Thread: ANAVAR Does it work/How?
04-06-2009, 08:46 PM #1
ANAVAR Does it work/How?
What is your experience with var. I understand its supposed to reduce body fat especially trunk fat. Is this true and how does it do this? Because I know it reduces hunger...is that its fat loss mechanism?
04-06-2009, 09:03 PM #2
steroids don't burn fat, at least not directly, here's some info to read
WRITTEN by XBiker
Alright guys, I have seen a lot of ?'s concerning anavar lately.
If I were to be stranded on an island with only one AAS to choose, I would take var over everything else. Why??
It's an oral, so no poking. It's a mild drug and is only slightly liver toxic. It makes you strong, lean, hard, and no aggression (IMO). If anything, it makes me feel jolly and warm.
This was originally posted by Twitched over at Elite.
Is oxandrolone an effective bridge?
See "Does anavar supress your HPTA".
What is the highest recommended dose for bodybuilding purposes?
From my research, the consensus is that anything over 80mg shows extreme diminishing returns.
Does oxandrolone supress your HPTA (natural testosterone production)?
Yes. Research shows as little as 2.5mg can supress in some folks. As far as the effects of this lowered test production, at 40mg a day, I would say that it's pretty much split evenly. Half of people will attest to loss of sex drive and testicular shrinkage late cycle, while about half attest that they retained sexual drive without any shrinkage. Bridging users be forewarned.
Reference: (Effect of low dose oxandrolone and testosterone treatment on the pituitary-testicular and GH axes in boys with constitutional delay of growth and puberty. Crowne EC, Wallace WH, Moore C, Mitchell R, Robertson WH, Holly JM, Shalet SM. )
Is clomid needed post cycle?
Yes. This should be apparent from the above question. You may find that 50mg/day for two weeks is enough however.
Oxandrolone and liver damage. What's the deal?
There is room for serious debate here. Oxandroline is 17-alpha-alkylated, so it's starting off on a bad foot. Oxandrolone has shown to cause liver values to sway outside of the "normal zone" for some posters (which may or may not indicate liver toxicity, this is debatable), however, the insert also states that oxandrolone can alter blood test results. I would treat this drug as liver toxic, supplimenting with a lot of ALA, Liver Detox, etc. However, this drug has also been used at 80mg/day to treat (and reverse!) liver damage in alcohol abusers. Hard to say what this means. My advice is to play it safe and treat it like any other 17aa oral.
Reference: (1: Am J Gastroenterol 1991 Sep;86(9):1200-8, A randomized, controlled trial of treatment of alcoholic hepatitis with parenteral nutrition and oxandrolone. I. Short-term effects on liver function. Bonkovsky HL, Fiellin DA, Smith GS, Slaker DP, Simon D, Galambos JT.)
Cholesterol? Heart attack time?
User experience seems to point to the fact that prolonged use does bring your good cholesterol down and your bad cholesterol up. Take your flax seed oil.
"Also, because oral steroids can decrease the "good" HDL cholesterol and increase the "bad" LDL cholesterol, oral steroids can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). If you use oral anabolic steroids consider taking 400 to 800 IU of Vitamin E, and 1,000 to 2,000 mg. of Vitamin C with each meal. These vitamin antioxidants help to protect cholesterol from the oxidation that is associated with CVD."
(Oxandrin May Cause Liver Toxicity, by Michael Mooney (Original article in issue #7, October, 1998. Updated July, 2001)
Will grapefruit speed absorbtion?
Naringen present in grapefruit juice has shown to increase absorbtion of 17 alpha-ethinylestradiol (EE2), however, it is pure speculation as to its effects are similar in 17-alpha-alkylated substances. Hey, it cant hurt!
(Can grapefruit juice influence ethinylestradiol bioavailability? Author: Weber A; J¨ager R; B¨orner A; Klinger G; Vollanth R; Matthey K; Balogh A)
What about the different brands of Oxandrolone floating around? What to choose?
** "10mg tabs" Street price: ~$.40/"10mg"
This product must be chewed says the "manufacturer". This product is underdosed, and of dubious purity and consistency. Lab results on a test done on another board showed the pills to contain a little over 4mg of oxandrolone.
BTG/SPA 2.5mg tabs. Street price: 1-2$ per pill.
Exceptional results can be obtained with this product using signifigantly lower doses (e.g. 25mg instead of 40mg). This can probobly be attributed to greater absorbtion via proprietary "delivery systems". Outstanding product if you can afford it.
