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Low Dose Anavar Only Results

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Results and Conclusions

Dose

30 mg for first 3 weeks, followed by 40mg for 4 more weeks

After cycle:

75.3kg so that’s 3 kg ish increase from start so about 6.5 pounds weight gain

After PCT

74ish kg but put on fat from appetite rebounding so probably 1.5kg lean gain.

Fat Loss

It absolutely killed my VAT, I could ab vacuum till my rib cage popped out like a concentration camp inmate! So the purported body fat effects I definitely witnessed. Didn’t help with the subq abdominal fat much however. I could of been more anal about my diet, perhaps would of cut me up more.

Weight Gain

This could be masked by the creatine water weight, but I had an initial spike then a gradual increase, I’m sure if I took a higher dose then I would of had more gains.

Strength

This is what I really witnessed from this compound. I could lift then on calorie deficit what I can lift now fully carb loaded (I am currently carb cycling off AAS).

Pumps and Vascularity

Crazy pumps but painful shin pumps when running. Towards the end of cycle I could get a pump just by clenching and relaxing my fist 20 times or so, which was highly amusing.

I got a great vein pop on my left bicep, which has remained to this day. On cycle my forearms where very vascular after an arm workout. I’m sure I would have noticed more if my bf was lower.

Negatives

I had oily skin, especially my nose, which was a pain. Spots on my shoulders and chest but not acne by any stretch.

I felt really lethargic towards the end and not motivated to go to the gym so had to force myself. Some days I even struggled to get out of bed.

As soon as I came off I became ravanously hungry which didn’t help my bf goals, although surprisingly I put sub q fat on instead of the VAT returning which was good.

I had drop in libido towards the end of cycle which was to be expected. I started up Melanotan II during my PCT which completely masked any of these symptoms.

The Cycle Start

Hi guys, I’m currently 18 days in to a cycle of 30mg ed Anavar only and have seen some great results so far.

Stats

5′ 7″
31
Currently 77kg up from 72kg
Body fat around 11% <<<< – [I was being far too kind to myself was more 14-15%, damn calipers]
Been working out 3 years to different intensities.
No cycle history

I’ve been stacking the Anavar with 10g/ed Creatine Mono and taking the Var with grapefruit juice.

Plan on running Nolva 20mg ed for 2 – 4 weeks for PCT

Supplements

Creatine Mono (As mentioned), Liv52, Omega 3, Glutamine, Multi Vits, Green Tea Extract, Trib & ZMA

Stimulants

5 days 3 x EC, 2 days 3 x YC

Sides

Appetite Loss, Insomnia (ZMA has helped), Greasy Nose (Witch Hazel fixes that) and have started to feel a little lethargic which could be first signs of mild suppression or just the intense workouts catching up with me. Labido is still good but could be thanks to the Trib.

Diet

Calorie deficit. Clean high protien, carb tappering towards end of day, complex carbs am, glucose post workout, whey protien pre and post workout. Pretty typical stuff. One cheat day a week. No alcholol.

Workouts

Classic Push, Pull, Legs split in 6 – 8 rep range, 4x week. HIIT cardio 3 x week.

Goals

To maintain the muscle I have while getting more cut. I don’t really want to be any bigger than I currently am, just to look asthetically bigger by being leaner.

Results so far

Reduction in lower back fat! Also visceral fat seems to have noticably dropped as my ab vacuums demonstrate. My muscles seemed to have evened out a little, always have had issues with my inbalanced shoulder vs chest development and have noticed a move to a more balanced musculature. Hardening of muscles. Have more visable cuts. Pump and vascularity post work out is very good. Starting to see strength increases. Recovery improvements.

Conclusions so far

This low dose of anavar seems to be working really well for me, could be genetics as my father was always very muscular but he was working in heavy manual labour where I sit on my **** at a computer all day.

Anavar is one of the mildest anabolic-androgenic steroids; however, you can still experience side effects with this compound. These side effects are likely to arise if you misuse or abuse Anavar.

