What is Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate)?
Nolvadex is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) that is often used as an anti-estrogen and post cycle therapy drug by anabolic steroid users. The chemical compound and generic name of Nolvadex is Tamoxifen Citrate.
Nolvadex was originally created as a breast cancer treatment drug. It plays a powerful role in reducing the estrogen. It does this by binding to estrogen receptors in that particular part of the body, so that the estrogen is unable to bind thereby reducing or eliminating the effect of estrogen on breast tissue – and it just so happens that this exact effect is what men using steroids are looking for to prevent the growth of breast tissue as a result of increased estrogen activity when using anabolic steroids.
Nolvadex doesn’t directly reduce the levels of estrogen in the body. Instead it binds to specific estrogen receptors so that the estrogen itself can not bind and therefore, the estrogen can’t act as it otherwise would.
Nolvadex is very commonly used in PCT so that natural testosterone can be stimulated again after being suppressed by anabolic steroid use. This is because of its excellent ability to stimulate testosterone while blocking the effect of estrogen, enabling greater amounts of luteinizing hormone (LH) to be released by the pituitary gland. This hormone is critical for testosterone production and it’s here that Nolvadex is so powerful in kickstarting your normal testosterone function again so you can avoid the symptoms of low T, and enable the maintaining of your gains made on cycle.
When females use Nolvadex for performance enhancement it is often used for just that: to enhance performance as a result of increased testosterone This can make Nolvadex a viable alternative for women not wanting the more powerful effects of anabolic steroids that bring high risk of masculinization side effects. Aside from performance enhancement, women can make use of Nolvadex to improve the physique with this drug bringing about a leaner and tighter physique without the associated risks of steroids.
- Recommended Male Dosage: 20-40mg per day post cycle. Post cycle means when anabolic steroids are no longer in your system. This depends on the half-life of the steroids you are taking. For example, the half life of Testosterone Enanthate is about 7 days meaning it will stay in your system for 14 days after your last injection. As such, it is best to start your PCT 14 days after your last injection of Testosterone Enanthate. When taking steroids with a short life, you will want to start your PCT within a few days of your last injection.
- Cycle length: Most users will require 4 weeks of Nolvadex for PCT, but longer or more powerful steroid cycles can often need to be followed up with 6 weeks of PCT combining Nolvadex with other drugs including aromatase inhibitors.
- Recommended Female Dosage: 10mg per day for up to a maximum of 8 weeks.