Some bodybuilders use oxandrolone for its muscle-building properties, Anavar is very popular among athletes for the great results it provides. oxandrolone helps to build very high quality muscle mass, without water retention. It barely has any androgenic activity, and it has a low level of toxicity. Particularly, the lack of androgenic effects, together with the muscularity it provides, made it a bestseller among male and female athletes.
Oxandrolone has long been used to accelerate growth in children with idiopathic short stature, it is unlikely to increase adult height and in some cases may even decrease it. Oxandrolone (Oxandrin) has therefore largely been replaced by growth hormone for this use.