If you are highly sensitive to estrogen-related side effects, then Anavar is a good choice for your bodybuilding goal. Since Anavar is derived from dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estrogen-related side effects are easily avoided. Two common examples of estrogen-related side effects are subcutaneous fat and water retention. Gynecomastia may also arise due to estrogenic activity. Gynecomastia, commonly referred to as ‘bitch tits’ in the bodybuilding world, is characterized by swollen breast gland tissue, breast tenderness, and nipple discharge. Should this side effect arise when you use Anavar, you can take selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) such as tamoxifen, or aromatase inhibitors like letrozole. It is also best that you consult with a physician if this side effect occurs to avoid further health risks.

Because of its mildness, Anavar is one of the most preferred steroids among women. However, women must stick to conservative doses with Anavar (or any steroids, for that matter) to avoid androgenic side effects. Androgenic side effects (sometimes called virilization symptoms) include hirsutism, hoarsening or deepening of voice, clitoral enlargement, and disruption or menses. These side effects are mostly irreversible.

The principal drawback of Anavar is its c-17 alpha-alkylation. If you’re not new to the world of synthetic steroids, you must have heard about the warnings with regards to the dangers of 17aa orals. Steroids with this chemical alteration can damage the liver, and although Anavar is considered a mild compound, it can still cause hepatic problems. There have been rare clinical reports that indicate Anavar use has resulted to hepatic disorders that include growth of cysts and tumors on the liver. You must remember that most of the steroid side effects are dose-dependent, which means you can easily avoid them by practicing prudent dosing. The recommended Anavar dosage for males is 20-40mg per day. For females, it is 10-15mg per day. You can avoid most of Anavar side effects if you follow this drug’s dosage recommendation.

Other Anavar side effects include elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol profiles. You must keep in mind that these side effects are not unique to Anavar as these adverse reactions are also observed with other steroids.  Thus, if you have pre-existing or familial disposition towards cardiovascular disorders you are cautioned against taking steroids.

Minor side effects associated with Anavar use include sleep disorders, nausea, changes in skin color and changes in sexual drive.

Anavar / Oxandrolone / Oxandrin

by Bill Roberts – Unlike most oral steroids, which are Class II steroids giving most of their anabolic effect by means other than the androgen receptor (AR), it seems that oxandrolone probably does have good binding to the AR, and is therefore a Class I steroid, while having little other effect. By itself it is considered to be a weak anabolic. Partly this is due to its apparent lack of non-AR-mediated activity. This can be corrected of course by stacking with a Class II steroid such as Dianabol , Anadrol® , 4-AD, or nor-4-AD: the latter two steroids require high blood levels which are not obtained by oral use of the powders.

The other part of the reason for this is that bodybuilders make unfortunate and unreasonable comparisons when judging anabolic steroids. If say 8 tablets per day does little, then the drug is pronounced useless or weak by the user. But that is only 20 mg/day, or 140 mg/week. Does 140 mg/week testosterone give much results? No. Few anabolic steroids give dramatic results at that dose. Per milligram the potency is reasonable, but each individual tablet is weak because the dosage is small.

Because of its high price, very few bodybuilders have taken large doses of oxandrolone. There is a single case in the medical literature (Forbes et al.) where it is reported that a competitive athlete self-administered 150 mg oxandrolone per day with remarkable gains. This is of uncertain credibility because unless urinalysis was done to verify that no other steroids were taken, there is no way to be certain that the athlete did not actually take more drugs than he reported. In any case, at current prices, only the quite wealthy could afford such a dose. I personally have tried 150 mg/day and considered it somewhat effective, but not dramatically so, and not a preferred regimen.

Oxandrolone does not aromatize or convert to DHT, and has a longer half life than Dianabol – 8 hours vs. 4 hours. Thus, a moderate dose taken in the morning is largely out of the system by night, yet supplies reasonable levels of androgen during the day and early evening.

Oxandrolone shares the liver toxicity problems common to 17-alkylated steroids. At one time it was thought that it did not, but both clinical and practical experience with Oxandrin has shown that at doses of 40 mg/day and higher, liver toxicity is indeed an issue with prolonged use.

Anavar Precautions

Women should not take more than 15 mg. daily otherwise, androgenic-caused side effects such as acne, deep voice, clitorial hypertrophy or increased growth of body hair can occur.

