Tamoxifen (Nolvadex another name, Tamoksimed) – a drug belonging to the group of sex hormones. Available in the form of tablets taken orally. Initially the drug intended for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer in women. Recently, however, I gained a lot of popularity among men bodybuilders. The reason is that most of the steroids taken by athletes, provoke the growth of estrogen, the female sex hormones, which adversely affects the man’s body in the form of so-called feminization. It is manifested in excessive water retention in the body, increasing body fat or even the growth of the breast, do not need any sane man. Tamoxifen is a nonsteroidal anti-estrogenic agents, i.e. it blocks estrogen receptors, so there is no connection “hormone receptor”. This normalizes blood estrogen and testosterone increases. Therefore, bodybuilders and bodybuilders take Tamoxifen to reduce weight while dieting and stimulate muscle growth, as well as for the prevention of adverse events during the course of steroids.
During the course of tamoxifen steroids used primarily as a prophylactic measure to prevent gynecomastia (breast enlargement), and hormonal disorders. For this purpose, sufficient to take a dosage of 10 mg per day. Dose daily reception will vary in the amount of 10-30mg per day. In rare cases, the dose may be increased to 40mg. More than 40 mg is not recommended to take in order to avoid increased side effects.
In general, a single scheme of reception does not exist. Instructions supplied with the drug, can be thrown away immediately. It is designed for the reception of the funds for other purposes entirely. Individual reception algorithm must be developed specialist. But more often than Tamoxifen is introduced into the course, starting from the second week of reception anaboliticheskih steroids, because the level of estrogen in the blood increases it by the end of the first week of the course.
Note that Tamoxifen does not stop completely aromatization steroids, but only blocks the estrogen receptors. Therefore, a sharp increase in blood estrogen may occur after discontinuation of the drug. To avoid this, anti-estrogen drugs are taken in combination with aromatase inhibitors.
The best effect has, in combination with Proviron. Tamoxifen deactivates estrogen receptors and Proviron prevents aromatization of steroids, what “tamoks” does not always cope alone. This is a time-tested and
many professional athletes complex, struggling with an excess of estrogen, which gives the best results.
How to take the course after Tamoxifen?
Why do you need post-cycle therapy (PCT):
- Restore your own testosterone
- Save to gain muscle mass
- Prevent feminization
Avoid testicular atrophy (chorionic gonadotropin is introduced for this purpose in FCT)
To reduce side effects from the course
Post-cycle therapy is necessary no matter how heavy or light the course was. During this period, continue to take Tamoxifen at a dose of 10-20mg per day in combination with Proviron for two – three weeks.
FCT also recommends a course with tamoxifen after 3-4 weeks after a course of steroids anaboliticheskih.
Tamoxifen, however, in no case can not be used after a course of steroids, which included trenbolone or nandrolone.
Of the side effects of Tamoxifen are sometimes observed:
- Reduced potency
- Partial baldness
- Rashes on the body (acne)
- Increased fatigue
However, it is worth noting that the correct approach to the reception of the drug and dosage to 30mg. day side effects are very rare.
Before using Tamoxifen is best to check their health, passing a comprehensive examination and consult with a specialist, because there are a number of contraindications.
- Individual intolerance
- kidney disease
- Increased blood clotting
- Hormonal disorders
- liver disease
Considering the contraindications, do not assign themselves this drug alone. Health more awards at competitions and steep shapes of the body.
Also, do not get involved in this drug to women – athletes. It is fraught with hot flashes, excessive body weight, bone pain, irregular menstruation, endometriosis and even infertility.
In addition to prevention of estrogen growth and prevent the feminization of, use of the drug reaches several purposes:
- Power indicators are improving.
- Increased relief and muscle hardness.
- The reduction of body fat.
- The risk of developing atherosclerosis is significantly reduced, as the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Improves liver function.
Apart from the main effect – blocking estrogen receptors, for which athletes take Tamoxifen, the drug is still a number of properties, beneficial effect on the body. In particular, it increases the level of “good cholesterol” in the blood. This high density cholesterol, which reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels. What is especially important for athletes who have a predisposition to such diseases. Besides “tamoks” – a mild drug and it does not load the liver. On the contrary, he helps her, because it has greater activity for blocking estrogen in this organ.
Tamoxifen also stimulates the release into the blood of a large number of gonadotropins, that contributes to the development of your testosterone, which is certainly a plus for the athlete.