Tamoxifen – a fairly rare drug, belonging to the group of sexual hormones. The primary purpose of tamoxifen is to provide assistance to the fair sex in cancer, namely, in the treatment of breast cancer.
However, the most widespread tamoxifen was among men. At first glance, this seems incredible, but everything becomes clear with a closer look at the properties of the drug.
Bodybuilders and bodybuilders tamoxifen is recommended as an effective tool for weight loss, increase in muscle mass, and increase in strength.
It is logical that in the opinion of bodybuilders without tamoxifen, victory in competitions is impossible, unless, of course, doping is used. Tamoxifen is considered useful among bodybuilders also because it has a pronounced antiestrogenic effect – it is a sexual hormone.
Action of Tamoxifen
- Increased strength.
- Increase the hardness and texture of the musculature.
- Increase in muscle mass. Tamoxifen is very popular in bodybuilding There is an opinion that without it there is not a single victory in major competitions.
- Severe antiestrogenic effect. The effect that made Tamoxifen so popular. The higher the dosage of AAS, the greater the need for compensation of estrogenic activity. The use of tamoxifen or its analogs on PCT after severe courses is almost mandatory.
- Fighting fat deposits.
- Prevention of feminization.
- Reducing the risk of developing atherosclerosis, preventing cardiovascular diseases.
- Improved liver function.
Like many medications, tamoxifen also has its side effects.
Very often, after taking the drug, many people observe:
1. Temperature rise;
2. Partial hair loss ;
3. Nausea, dry mouth, a significant reduction in erection.
Less common are such symptoms:
1. Rash over the body;
2. Very fast fatigue;
4. Possible temporary constipation.
How to take Tamoxifen
Reception of tamoxifen after a course of steroids is recommended to be combined with aromatase inhibitors, the most popular of which is Proviron . Tamoxifen as the main means of PCT is used in dosages of 10 to 20 milligrams daily, starting from the last week of the course and ending with the second week after its completion. If Proviron is not taken, Tamoxifen comes on a little later – at week 2, and ends 2-3 weeks after it was discontinued.
Note that the highest level of estrogen is observed in the body at the end of the first week of the AAS course. As for how to take Tamoxifen in bodybuilding on a course of steroids that does not have the effect of aromatization, it is recommended to add it only at the end of the cycle.