Anavar by Meditech (Oxandrolone) is an anabolic steroid which resembles closely the male hormone Testosterone. The steroid is a derivative of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) made by substituting the second carbon atom of the molecular formulae with an oxygen atom and thus resulting to a molecular formula represented as.
The Oxandrolone causes fat burning and thus firmer muscles and optimization of strength. Users looking for a mass gain will take it in “stack”, ie combine it with another product more anabolic, as the Oxandrolone does not provide mass gain.
An Oxandrolone / Dianabol stack for example provides a lean mass gain with low water retention, ideal for bodybuilding while weightlifters will turn to a stack of Oxandrolone / Androlic (strong androgens) to gain strength and dense muscles.
Anavar comes in the form of a capsule and is consumed orally. When ingested, the steroid inhibits the production of Testosterone by suppressing the functions of the gonads and of the pituitary glands. Once the steroid acts as the Testosterone more masculine biased actions are often taken up by the body. The ingestion of the steroid usually affects two hormones in the body; the luteinizing hormone and the follicle stimulating hormone of the pituitary.
Anavar is considered as a weak steroid that is slightly androgenic such that it has very minimal side effects on the growth of children. When the drug is administered in small doses, the side effects or contraindications are limited. Most concern is shown when men use the steroid as it affects the production of testosterone.