• Pharmaceutical Name:Oxandrolone
  • Chemical Name:17b-hydroxy-17a-methyl2oxa-5a-androstane-3-one
  • Cutting/Bulking: Cutting
  • Anabolic Rating:322-630
  • Active-Life: 8-12 hours
  • Drug Class: Anabolic/Androgenic Steroid (Oral)
  • Average Reported Dosage: Men 20-50mg daily Women 10-15mg daily
  • Acne: Only when administered in high dosages
  • Water Retention: Rare
  • High Blood Pressure: Rare
  • Liver Toxic: Yes, c17-alfa-alkylated steroid. Due to low dosages toxicity is low-moderate
  • Aromatization: None
  • DHT conversion: Quite low
  • Decreases HPTA function: Yes
  • Average Price: Upt $1-1.50/10mgs
Oxandrolone is most bodybuilders favorite cutting steroid, and would probably be more popular if it could be had more cheaply. Origially, it was marketed as Anavar, and has the profound quality of significantly stimulating synthesis of phosphocreatine in muscle cells which in turn improves ATP production and regeneration (for this reason, Creatine is often reccomended to be "stacked" with oxandrolone).Due to this ATP-enhancing quality, strength gains without weight were frequently reported as was an obvious distinct hardness in users muscles.
Oxandrolone does not aromatize to estrogen so water retention is usually not reported as quite low and gyno is never reported. It also has a reputation for being a "fat-burning" steroid, which the medical literature certainly supports.
Oxandrolone is very popular, and put into many cycles where the user can aford it, and is popular in stacks with drugs such as testosterone as well as with with high anabolic/moderate androgenic steroids such as Equipoise or Nandrolones. For the precontest bodybuilder, oxandrolone is often used in conjunction with Masteron or Trenbolone, and Testosterone Propionate as well as injectable Winstrol. Women often achieve incredible results from 5-10mgs/day of oxandrolone alone.