Is Anavar Good For Fat Loss?
Blog Entry #31
By Admin – Steroidal.com
Anavar (Oxandrolone) is one of the most popular oral anabolic steroids ever produced. With an excellent safety profile for men and women, clean gains in muscle mass, no estrogen conversion and enhancing fat loss, it’s easy to see why.
Developed G.D. Searle & Co. Laboratories (now Pfizer) in the 1960’s under the brand names Lonavar, Lipidex, Anavar and Protivar is popularity grew quickly in the black market. The muscle mass obtained during an Oxandrolone cycle is dry lean gains as opposed to other oral steroids such as, Anadrol and Dianabol. Anavar is not known as a mass building anabolic steroid, but more of an anabolic used when cutting or during a calorie deficit. Often when anabolic steroids are used the gains in muscle mass are lost after the steroid is discontinued. When androgens that cause water retention are stopped, this water weight disappears, which is often confused for lean muscle gains, although muscle mass will be lost as time passes as well. But what research has been done on Oxandrolone in terms of how good it is at burning body fat and does this body fat stay off post cycle?
When Anavar was first brought to market, various medical studies were conducted by the US Government, and partly by Savient who manufactured Anavar back in the 1960’s. Moderate Oxandrolone dosages were given to elderly subjects above 60 who were not active which showed promising results. The study indicated that men gain muscle mass and lose fat mass if they take Anavar for 12 weeks. It also showed that 12 weeks following the studies end, the muscle mass was lost. What it did show was that the fat mass lost during this administration period, did stay away.
Another more recent study conducted in 2004 at the University of Southern California in the USA again confirmed the above findings. At a relatively low dose of 20mg every day, the men lost 1.8 kg of fat during a 12-week course of Anavar. Todays Anavar dosages for men seem to start at 40mg every day and some go as high as 100mg every day. 20mg every day is more of a female dose, although the Oxandrolone used in the 2004 US study will be very high quality pharmaceutical grade.
VAT = abdominal fat; SAT = subcutaneous fat; P thigh = fat on the hips; D thigh = fat on the upper legs, above the knee; P IMF = intramuscular fat in the trunk; D IMF = intramuscular fat in the arm and leg muscles.
The table below states that 17% of the fat mass lost during the Anavar course, returned, meaning 83% stayed off following the studies end.
This proves Anavar is a good cutting agent, even when your steroidal cycle is complete, if a good diet is maintained keeping the fat mass off post cycle is a reality.
The more fat the men had lost, the lower their insulin level prior to a meal. A low pre-meal insulin level means that you are sensitive to insulin, and is associated with less inflammatory processes. This means, in layman’s terms, your fat cells won’t store as much fat.
Other pieces of available data confirm Oxandrolone is an excellent choice for a cutting agent. A similar study was done 10 years prior on obese men over 40 years old showing a significant reduction in fat mass, whilst those given Testosterone Enanthate showed an increase in fat mass.