Spanish Generic 10mg caps. Street price: $1/cap.
Nothing but positive feedback so far. Tested within pharm. margin of error (+-10%). Here are the results. These are great if you can still get them.
Percentage OX: 4.42%
Percentage moisture: 2.1%
Total OX content: 9.55mg
(Credit goes to Fonz.)
Ttokkyo Labs. 5mg tabs. Street price: around 1.50 each.
Consistent, well dosed product. Does not seem to have the absorbtion or potency of the BTG/SPA product. Because of the extreme cost, I would never choose this over BTG or SPA except for availability issues.
Common side effects you should be prepared for: Appetite loss, stomach discomfort, increase skin "grease". I personally suffered extreme loss of appetite, but no stomach discomfort. Appetite came back in 1 week.
Rarer side effects: acne
Overall, this is an extremely mild drug. You should experience virtually no side effects. Those you do experience will diminish over time.
As ulter once said "safer then baby food".
How long before it kicks in?
Individual thing. Varies on product line as well. BTG hits quickest, ** slowest if at all.
I noticed vascularity and hardness within 2-3 days with generics, and strength in 2.5 weeks. Huck saw strength in 3 days on BTG. Wait about 3 weeks for the full effect before you get dissapointed.
Vascularity and hardness will come quick, it's very nice. I had spiderweb viens on my pecs that I've never seen before in just 3 days on Ox.
What is this drug used for?
Involuntary weight loss. HIV, AIDS, burns etc. Liver treatment in severe alcohol induced liver damage.
What is the halflife of Ox?
When should ox be dosed?
There are two camps.
Camp 1: Take it all in the morning. The rationale is that your blood concentrations will 'fall off' by the time you go to bed, which will limit HPTA impact during this crucial "recentering" time for your body.
Camp 2: Spread it out evenly through the day. This will keep blood concentrations steady. Plus, don't we want that nice anabolic substance in our veins during our growth at night?
My comments: With a halflife of 9 hours, this issue is virtually meaningless. The ideas used in "camp 1" apply well when you have a substance with a 3 hour halflife (dbol ), (e.g. if 30mg of dbol is taken at 9am, only about 1 miligram is left in your bloodstream by bedtime. great.) I don't think things pan out so well with a 9 hour halflife drug. If 40mg is taken at 9am, at bedtime you will have approximately 10mg or more in your bloodstream. You would have about 15 at bedtime if you took it 4 times evenly through the day. I don't think you are giving your body any dropoff at night anyway.
Conclusion: Take it whenever you want. Choose the camp you agree with and do it, things will work out.
What gains can I expect?
Individual question. I've heard of folks with no gain in lbm, I've heard of a 15lb gain. It all depends on your diet, brand, etc. However, don't expect this to pack 3 times the punch of a sust/dbol cycle because it costs 3 times as much. .
This question is actually pretty silly, so I won't delve into it.
You CAN expect hardness and vascularity.
How about doses for women?
Go scope out the Womens discussion. However, from the grape vine I've heard of dosages starting at 2.5mg/day ramping up to 10mg/day. I wouldn't recommend more. I know little about anabolics in women though. Don't use anything but BTG/SPA. The cost is so small with female dosages and the damage done to a women's body from counterfiets is far too great. Overmore, you can't dose small amounts accurately with 10mg caps/tabs.
How long is a typical Oxandrolone cycle?
Most tend to agree longer is better with Ox. 6 weeks seems to be the minimum, while 10 weeks is recommended and common. Over 10 weeks might be stressful on the ole' liver.
Where can I get some?
Read the board rules ya jabroni!
04-06-2009, 09:06 PM #3
I didn't say it burns fat I mentioned it reduces appetite.
04-06-2009, 09:06 PM #4
But thank you for the extensive post much appreciated.
04-06-2009, 10:00 PM #5
04-06-2009, 10:05 PM #6
04-06-2009, 10:07 PM #7
Couldn't get any test, so I couldn't run it. lol
I ran it all for 10 weeks. The var is not hard on the old liver, so I did it for the whole cycle
04-06-2009, 10:08 PM #8
man you need to run some test!
EQ is pretty damn supressive, as are all AAS
have you ever had blood work done?
04-06-2009, 10:11 PM #9
04-06-2009, 10:25 PM #10
I started out at 11% BF, I've never been able to break 10%. I play hockey like it's going out of style, and in college I was playing 2-4 hours a day and running, and I still never broke it.
