Is Anavar SAFE or NOT?
Is this orally active, anabolic steroid safe to consume or not?
What do you think? The hormone Oxandrolone is branded as Anavar and has grown terribly popular in recent times.
However, it does have certain side effects once it is used. Still, the hormone itself is fairly mild which means the side effects can easily be avoided if used properly.
The steroid is so light on side effects that even when men use it in high doses; they rarely have problems with it. However, the phrase “high doses” means different things to different people. Doses in the range of 80mg – 100mg a day can easily be tolerated while 100mg is what can be called high dosage.
A majority of anabolic steroids cannot be used by women so Anavar is a standout exception to this rule. Just like with men, Anavar is also very light on side effects when it comes to women and this is why Anavar has become indispensable in the market today.
This does not mean that females should not be cautious as there are some concerns with female use because women naturally are more sensitive to hormones than men. However, when used responsibly in low to moderate doses, the overwhelming majority of female users will be perfectly fine.
Dangers associated with Anavar
Oxandrolone is a derivative of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and due to this fact there are a few side effects that have always been associated with this class of anabolic steroids, including hair loss and acne. If you are genetically predisposed for hair-loss and/or acne, using Oxandrolone will likely rush 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 even more.
To counter this problem, you might want to supplement with Finasteride, which is better known under its brand name, Propecia and Proscar. The downside of using these is that using the supplement may cause hormonal imbalances.
Users, who tend to break out and are sensitive to acne will in most cases, have breakouts due to Anavar use. These usually appear on the shoulders and back.
If you have not had acne in the past and are not sensitive or prone to acne breakouts, then Anavar use will probably not trigger your first bout with acne.
Still, make sure to shower more frequently and certainly after a sweaty workout or physical exercise session. You will want to change into a clean shirt and of course always have clean bed sheets as well.
Anavar is safe if you are using it the right way for short time periods, but these side effects can occur depending on your body’s sensitivity.
Mythical Side Effects Surrounding Anavar
If you hop online and take a look at all the steroid profiles, you are likely to find some very strong biases against Anavar.
However, if you’re an open minded individual, you will look at the research and facts, and subsequently draw your own conclusions. As a fact, Anavar causes no estrogenic side effects because this hormone doesn’t aromatize. Consequently, issues relating to estrogen are not possible.
Anavar will not cause excess water retention and it will not cause Gynecomastia.
Concerns regarding Testosterone
There is a common misconception that using Oxandrolone won’t cause the suppression of your own natural production of testosterone. However, 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.
Owing to the suppression of testosterone, males will experience testicular atrophy which cannot be avoided in any way. Your testicles will inevitably los their breadth. However, 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, and return to their natural size.
Safety Issues for Women
Anavar is safe for women compared to the majority of other steroids in the market. The main side effects for women using Anavar have to do with the masculinization of females.
The side effects that occur with virilization are the following:
Although these side effects are possible, most women do not need to worry about it happening to them. The average female Anavar user will only use 10mg every two days, or every day. Some may use as much as 20mg a day, but not more.
Ultimately, the safety or danger posed by Anavar is heavily influenced by your decision to use it properly.