It pays to be well informed about what you’re putting into your body. And with steroids like Anavar, sorting out fact from fiction can get pretty challenging because there are so many misconceptions and horror stories out there.
With that in mind, this article will aim to clear up those misconceptions, myths, and even some downright lies about Anavar to help you make an informed choice.
Anavar and Birth Control
For women who are currently on birth control, the idea of taking an additional supplement may seem scary. Who is to know how these drugs will interact with each other?
And how can one know they’re not doing harm to their bodies by taking Anavar and birth control at the same time? Well, all steroids increase estrogen levels to a certain extent and this can result in lightened periods or even no period at all.
However, the good news is there’s still no concrete scientific evidence that says taking Anavar will increase the risk of pregnancy. So, this should set your mind at ease.
If you’re still worried about getting pregnant, you can take some extra precautions (like using condoms) while you’re on the Var cycle.
Anavar and Acne
Steroids affect hormone levels and acne can be aggravated by hormonal changes. That being said, Anavar acne problems are only an issue for people who are predisposed to serious acne problems in the first place.
If you have normal skin and a good skin-care routine, you shouldn’t notice any problems with acne during your Anavar cycle.So, keep your skin hygienic and clean.
Consider using a specialized acne face-wash too if you’re prone to pimples. Additionally, make sure that the steroids you buy are sanitary and human-grade.
Anavar and Hair Loss
Anavar and hair loss have often been used in the same sentence at many bodybuilding forums.
While there is some truth to that (i.e. DHT derived steroids can accelerate hair loss in men who have hereditary baldness), do note that if you’re not predisposed to male pattern baldness, you shouldn’t lose any more hair than normal.If you lose hair while on Anavar, you were going to lose it anyway.
The process is just sped up a little.
Anavar and Blood Pressure
Long term use of Anabolic steroids can push blood pressure up and may even cause cardiovascular problems later in life.
But with sensible doses, breaks in between cycles, and a healthy lifestyle, users can avoid any long term problems with high blood pressure and the use of Anavar will not trigger more serious effects.
Anavar blood pressure issues are perhaps a murky issue at best. So, to stay on the safe side, have a medical test to find out whether you’re susceptible to high blood pressure concerns in the first place.
If you’re not, you should be safe. To protect yourself further, make sure to maintain a healthy diet and consider taking Omega 3 supplements to help regulate blood pressure.
Anavar and Insomnia
People who cycle on Anavar without a testosterone base sometimes complain of insomnia. Anavar acts as a suppressant and you may need to replace testosterone to keep your sleep patterns regular. Your heightened metabolism may also prevent you from getting tired.
To counteract the Anavar-insomnia issue, make sure you use lots of energy during the day: pump iron, run miles, and go to bed exhausted.
If you’re taking the steroid correctly and are using a test base, but still suffer from insomnia, you may want to try chamomile tea before sleeping.
Alternatively, you can sprinkle some lavender essential oil on your pillow. I know it sounds sissy but using essential oils actually works for most people.
Anavar Increases Libido
The question is – will Anavar increase libido (good!) or decrease it (bad!)? Well, the answer is of course different for everybody. Some users report a highly-charged sex-drive during their Var cycle and some complain of no sex drive at all. It depends on how your body reacts to hormonal changes.
You might want more sex. You might want less. But you really won’t know how Anavar affects your sex life until you try it. If the steroid doesn’t cause a decrease in libido, that’s great! But if it does, then you may want to opt for another steroid or weigh between the pros and cons of going off an Anavar cycle.
Anavar Kidney Problems
Anavar kidney problems continue to be heavily debated.But as with many of the other supposed side effects that Anavar brings, it seems that problems with the kidney are not directly caused by Anavar itself. Other factors come into play too.
For example, people prone to kidney failure may accelerate the condition and should be careful when considering using Anabolic steroids. So, be safe with your cycles and give your body a chance to normalize before going on a steroid cycle. And don’t drink alcohol while on steroids. Ever!
A Final Recommendation
There’s a lot of crap out there. Make sure you purchase genuine, human-grade steroids which are manufactured in a sanitary laboratory.
Live healthily, drink lots of water and do your research about the doses and cycle lengths that will suit your body. Happy gains!