Firstly, the real name of this compound is oxandrolone . Oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid that was originally developed in 1962 as a weight gain medication for various diseases such as severe burns, bone pain due to osteoporosis, muscle atrophy due to AIDS, etc. Anavar is the brand name that the pharmaceutical company used to label . generic oxandrolone and sell it. Think about how Pepsi or Coke are trademarks of cola. Anavar is the brand name for Oxandrolone, developed by Pfizer (Pfizer was then called GD Searle & Co.). To this day, oxandrolone is one of the few anabolic steroids that is still prescribed because of its effectiveness at what it does.
Oxandrolone is derived from dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Its design was to have a very strong separation of anabolic and androgenic effects, which meant that there would be very few androgenic properties while retaining as many anabolic properties as possible. It was also designed to have no significant estrogenic or progestagenic effects (progestagenic meaning progestrogen). When comparing on a mg to mg basis, oxandrolone is much more anabolic than testosterone, but much less androgenic. Keep in mind, however, that you will be taking far fewer mg of oxandrolone per day than mg of testosterone per day (25-50 mg to 250 mg+ respectively).
Does Oxandrolone really help burn fat?
In a randomised study of 32 men, some of whom took 20 mg daily compared to placebo for 12 weeks, it was found that insulin sensitivity improved and visceral and limb fat tissue decreased.
Another study involving 29 women shows that there was also a loss of whole body adipose tissue.
Keep in mind that oxandrolone should not be used as a fat burner. It is an anabolic and should be treated accordingly. Using excessive amounts of oral steroids in an attempt to lose weight from 350 pounds to 180 pounds will not benefit you, your health, or your wallet. It is very easy to eat a steroid, and this drug is no exception