Most steroid medications come in the form of a solution for injection. However, there are exceptions. One of the most popular oral remedies today is Oxandrolone. It is suitable for both men and women involved in bodybuilding and other power sports.
History of creation
Oxandrolone was first synthesized in 1964 by the American laboratory Searle Laboratories, after which it was produced under the brand name Anavar (Anavar). Currently, several trade names for this drug are known from different manufacturers: Oxandrin, Oxanodex, Oxanver, Anatrophil, Vasorome. The name of the first brand is often used – Anavar. Athletes sometimes use the slang name – “Oksana”.
Initially, the drug was prescribed to men and women to increase body weight in diseases and disorders of the body that caused its sharp loss. Anavar was also used in complex therapy for HIV and AIDS. Synthetic steroid showed good results in the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis, hereditary Quincke’s edema, anemia. Now it is very widespread in sports and bodybuilding.
Positive effects for athletes
Oxandrolone is a synthetic steroid that has gained great popularity among athletes due to its low androgenic effect, which is combined with a moderate anabolic effect. Another advantage of the drug is a slight toxicity to the liver. Oxandrolone does not aromatize (that is, it does not convert to estrogens), therefore it does not cause gynecomastia – breast enlargement.
Due to its mild effect on the body and the almost complete absence of side effects, Anavar is one of the few steroid drugs that women can take. The only condition is to strictly adhere to the dosage.
The main effect of taking Oxandrolone for athletes is to increase muscle mass, improve the quality of the relief and increase muscle stiffness. But the effect of the drug on the body is not limited to this. Oxandrolone is often taken to burn fat. At the same time, after stopping the intake, the fat layer does not increase for a long time. A study conducted by American scientists proved that as fat burning under the influence of Anavar increased insulin sensitivity, that is, the body began to manage with less of this hormone. As a result, the risk of converting glucose into fat has decreased.
Taking Oxandrolone helps to increase the secretion of one’s own growth hormone, promotes the development of strength and endurance. By blocking cortisol receptors, it significantly reduces the rate of muscle tissue breakdown.
Anavar is suitable for beginner athletes who have not yet used steroid drugs. Even from small dosages, you can feel the effect in the form of an increase in strength indicators.
Recommended dosages and regimen
How to take Oxandrolone for men and women? The difference is only in the dosage. For girls and women, Anavar is one of the safest steroid drug options. However, it is recommended to evaluate all the risks of taking it and be sure to consult with specialists.
The dosage for girls, depending on weight and other individual parameters, is 10-20 mg (1-2 tablets) per day. The dose is best divided into two doses – morning and evening. The drug acts within 8-12 hours. The duration of the course is usually 6-8 weeks. To maximize the effect, the steroid is combined with sports supplements that are designed for drying (BCAA, carnitine, protein). Within 45 days after the end of the course, the substance is completely excreted from the body.
For men, the instructions for taking Oxandrolone are significantly different. They can use significantly higher dosages. It is recommended to start with 20 mg per day. A week later, the dosage rises to 40 mg, and the maximum is 80 g. The drug should be divided into three doses. The duration of the course is also 6-8 weeks. Two days after its completion, you must start taking Tomaxifen (10 mg per day) in order to restore your own testosterone production. PCT lasts 1-2 weeks.
Possible side effects
Despite the fact that Oxandrolone is considered one of the safest anabolic steroids, side effects can occur when taking it (especially in case of dosage violations). Sometimes there is nausea, headaches, increased pressure, abdominal pain, decreased appetite.
In girls, with an increase in the daily norm to 5-6 tablets, a cumulative androgenic effect is manifested: coarsening of the voice, acne, menstrual irregularities, hair loss. Negative consequences can be avoided by strictly adhering to the recommendations for the use of Oxandrolone.
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