Tamoxifen 40 (Tamoxifen citrate) is a pharmacological drug that acts on the estrogen receptor (female sex hormone) in oragism, inhibiting its action. It was created in 1961. The most common form of tamoxifen is tamoxifen citrate, and the most famous brand is Nolvadex.
Effects of Tamoxifen
- The increase in power indicators.
- Increase in hardness and relief of muscles.
- The increase in muscle mass. Tamoxifen is very popular in bodybuilding. It is believed that without him not a single victory in major competitions.
- Severe anti-estrogenic effects. The effect that made Tamoxifen so popular. The higher the dosage of AAS, the greater the need to compensate for estrogenic activity. The use of Tamoxifen or its analogues on PCT after heavy cycles is almost mandatory.
- Fight against body fat.
- Prevent feminization.
- Reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
- Improvement of the liver.
The anti-estrogenic effects of Tamoxifen are due to the blocking of estrogen receptors (and not to stop the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, as many think). The drug only freezes estrogenic activity, but does not prevent it completely.
The most common side effects from Tamoxifen are associated with its pronounced anti-estrogenic properties. Exceeding the recommended dosage and / or duration of the cycle may cause women to lose hair or even complete baldness, hot flushes, itching in the perineum, pain in the bones; in men – fever, dizziness, nausea. Due to the delay fluid can disrupt the normal functioning of the kidneys.
Also sometimes there are bouts of depression, depression and drowsiness. Excessive intake is fraught with fatigue, constipation and anorexia. Perhaps the occurrence of inflammation of the retina, cataracts, partial or complete loss of vision. Taking Tamoxifen is sometimes accompanied by a rash on the skin. Cases of the appearance of headache, changes in the cornea of the eye, and confusion of consciousness were recorded. Liver lesions are found only in case of serious diseases of this organ (for example, hepatitis).
How to take Tamoxifen after the cycle
Tamoxifen after a cycle of steroids is recommended to combine with aromatase inhibitors, the most popular of which is Proviron (it is often used because it does not inhibit the production of growth hormone and inhibits aromatization, thereby increasing the concentration of anabolic hormones in the blood). Tamoxifen as the main means of PCT is used in dosages from 10 to 20 milligrams daily, starting from the last week of the cycle and ending with the second week after its completion. If Proviron is not accepted, Tamoxifen is switched on a little later – at week 2, and ends 2-3 weeks after its cancellation.
Please note that the highest level of estrogen is observed in the body at the end of the first week of the AAS cycle. As for how to take Tamoxifen in bodybuilding on the cycle of steroids that does not have the effect of flavoring, it is recommended to add it only at the end of the cycle.