oxandrolone Anavar oxandrin CAS 53-39-4
Recipe for anavar
1) 50ml @ 20mg/ml
1 gram of Anavar powder
9.8 ml’s of PEG 300
39.2 ml’s of 190 Proof Grain Alcohol
2) 50ml @ 50mg/ml
2.5 grams Anavar (2.5ml)
37.5ml grape seed oil/MCT
The Anavar half life is eight hours, so you can take a single daily dose or divide the dose and take it twice per day. Women usually start with a dose of 10mg per day; men may take 20mg or 25mg per day. The maximum recommended Anavar dosage for women is 40mg per day, and the maximum dose for men is 120mg per day. Remember that this information should never replace valuable medical advice from your physician.
A popular cutting Anavar cycle for men lasts eight weeks:
Testosterone Propionate: 100mg/day
Anavar: 50 to 100mg/day
Aromasin (aromatase inhibitor): 10mg/day
For bulking, men can take up to the maximum of 120mg per day of Anavar, and may choose to incorporate Trenbolone or Deca Durabolin into the stack.
Anavar: 10mg/day for the first six weeks
Women should limit their Anavar cycle lengths to six weeks in order to avoid virilization.
How does Anavar work?
Anavar, the trademarked name of the drug oxandrolone (a.k.a. oxandrin), is a synthesized steroid that Raphael Pappo of Searle Laboratories (now Pfizer Inc.) originally designed to treat muscle-wasting diseases. Pappo created the Anavar steroid in 1964 by modifying dihydrotestosterone (DHT), using an oxygen atom to replace the 2 carbon and methylation in the 17 position. With this one position in the molecular structure being altered, the body treats DHT, an androgen hormone, like testosterone instead, thus allowing users to gain lean muscle mass, increase their strength, and lose body fat with the right diet and workout routine.
Due to these cosmetic/strength benefits, Anavar has become quite popular among bodybuilders. These benefits are only enhanced by the fact that oxandrolone has few androgenic side effects (acne, hair loss, liver disease) while still remaining anabolic. The anabolic effects have been proven through a large body of research, including one study that showed Anavar can help recover lost muscle mass due to burn-induced catabolism (1). This drug has also been proven to help HIV patients regain significant lost muscle mass when 20-80mg of Anavar are taken every day.
However, it must be mentioned that oxandrolone is considered a poor “bulking” steroid among male bodybuilders. But on the other hand, it’s a very good drug for women who are looking to add lean muscle mass. Now that we’ve covered the basics of Anavar and how it works, let’s further discuss the benefits, side effects, bodybuilding/sports usage, dosage and legality.
Will Anavar Build Muscle?
Before, we discussed the many benefits of Anavar, with one being that it can build lean muscle. However, many Anavar studies have revolved around burn victims, children with delayed growth and girls with Turner syndrome. So the inevitable question that many bodybuilders want to know is if this drug will add muscle in healthy adults.While there is a lack of scientific research on the subject, anecdotal research performed by bodybuilders reveals that oxandrolone can certainly be a muscle-building drug. However, the amount of lean mass gained during an Anavar cycle will depend largely on one’s sex, diet, training, and if the drug is “stacked” with other steroids. So judging Anavar results can be a murky proposition, but one that’s made easier by understanding much of what has been written in the bodybuilding community.
How do I take Anavar?
Anavar dosage should be based on one’s experience with the drug and their sex. Women who are just starting out with the drug often begin at 5-10mg per day; then, provided they don’t experience any harsh virilization, they’ll gradually increase dosage to between 10mg and 20mg. Here’s an EliteFitness thread about Anavar for women, where the poster begins with 5mg daily (split into two 2.5mg doses), with plans to later increase dosage to 10mg per day.Switching to male users, many guys begin with a 20mg daily Anavar dosage before increasing this amount throughout a cycle. Here’s one thread where a guy asks about a moderate dosage of Anavar, and is told that 40-60mg each day is good. One more point here is that dosing can also be dependent on if one is running an Anavar-only cycle, or stacking it with other drugs like testosterone. In the latter case, dosage is usually kept around 50mg per day.
Anavar Half Life
Anavar’s half life is 8 hours, which is relatively short in comparison to other steroids. Due to the short 8-hour half life of oxandrolone, many users break up their daily dosage into 2-3 times throughout the day to keep the drug running strong in their bloodstream.