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    Thumbs up Anavar FAQ - A great read.

    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.

    Enjoy!

    FAQ



    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.

    Side effects?

    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?

    ~9 hours.

    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!

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    very cool x,
    should take care of some of the faq's we get here............hehe.

    seriously bro, great post, answered some questions for me as well.

    peace bb79

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    bump... good and useful. thnx bro.

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    Good information XB,

    I was thinking about adding some anavar to my planned cycle, now it will left out (save some money too). That's what I love about this board we can all share and learn more information so we can make better decisions on a planned cycle.

    Thanks XB,

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    thanks for the info!

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    thanx
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    %#$^, need to get clomid.

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    THIS IS SOME GOOD INFO !!!

    BUMP

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    That had to take some time. Thanks bro. Its guys like you that make this board as great as it is.

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    Thanks bro.

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    Good post bro, noticed the increase in Ox questions too.

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    BUMP!!!! Great post bro!!!!

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    Excellent post bro, that answered a couple of my questions. thanks

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    Good post Bro

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    Great info XB.

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    Nice post. If anyone has any experience with anavar cycles it would be great if they would start posting them. Specifics would be nice (ie doses, cycle length, side effects, and anything else they stacked it with, and of course gains in mass and loss in bodyfat.) I know there are a few testimonials over on EF, I read threw those and they were interesting to read. Especially the one where a guy gained 15lbs on an anavar only cycle that was 6 weeks I believe? at 40mg/day. Makes me tempted to maybe try anavar by itself to start off.

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    okay guys.. thought I would bump this one.. also found a thread at elite with a big study and info on anavar . here > http://boards.elitefitness.com/forum...hreadid=111209

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    Mcbain, I did a var only cycle for 4 weeks (had to cut it short), 50mg ed. I gained 9 lbs (161 to 170) which I'm still holding 1 month later. All solid muscle. Strength went up big time. At 165 I was benching over 425lbs. I lost a lot of strength after the cycle but my strength is still greater then before. 4th week my sex drive went down a lot. A week after I stopped, my sex drive returned, no clomid. If I was to do it again (which I am) I would do a 8 week cycle 50ed with clomid after.

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    Nice post!!!

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    good post

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    Great info!! I started my first anavar cyle yesterday..The info on cholesterol effects was very helpful..Thanks for putting that all together!!

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    Nice, and good timing. I'm thinking Var will be my next cycle.

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    this was the best thread ive eva read applause go out to u

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplyjacked14
    this was the best thread ive eva read applause go out to u
    thanks for the info nice post

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    Good read.

    I still say leave var for rich women though.

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    Great post! It answered my question about var!

    Thanks!

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    I'll bump this one , good post X

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    very good post. This answered alot of my questions on anavar . Good work boys

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    Great info. THX Biker.

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    Bump to the top. Great post for those looking into anavar .

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    Nice post lots of good info - thanks Bro

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    Thanks, good info, was thinking of adding some var in next cycle also!

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    great info... I think you just talked me into getting some Var for my next cycle!

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    Great post, man. Answered alot of ?'s ...

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    This is good, tons of var questions lately...

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    bump!

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    exactly what i wanted know ..and..

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