Arimidex for men
Arimidex is the trade name used by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, for a drug called Anastrozole. Many bodybuilders like to refer to it as just 'adex' for short. Approved in the US for use in 1995, it is a non-steroidal aromatase inhibiting drug (acronym AI) and is approved for treatment of breast cancer after surgery and for metastasis in women. Since breast cancer can be heightened by the increase in estrogen, arimidex is used to inhibit the synthesis of estrogen.
What effects does Anastrozole have?
Anastrozole has the following effects on the body:
- reduces the level of aromatization (approximately 80%);
- possesses the properties of an inhibitor;
- lowers the content of estrogen in the blood.
The use of anastrozole required for:
- Suppression of gynecomastia in the early stages;
- Prevention of fatigue and sleepiness;
- Controlled set of excess fluid on the course;
- Fast recovery rate (FCT);
- Acceleration of muscle recruitment by the normal balance of male and female hormones.
Side Effects of Arimidex:
Arimidex carries with it several possible side effects. Many of the side effects of Arimidex will be response related. Response side effects are common with all medications; some of us can take Aspirin while others can’t. The side effects of Arimidex will also vary depending on anabolic steroid use in a few specific areas. Those who are using Arimidex without anabolic steroids often report weakness and fatigue; in fact, this may be the most common side effect of Arimidex. Most anabolic steroid users will not have this issue with low dose Arimidex use. However, we can make an exception when it is used in hard cutting or competition cycles when calories are very low and training often extremely intense. Other possible side effects of Arimidex use include:
- Hot Flashes
- High Blood Pressure
- Joint Pain
- Depression (rare)
- Nausea and or Vomiting (rare)
USE OF ANASTROZOLE IN BODYBUILDING
Arimidex is a trade name coined by the pharmaceutical company the drug called Anastrozole. Majority of bodybuilders prefer taking this drug as it can inhibit the estrogen synthesis (it’s used in the so-called PCT, post cycle therapy). When bodybuilders use “anabolic androgenic steroids” some specific compounds aromatize to estrogen. If the level of estrogen is not restricted by use of Aromatase inhibitor, it may result in high-estrogen side effect and the most common of this symptom is the development of ‘gyno’ or ‘man breasts’. Another lesser known side effect happens due to water retention, giving a bloated look and it can damage a good physique. Internally, if you carry excess water weight around it will strain the lipid of the body across the board. A person may also expect an increase in his blood pressure reading, loss of energy and heart strain. Moreover high estrogen level in man can affect libido adversely.
If you are very aggressive and determined to reduce estrogen level, on the other hand, you may use compounds which is chemically harsher than Anastrozole or Arimidex, and it may cause to drop your estrogen level too low. A man can suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), depression, loss of energy, and low libido as a result of this.