Well, I've never thought I might be interested in joining the 'dark side' of bodybuilding (cue dark music), but here's the thing:
I have ligament damage
I'm getting prolotherapy for this (this works, I'd like a little extra help, though; the back story is that some joints respond pretty fast to it, others don't, though, since it's impossible to deload them properly)
I'd like to use Oxandrolone since it has been shown that it increases collagene synthesis with wound healing and provides robust cross-linking in the resulting healed tissue (as opposed to other AAS which may also increase collagene synthesis but result in a brittle 'end product')
I've also spent time reading through lots of the Oxandrolone/Anavar threads in here.
So, to cut to the chase:
My goal is NOT to use Oxandrolone for
* building muscle
* aiding muscle retention while cutting
I solely want to make use of its healing properties on connective tissues.
And I'd like to do so shortly after my next prolotherapy injections. Seeing how this type of regenerative injection therapy takes about 6-12 weeks to show effects (on account of the healing cascade that lasts for about 6 weeks), I'd do the cycle for about 10 weeks, 12 weeks tops.
So, my questions:
studies have shown that Oxandrolone helps with rebuilding skin damage by increasing collagene synthesis. I'm no medical expert, so: does that translate into increased collagene synthesis during wound healing in a ligament (method of action in prolotherapy)?
could a relatively moderate dose (say, 10 mg ED) be enough? This might be very hard to answer, but please, give it your best shot, even if it's only a gut feeling.
Oxandrolone seems to be quite 'exotic' (on account of its bad efficacy compared to 'classic' approaches like testosterone injections): how can I make sure I don't get fakes? It'd be very uncool for my purposes to have ingested dbol, for example.
Are there surefire tests to validate a purported Oxandrolone drug (I've read about a flame-based approach yielding a specific color, but I don't buy into that)?
Would I need to take something to minmize the potential damage to my liver and PCT at the aforementioned low dose?
I'm from Germany and there's no Oxandrolone-based drug registered here, so even if I could convince a doc to give me a prescription, I'd have to get it from another country (if that's possible at all). So, to anyone in here having tried to get his hands on Oxandrolone: how many times have you been scammed with fakes?
This topic is close to my heart, so I'd appreciate any input on this.
I don't know if my stats are relevant for this, since I'm not planning to use it for performance enhancement.
Let's just say I've lifted for more than a decade, am closing in on 30 and strong and big enough for roids. And somewhat responsible.