories) created Anavar by altering dihydrotestosterone using an additional oxygen atom to replace the carbon-2 present in the A-ring. This modification increases the anabolic activity of hormones and also prevents it from any metabolic breakdown.


Below are some of the main functions of using Anavar

Fat Loss

A study conducted in 2004 involving men between the ages of 60-87 showed a reduction in overall body fat especially for those who maintained a dosage of 20mg of Anavar for a period of not less than 12 weeks. 12 weeks after the subjects ceased using the steroid, they maintained up to 83% of their aft losses. Another study involving men between the ages of 40-60 yielded the same results.

Healing wounds

A study in 2000 showed that Anavar could help accelerate the rate of healing. This was after researchers administered Anavar to rats with minor wounds and discovered that it accelerated the healing process.

Improves Respiratory Function

Anavar is said to reduce breathlessness and promote pulmonary function in patients struggling with Tetraplegia. Oxandrolone helps increase red blood cell count and this makes it suitable for endurance athletes

Increasing Strength

A study conducted in 2012 involving burned children showed increased muscle strength for up to 5 years after the burns. A second study in 2007 confirmed this after oxandrolone and exercises were administered to burn victims.

Muscle Building

Anavar may not be a suitable steroid for athletes who want to bulk on mass but when combined with a proper diet, Oxandrolone can build you some lean muscle. It can also restore lean mass in burn patients.

Side Effects of Using Anavar

Unlike most oral steroids, Anavar has very mild side effects, which is quite interesting especially if you consider that it has C-17 alkyls. It does not cause serious problems such as peliosis, jaundice, hyperplasis, hepatitis and neoplasms.

Research shows that when taken in low doses, Anavar are well tolerated with a very low chance of resulting into masculinization in women. Another key point to note is that Anavar does not aromatize.

Nonetheless, it is still an anabolic steroid and is sure to have some side effects, which include


All dihydrotestosterone steroids are known to cause oily skin and acne in user. A side effect largely depends on the genetic predisposition of the user to acne. This means that not everyone will experience this side effect.

Female-only side effects

Virilization in women can lead to increased hair growth, enlargement of the clitoris and deepening of the voice. If you witness some of these effects, it is recommended that you stop using this anabolic steroid before they become irreversible.

Other effects include depression, increased chances of liver damage, increase in levels of bad cholesterol and lastly, Anavar suppresses production of testosterone.

How to take Anavar

Dosage should always be based on the user’s sex and experience. Women who have just started the using the drug often start at 5-10 milligrams per day. From there they can gradually increase the dosage depending on the body’s reaction to the new anabolic steroid.

Most males start at 20mg per day and continue increasing the dosage as the cycle continues.

Anavar before and after

The internet is awash with pictures of before and after pictures. They clearly show that anavar is very effective in improving the overall physique of both women and men. These pictures may show the real results of anavar but the steroid works different in every individual. This is partly due to the reason that our bodies are different and respond different to anabolic steroids. Therefore, if the results displayed in these pictures do match your own do not feel cheated but instead soldier one.

Anavar is said to be one of the safest and most effective anabolic steroid available in the market today. With this anabolic steroid, you are guaranteed of positive results with little or no side effects.

When you look at all the people that are taking anabolic steroids they all have different goals; some want to be bodybuilders, others want to keep fit while others are determined to achieve the greatest feat in the world of bodybuilding (a Sandow trophy).

Anavar Cycle for women

For starters, women should take 5-10mg per day together with 5 milligrams of Winstrol Plus. This cycle should last for 8 weeks. Once you reach the advanced level, increase your dosage to twenty milligrams per day and double your daily intake of Winstrol Plus to ten milligrams.

Anavar only cycle

Women should begin with a low dosage of 2.25mg in the first week and increase gradually during the 8-week period. For women who are interested in adding more bulk, they can up the dosage to 20 mg.

For men, the Anavar cycle is best suited for losing body weight. In most cases, the recommended dosage is 30mg for the first week. This for beginners but if you have used anabolic steroids you can up the dosage to 50 mg. The maximum for beginners should be 70 mg while that of regulars should be 100mg.

Anavar results

The results will depend on your workout routines, diet and dosage. If you maintain regular workout sessions on a healthy diet, you can achieve your goal of losing weight, gaining lean muscle or a toned body.