Another major benefit associated with an Anavar only cycle is the reduced risk of side effects for women. Whereas many men will pair their Anavar with testosterone or even other anabolic steroids to enjoy the synergistic effects, women do not need to do this. In fact, an Anavar only cycle is a phenomenal way for many women to gain the muscle mass they crave after they have plateaued with diet and exercise alone. Women can start with a dose of 10mg per day and work up to 40mg per day depending on their goals. While the risk of virilization is indeed lower, it still exists – especially at higher doses. Virilization can be defined as the development of male traits and characteristics. Some of the symptoms are:
If you are new to anabolic steroids and you want to try an oral Winstrol only cycle just to see how your body reacts, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your body. First and foremost, it’s important to realize that Winstrol won’t aromatize, so you won’t need to use aromatase inhibitors. However, Winstrol certainly will suppress your body’s ability to make its own testosterone, and you’ll need to follow a Winstrol only cycle with a SERM like Clomid or Nolvadex for this very reason. The chart below shows recommended PCT.
Dianabol is not an extremely androgenic steroid, its androgenicity has been structurally reduced, but androgenic side effects are still possible. Such side effects of Dianabol use include acne, accelerated hair loss in those predisposed to male pattern baldness and body hair growth. Most men should not have a problem with such effects, response will be the final dictator, but most will remain clear. Although the odds are in your favor, such effects are brought on by Methandrostenolone being metabolized by the 5-alpha reductase enzyme. This is the same enzyme responsible for the reduction of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, but the overall conversion here will result in very low amounts of dihydromethandrostenolone. This tells us 5-alpha reductase inhibitors like Finasteride that are often used to combat androgenic side effects will have very little if any affect on Dianabol.
Despite its reduced androgenicity, Dianabol can promote virilization symptoms in women. Such symptoms include body hair growth, a deepening of the vocal chords and clitoral enlargement. It is possible for some women to use this steroid without virilization symptoms with extremely low doses, but the odds are not favorable. Most all women should choose anabolic steroids with less translating androgenic activity to meet their needs.