Oxandrolone, or Anavar is a very popular Class I anabolic steroid. It is generally prescribed by doctors to help patients in regaining weight after being bedridden for a long time. However, today the drug is used more by body builders and athletes than by doctors and physicians.
Overall, Anavar is an amazing drug, but many worry about its problems with libido. The thing is, many steroids suppress Hypothalamic-Testicular-Pituitary-Axis (HTPA), and this as a result decreases libido. However, when we talk about Anavar, it is believed that it mildly suppresses HTPA and thus decrease in libido is not an issue while on Anavar cycle.
However, some recent studies even suggest that higher doses of Anavar affects HTPA and thereby libido. Let see if this is something to be worried about…
Anavar Effects on Libido
Anavar is only known to suppress HTPA mildly, but when you increase the dosage, it does affect HTPA and thereby decreases libido. However, it is pretty easy to restore your libido to normal by simply being on a post cycle therapy.
In general, Anavar cycle doesn’t need a PCT, but if you want to get your normal libido back quickly, a PCT can definitely prove to be helpful. This is especially necessary if you have been taking a dosage higher than 50mg a day throughout the cycle.
Now, if you are thinking if there is a way to minimize the damage while on the cycle, then you will be happy to know that yes there is. You can start by lowering the dosage and even add a few supplements to prevent decrease in libido. Some of the common supplements recommended during Anavar cycle are:
- Avena Sativa
Side effects of Anavar
Just like any other anabolic steroid, Anavar also comes with its own set of side effects. However, it is worth mentioning that Anavar being a mild steroid has very mild to no side effects. In simple words, if you are using the drug wisely, there are chances you might not experience any side effects at all. Some of the temporary side effects reported by users are:
- Vomiting, Nausea
- Changes in skin color
- Hair loss
- Decreased libido
To conclude it can be said that Anavar is a libido friendly steroid when it is taken in recommended dosage with appropriate PCT in between the cycles. However, if you abuse the drug, it will show severe side effects just like any other anabolic steroid in the market.