Anavar is considered one of the mildest steroids that there is. It is mildly anabolic and 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 Oxandrolone 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 Anadrol 50 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.