What is Anastrazole for?
Anastrozole is an aromatase inhibitor (AI). In short, it slows down the body’s natural production of an enzyme called aromatase, which is responsible for converting testosterone to estradiol. Use the drug on a course of aromatizing anabolic steroids to reduce the negative effects of estrogen on the body.
Aromatase inhibitors control the level of estrogen, the growth of which should be limited in case of excessive production. Proper use of Anastrozole not only counteracts aromatization, but also increases the growth of free testosterone. If you follow the dosing schedule, the drug will be perfectly tolerated by the body without any negative consequences.
The pharmaceutical company Zeneca Pharmaceuticals developed this tool, and in 1995 it was used in the United States. It was developed for women to treat operable breast cancer. Studies conducted on more than 9,000 postmenopausal women showed the high efficacy of anastrozole, which was a regression of pathology, and patient survival increased. In 2002, the drug gained popularity among athletes due to its anti-estrogenic effect.
The effect of Anastrozole
Anastrozole in bodybuilding is used when an athlete begins to use anabolics that tend to aromatize, such as testosterone and dianabol. In addition to helping with muscle growth, they can have side effects. Often men have to deal with such a problem as gynecomastia. Simply put, it is about the growth of the mammary gland. This is because the adrenal glands begin to produce aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen.
This is why many athletes take anastrozole rather than anabolic steroids. It inhibits the action of the enzyme, prevents the breakdown of testosterone and the production of estrogen.
The main effect of Anastrozole is:
- prevention of fluid stagnation;
- suppression of excess female hormone production;
- stimulate the production of your own testosterone;
- prevention of testicular atrophy;
- increased libido in men;
- prevention of gynecomastia;
- improved muscle tone;
- increased levels of anabolic hormones in the blood;
- prevention of hypertension.
To avoid serious side effects on the development of testosterone and danabol, anastrozole should be started immediately. It is easier to prevent the development of serious diseases than to treat them.
Side effects of Anastrozole
Every drug has both a pronounced effect and negative manifestations when taken. Problems can occur if the athlete exceeds the dose chosen for him, takes the drug too long, does not perform regular blood tests for hormonal indicators. For the normal functioning of the male body, estrogen is necessary.
If you take anastrozole for a long time and uncontrolled on an anabolic steroid course, the level of this hormone can drop to extremely low levels. This can cause a number of side effects:
- memory impairment, apathy, drowsiness, fatigue;
- deterioration of athletic form;
- frequent mood swings up to depression; violation of oxygen metabolism in tissues;
- deterioration of blood coagulation;
- violation of the functionality of nerve cells;
- decreased stimulation of metabolic processes (worsening of anabolism);
- joint pain; decreased bone strength (osteoporosis);
- headache, dizziness;
- decreased libido;
- leads to low sperm motility;
- an increase in blood cholesterol levels;
- anemia, thromboembolism, thrombophlebitis;
- development of ENT diseases;
- rash and itching;
- thinner hair, baldness;
- lack of appetite when gaining weight;
- liver disease.
All this suggests that Anastrozole in bodybuilding should be used with caution, monitor blood counts and follow professional recommendations.
The drug is contraindicated in:
- The initial stage of menopause.
- Cardiac ischemia.
- Severe renal, hepatic dysfunction.
- Intolerance to the components of the medicine.
Women engaged in bodybuilding, the drug is not recommended. It is forbidden to take Anastrozole during pregnancy, breast-feeding. A change in the hormonal background of a pregnant woman will adversely affect the fetus, otherwise children will experience hormone failure in the future.
During the post-treatment treatment, Anastrozole is not used if the level of flavoring does not exceed the permissible values for the entire course of treatment. It is not allowed to replace Anastrozole with Nolvadex as they have more reciprocal exclusive effects.
When taking Anastrozole, it is also undesirable to take alcohol as it neutralizes a possible therapeutic effect.
Anastrozole can be purchased in any form: Arimidex, Egistrazole, Selana, Mammozol or Anastrex. Medicines vary in price but have the same effectiveness.
How to use Anastrozole on the course of anabolic steroids?
If you do not use flavoring preparations, you probably do not need the preparation. And if you use whole courses of steroids with testosterone, then you can not do without anastrozole. You can also use it before the course of anabolic steroids if your level of aromatization is increased, which can be seen precisely by the analyzes. You do not need to take this medicine at random. Anastrozole is also used during the PCT period to reduce the level of aromatization if this occurs and is monitored by estradiol assays.
The tablets can be used at any time of the day, but the maximum effect can be achieved when taken on an empty stomach. If you drink the drug with plenty of water, it will be absorbed faster and enter the bloodstream.
When using testosterone, anastrozole is taken on different days and every day, it all depends on the level of aromatization, which takes place differently for everyone due to individual properties, as well as the dosage of testosterone and its ester. The duration of use of Anastrozole corresponds to the entire period of use of flavorings. For example, when using testosterone propionate, anastrozole should be taken another fifth day after the last injection. And after long testosterone esters (enanthate, decanoate, cypionate, sustanon, etc.), Anastrozole should be taken in the third week after the last injection, and sometimes longer.
When prescribing Anastrozole, be careful not to rely on previous experience with the same testosterone ester and similar dosage. It can always turn out that the level of flavors will be different for each new course because the drug manufacturer may make mistakes, the drug may turn out to be fake, the manufacturer will change, and your body may react differently. each subsequent time. Regardless, the aromatization level should be checked at regular intervals and the anastrozole dosage adjusted. As an exception, a course of trenbolone may be considered as the actual level of aromatization cannot be determined during this course, and in this case the dosage of anastrozole is selected from the course experience previously where there was a similar dosage of testosterone and its ester.
For example, if you are taking a steroid with a short half-life (methandrostenolone), start taking anastrozole at a lower dose and frequency (0.5 mg three times a week or every other day), and after 10-15 days you should change to estradiol and in case of plus / minus deviations, modify the frequency of administration and the plus / minus dose accordingly. After 15-20 days of hospitalization, the blood test should be repeated.
When using testosterone propionate, for example 100 mg every other day, the dose of anastrozole may be 0.5 mg every other day and 0.5 mg every day, as well as 1 mg daily, and the last dose of anastrozole should be on the fifth day after the extreme injection.
If you are taking long ester steroids, start taking anastrozole a few days after the first injection, and after two to three weeks, check the dose adjustments and then check at least once a month.
It is important to carefully monitor your body to determine the imbalances in the hormonal background over time and prevent the occurrence of side effects in a timely manner by changing the frequency of taking the accompanying drugs until their cancellation.