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Introduction

Bodybuilders, gym-goers and every day men and women buy anavar online, in a bid to get ripped. Anavar today, remains as one of the most coveted steroids on the black market.

We don’t recommend you buy anavar for obvious reasons (it’s an illegal steroid). Instead, we’re going to review anvarol, a “legal steroid” from Crazy Bulk. Shortly we’ll see if this hyped-up cutting supplement is actually effective or not.

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Firstly, What Is Anavar?

Anavar is a relatively mild steroid, compared to other AAS such as trenbolone or anadrol. However, anavar’s a banned substance and is illegal to buy in many countries – without a prescription (including US and UK).

However, this doesn’t stop gym rats purchasing oxandrolone illegally via pharmaceutical companies or underground labs.

Anavar’s Side Effects

Despite anavar being one of the most user-friendly anabolics, it can still cause the following side effects:

  • Decreased testosterone production
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Liver strain
  • Increased LDL cholesterol levels
  • Higher blood pressure

Buying Anavar

Anavar’s also very expensive to purchase on the black market, with few labs manufacturing this compound. As a result, users can sometimes end up paying $450+ for a 4 week cycle.

Var’s adverse effects and high market price, leaves a gap in the market for a supplement which can replicate the same fat-burning effects as anavar (but without the side effects).

…And the hefty price.

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Anvarol vs Anavar

Anvarol is a cutting supplement manufactured by Crazy Bulk, designed to mimic the same fat-burning effects as anavar (oxandrolone).

…But without the side effects.

Is this all manufacture hype? Or does Anvarol’s ingredient profile warrant such high praise?

Note: Readers please be wary of supplement companies which claims to recreate the effects of steroids (with natural ingredients). Nothing natural will recreate the effects, to the same degree, as real AAS. For example, an effective natural testosterone booster might increase your testosterone levels by 40%, but this is nothing compared to a steroid increasing your test levels by 500%.

However, before we judge this supplement, lets take a look at its ingredients.

Anvarol Ingredients

In order for anvarol to be compared to anavar it should contain ingredients that:

  1. Will burn fat
  2. Retain/build muscle
  3. Increase strength

At first glance it’s fair to say these ingredients are very weak for a natural fat-burner (especially one claiming to replicate the effects of anavar).

1. Soy protein isolate

Soy protein is a very underappreciated protein. Some research shows it to be more effective for stimulating protein synthesis than whey or casein (if you consume it with dairy) – [1]. There’s also evidence to suggest soy protein has a positive effect on weight loss [2].

However, the amount of soy protein in anvarol is minuscule. It contains 150mg in each tablet (which makes up 450mg each day). To put this into perspective, a table spoon of soy protein powder will only weigh approx 18g.

Of that 18g, 16g will be pure protein.

Thus even if soy protein was insanely effective for building muscle (which it isn’t), the dose is so tiny – it will almost certainly do nothing.

2. Whey protein Concentrate

Everyone knows about whey protein. This is the protein naturally found in milk (alongside casein), and the most popular protein powder amongst weight lifters.

Will whey protein speed up recovery and increase protein synthesis? Sure it will. However, this is the same story as soy protein, as the quantity of whey in anvarol is tiny (0.45 grams per day).

3. BCAA

Studies have shown that taking 5.6g of BCAAs post-workout can stimulate protein synthesis by 22% [3]. However, anvarol contains a fraction of this, with a baby dose of 75mg per tablet. Underwhelming to say the least. Even if you took the whole bottle of anvarol you’d just get enough to stimulate this very modest increase in protein synthesis.

Thus even if you took the whole bottle, you’re still very unlikely to see any muscle growth from this.

4. Wild Yam Root

Wild yam contains DHEA precursors, which is an anabolic hormone. The higher your DHEA levels are the more muscle you’ll build. However, there aren’t any studies to suggest that wild yam is effective for building muscle.

However, contrary to anavar, wild yam root HAS shown to increase HDL cholesterol levels and improve cardiovascular health.

5. ATP

Otherwise known as Adenosine 5′-triphosphate. There is evidence that ATP when taken in doses of 400mg per day, can result in increased strength and muscle thickness [4]. These are certainly traits of anavar. However, here’s the catch – anvarol only contains 120mg per day. Which means you’ll be getting less than a third of the dose.

This isn’t a bad ingredient at all, but the doses make us very dubious as to whether users will actually notice any effect.

Conclusion: Should You Buy Anvarol?

To wrap up our Anvarol review, we don’t recommend it.

The only benefit Anvarol has over Anavar is it’s a lot cheaper. However, Anvarol is very expensive in relation to the gains you’ll experience on this supplement (which are likely to be none).

Anvarol contains very weak ingredients with very low doses. There are natural fat burners which have much better ingredients than this one. You’d get significantly better results from buying real Aanavar, as opposed to these placebo pills. However, we don’t recommend you do this as you’d be breaking the law and Anavar hardly warrants its exorbitant price.

Anavar’s prime function is to burn fat, which can be achieved with a solid diet and a powerful natty fat burner (kick-starting your metabolism).

Beth Coats, RD LN
Beth Coats, RD LN
Staff Writer & Fact Checker at DietProbe
Beth is a registered dietician with over 20 years experience in general nutrition.
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