Fitness enthusiast and body builders are always on the lookout for effective fat burners. At the same time, they do not want their muscle mass to deteriorate. Anavar is a drug often used by experience bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. It helps lose fat but does not cause much damage to the muscle mass.
What is Anavar?
The drug name of Anavar is Oxandrolone, among the fitness enthusiasts it is simply called ‘Var’. This is an anabolic steroid, it has gained immense popularity among the body building community. Anavar was developed by Searle Laboratories in the late 1960s. It was essentially build for patients who lost muscle involuntarily due to some disease.
Seale Laboratories discontinued the drug, when the drug met with bad publicity. The body building community had started using it for quick results on muscle mass building. By this time, other pharmaceutical companies had picked up the production of this drug. Body builders continue to use this methylated steroid. This helps them achieve quick weight loss, hardening of muscle mass and the strength increases manifold.
Dosage of Anavar
While consuming any drug, it is important that you watch the dosage. Over dose of drugs could cause severe problems. Typically, all these drugs have different dosages for Men and Women. The intake of these drugs should depend on your experience with the drug, your gender and the goal you set out to achieve.
The prescribed dosage is 40 mg every day. Over time, the per day intake limit can be increased to 80 mg / day and 100 mg / day. This is the maximum dosage for this drug. At no point should one cross this limit.
The effects of the drug typically lasts for 8 hours, some experienced bodybuilders consume it 3 times a day. While consuming the drug multiple times a day, the dosage of the drug should be closely watched. For example if one consumes it twice a day, then the dosage should be 20 mg, 40 mg or 50 per consumption. These are for maximum dosage limits of 40 mg, 80 mg or 100 mg respectively.
A typical Anavar cycle should last for 6 weeks. Bodybuilders usually try a 8 – 12 week cycle as well. A 12 week cycle is way higher than the maximum 8 week cycle prescribed by the manufacturers and experts.
Anavar cycle should begin with 5 mg per day. This can be increased gradually to 20 mg over time. The dosage should be increased only if there are no side effects. Most women get desired results with a nominal dosage of 10 mg. Experts suggest that the dosage should be split into 2. One part of the dosage should be consumed in the morning and the other at night before bed.
Anavar cycle should last 6 weeks for Women, it can be extended maximum for 8 weeks.
Side effects of Anavar
The common side effects of Anavar are –
- Muscle cramps especially in the leg
- Enlarged prostrate
- Frequent Urination
- Skin problems
- Enlarged and tender Breasts
- Masculinization including facial hair growth
Most of these drugs, which promise weight loss and fat burning capabilities, come with a host of side effects. The drug has to be continued only if your body does not face these challenges. You may stack the intake of Anavar with other drugs to overcome or limit the side effects.