Anavar. This is a compound with the generic name Oxandrolone SPA, from S.P.A. Milano Company (Societa Produtti Antibiotica), Italy. The only original anabolic steroid available in Europe containing Oxandrolone, it is available in pill form - 30 tablets in one box with one push-through strip of 30 tablets.
Oxandrolone is a mild steroid with only a slight androgenic component. In reasonable dosages, it has been observed to have very rare or no side effects. This compound was developed primarily for women and children.
Oxandrolone does not prematurely close the epiphysial growth plates and hence does not cause stunting of growth in children. Oxandrolone is commonly used as a growth enhancer in children and to prevent osteoporosis in women. Its very light virilization symptoms, if any do occur, makes Oxandrolone ideal for female athletes at a safe daily dosage of 10-15 mg.
In bodybuilders and powerlifters Oxandrolone causes a strong strength gain by stimulating the Phosphocreatine synthesis in the muscle cell without depositing liquid (water) in the joints and the muscles. Powerlifters and weightlifters who do not want to end up in a higher weight class take advantage of this since it allows them to get stronger without gaining body weight at the same time.A combination of Oxandrolone and 20 - 30 mg Holotestin daily is effective and makes muscles also look harder. Good results have been observed with a simultaneous intake of Oxandrolone and 120-140 mcg Clenbuterol per day.
Oxandrolone by itself does not cause noticeable muscle growth but it clearly improves the muscle-developing effect of many steroids. Deca Durabolin, Dianabol (D-Bol), and testosterone compounds combine well with Oxandrolone to achieve a 'mass buildup' as the strength gain caused by the intake of these remarkable tissue-developing and liquid-retaining substances results in additional muscle mass.
A stack of 200 mg Deca Durabolin per week, 500 mg Testoviron Depot (e.g. Testoviron Ethanate 250) per week, and 25 mg Oxandrolone per day leads to a substantial gain in strength and mass in most athletes. Deca Durabolin with a distinct anabolic effect and stimulates the synthesis of protein; Oxandrolone improves the strength by a higher phosphocreatine synthesis; and Testoviron Depot pumps one up for the workout and accelerates regeneration.
Another reason for Oxandrolone's popularity is that this compound does not aromatize in any dosage into estrogen. So, the muscle system does not get the typical watery appearance as with many steroids, making it ideal for the preparation for a competition. In preparatory stages it is especially important to keep the estrogen level as low as possible since estrogen programs for storing water even if the diet is calorie-reduced. In combination with a diet, Oxandrolone helps make and keep the muscles hard and ripped.
Though Oxandrolone does not break down fat, it often suppresses the athlete's appetite. It can also cause some bloating which in several athletes results in nausea and vomiting when the tablets are taken with meals. It's effect on the gastrointestinal tract causes diarrhea. These symptoms still help the athlete break down fat and make muscles harder.
For competitions and quality-muscle gain combine Oxandrolone with steroids such as Winstrol, Parabolan, Masteron, Primobolan Depot, and Testosterone propionate. A stack of 50 mg Winstrol every two days, 5O mg Testosterone propionate every two days, and 25 mg Oxandrolone every day is highly effective.
Oxandrolone is good for those with high blood pressure or those who are prone to developing gynecomastia of the thymus glands when taking stronger androgenic steroids. The Oxandrolone/Deca Durabolin stack is the right alternative for this group of athletes as well as for those showing signs of poor health during mass buildup with testosterone, Dianabol (D-Bol), or Anadrol. Athletes over forty are best advised to use Oxandrolone.
Another positive aspect of Oxandrolone is that even at a very high dosage it does not influence the bodies own testosterone production. It does not have a negative feedback mechanism on the hypothalamo-hypophysial testicular axis. With Oxandrolone, unlike during the intake of most anabolic steroids, the testes signal the hypothalamus not to reduce or to stop the release of GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) and LHRH (luteinizing hormon releasing hormone).
Oxandrolone combines very well with Anadrol which does not aromatize in a dosage of up to 240 mg daily and has only a slight influence on the hormone production. Daily intake of 280 mg Anadrol and 25 mg Oxandrolone results in a good gain in strength and, in steroid novices, in muscle mass without excessive water retention and without significant influence on testosterone production.