|Safest oral steroid||increases the level of red blood cells (which improves blood circulation during training)|
|Delivers high quality and easily sustainable gains||increases levels of LDL cholesterol|
|Enhances protein synthesis||at high dosage suppresses natural production of androgenic hormones|
|Reduces cortisol levels||at high dosages may be hepatotoxic|
|Improves the usability of other anabolic steroids|
|Increases the level of red blood cells (which improves blood circulation during training)|
CHEMICAL NAME: 17β-hydroxy-17α-methyl-2-oxa-5α-androstane-3-one
HALF-LIFE: 9 hours
ANABOLIC RATING: 322-630
ANDROGENIC RATING: 24
Structurally, it is a 17-alkylated derivative of DHT, which is unique among the steroids, unique in its substitution (replacement) of the second carbon on the A-ring oxygen (O). This small chemical change prevents aromatization and generally oxandrolone one of the least androgenic steroids with minimal side effects. As one of the few steroids promotes multiplication of muscle myofibrils, especially in long-term cycles of about 2-3 months. It is especially good in the second half of the cycle, but it can also be used on the whole. Effect on a positive nitrogen balance is also with the minimum quantities. Promotes the formation of creatine phosphate and increases its stock in the muscle. It is particularly suitable in the diet, but also in volume. Suppresses hunger and recent studies have even shown fat-burning effects.
Because Oxandrolone is a derivative of dihydrotestosterone it does not aromatizes and therefore does not cause the look of soft muscles, swollen appearance or gynecomastia in men. Also androgenic effects are minimal, even in sensitive individuals. We can say that in normal doses oxandrolone causes virtually no visible side effects. Because it does not suddenly increase muscle gains, it's suitable for users with a potential risk of higher blood pressure. Oxandrolone can sometimes cause bloating and vomiting when administered with food. Some users have also reported nausea when taking oxandrolone alone.
Oxandrolone is therefore widely used by power lifters who want to increase strength, but remain in their weight category. It is also a good choice to use in definition period, when the purpose is not gaining weight. It is valued as a very good fat burner. It is often possible to see several bodybuilders taking oxandrolone two months before the competition. It is also recommended for conditions of catabolism or loss of lean body mass associated with AIDS, cancer, osteoporosis and hepatitis.
Although Oxandrolone itself does not produce large increases in muscle, it may increase the effect of other steroids. It can be excellent in conjunction with highly androgenic steroids of Anabol type or testosterone. In combination with other non-aromatizing steroids (stanozolol, methenolon) it is suitable for muscle strength and hardness.
Athletes claim the substance is detectable for 35-40 days.