Chemical name for Anavar is oxandrolone. It is Dihydrotestosterone with mild anabolic and no androgenic properties associated to it. It is in the form of tablets or we can say that it is an oral steroid. It is C 17 Alpha-Alkylated steroid. It is perfect for those people who want to have their muscles look in great shape as it helps in building body shape and muscle mass. It is also used by bodybuilders, wrestlers and sportsmen to enhance their performance. Although anabolic in nature but it gives great results with minimum of side effects, that’s why it is very commonly used. It is also used as a prescribed medicine by doctors for the treatment of osteoporosis, to build the muscles in case of burn injuries and also for those patients having a disease of causing muscle wasting. It has no side effects for the patients using it for treatment purpose. It is also used for the purpose of losing fat in the body. If proper diet is taken with exercise then you are likely to lose fat in the body. Once it is ingested it mixes in the blood very quickly. Although other steroids also get mixed quickly but Anavar mixes quickly due to the reason that it has a very short half life cycle of about 9 hours. Due to this very reason its daily dose is very necessary. It could be taken once or twice daily. Normal dosage for men could range between 50 to 80 mg per day for about 6 to 8 weeks and for women it ranges from 10 to 20 mg per day.
Due to its anabolic nature, it is not meant for increasing body mass or for bulking purposes. If you use it then it will not give you great gains in muscle building but it will make strong muscle tissues. Its major benefit is of preserving the muscles and metabolic activity. As it makes muscle tissues strong and strong muscle tissues help in great metabolic activity and this would eventually increase the rate with which body fat would be utilized in the body for energy. Due to this reason it is mostly used by athletes in their preparation and also by bodybuilders. In females, effects of Anavar are very friendly. In fact it gives more advantages to females as compared to males. This is because sensitivity of females to hormones is greater as compared to males. Mostly females use it as a fat burner which gives them painless and hunger less weight loss without too many of side effects and also give body and muscles a good look. That is why it is also a favorite choice for females as well. Due to this it is also referred as "The Girl Steroid".
It has some mild side effects associated with it as well. Side effects occur when you take it for a very long period of time and in more quantity. Major drawback of Anavar is that it is too costly, although available in black market but one cannot be so sure of the authenticity of it bought from there. As it is DHT and due to this hair loss and acne can occur. But hair loss only in men who have got this hair loss disease genetically transmitted. There could be high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels but only for those who are not living a healthy life style and these diseases are not transmitted genetically to the users as well. Due to the non aromatizing nature of Anavar it has taken side effects of water retention and Gynecomastia out of the equation.