Anavar, Oxandrolone, is a synthetic anabolic androgenic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone. It was approved by the FDA for use in patients with osteoporosis and to increase weight gain in patients with catabolic diseases. It has found use in the fitness industry for its ability to increase muscle mass. It is one of the steroids that can be used by women as well. This is because it has a less potent androgenic effect.
Due to its mild and safer nature, it is the most recommended steroid for beginners. Anavar cycles are usually started and more potent steroids are gradually introduced into the cycle through stacking. The beginner usually complains about not getting results as fast as they want, but starting with this steroid is advised to allow your body to slowly adapt to it and other stronger steroids one will use in future.
Anavar cycles, because of their mild and safer nature, are used mainly for the benefit of increasing lean muscle and enhancing performance. It is not advisable for getting bulk but is perfect for a cutting phase. Most women are usually looking for the slim and lean look and Anavar offers this. It should be combined with exercises and diet. Increasing caloric intake during an Anavar cycle does not increase gains as much as other steroids.
For women, a typical cycle involves taking 5 to 10 milligrams of Anavar stacked with Winstrol daily for about 8 weeks. This is the beginner level. Once the woman has progressed further, the dose of Anavar can be increased to a total of 10 milligrams daily. This is combined with exercises and a diet. Men usually use a dosage of up to 80 milligrams.
Stacking allows for more muscular mass growth. In women, Winstrol is normally added to the stack. In this case, it offers the fast muscular hypertrophy that is minimal with Anavar alone. In men, Anavar can be stacked with Tamoxifen and testosterone.
Despite its mild and safe nature, using inappropriate dosages and a longer frequency has been shown to increase the risk of developing acne, problems with urinating and breast tenderness and swelling.