ummm, you realize Anavar or oxandrolone is an illegal (in the US) anabolic steroid and that it's been around for a long time, right? No sarcasm or malice intended, just wanted to make sure we were on the same page.
Read up the steroid articles, some of them talk about Anavar. Wether warranted or not, anavar often has a street rep as a "chick" drug and for cutting bodyfat.
I'd check out Steroids for Dummies and everythiing else Cy Wilson ever wrote. Also, there was a question in the Carbolin 19 thread about the comparison with Anavar that Tim or TC or someone answered.
Here's Anavar's profile per Steroids For Dummies:
Oxandrolone (sold as oxandrolone powder or Oxandrolona)
This is yet another 17-AA. It won't aromatize but appears as though it will bind to the AR as long as the dosages are high enough. It has a reputation for increasing strength gains, as well as having a "hardening" effect. This is supported somewhat, as oxandrolone was shown to reduce subcutaneous fat to a greater degree than Testosterone. Whether this is an inherent property of all 17-AA steroids or an effect that's unique to oxandrolone, I'm not sure.
Oxandrolone, along with most of the other synthetic steroids, are thought to be equally (if not more) anabolic than Testosterone on a milligram per milligram basis, while minimizing androgenic side effects. Oxandrolone was shown to have approximately six times the anabolic effect of methyltestosterone in human subjects, following oral doses. Oxandrolone may also increase the number of skeletal muscle androgen receptors.
In clinical settings, dosages have ranged from 1.25 to 80 mg per day. Bodybuilders may take anywhere from 25 to 160 mg per day. The half-life is approximately nine hours.