Anavar is a steroid that is not legal to purchase for consumption to the general public. The only way you can obtain Anavar otherwise known as Oxandrolone is through a prescription. Teragon Labs is one of the manufacturers for Anavar. The bottle comes with 50 oral tablets. Body builders are famous for getting their hands on Anavar because it is a chemical compound, otherwise known as an anabolic steroid. [1] Anavar is meant to help bulk your muscle and lean your body out at the same time. The product came out in 1962 and it was named Anavar over code name Anabolic Androgenic Steroid, and it was originally produced by company G.D Searle and Co.

How Anavar Works

This is an oral pill and nothing more than that generally taken in cycles of 6 weeks. The user will take it daily anywhere from 2-4 times per day and do their workouts, all while waiting to see results. It is not recommended to take more than 100mg each day. Oxandrolone was originally created to help people gain weight. It was also meant for bone pain relief from osteoporosis. [2] For example, people lying in a hospital bed may lose muscle mass so this steroid helped them regain their muscle mass.

This drug is three times more powerful than testosterone, so do keep in mind this if you are interested in taking it due to potential side effects (more on that later). It can be used for both men and women simply because it is aromatizing and has a low chance of virilization (which means females start to take on male characteristics). [3] It a nutshell the product will help carry more oxygen to your muscles by decreasing your overall red blood cell levels. Simply put, it allows the user to work out for longer periods of time without fatigue.

This product goes in cycles of 6 weeks, meant to be taken no more than 100 mg per day.

Safety or Lack of Behind Anavar

It is not sold to the general public, and comes with massive side effects. I would not call this product safe by any means for anyone to take. Sure, you might feel good at the time while taking it (maybe) but it is an anabolic steroid that will pose risks when taking it. It can be toxic to the lover, so drinking alcohol and mixing this steroid is not a good idea. The risks of taking Anavar include:

  • Testosterone Suppression- risks throwing natural testosterone levels off.
  • Increases LDL cholesterol while suppressing the HDL cholesterol- aka potential cardiovascular issues.
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Possible interference with the bodies estrogen levels (female).

Anavar Chemical Properties

“Oxandrolone (AKA Anavar) Chemical Name: 17?-hydroxy-17?-methyl-2-oxa-5?-androstane-3-one Molecular Weight: 306.44 g/mol Formula: C19H30O3 Original Manufacturer: Searle Laboratories (Pfizer Inc.) Half Life: 8-9 hours Detection Time: 3-4 weeks Anabolic Rating: 322 – 630 Androgenic Rating: 24” [4]

No this is not a safe steroid to take, even though it is touted as the safest steroid (if you have to take one).

Anavar: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If you are a patient on bed rest in the hospital with no means to move, this will be a game changer for you when administered by the doctors not to lose your muscle definition. The dosages are typically pretty low (30 mg). This is the only pro I see. It is a mild steroid, and yes there are more harsh ones on the market but it is still illegal in the United States (con). The side effects are also a large con in my book, as there are too many wild card factors to take into consideration when taking Anavar. Even though it is not a potent androgenic steroid, that does not mean it is okay to take to become more built.

Lastly, it is an expensive steroid to get your hands on! For 60 pills of 10 mg each it can cost around $150. For a four week cycle it will cost over $450, so it is also not affordable by any means!

The only pro in using this steroid is at a medical level for patients who need to maintain muscle.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, just walk away. It is not for sale legally to the general public without a prescription, but can be found in an illegal way which I do not recommend trying out. With side effects, and a high cost it just does not seem like a smart purchase. There are better, safer, and more affordable ways to get lean and cut like a body builder and it will entail hard work and discipline. Stay away from Anavar if you love your body, and want to nourish it well!


Anavar (Oxandrolone) – A Medical Review –

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“The Truth About Anavar – Everything You Need To Know From A Real User.” Iron Junkies,

“Anavar (Oxandrolone) – Steroids Profile.” Steroid Abuse,

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Written by Kylie Daniels

My name is Kylie Daniels and I have a strong passion for health and nutrition. I was raised in Southern California, and am now attending Boise State University in Idaho to complete my B.B.A. degree in General Business and Marketing. My interest began a few years back when I was a part of the opening of a brand new juice bar. Here I learned the importance of eating healthy, balanced exercise, and the power of a nutritional lifestyle. This education has inspired me to research the latest diets, cleanses, and products to help guide you to be your best self!

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