Manufacturer: Global Anabolic
Chemical name: Anastrozole
Size: 50 pills
Arimidex (Anastrozole) is one of the most reliable anti-estrogen in the market nowadays which is used to aid with estrogen side effects caused by the usage of anabolic steroid for a long period of time. Anastrozole was firstly used to help with the treatment of breast cancer, it even took the place of Nolvadex (Tamioxifen Citrate) due to its high efficacy, great results and low side effects. But now its famous among anabolic steroids users due to its ability to decrease the levels of estrogen to a favorable levels where no side effects are noticed while using the anabolic steroids.
According to the reviews left, anastrozole in bodybuilding and sports is characterized by a rather pronounced effect. 1 ml of the active component of the antiestrogen is able to reduce the concentration of estradiol in the blood by 80%. If we compare anastrozole with another powerful antiestrogen – Tamoxifen, the latter does not have such a powerful effect. But in view of the different principle of the effect of these drugs on the body, such comparisons are incorrect. Anastrozole has various positive effects on the body, expressed as:
- a significant reduction in aromatization – by 80% from the initial level;
- decrease in suppression of the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes;
- decrease in estrogen concentration, increase in the concentration of anabolic hormones;
- by reducing the amount of female hormones, the quality of muscles is increased;
- the drug will be especially effective for athletes with a genetic predisposition to aromatization.
One of the main advantages of the drug, which makes it so popular in sports, is its quick effect. The maximum concentration of the active component in the athlete’s body occurs 2 hours after taking the pill. This allows you to suppress aromatization for the shortest possible period of time.
Stacking this drug with other strong hormones that promote estrogenic side effect will protect you from them. Gynecomastia (man breast) is considered one of the major side effects of high estrogen levels in blood for a long period. Water retention is also considered due to high levels of estrogen in blood, and isn’t need for a bodybuilder specially when a competition is near. This drug prevents this side effect and others from happening if taking correctly.
Antiestrogen is indicated for use by experienced representatives of power sports; the drug is not suitable for beginners. It is recommended to start the course of the drug after completing the administration of anabolic and androgenic drugs. The following is a more detailed instruction on the use of anastrozole in bodybuilding. In total, there are two regimens for taking the drug:
- in case of undesirable side effects from steroid preparations – gynecomastia, primary signs of aromatization, it is recommended to take 1 mg of the drug until the symptoms disappear, after the antiestrogen is taken in therapeutic doses of 0.5 mg;
- before starting a course of steroids for the prevention of adverse reactions in sports, anastrozole is used in therapeutic doses of 0.5 mg every other day.
The duration of taking an antiestrogen should not exceed 2 weeks – this time is enough for the drug to have the proper effect on the athlete’s body without causing adverse reactions. The time of its administration also affects the speed of the drug – in order for the active component of the drug to be absorbed faster into the blood from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream, you need to take tablets on an empty stomach, while washing them down with plenty of water.
Women are strictly contraindicated in taking this antiestrogen. Anastrozole can cause serious negative changes in the hormonal background, which leads to unpredictable consequences for women’s health. Some women involved in power sports may start taking the drug after menopause, but even then, its help is difficult to evaluate. Anastrozole for women is prescribed only for medical purposes for the treatment of breast cancer, an antiestrogen stops the development of cancer, slowing the growth of tumor cells.
The tactics of most domestic athletes are reduced to the use of aromatase inhibitors when the first signs of gynecomastia appear (swelling, itching in the nipple, redness). However, this approach is not optimal.
The most rational solution is to perform an estradiol test after about 10 days of taking anabolic steroids with short half-lives (testosterone propionate, methandrostenolone) or after 3-4 weeks of administration of long esters (enanthate, sustanon, cypionate). Then an average dosage of anastrozole of 0.5 mg every other day is prescribed. After 10 days, a control analysis of estradiol is performed and the dosage is adjusted according to the results.
A compromise option would be to use a moderate or low dosage of anastrozole with a focus on subjective sensations. If after the appointment there is a drop in libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, then it is necessary to lower the dose.
Arimidex as any other drug in the market has its own side effects, it only depends on the way the body reacts to it. Those who are on anabolic steroid may not suffer the same side effects as those who are not using them.
Some of the side effects for those who are not steroid users may include:
- Tingly feeling on skin.
- Weakness and fatigue.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Bad sleep.
Make sure to contact your doctor if any of these side effects appear:
- Shortness of breath.
- Bone fracture.
- Allergic reaction, rash, swelling of face or lips.
- Elevating in blood pressure.
Arimidex (Anastrozole) is medical product and requires following recommendations of using and storing. It should be stored in the cool dark place, avoiding direct sunlight. It’s also necessary to prevent applying this drug by children.
Before ordering and starting to use Anastrozole you MUST consult with your attending physician. We also ask you to take into account that this drug may cause some side effects, some of them can be life-threatening. If you notice any disturbing symptoms you should to contact with your physician. In some cases, it is necessary to stop taking the drug for a while. Also you must inform your doctor if you taking this drugs with other medicines. So physician can prescribe proper treatment and help to avoid any unpleasant adverse effects.