Anavar is another anabolic steroid but doesn’t have the same high binding affinity for the androgen receptors. Rather, Anavar works by being converted into DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is actually a more potent form of anabolic hormone that will lead to even more muscle mass and fat burning. A big benefit of DHT though is that it doesn’t cause a lot of the side effects associated with testosterone and that it doesn’t get converted into oestrogen. These two factors make Anavar more effective for building lean muscle and some people think it is safer.
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In either case, both men and women, Anavar can be used for far longer than most oral anabolic steroids due to its low liver toxicity rating and further as it does not appear to taper off in benefit as fast as many other oral anabolic steroids. The majority of Anavar users will supplement for 6-8 weeks but longer durations of 12 weeks are not uncommon, especially during female contest preparation time. Keep in mind, the leaner you are the greater the results will be, meaning, they will be far more pronounced; for this reason most women will choose Anavar during the latter half of their diet to reap the greatest reward.