Getting the dosage right with Anavar is very important. Especially in men, going too low can result in little to no gains. However, it is an oral, despite being a weak one, so going overboard with dosing can result in some of the negative side effects that Anavar is reputed for avoiding. Too much of any oral steroid can lead to negative side effects and long-term health problems.
You can calculate the best Anavar dose by multiplying your body weight time .125 to calculate the total number of MCG you should be taking each day. Obviously, a 280 pound man will need almost double the dosage needed by a 170 pound gym warrior. This math will work out to eight to twelve tablets daily for most men, and something in the range of 4 to 6 tablets daily for women. If women go beyond this recommended dosage, they do risk several very unpleasant side effects. Severe scarring acne, growth of genitalia, and sudden hair growth are common side effects from overuse in women. There is also a deepening of the voice which is permanent.
Anavar should be taken immediately following the bigger meals of the day. Stomach discomfort and gastrointestinal distress is frequently reported with Anavar use. For bodybuilders dieting (and dealing with an already reduced lack of food and increase of stress on the body), this can become a problem. Additionally, Anavar is known as an appetite suppressant, so you may desire less food as a result of its use anyway. If you find the stomach discomfort to be unbearable, most professionals simply recommend changing compounds. Just as you may not have the constitution to run 4 IU’s of growth hormone each week, your stomach just may not be built for Anavar use. If this is the case, consider Winstrol or taking the plunge into an injectable. As a rule, injectables are more effective, offer fewer side effects, and deliver zero gastrointestinal discomfort. But, as many users know, they do require injecting a needle into the body, which many users dislike.
Anavar should be used for up to 8 to 12 weeks, then cycled off for 4 to 8 weeks. It tends to accumulate in the liver, elevating enzyme levels and helping to foster an acidic environment. This can lead to long-term liver damage, such as the development of polyps, small buildups of blood which can later turn cancerous. With many anabolic steroids, there is a risk of long-term damage to testosterone production capacity. Anavar, even when used in heavy doses for longer-than-recommended time periods, does not affect natural testosterone production. Your testes will continue their own natural production following a cycle. This is certainly not the case for testosterone use.
Anavar can be effectively stacked with any number of compounds for a full mass-building or pre-contest cycle. Testosterone esters, Winstrol, and Parabolan are all popular choices. Another popular stack is the 500 mg Deca + 500 mg testosterone + 25 mg (per day) Anavar. Work with your advisor or physician to find a combination that’s right for you!