Like many other AAS, oxandrolone was originally developed for medical purposes. It has been used to treat anemia, Turner syndrome, fight HIV infection, strengthen bones, and recover from burns. It took quite a bit of time, and anavar is firmly rooted in sports pharmacology. For competitive athletes is a prohibited drug.
Effects of taking Oxandrolone
- Increase muscle hardness and relief. Most often, the steroid is used for this. Bodybuilders who undergo cutting classes with oxandrolone achieve high quality, sculpted muscle mass without fluid buildup.
- Increase in strength indicators. The Anavar steroid is often used by boxers, athletes, skiers and representatives of sports with weight categories.
- Increase the level of growth hormone.
- Burn body fat.
Side Effects of Anavar
It was previously mentioned that Anavar is popular in medical, bodybuilding, and sports circles due to the excellent ratio of side effects to benefits of the drug, as well as the almost complete absence of side effects compared to most anabolic steroids.
When using Anavar, as well as when using the original compound DHT, no estrogenic effects are observed. DHT is an androgenic hormone, devoid of the ability to convert into estrogen, and its derivative Anavar has the same property. Given this, its use does not cause water retention, bloating, fatty deposits and gynecomastia. Additionally, Anavar showed no progestogenic activity, and therefore no corresponding adverse effects.
Although the androgenic effects of Anavar are much less pronounced than those of Testosterone, they are still possible, especially in the presence of hypersensitivity. These adverse events include oily skin, acne, increased hair growth, increased risk of male pattern baldness, prostate adenoma.
Despite claims that Anavar is gentle on the endocrine system, studies have shown different results. It turned out that the five-day use of the drug at a daily dose of 15 mg by healthy individuals leads to a deterioration of testicular function and a decrease in testosterone production by almost 40%. The use of Anavar should not be taken lightly as it can cause significant hormonal disruptions. If a short-term course of the drug at a daily dose of 15 mg can suppress the activity of HHGO (hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis), then the use of high doses for several weeks, which is typical for bodybuilders, can completely block the operation of the axis.