Anavar Dosage


Anavar can be quite the versatile compound in its use. Although most users tend to use it as a compound for the maintenance of muscle mass during a hypocaloric fat loss cycle, its use in fact extends far beyond that. Because of Anavar’s strength being that of 3 times Testosterone, it is very well possible for Anavar to be effectively utilized as a mass gaining (or even a bulking) agent. In comparison to compounds typically used as bulking agents, such as Dianabol, Anavar holds the advantage of zero estrogenic activity. Therefore, gains expected from Anavar dosages of any amount can always be expected to be lean mass with no possibility of fat gain or water retention (as the result of estrogen conversion, of which Anavar is unable to undergo). Over the early years of its existence, Anavar has been used exclusively as a cutting agent during periods of fat loss, but as of recent it has begun to see its use expand to that of lean mass gaining. As knowledge increases and ease of access to information expands, more are learning that compounds such as Anavar are actually far more versatile than once thought. Anavar does possess limitations, however, due to its nature as an oral anabolic steroid where the risks of hepatotoxicity are concerned. The limitations to Anavar dosages in regards to this matter in comparison to other anabolic steroids (such as Dianabol or Anadrol-50) are not nearly as great, but it is something that must be kept in mind. The total length of use must also be limited due to its oral nature, but this will be further expanded upon shortly.

Medical Anavar Dosage

The original Anavar dosages recommended by the medical establishment for the purpose of various medical-related treatments were in the range of 2.5 – 20mg per day, with the average dose of 5 – 10mg per day commonly used by patients prescribed the drug. Anavar doses in this range had been recommended by the medical establishment for periods of use no longer than 2 – 4 weeks, although some use has been seen to last for as long as 3 months. Current prescription guidelines in the United States by the medical establishment call for the exact same Anavar dosing protocol as originally described over three decades ago.



Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Anavar Dosage

It must be first understood that Anavar is commonly stacked with other anabolic steroids in a cycle. This is mainly due to the fact that many regard Anavar as a mild anabolic steroid, and therefore it necessitates the need for other stronger anabolic steroids to be used with it. Because of this, prior Anavar doses recommended by the anabolic steroid using community for the purpose of performance enhancement were in the range of 15 – 25mg per day for beginners. However, these days, with the modern knowledge and information available, starting doses are recommended to be a little bit higher as evidenced by some studies where an Anavar dose in the range of 20 – 80mg per day is required for AIDS patients to halt and reverse muscle wasting[1]. With this having been established, it is safe to say that a beginner Anavar dose should be in the range of 30 – 50mg per day. Beginners are known to typically respond much better to lower doses of various compounds than do intermediate anabolic steroid users, or advanced. This is very much the case presented here, and with Anavar’s strength being that of at least 3 times that of Testosterone, a beginner should be able to make considerable gains from the range established above. Intermediate Anavar dosages typically land in the range of 50 – 80 mg per day, and advanced users seldom rise much higher than that range, where the uppermost range for advanced users would be 80 – 100mg per day. Although, it is important to remember that the definition of an advanced anabolic steroid user (when it comes to any anabolic steroid) is not high doses. Anavar is commonly stacked with other compounds, as stated above. It is also common for many users to want to utilize Anavar as the primary anabolic in any cycle, where Anavar dosages may land at the upper end of any of the given ranges while other compounds run in a stack are kept low (such as Testosterone Replacement Therapy – TRT – doses of Testosterone).

Female Anavar Dosage

Anavar is one such anabolic steroid that is commonly used among female athletes, for its lower androgenic strength in comparison to Testosterone and other anabolic steroids. Virilization is rarely seen with the use of proper female Anavar doses. The original medical prescribing guidelines never mentioned any special Anavar dose instructions for females. However, among the athletic and bodybuilding community, a commonly recommended dose for the purpose of performance and physique enhancement is that of 5 – 10mg per day, which in a female should produce desirable positive strength and physique changes with a reduced risk for androgenic virilization side effects. It is imperative that female users run Anavar for a period of no longer than 4 – 6 weeks due to the androgenic effects associated with Anavar. Even an anabolic steroid as mild as Anavar in regards to androgenic side effects can and will produce virilization side effects the longer the compound is run.

Proper Administration and Timing of Anavar Dosages

Anavar holds a half-life of 9 hours, which is fairly long for an oral anabolic steroid, but it is just short enough to necessitate split Anavar doses up through the day – however, no more than twice per day. It is possible to use Anavar in a single-dose manner due to the longer than average half-life as well. In general, steady blood plasma levels should be kept at all times for optimal results. Single-dose protocols of Anavar would not produce the same type of blood spiking effects that, for example, Dianabol would do due to its much shorter half-life.

Expectations and Results From Anavar Dosages

Anavar is a Dihydrotestosterone derivative, which prevents it from interacting with the aromatase enzyme, which is the enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens into Estrogen. As a result, one can expect very solid lean muscle gains without any water retention, and minimal fat gain/retention (provided the user has accompanied their cycle with an appropriate diet). Due to Anavar’s anabolic rating of 322 – 630 (the strength of at least 3 times that of Testosterone), it can and will also elicit dramatic strength gains and considerable lean mass addition.



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[1] Proj Inf Perspect. 1997 Nov;(23):19.