Anavar, which is the trade name for the anabolic steroid Oxandrolone, is probably one of the most popular anabolic steroids in known existence. This is due to its very favorable side effect profile, as well as the amount of desired results and anabolic benefits it tends to provide. Anavar was developed in the early 1960s, and achieved release onto the prescription drug market. Oxandrolone actually flew under several different trade and brand names upon its release, which was mostly dependent on the location, country, or region of the world in which it was being sold. Anavar was the trade name selected for use in the North American market, while other names were used elsewhere internationally. Nevertheless, these other trade and brand names such as Lipidex or Protivar, for example, were eventually dropped and today Anavar is strictly sold under the Anavar trade name. As a matter of fact, although Anavar is merely the trade name for Oxandrolone, it is almost exclusively referred to among the anabolic steroid using community as Anavar. One will never ever overhear anyone refer to this compound as “Oxandrolone” unless it is perhaps an expert or professional who is speaking, and usually in a formal situation.
While Anavar (the trade name for the anabolic steroid Oxandrolone) is not as widely utilized as some of the most popular anabolic steroids of all time (such as Dianabol, Deca-Durabolin, or Winstrol), it is still an extremely popular compound in its own right and has very good reasons for being so. Anavar is widely and almost unanimously considered to be the safest and most user-friendly anabolic steroid. This opinion (which is almost actually a fact) is held by both athletes as well as medical professionals. This hormone was first developed and released onto the prescription market in the early 1960s. It is an oral anabolic steroid that, much like all other anabolic steroids in existence, was the result of the anabolic steroid development boom of the latter half of the 20th century between 1950 and the late 1980s. This hormone in particular is probably the most successful of all of the anabolic steroid derivatives developed, as the goal of this development boom was to create or synthesize a derivative of Testosterone that could be considered ‘safe’. Although it is not one hundred percent safe, Anavar is regarded as the safest anabolic steroid available. It is because of this that it is widely sought after, and almost any steroid vendor or source should offer Anavar for sale.
Anavar is a derivative of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and as such, it retains many of its favorable characteristics. This includes a complete inability to convert (aromatize) into Estrogen, and a very effective anabolic capability (rated within the range of 322 – 630, as compared with Testosterone’s rating of 100). Furthermore, the modifications made to the chemical structure that result in Anavar are what also grant it a very low androgenic rating, making this compound very suitable for women and children, two patient groups whom this drug was approved for. This hormone, although C17-alpha alkylated, presents a much lower negative effect on the liver than other C17AA oral anabolic steroids. Because of all of these incredible attributes, there is no question as to why so many people are looking to buy it and why it has become so popular among athletes and bodybuilders.
Pharmaceutical and Underground Anavar
When shopping around to buy Anavar, many prospective buyers will encounter two different grades or classes of Anavar (much like anything else in the anabolic steroid market): underground products, and pharmaceutical grade products. Underground products are those which are manufactured illicitly or illegally by clandestine underground laboratories (UGLs) that are most usually established in an individual’s home, and manufacture anabolic steroids specifically for sale on the black market. These products, as one would expect, are of varying quality and potency due to the complete lack of regulation over their manufacture. Pharmaceutical products on the other hand are products manufactured by legally established FDA-approved pharmaceutical companies that manufacture all types of drugs and medicines for sale on the prescription drug market. These are human grade products designed for human use, and are normally very expensive due to the highest quality standards imposed on their manufacturing operations.
Anavar is in limited supply when it comes to pharmaceutical grade products, but can be obtained in various countries across the globe where it is legally available over the counter (such as Greece, Turkey, Thailand, etc.). Some popular brand names include the Mexican Xtendrol, Oxandrolon by Balkan Pharmaceuticals, Anavarox (alternative) by Anabolic Pharma or Oxandrin by Savient. American pharmaceutical grade products are very difficult to obtain, and as such, are highly counterfeited. Therefore, when looking to buy Anavar of pharmaceutical grade quality, buyers should be aware that any products claimed to be of American origin might be suspect and should be approached with caution. Underground products of this hormone are so abundant that it is impossible to list names and brands here, but it should be understood that it is easily manufactured for a much lower price (and sold for much lower) as UGL products, but quality does vary, and some UGLs have been known to cut costs by substituting this hormone for another one, so the buyer should beware.
It should be noted that because pharmaceutical grade Oxandrolone is most commonly sought by athletes and bodybuilders, counterfeiters have made keen note of this and it is very easy to encounter fake or counterfeit pharmaceutical grade Anavar. Furthermore, some UGLs have been known to intentionally deceive customers by selling products labelled as this drug, yet contain a completely different anabolic steroid. This is done in order to cut costs at the expense of the customer. Regardless of this, the prices of Anavar for sale on the market can vary between brands, products, and grades, but the general price tends to remain fairly consistent.
Price of Anavar
The price of this compound can vary on the market depending first on whether or not it is a pharmaceutical grade or UGL grade product. Secondly, price is influenced by the type of source purchased from. Two main sources exist: those that require minimum order limits to be placed, and those that allow small orders. Minimum order limits usually mean that the price per item is lower, and small orders without minimum limits imposed usually mean higher prices per item bought. For example, pharmaceutical grade Anavar can be bought for $2 – $4 per tablet (normally 10mg tablets) from sources that do not set minimum order limits. At the same time, underground grade from a source that imposes minimum order limits might offer it for $1 – $1.60 per tablet containing the same 10mg per tablet. Different brands of both pharmaceutical grade and UGL grade also impose differences in pricing, as some are regarded as higher quality than others. The availability of a particular brand can also influence prices on the market as well.