Anavar (Oxandolone) possible side effects

Oxandrolone can give gastrointestinal problems ranging from a sensation of stomach fullness to appetite suppression, nausea, and diarrhea. The symptoms can be reduced by taking the tablets one-two hours after the meals. Oxandrolone has negative effects on blood lipids.

In females, dosages above 15 mg./day can cause facial hair, deepening of the voice, clitoral hypertrophy, and acne.

What is oxandrolone?

Oxandrolone is a man-made steroid, similar to the a naturally occuring steroid testosterone.

Oxandrolone is used to promote weight gain following extensive surgery, chronic infection, or severe trauma, and in other cases that result in inadequate weight gain or maintenance. Oxandrolone is also used to decrease muscle loss caused by treatment with corticosteroids and to reduce bone pain associated with osteoporosis.

Oxandrolone may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

What is the most important information I should know about oxandrolone?

In rare cases, serious and even fatal cases of liver problems have developed during treatment with oxandrolone. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience abdominal pain, light colored stools, dark colored urine, unusual fatigue, nausea or vomiting, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. These may be early signs of liver problems.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oxandrolone?

Do not take oxandrolone without first talking to your doctor if you have

  • prostate cancer;
  • breast cancer; or
  • a high level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia).

Before taking oxandrolone, talk to your doctor if you

  • have heart or blood vessel disease;
  • have had a heart attack;
  • have a high level of cholesterol in the blood;
  • have bleeding or blood clotting problems;
  • have diabetes;
  • take an oral anticoagulant (blood thinner);
  • have liver problems; or
  • have kidney problems.

You may not be able to take oxandrolone, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.

Oxandrolone is in the FDA pregnancy category X. This means that oxandrolone is known to cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not take this medication if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment. It is not known whether oxandrolone passes into breast milk. Do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Read more: http://www.drugs.com/mtm/oxandrolone.html#ixzz0qSVbp42C

Oxandrolone (Oxandrin) is a drug created by Searle Laboratories, now Pfizer Inc. under the trademark Anavar, and introduced into the US in 1964.

Oxandrolone is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone by substituting 2nd carbon atom for oxygen. It is widely known for its exceptionally small level of androgenicity accompanied by moderate anabolic effect. Although oxandrolone is a 17-alpha alkylated steroid, its liver toxicity is very small as well. Studies have showed that a daily dose of 20 mg oxandrolone used in the course of 12 weeks had only a negligible impact on the increase of liver enzymes. As a DHT derivative, oxandrolone does not aromatize (convert to estrogen, which causes gynecomastia or male breast tissue). It also does not significantly influence the body’s normal testosterone production (HPTA axis) at low dosages (10 mg). When dosages are high, the human body reacts by reducing the production of LH (luteinizing hormone), thinking endogenous testosterone production is too high; this in turn eliminates further stimulation of Leydig cells in the testicles, causing testicular atrophy (shrinking). Oxandrolone used in a dose of 80 mg/day suppressed endogenous testosterone by 67% after 12 weeks of therapy.

The drug was prescribed to promote muscle regrowth in disorders which cause involuntary weight loss. It had also been shown to be partially successful in treating cases of osteoporosis. However, in part due to bad publicity from its abuses by bodybuilders, production of Anavar was discontinued by Searle Laboratories in 1989. It was picked up by Bio-Technology General Corporation, now Savient Pharmaceuticals who, following successful clinical trials in 1995, released it under the tradename Oxandrin. As of 2009, it is the only drug marketed by the company.

It was subsequently approved for orphan drug status by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating alcoholic hepatitis, Turner syndrome, and weight loss caused by HIV. It is also indicated as an offset to protein catabolism caused by long-term administration of corticosteroids. In addition, the drug has shown positive results in treating anemia and hereditary angioedema. Because of its potential for abuse, it is categorized as a Schedule III controlled substance in the US.

In a randomized, double-blind study, patients with 40% total body surface area burns were selected to receive standard burn care plus oxandrolone, or without oxandrolone. Those treated with oxandrolone showed improved body composition, preserved muscle mass and reduced hospital stay time.

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