Anavar Oxandrolone Raw Tren Powder Tren Drug Muscle Growth CAS
Anavar (Oxandrolone) CAS 53-39-4 Raw Tren Powder Muscle Growth
|Chemical Structure||5 alpha-androstan-2-oxa-17 alpha-methyl-17 beta-ol-3-one|
|Molecular Weight Of Base||306.4442|
|Active Life||8-12 hours|
|Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio (Range)||322-630/24|
Oxandrolone was designed as an extremely mild anabolic, one that
could be safely used as a growth stimulant in children. The
compound will not actually aromatize and the anabolic effect of
oxandrolone has been shown to promote linear growth. It was also
once prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis in women,
something that again demonstrates how truly mild it is. However,
for the most part it is now manufactured for the purpose of
treating HIV/AIDS related wasting syndrome. The expediting of wound
healing, particularly the treatment of burns, is another use but is
far more rare.
For bodybuilders and strength athletes, the mild nature of
oxandrolone is a definite draw to the compound. The lack of
aromatization of the compound makes it ideal for cutting cycles as
there is little bloat to deal with. Oxandrolone does not reduce
body fat itself, but can play a major role in the maintenance of
lean mass while dieting. Strength increases are also common and
mixed with less than dramatic weight gains, the compound is very
beneficial to athletes participating in sports that have weight
divisions or where extra weight can be a hindrance.
Similar to nearly all oral anabolic steroids oxandrolone's
half-life is quite short with frequent doses of the drug being
needed to be taken to ensure that blood levels remain fairly
constant. Oxandrolone is relatively quick to be metabolized by the
body with concentrations of the drug falling rapidly after ten to
eighteen hours after administration3 . This would indicate that at least two doses should be taken per
day so that blood levels of the compound remain stable and that no
major flucuations occur.
The majority of first time male users of oxandrolone tend to take
doses ranging from 30mg to 50mg per day, as reported anecdotally.
Experienced users have reportedly used doses up to 150mg per day or
more. As is the case with most anabolic steroids, as one increases
the doses one also increases the chances of developing negative
Due to the relatively mild nature of the drug, oxandrolone is also
a favorite of women. Doses as low as 5mg per day have reportedly
produced dramatic muscle growth and hardness1 . However as with most compounds doses far larger have also been
used with varying degrees of success.
As discussed later, due to the unique nature of oxandrolone and
it's relatively mild nature in terms of hepatotoxicity, this
compound can be run far longer than other 17 alpha alkylated oral
steroids. Cycles of the compound lasting ten to twelve weeks are
not uncommon, with some users extending their cycles of the drug
further. Of course, risks still remain. They are however less
substantial than if a user was administering a more toxic compound.
Oxandrolone does not aromatize or convert to DHT and therefore hair
loss should not be a concern with this compound. It causes little
or no virilization properties, somewhat surprising since
oxandrolone does not aromatize either. This of course is one of the
major reasons why this steroid is so popular with female athletes.
If used without stacking it with testosterone, oxandrolone can lead
to a loss of libido in males as it will shut down your HPTA.
However, some users indicate that no libido problems occur. As
usual, it varies from individual to individual.
Liver enzymes will likely rise while a user is taking this
compound, however the actual damage that occurs to the liver is
very minor to non-existent. As noted by William Llewellyn in
Anabolics 2004, "One study comparing the effects of oxandrolone to
other agents including as methyltestosterone, norethandrolone,
fluoxymesterone and methAndriol clearly supports this notion. Here
it was demonstrated that oxandrolone causes the lowest
sulfobromophthalein (BSP; a marker of liver stress) retention among
all the alkylated orals tested. 20mg of oxandrolone in fact
produced 72% less BSP retention than an equal dosage of
fluoxyrnesterone, which is a considerable difference being that
they possess the same liver-toxic alteration".
This would seem to indicate, as stated earlier, that oxandrolone
can be run safely for longer periods of time than most other 17
alpha alkylated oral steroids. However, liver damage is still a
possibility and precautions should be taken. Also, Oxandrolone has
been shown to have a negative effect on users' blood lipid
profiles, another indication that long terms use of the compound
should be avoided.
Bridging with Anavar: Is it possible?
Similar to methandrostenolone, there are some individuals that
suggest Oxandrolone can be used in small doses to "bridge" between
cycles. The theory that is proposed tries to argue that by taking a
small dose of Oxandrolone upon awakening, this will provide an
anabolic "boost" to an individual's natural testosterone levels,
help combat catabolism, all while supposedly not interfering with
the recovery of the HPTA. When one looks at the evidence, it is
apparent however that this theory is not based on any credible
The fact that Oxandrolone can be suppressive to the HPTA even at
small doses for several hours alone would prevent it from being
useful during PCT or between full cycles. As stated by
Sheffeild-Moore et al. in their study: "Total serum T
concentrations were within normal physiological range on day 0 (449
± 35 ng/dL) and day 3 (441 ± 44 ng/dL) of OX treatment. However, by
day 5, total serum T concentrations were significantly reduced (282
± 45 ng/dL; P < 0.05) below day 0 and day 3 values [emphasis
mine]..."(3). This means that even at a dose of 15mg per day an
individual will be shut down, thus nullifying any attempt at PCT.
It is for this reason that running Oxandrolone as an attempt to
"bridge" between cycles will not aid in maintaining muscle mass
during PCT while allowing your HPTA to recover.