Anavar is by far, one of the most well-known oral anabolic steroids because of its well-tolerated nature. It is one of the very few steroids that can be used safely by both men and women and is also one with the least side effects to both genders.
However, due to its mild nature, Anavar is greatly unappreciated especially by men. But this is mostly due to unrealistic expectations that men have. Many assume that anabolic steroids must yield specific effects but in reality, every steroid has its own set of results.
Why it is popular with female Bodybuilders
Even though men can also get good results from Anavar, they need larger doses which makes Anavar too expensive for them. But unlike other anabolic steroids that are hard on women and cause several adverse side effects, Anavar is very effective when used by women. So effective it is that it is usually considered the official steroid for women. In anabolic steroids, Anavar is to women what testosterone is for men, but with minimum side effects. Below are some reasons it is so popular with women.
1. Accelerated Fat Loss
One for the primary uses of Anavar is cutting. It is great for helping a female bodybuilders lose weight quicker while maintaining lean muscle mass. But, this is not to say that one should expect impressive results just because they are using Anavar but still eating junk. However, if you are already in shape, are eating well and training hard, then some impressive fat loss and muscle gains can be expected.
2. Better Muscle Gains
Considering that Anavar is the testosterone equivalent for women, it’s use results in lean muscle gain for them. This is quite interesting especially when you consider how it has little mass-building properties when used by men. With proper dosages of between 5mg and 20mg daily, a woman can use this steroid without any worry of virilization whatsoever.
3. No Aromatizing Side Effects
One of the greatest advantages of an Anavar cycle for both men and women is the fact that it does not aromatize i.e. it does not convert into estrogen. Because of this, people using Anavar do not need to worry about estrogen related side effects like water retention and gynecomastia. This means that even men can use it to burn fat and increase lean muscle without worry.
4. Athletic Performance Boost
Considering the amazing muscle and strength gain women have when using Anavar, it is especially great for female athletes who want to gain an edge. Unfortunately, most professional sports leagues have banned the use of performance-enhancing drugs, of which Anavar is part of. But if all you want is to gain an edge over your colleagues and gym buddies, then Anavar is the best.
5. No PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) needed for Women
Unlike men who would need to buy ancillaries or run some form of Post Cycle Therapy after they off cycle, women do not need this. However, even for women, it is advised that one decreases their intake as they near the end of the cycle. Doing this and also eating extra clean for two weeks after a cycle helps to lower the body’s shock as they are coming off the steroid.
6. Good Gains on Low Doses
One of the reasons Anavar is considered the official steroid for women is that they only require small doses of between 5mg and 20mg daily for impressive results. For beginners, dosage should be 5mg – 10mg with 15mg – 20mg doses left for advanced users. The case is quite different for men who would need an upward of 60mg daily to have any gains.
In women, side effects from using Anavar are quite rare thanks to its mild nature. However, when used in high doses, the most common side effect is virilization. This is the appearance of masculine characteristics in women like voice deepening, body hair, and clitoral enlargement.