Oxandrolone isn’t one of the most powerful anabolic steroids, however it’s one of the friendliest in terms of side effects. If you’re looking for as quick results in very short time, this steroid isn’t for you. However, if you understand the hormone and what it can do, then you will surely find it valuable. Oxandrolone, also referred as “the girl steroid” is one of the few anabolic steroids with high success rate among women. Many of the female physiques have been built on Oxandrolone.
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100 x 10mg tablets
Although considered a mild steroid, Oxandrolone’s anabolic rating is more than triple that of Testosterone. Oxandrolone isn’t as powerful in mass building as Testosterone, however when we couple this with its low androgenicity, then we can truly begin to appreciate it.
Oxandrolone is also known for its ability to increase red blood cell count, which will in turn promote an enhancement in muscular endurance. It is one of the only anabolic steroids that can be called a direct fat burning steroid. All anabolic steroids can have a positive impact on the metabolic rate, however Oxandrolone has been shown to directly promote lipolysis.
The effects of Oxandrolone can positively impact any phase of performance enhancement. For the off-season athlete, any weight gained will only be muscle tissue. Oxandrolone does not aromatize and there will be no water retention. You should not expect massive gains in size or weight due to this steroid’s use, but the gains will be solid and often easier to keep post use compared to some steroids.
Although not a phenomenal mass builder for men, Oxandrolone is an amazing steroid for women. Women are more sensitive to the hormone and will get more in terms of growth. Further, most women aren’t looking for the extreme gains a man might be looking for. Thanks to the side effect friendly nature of Oxandrolone, there is merely a better off-season steroid for women.
Oxandrolone will help with the overall metabolism and due to its lipolysis effects, you should be able to stay leaner in an off-season with this steroid.
Oxandrolone is best during a cutting phase. It is one of the best steroids for preserving lean tissue that would otherwise be lost during a necessary calorie deficit that’s in place to lose body fat. Fat loss will also occur at a more efficient rate. Once lean, the effects of Oxandrolone will greatly promote a harder and more defined physique.
Oxandrolone is also appreciated by many athletes looking to enhance performance. Oxandrolone has nice strength increasing properties. This steroid will also enhance recovery, a necessary factor for anyone who undergoes regular physical activity and should also significantly increase muscular endurance.
Oxandrolone is toxic to the liver. Liver enzyme values will be elevated when this steroid is used. However, Oxandrolone is one of the milder steroids. Assuming a healthy liver and use that doesn’t go past recommended times, the liver should recover fairly quickly without any damage.
Oxandrolone should not be used if you suffer from any liver disease or issue.
Alcohol consumption should be minimal. If this is an issue you should avoid this steroid.
Most all over the counter medications carry varying levels of hepatotoxicity and should be avoided when possible.
Oxandrolone shouldn’t be used for more than 8 weeks at a time.
Liver detoxifiers should be part of your plan.
For the male anabolic steroid user, 10-30mg per day will produce an anabolic bump. However, 40-50mg per day is far more common and effective. Some men will use as much as 80-100mg per day, but this increases the chances of side effects.
Female Oxandrolone users will normally dose the steroid at 5-10mg per day. It’s not common for a woman to need more than 10mg per day, but if more is needed it can be increased by 5mg. Doses that surpass 20mg per day will almost assure some level of virilization.
6-8 weeks of use is standard with both men and women.
Oxandrolone side effects
Oxandrolone is one of the most side effect friendly anabolic steroid. There are others that are even friendlier but most of those are of little consequence as they aren’t all that effective either.
There is no aromatization so water retention and gynecomastia cannot occur. As there is no possible water retention, high blood pressure based on water retention is impossible with Oxandrolone.
Androgenic activity does exist - acne, accelerated body hair growth and hair loss in men predisposed to male pattern baldness are all possible. However, these are not common.
The androgenic side effects of Oxandrolone can also include virilization in women such as body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. Fortunately, virilization is not common with responsible doses, but it is possible and may occur even in low doses in sensitive women. If virilization symptoms occur and Oxandrolone is discontinued, the symptoms will go away. If symptoms are ignored, they may become permanent and irreversible.
As with all anabolic steroids Oxandrolone will suppress natural testosterone production in men. Most men will still need some form of exogenous testosterone if they are using Oxandrolone. Those who do not supplement with testosterone have a chance to get into low testosterone condition.
Once the use of Oxandrolone is done, and all anabolic steroids has cleared the body, natural testosterone production will begin again. Most men will need a Post Cycle Therapy plan to aid in recovery. All in all, it takes several months to recover from anabolic steroid use.