Exemestane PCT is a aromatase inhibitor group drug that reduces estrogen production in the body. This drug is approved in the United States and is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
In bodybuilding, Exemestane is used in the steroid cycle to reduce the aromatic effect (conversion of testosterone into estrogens) when taking anabolic hormonal drugs.
Effect of Exemestane during PCT
Because of taking anabolic steroids, the production of natural testosterone is suppressed. The suppression ratio will depend on what steroids you have taken and, to some extent, the total dosage, but the production of natural testosterone will still be suppressed. Most men taking steroids are advised to inject exogenous testosterone into the cycle in order to provide the body with the necessary amount of testosterone. For most men, this will not be a problem, as testosterone is the basis of steroids taken in the cycle. If you do not take such steroids, then you should take a minimum amount to fight suppression.
Once the steroid cycle is over, even taking exogenous testosterone will not be a guarantee of protection from inhibiting the production of natural testosterone. Natural production will start again as soon as the exogenous hormones cleanse your body, but returning to the primary levels will take a long time. In fact, it can take up to a year, under condition of not to consume during this period, no anabolic steroids. By implementing the PCT plan, we stimulate the production of natural testosterone, reducing the overall recovery time and providing the body with sufficient testosterone for normal functioning. This will not return you to the original high levels of natural testosterone, but will accelerate the recovery process and the time spent in a low testosterone state. Not only is the state of low testosterone unhealthy, it is still annoying because of the many possible symptoms, there is a decline (decrease) of muscle tissue damaged during the cycle. During the low testosterone phase, cortisol may predominate in the body, which will destroy muscle tissue and cause fat gain.
Because of the need for a powerful PCT and given that Exemestane is an extremely strong natural stimulant for testosterone production, it makes it very attractive for this purpose. A small androgenic activity and moderate but decent stimulation of IGF-1 make it even more attractive. However, we must take into account the main role of Exemestane – anti-estrogen. High levels of estrogen can be a problem, but this hormone is still needed for the normal functioning of the body. It is important in maintaining a normal immune system, as well as maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Given the PCT, which is primarily designed to stimulate the production of natural testosterone, but its overall task – to normalize the body. This is not possible at low estrogen levels. For the right PCT, which will not only stimulate the production of natural testosterone, but also contribute to the overall normalization of the body, SERMs will become the number one choice.
How Much Exemestane To Take PCT?
For therapeutic purposes, for the speech of breast cancer, Exemestane is taken only after Tamoxifen Citrate has not acted. Usually it is after 2-3 years after Tamoxifen Citrate treatment. From this time, Exemestane is taken 25 mg per day, for 2-3 years, until cancer remission. Usually, treatment is accompanied by the addition of Tamoxifen Citrate to prevent the return of cancer. This is a very successful plan to fight breast cancer.
For General indications, the standard dosage of Exemestane will be 12,5-25 mg each following day. Most suitable dose of 12,5 mg every next day, followed by taking two to three doses per week. The overall sensitivity of the person and the composition of the steroid taken during the cycle will have an impact on the end result. For some, however, it will be necessary to take more than 25 mg per day. Taking such high doses should not be long-term, and only under the condition of high cholesterol. This technique can be very useful for bodybuilders who are preparing for a competition, 7-14 days before completion, trying to spend cutting cycle as much as possible. But, again, such large doses can only be taken for a limited time.
If you are taking Exemestane during a steroid cycle, you definitely need to be aware of the problems with cholesterol. Some suggest that taking an AI like Exemestane in combination with Tamoxifen Citrate can protect a person from cholesterol problems. In support of this, while there is no specific data, in theory it can act as Tamoxifen Citrate as an anti-estrogen in the liver, thereby promoting healthy cholesterol levels. No matter what, make sure your lifestyle and your diet are cholesterol friendly. A cholesterol-friendly lifestyle will include a limited amount of fats and simple sugars. An abundance of omega fatty acids is also needed; daily consumption of fish oil is recommended. It is also recommended to include a lot of cardiovascular training in the normal diet. For some, it will also be useful to include cholesterol antioxidant supplements in the diet.