What Is Anavar?
Anavar is a drug that is legal in some countries but requires a prescription to buy in other countries. Anavar is the brand name for Oxandrolone, a well-known anabolic androgenic steroid, which has become very popular in recent years. As is true with any anabolic steroid, there are side effects that come along with using them.
However, the Oxandrolone hormone is surprisingly mild and that means that the side effects associated with this particular anabolic steroid use can almost always be avoided if it is used responsibly and not abused.
Is Anavar Safe?
This compound is so light on possible side effects that even when men use it in high doses if they’re healthy they shouldn’t have any problems. But the term “high doses” must be defined, as there are many different opinions on the matter. That being said, doses in the range of 80mg – 100mg a day should easily be tolerated, and I think most people would regard 100mg as being high.
The Oxandrolone hormone is very popular among women because Anavar is the exception to the rule. The overwhelming majority of anabolic steroids cannot and should not be used by women. This is why so many call Anavar the “ultimate female anabolic steroid”.
As with men, it is also very light on side effects when it comes to women and this is why Anavar has become indispensable in the marketplace. This does not mean those female users should throw all caution to the wind, as there are some concerns with female use because women naturally have more sensitivity to hormones than men. However, when used responsibly in low to moderate doses, the overwhelming majority of female users will be just fine.
Possible Anavar Dangers
Oxandrolone is a derivative of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and due to this fact, there are a couple of side effects that have always been associated with this class of anabolic steroids, which are hair loss and acne. If you are genetically predisposed for hair loss and/or acne, using Oxandrolone will probably hurry along the process.
If male users have male-pattern baldness in their family, then there is a good chance that using Anavar will bring this about. To counteract this you might want to supplement with Finasteride, which is better known under its brand names, Propecia and Proscar. The downside of this is that using this supplement may in itself cause some hormonal imbalances, which wouldn’t be good, so you must be careful.
Cutting Stacks with Anavar
With acne, this too can be driven by genetics. Users who tend to break out and are sensitive in this regard will in most cases have breakouts due to Anavar use. These usually appear on the shoulders and back areas. If you’ve not had acne in the past and are not sensitive or prone to breakouts, then Anavar’s use will probably not cause your first bout with acne.
But be sure you may want to shower more frequently, certainly after a sweaty workout. You will always want to change into a fresh shirt and of course always have clean sheets on the bed, changing them more frequently than usual. Anavar is safe if you are using it properly for short periods of time, but these mild side effects can occur depending on your personal sensitivity.
Fake Side Effects Attributed to Anavar Pills
People are very quick to judge without having all the facts and when it comes to anabolic steroid use, there is plenty of misinformation out there regarding Anavar’s side effects. When you go online and take a look at all the steroid profiles you are likely to find some very strong biases. Each one makes the other sound far worse. But if you’re an open-minded individual, look for the truth.
You’ll look at the research and the facts and draw your own conclusions. The fact is that Anavar causes no estrogenic side effects because this hormone doesn’t aromatize. Hence issues related to estrogen are not possible. Anavar will not cause excess water retention and it will not cause Gynecomastia.
SAFETY WARNING: Anavar can cause serious side effects if used improperly. It is important to adhere to dosage instructions closely to prevent adverse reactions.
Safety and Testosterone Concerns
There is a common misconception out there among a lot of performance enhancers that using Oxandrolone won’t cause the suppression of your own natural production of testosterone. This is a myth and how it started is unknown but may be related to the fact that Anavar really is a very mild steroid. The fact is that Anavar will suppress a male’s natural testosterone production to a certain extent, but not as much as other anabolic steroids will, such as Trenbolone and/or Nandrolone.
Due to this side effect, men will want to use an exogenous testosterone supplement when using Oxandrolone. Because of the suppression of testosterone, male users will experience testicular atrophy. This cannot be avoided, even when using an exogenous testosterone supplement. Your testicles will inevitably shrink. They won’t just shrivel up and vanish; they will just lose some of their breadths.
But the good news is that this will not be permanent with the right PCT. Once you stop using Anavar, and all steroidal hormones are completely out of your system, your normal production of testosterone will resume, and your testicles will begin to fill out again, returning to their natural size. This is why to be safe you should only take it for a short period at a time.
Safety Issues for Women
Anavar is safe for women compared to the majority of other steroids on the market, but it can still cause problems if misused. The main side effects for women using Anavar have to do with the risk of virilization. These side effects are the masculinization of females and if they go unchecked they can be devastating to the woman’s femininity.
The side effects that occur with virilization are the following:
• Deepening of the voice
• Disruption of menstrual cycle
• Enlargement of genitalia, the clitoris
• Growth of body hair
• Loss of hair or male-pattern baldness
The good news is that although these side effects are possible, most women do not need to worry about it happening to them. The average female Anavar user will be responsible for their use and only use 10mg every two days, or possibly every day. Some may use as much as 20mg a day, but no more. The fact is that very few women need to take more than 10mg a day to get the desired results.
So if women stay within these dosage ranges, they should not have any problems. If a woman does exceed these dosage recommendations and uses more than 20mg a day, virilization is bound to occur at some point in time. Regardless of the dose you are taking, and most women will never need to exceed 10mg a day, if symptoms of virilization start to appear, you must cease using Anavar immediately.
This should cause the symptoms to disappear quickly. But if you ignore the symptoms, they could become a permanent fixture, compromising your femininity forever. In the end, how safe Anavar is depends on your decision to use it properly.