Oxandrolone is a very popular anabolic steroid known commonly by the trade name Anavar. First produced by G.D. Searle & Co, Anavar is not only popular among male athletes, but is without question the primary anabolic steroid used by females. Anavar is an oral anabolic steroid, and carries an extremely high level of toleration among both sexes. Carrying almost non-existent androgenic side effects, this is precisely why so many females are able to use this anabolic compound. Further, despite being an oral steroid, its hepatotoxic nature is extremely mild making it one of the safest oral steroids on the market.
First developed in 1964, unlike many anabolic steroids, Anavar does not carry strong aromatizing affects. In fact, this steroid doesn't aromatize at all, and as a result, aromatizing affects such as gynecomastia and water retention are virtually unheard of with the use of Anavar. Anavar is also one of the milder steroids as it pertains to the suppression of natural testosterone. Suppression will occur at some level and it is significant enough to warrant the use of exogenous testosterone in men, but it will not lead to a complete shutdown of production. Total doses of Anavar will determine the extent of testosterone suppression.
The original intent of Anavar's production was for the purpose of treating muscle wasting diseases. This is a very common theme in the production of numerous anabolic steroids. However, after a time many athletes found this steroid to be a good match to fit their needs; never has this been so prevalent in the case of female physique athletes. You might go as far to say that Anavar's single greatest customer lies within the ranks of female bodybuilding, figure and fitness; extensively so regarding the latter two in terms of the primary anabolic used. For example, in recent high profile news, University of Georgia cheerleader Anna Watson was accused of using Anavar. CNN Reports that a modeling agency offered her a $75,000 contract to take their Anavar supplement daily to gain 50 extra pounds of muscle.
When it comes to the male athletes, the use of Anavar is not as common as it is with certain other anabolic steroids. Although Anavar serves as suitable anabolicsupplement, being that its anabolic effects are mild, many men who use it have to take very high doses, and this can get very expensive. Some male bodybuilders commonly use Anavar as part of their final prep before a show, as well as athletes in other sports that desire an anabolic effect that will be mild so as not to raise suspicion.
Anavar is also sometimes found under another alternative name 'Oxandrin' due to the primary pharmacy Savient Pharmaceuticals production of the drug. Originally Searle, now known as Pfizer, produced the drug Oxandrolone. Eventually the drug was picked up by Savient Pharmaceuticals, and under Savient, Anavar took the name Oxandrin. A worthy note, the only drug actively manufactured by Savient is Oxandrolone.
Although Anavar is a very weak anabolic steroid compared to many others, it serves a strong purpose. It is the perfect anabolic steroid for those who wish to partake in the anabolic game with the most reduced risk possible. Further, as it pertains to females and anabolic steroid use, Anavar is the perfect steroid of choice to ensure the protection of femininity while increasing or maintaining muscle tissue.