Although both categories of drugs are banned, their performance-enhancing benefits are controversial. Glucocorticoids have been known since the 1930s to improve muscle endurance, which is why they are banned. They are also used for recovery, enabling athletes to sustain greater volume and intensity of training. As for beta2 agonists, an analysis of 26 studies found no significant benefits to athletes but competitors still use them extensively (hence the large number of positive tests). The oral and injected forms of both are also thought to help build muscle mass, similar to anabolics, and are banned in and out of competition. The (more common) inhaled forms, however, are permitted for many athletes who have demonstrated a need for them and have received a therapeutic use exemption (TUE). Confused yet?
Generally speaking 10mg-20mg is a fine dosing to serve any female purpose with 20mg per day being as far as most will want to go. While it is a mild steroid virilization probability can increase a fair amount when this dosing level is surpassed. Most women are highly advised to begin with 10mg per day and often this is all the Anavar they will ever need. If more is needed to achieve the desired result make sure you can handle the lower dose first before increasing it and if you do increase it you should use extreme caution and pay close attention to your body as to ensure virilization does not occur. In most cases 6 weeks of use will prove to be just about perfect with 8 weeks being about as long as most will want to go. If you need or desire more time it is advised you discontinue use for 4-6 weeks before beginning another course.