Anavar

Anavar was first introduced to the world in 1964, when the Searle Company released the first version of the drug called Oxandrolone. Although not as potent as Dianabol, the other popular steroid at the time, Oxandrolone quickly became very popular with bodybuilders and power lifters, because of its low risk of side effects. Oxandrolone remained at the top of the best-seller lists until the late 1980’s when Searle discontinued producing the drug. As expected prices began to skyrocket as the remaining stocks of the drug dried up.

Then, in the mid 1990’s, researchers began to experiment with the drug as a way to combat the wasting effects of AIDS. The results were so promising that BTG, a US-based company started manufacturing the drug under the name Oxandrin. Despite the new name Oxandrin, most bodybuilders still use the name Anavar.

Men find that it doesn’t carry the same risk of developing gynecomastia (the swelling of the breast tissue) and women like that it doesn’t produce such side effects as a deepening of the voice, hair growth, and sex organ masculinizing. For these reasons Oxandrolone is probably the most requested drug by female athletes.

As a drug that doesn’t cause water retention or produce excess estrogen, Oxandrolone is very popular as a pre-contest cutting drug and very useful for bringing out definition and vascularity at contest time. In fact more bodybuilders use Anavar for reducing body fat than building muscle mass. Another benefit of the steroid is that it seems to have appetite suppressant properties. This makes it easier for users to control calorie-cravings and stay strict while on a pre-contest diet.

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