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Deca, equipoise, anavar, and Primobolan will ALL increase skeletal muscle while at the same time dramatically increase collagen syn and bone mass and density, leaving you with a substantially reduced chance of becoming injured than if you choose to use AAS like sus, cyp, or enth.
While testosterone will increase bone mass and density, even at supra-physiological levels, the result is weaker tendons due to inhibition of collagen syn.
Testosterone thus opposes the benefits of Anavar for collagen synthesis, so I wouldn't use it even at low doses.
I can't seem to find any benefit of anavar specifically fopr cartilage but find things on testosterone levels being beneficial to cartilage
Here's a couple of good pieces of info I found (thanks to your private message):
First a patent:
Uses of oxandrolone
I'm calling BS on the article pulled from steroidology in opening post. Stanozolo has been shown to increase collagen synthesis (
) but I can't find any credible information in scientific literature that testosterone inhibits collagen synthesis. Actually if anything it has a positive effect:
Testosterone and its metabolite 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) were compared with dexamethasone 21-acetate in two different animal models of arthritis and found to have effects on cartilage breakdown and inflammation. In the mouse air pouch, at the three dose levels used, significant effects were obtained with DHT and were more pronounced on cartilage breakdown than on inflammation. At the lowest dose of 0.3 mg kg-1 there was a 64% inhibition of collagen breakdown and 18% inhibition of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) breakdown. In the antigen-induced arthritis mouse model testosterone had significant inhibitory effects on inflammation (synovial hyperplasia) and cartilage erosion."
"........The notion that testosterone decreases joint laxity is further supported by the reported increase in the collagen content of the prostate, breast and capsular tissue and an increase in knee ligament repair strength by testosterone "
Personally I would be surprised if there were to be any information in scientific literature investigating the effect of boldenone and collagen synthesis in humans, considering that it is a veterinary drug.