Anavar is considered one of the mildest steroids that there is. It is mildly anabolic and androgenic. Even though it is a C-17 oral, it still has minimal effect on liver values even at higher doses. Var also isn't known by bodybuilders as the steroid for big mass gains. Rather, the mass that is gained by Oxandrolone will be quality gains, and gains that likely to be kept after the steroid is no longer being used. Users of Anavar often note a very good increase in strength. Some bodybuilders compare the strength increases seen by its use to be similar to Anadrol 50 on a mg for mg basis, but without the extra side effects! Because of this, and the fact that users won't gain a lot of weight because of the drug, Var is a very popular drug for powerlifters and sports related athletes.
Mg for Mg, Methandienone is considered one of the strongest anabolic orals available to bodybuilders. It is important to note that some do suffer from estrogen related problems with the usage of Methandienone, including bloat and sometimes "gyno" (the development of female tissue under the nipples in males resulting in unattractive and often painful lumps in this area). Because of this, bodybuilders may prefer to use an estrogen inhibitor such as Arimidex or Nolvadex while on this steroid. Like many other orals, Methandienone is a C17-alpha alkylated compound, and therefore can be potentially toxic to the liver. It is recommended that bodybuilders using this anabolic also incorporate a liver protectant into their daily supplement regime, and that they keep their dosages of this powerful drug in reasonable range and try to limit cycle duration to 10 weeks or less. Methandienone can make a great addition to any cycle, and is commonly stacked with all injectable steroids.