Nolvadex: what you need to know

Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) overview

Nolvadex, also known as ”Tamoxifen citrate” is one of the three selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM’s) commonly used as an anti-estrogen and post-cycle therapy drug by anabolic steroid users.

The drug is primarily used in the treatment of breast cancer in women. It is also used for cycles by athletes and bodybuilders who wish to block the effects of estrogen in selected tissues.

Max’s Note: The article you are about to read, is based on my own personal experience, it does NOT promote any illegal use of anabolic steroids (Performance Enhancing Drugs).

Nolvadex: What is it exactly?

This is a trading name for Tamoxifen used as a hormone therapy drug. It can be used alone or with other medications in the treatment of breast cancer. However, bodybuilders and athletes also use it for cycle to enhance their performance.

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Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) vs. Aromatase Inhibitors

Selective estrogen receptor modulators inhibit the release of estrogen in the breast tissue. It works by sitting in the estrogen receptors in breast cells. If SERM is in estrogen receptor, estrogen cannot attach to the cell, and if this happens in the breast cell, the cells do not receive estrogen signals that help it grow and multiply.

There are three types of SERMs, including Evista, Tamoxifen, & Fareston.

Aromatase inhibitors, on the other hand, stop the production of estrogen in postmenopausal women. It blocks enzyme aromatase which converts the androgen hormone into smaller amounts of estrogen. As a result, less estrogen is available in the body to stimulate the growth of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer cells.

Tamoxifen is the most commonly used SERM, and this is why its effectiveness is compared with that of aromatase inhibitors.


An aromatase inhibitor is the best hormonal therapy type to use during the early stages of postmenopausal for women. This is because this inhibitor offers more benefits with less severe side effects than Tamoxifen. Moreover, taking an aromatase inhibitor after using Tamoxifen can reduce the chances of cancer coming back.

Nolvadex for Gynecomastia:

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue in men or young boys enlarges or overdevelops is usually caused by the imbalance in the estrogen and testosterone hormones. It can affect one or both breasts. While many medications are used to treat this condition, Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, has proved to be effective for early-stage gynecomastia. It is recommended that the patient takes a dose of 10 to 20 mg of Tamoxifen twice every day.


Alternatively, Tamoxifen can be taken alongside the hormonal anti-prostate cancer treatments every day for the prescribed duration of the anti-androgen.

Nolvadex for post cycle therapy (PCT):

Nolvadex is among the popular methods of post-cycle therapy. It is used in moderate and heavy cycles that include various compounds for more extended periods. It helps in increasing the speed at which testosterone is produced.

A recommended dosage is from 10 to 40 mg daily for about two to four weeks. Most of the time, the 40mg daily dose should be taken for the first two weeks and a 20mg daily dose for the following three to four weeks.

Nolvadex dosage

A 20mg to 40mg dose is recommended for patients with breast cancer. If the dose is taken daily and is greater than 20mg, it should be divided into a morning and evening dose.


Nolvadex Dosage During Anabolic Steroid Use


Nolvadex cannot be grouped into three-tier users of beginner, intermediate and advanced like other steroids. This is because Nolvadex is an ancillary drug that is not usually used for performance enhancement but instead used to combat various estrogen-related side effects when aromatase inhibitors or anabolic steroids are used.

This means that the doses are used to increase endogenous secretion of testosterone in men allowing this compound to be used as an ancillary medication during PCT. Whichever the case, the dose remains the same, with a dose of 10 to 30 mg taken daily for the anabolic steroid cycle.


Female Nolvadex dosage


Women do not use this compound as an anabolic steroid because they do not suffer from gynecomastia as men do. Females who use Nolvadex dosage are those with breast cancer. As mentioned earlier, these patients take a dose of 20mg to 40mg daily. If the dose is more than 20mg, it should be divided and taken into two doses; one in the morning and the other in the evening.


Nolvadex dosage for PCT & Increased Endogenous Testosterone Secretion


Tamoxifen is standard in PCT because it stimulates the pituitary gland to release a lot of Luteinizing Hormone and the follicle-stimulating hormone, which are essential for the production of endogenous testosterone. The doses administered are 10 to 30 mg taken daily.

Nolvadex side effects:

Severe reactions to Nolvadex are few and less serious to force one to discontinue this compound. Some of the side effects of Tamoxifen include;


Acne


Acne is rare with the use of Nolvadex but usually develops from hormonal changes.


Nausea or cramping of the abdomen


Nausea is generally used to describe a queasy stomach with or without the feeling of vomiting. One of the things that cause nausea is a problem in the abdomen and pelvic organs. Upon using Tamoxifen, some people experience mild nausea and the symptoms improve and become manageable over time.

Abdominal cramping is associated with prolonged use of Nolvadex for about six months. Usually, individuals with such symptoms are diagnosed with acute pancreatitis.

FAQs related to Nolvadex:

Will Nolvadex get rid of gyno?


Nolvadex has been shown to reduce the breast volume in gynecomastia but does not eliminate all of the breast volumes. The supplement works by neutralizing the estrogen present in the body and increasing testosterone levels, thus changing how the body stores fats.


Does Tamoxifen cause weight gain?


With so much research done on this compound, it is clear that it is connected to losing weight during its usage. However, with cancer treatment, gaining weight is normal for many reasons, the most common one being a change in hormone levels.

Conclusion:

In summary, Nolvadex helps breast cancer patients and men with gynecomastia condition. Although there are few side effects associated with the compound, the benefits are worth trying it. It is also common among athletes and bodybuilders who use it for cycles.

The doses should be followed strictly to get as much benefit as possible from it.

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If you enjoyed this article and you’d like a more real, NO-BS info-packed guide on cycling steroids, then grab your digital E-Book copy of ”Straight From The Underground” by John Doe Bodybuilding. This is my #1 recommended underground handbook on EVERYTHING related to steroids. Everything in this book is based on first-hand experience instead of theory.

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