After running with the var, I was at 11-12% and I went down to 6-7% (Which was my goal) and I've been there since (5 weeks)
Oh, and I'm 5' 8" and 187 right now
I've had blood work done before, during, and after every cycle. And I'm all good.
04-07-2009, 03:21 AM #11
i heard it reduces trunk fat if you rub it on your belly
04-07-2009, 01:24 PM #12
04-07-2009, 01:27 PM #13
var used at 80mg or more ED is INSANE. you must have legit, quality var
04-07-2009, 03:53 PM #14
04-07-2009, 03:57 PM #15
04-07-2009, 04:43 PM #16Associate Member
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I have used Var once and was amazed at what it did as far as fat loss (specifically in the gut). I have read several on the board who say it does not burn fat, but in my experience it sure did. Love it...
Here is a line item directly from it's profile on this forum:
Now here’s some interesting stuff for anyone interested primarily in the fat burning properties of this stuff: Anavar may be what we’d call a “fat-burning steroid ”. Abdominal and visceral fat were both reduced in one study when subjects in the low/normal natural testosterone range used anavar (4). In another study, appendicular, total, and trunk fat were all reduced with a relatively small dose of 20mgs/day (8), and no excercise. In addition, weight gained with ‘var may be nearly permanent too. It might not be much, but you’ll stand a good chance of keeping most of it. In one study, subjects maintained their weight (re)gains from anavar for at least 6 months after cessation (2)! Concomitantly, in another study, Twelve weeks after discontinuing oxandrolone, 83% of the reductions in total, trunk, and extremity fat were also sustained (8)! If you’re regaining weight, Anavar will give you nearly permanent gains, and if you are trying to lose fat (and you keep your diet in check), the fat lost with Anavar is basically looks to be nearly permanent.
04-07-2009, 10:17 PM #17
04-07-2009, 10:24 PM #18
Var shreds me.. You dont eat as much so you lose weight.
04-07-2009, 10:26 PM #19
tren and mast with it at the time, but all i could afford was prop and var...
04-07-2009, 11:25 PM #20Junior Member
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Steroid Detection Time
Steroid Detection Time (Ball park numbers)
DIANABOL (ORAL) 5 - 6 WEEKS
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 3 months
TESTOSTERONE ENANTHATE 3 months
OXANDROLONE 3 - 5 WEEKS
PRIMOBOLAN DEPOT 4 - 5 WEEKS
EQUIPOISE 4 months
SUSTANON 250 3 months
WINSTROL 2 months
TESTOSTERONE PROPIONATE 2 WEEKS
I cant take this!!!!
DECA - DURABOLIN 17 - 18 MONTHS
So if someone was trying beat the NCAA steroid testing what cycle would be the best?
1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight/day
5,000 + or - calories per day 8 meals per day and protein drink in-between meals. Carbohydrates around 850 grams per day
Work out 6 days a week. Once spring ball is over and exams.
5’9” 192 lbs currently body fat not sure but I am lean.
I had back surgery due to sports injury in 2007. I tore my L-5 and L-4 in my lower back. A Dynesys Dynamic Stabilization System fixed that problem. My body is back to 100%. I have been working on my speed and spring football will end this weekend. I have been doing mat drills for the last couple of weeks. Looking to bulk back to playing weight this summer and eat, work out, sleep. I am trying to lock myself up this summer and train hard. Lifting nothing but heavy this summer with the strength coach at school. My goal is to reach 215 lbs once again. I was a big ***** with my first post I rushed it. I learned if you post something stupid you guys will bust my balls. I have done 2 cycles in my life. Would like to start a third but would like some help please!!!
Before back surgery
Rep 225 - 27 times
Broad jump 9'4"
20 yard shuttle 4.18
Also pole-vault 17 feet
I like this cycle: However since Deca is detected for 17 - 18 MONTHS can this be substituted? With EQUIPOISE??? With same results?
Weeks 1-5 40 mg Dbol ED
Weeks 1-8 400mg Deca & 500mg Test
Then PCT started 3 weeks last administrated I have never got any side effects during a cycle)
Day 1 - 100mg
Following 10 days - 60mg
Following 10 days - 40mg
Also has anybody used Oxandroplex with a cycle? How did you like it etc?
04-07-2009, 11:28 PM #21Junior Member
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oops sorry to steal thread dudes.
04-08-2009, 12:05 AM #22
Sounds good I think i'll give it a try.
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