Beginner’s Guide to Anavar

Anavar is a popular anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) for men and females. Due to its milder effect in comparison to other brands of anabolic steroids, it is mostly used by females and sometimes referred to as “Girl Steroid”. It is also known as the safest oral steroids available in the current market and with the slimmest chance of developing any side effects.

Anavar or its chemical name, Oxandrolone, is a weaker derivation of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) steroids which have been altered to increase its hormone’s anabolic activity. Even though categorized as a weak steroid but its effect is quick acting and it has much higher anabolic rating than natural testosterone.

Purpose of Anavar

Anavar is usually used for cutting cycles instead of cycles for bulking. Even it can be used by females to gain mass, it is more efficient to be used for cutting muscles. That is why it is popular for diet plans of the bodybuilders. Hence, it is recommended to achieve a leaner mass but a stronger quality of muscles.

The crucial functions of oxandrolone are more on the control of Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) which increases the testosterone level in the body. In which it results for more testosterone to bind to androgen receptors of the muscle. In which strengthen the muscles and at the same time burn the excessive fats. It also increases protein synthesis and nitrogen retention which helps in developing the muscle faster through cell build up and continuous regeneration.  Hence, Anavar is the best for having a leaner mass without losing too much in the strength department.

Anavar Cycles

The duration of the cycle is usually last 4 weeks up to 8 weeks. But for experienced users, it usually goes up to a 12-week cycle. For women, start with a recommended minimum dosage of 2.25 mg and eight-week cycles. For the first two weeks, a minimum dosage is much preferable and gradually increases by the same amount every next consecutive week until reaching a maximum dosage of 10 mg.  This dosage and cycle is best for increased metabolism, weight loss and cutting muscle mass. If a female user wants to add bulk or gain mass, the dosage can be increased to 20 mg.

Meanwhile, for men that are beginners, it is usually safe to start with a minimum of 30 mg and maximum of 70 mg. But experienced users can start with 50 mg for the first two weeks and until reaching a 100 mg dosage at the end of the cycle. It is also important for male users to know that Anavar is only best for cutting cycles instead of gaining bulkier mass. It is still possible but it should be stacked with other supplements.


Even if Anavar is milder and safe to use by everyone, even how slim the chances is, side effects can still develop. There is a lot of info for beginner cycles available on the internet; it is still advisable to seek an expert on the matter.  Therefore, it is important to consult a licensed physician regarding the dosage and cycle suitable on the current condition of the body.

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