Anavar is considered one of the mildest steroids that there is. It is mildly anabolic and mildly 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 GP Oxan 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 GP Oxy 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. Due to its extremely mild nature, Var is also one of the most popular steroids amongst women bodybuilders. Anavar has also been shown in studies to actually decrease bodyfat during use, making it a great choice for bodybuilders who are in the cutting phase of their training.
Some people may think Anavar is a bit overrated because you don't "blow up" from water retention like you would on Dianabol or Anadrols or Testosteroness. But no one can deny that the muscle is quality and long lasting. More than that, there is a fat burning benefit that's always discussed on the forums.
Many claim that anavar helps burn fat. Any steroid will build muscle and burn fat. Since you need to train and have your diet in check for best results, there's a tendency to look leaner. But with Anavar, the muscles seem more defined because of its inability to hold water. Nevertheless, there have been studies that have shown Anavar to significantly reduce visceral fat in the stomach area with just moderate exercise. And the subjects kept the fat off after discontinuing usage.