Oxandrolone is another dihydrotestosterone (DHT) derivative, although this anabolic steroid has nothing to do with the “parent” of this anabolic steroid. Oxandrolone thus has no androgenic effect, is not an antiestrogen, does not contribute to the development of acne, excessive hair growth on the body and hair loss on the head. It does not even increase aggression.
But oxandrolone has two quite remarkable properties. First of all, it can dramatically increase the creatine phosphate synthesis of muscle fibers, which can provide quite good strength gains with virtually no weight gain. Second, oxandrolone is the most potent anti-catabolic of all androgens and anabolic steroids (AAS), it inhibits cortisol synthesis and secretion.
This last property makes oxandrolone almost mandatory for use during the post-cycle therapy (PCT) period, when cortisol levels are usually significantly elevated. It is also not wrong to periodically include oxandrolone during “mass accumulation”. Finally, oxandrolone will be useful during “drying”: on the one hand, it accelerates lipolysis considerably, especially in the abdominal area, and on the other hand, it helps to eliminate excess water from the body.
In general, high doses of oxandrolone are completely unnecessary, just 20-40 mg per day, divided into 2-3 doses. The optimal dose for women is 10-20 mg daily.
Due to the properties of oxandrolone, it is not recommended to take more than 10-12 consecutive days (maximum two weeks), after which it is necessary to take a break for the same duration.
Combination with other AAS
As already mentioned, oxandrolone can be used during periods of muscle growth and in the “drying” period and in the interval between “courses” of hormonal drugs. To solve the first of these tasks, oxandrolone must be combined with testosterone – this is the ideal combination that will provide “dividends” for both beginners and experienced athletes.
The combination of oxandrolone with boldenone, oralturinabol, drostanolone, metenolone (primobolan) can be considered optimal during “drying”. Finally, during PCT, it can be used alone or in combination with metenolone.
Oxandrolone can be called an absolutely safe anabolic steroid – it practically does not affect the body’s own secretion of testosterone, it does not cause gynecomastia, acne and the like – if not for two “buts”.
First, it is quite irritating to the gastrointestinal tract. It is true that this only applies to large doses of oxandrolone – 80 to 100 mg per day and more, but it can still be ignored.
And second, long-term suppression of cortisol secretion can be detrimental – it can lead to severe feelings of fatigue, sleep disturbances and a decrease in blood pressure. In addition, inflammatory processes are not suppressed and even the slightest damage to ligaments or joints can lead to quite serious injuries. At the same time, of course, the power indicators are falling. Therefore, it is not recommended to take oxandrolone for more than two consecutive weeks.
Recommendations for PCT following the Oxandrolone course
Despite the little effect of Oxandrolone on the body, according to reviews, there is still a slight underestimation of testosterone production. To avoid possible side effects, start taking Clomid after completing your course – day 3 after taking your last steroid pill. Take 2 tablets for the first 7 days, 1 tablet for the next 7 days.