(Anavar, Var, Var 15, Oxan)
Manufacturer: SPA, BTG, originally Searle (1964)
Effective dose: 20-100mg+ every day
Active Life: 8-12 hours
Detection Time: 3 weeks
Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio (Range): 322-630:24
Steroid Family: DHT Derived
Anavar (Var, Var 15) was first developed in 1962 by pharmaceutical giants G.D. Searle & Co (Now Pfizer) and was sold in the United States and the Netherlands under the Anavar trade name. It is a DHT derived anabolic steroid, similar to Masteron and Winstrol. It is an orally active 17-alpha-alkylated compound, giving it the ability to survive the “first pass” of liver metabolism and allowing it to be ingested effectively. It is a versatile androgen and can be used in both cutting and bulking stacks/phases. It can be used alone, or in combination with other orals or injectable steroids.
Medical Uses: Anavar was originally developed in the 1960’s and was shown to have a number of therapeutic applications. It was used to treat those with loss of weight because of injury or disease. These included, the promotion of lean tissue growth during catabolic illness, infection, trauma or prolonged corticosteroid administration, the promotion of lean tissue growth following surgery or the support of bone density in patients with osteoporosis or bone density issues. In the 1980’s this production has slowed considerably from pressure from the FDA and Anavar was taken off the shelves in 1989. International markets then followed suit and Anavar look destined to be another steroid to disappear.
It would be another few years until Anavar appeared again. In 1995 Oxandrin appeared in the United States market, produced by Bio-Technology General Corp (BTG). BTG would continue selling it for the FDA approved uses involving LBM preservation, but had also been granted orphan-drug status for the treatment of AIDS wasting, alcoholic hepatitis, Turner's syndrome in girls, and constitutional delay of growth and puberty in boys. Orphan drug status gave BTG a 7-year monopoly on the drug for these new uses, allowing them to protect a very high selling price.
Oxandrin continues to be sold in the United States, but is now sold by Savient (formerly BTG). It is currently approved by the FDA for “adjunctive therapy to promote weight gain after weight loss following extensive surgery, chronic infections, or severe trauma and in some patients who without definite pathophysiologic reasons fail to gain or to maintain normal weight, to offset the protein catabolism associated with prolonged administration of corticosteroids, and for the relief of the bone pain frequently accompanying osteoporosis.” Generic versions of the drug are now available in the U.S. Which has reduced the price of oxandrolone therapy for those in need.
Performance Enhancement: Early on it was postulated that Anavar would provide help to a bodybuilder or athlete wanting an enhancement of their performance because of its ability to add weight and strength to those with disease wasting illness. After ingestion Anavar becomes active in the blood and protein synthesis and nitrogen retention will both increase. Anavar will add quality pounds to any frame small or large by increasing growth factors, such as IGF also. With a diet rich in protein and an adequate training program the user will experience an increase in strength and lean muscle mass. Anavar is a well-tolerated compound and suitable for females in small doses.
Stacks well with: Anavar is an extremely versatile anabolic steroid. It can be used for both cutting and bulking cycles and in combination with other steroids or used alone. It’s one of the more versatile compounds also because of its low toxicity to the user and tolerated by males in large doses and also females in low/moderate doses. It increases lipolysis which means it will incinerate adipose and visceral excess fat when administered. Because it will promote weight and muscle gain as well, it’s also used in bulking cycles. Other anabolic steroids that go well with Anavar are other orals in small doses because of the cumulative total doses effects on the body (liver, BP, kidneys). Although it can be used alone and not disturb endogenous testosterone levels too much, its better stacked with Sustanon, Testoseterone Enanthate and Testosterone Propionate. It can also be used in conjunction with Dianabol at a low dose of 20-30mg of each every day, but regular blood tests are suggested.
Lonavar (Argentina, Australia)
Var 15 (Anabolic Pharma)
Oxandrin – USA by Bio-Technology General Corp (BTG)
Pricing: Anavar - Oxandrolone, is one of the most expensive anabolic steroids to acquire. Why? Because its effects are long lasting and it’s a relatively new drug to the market. It’s tolerated well by users male and female, its gains stick and are not water weight and keep able after cessation of use. It yields low side effects when compared to other anabolic steroids this is why it can be expensive. It’s a sort after drug and not produced as widely as other similar steroids. The price of Anavar should be around $60-80 per 30-40 tabs at 10-20mg each. An effective dose for males is 60-100mg every day and females is 10-20mg every day. Anavar can be obtained online by reputable suppliers and be paid for using a credit or debit card.