What are aromatase inhibitors?
Posted by cpaddon on May 22, 2017
Amongst steroids, there is a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors. Another name – aromatase blockers. The main purpose of inhibitors is to decrease the amount of estrogens, female sex hormones that can form in the body of an athlete after taking anabolic drugs. Naturally, during the use of blockers, it is also expected to increase the male hormone testosterone. Properties of the drug attracted athletes who are concerned about the prevention of gynecomastia (growth of mammary glands in men). The spread of anabolic cycles, during and after which athletes use aromatase inhibitors.
Why do you need to fight estrogen?
Any expert in the world of bodybuilding will say that fighting with estrogens is a waste of time, and all for the reason that the balance between testosterone and estrogens is an indispensable basis for muscle growth. But the increased amount of estrogen, undoubtedly, requires intervention, which is to bring the physiological level of female hormones back to normal. The female hormone estrogen is responsible for ovulation in women, femininity, softness, tenderness, roundness and abdominal obesity (female type). With an increased amount of estrogen, a man begins to acquire all these qualities.
There was an opinion (among scientists) that estrogens formed by aromatization (when a female hormone appears from testosterone), affects the amount of luteinizing substances. This causes a suspension of testosterone production, as a result – muscle growth stops, a pullback occurs, a man may suffer weight gain, obesity and even gynecomastia. Scientists came to the conclusion that it is necessary not only to reduce the amount of estrogens, but also to try to prevent the process of aromatization.
Effect of inhibitors
In addition to the above actions, inhibitors also provide:
- effective assistance in the treatment of gynecomastia;
- help in increasing the amount of anabolic hormones;
- eliminating excess estrogen (female sex hormones) blockers help to achieve high muscle definition;
- help the body recover quickly and rest after taking steroids.
It is important to know! Aromatase inhibitors are used during the use of anabolic steroids, prone to strong aromatization. These are such drugs as testosterone, methandrostenolone and many others.
How to use inhibitors on the cycle?
If you decide to take inhibitors on the cycle, it is recommended not to hurry up, but pre-pass the test for estradiol. It should be done 10 days after the anabolic cycle is over. In this case, the cycle should include steroids with a short half-life. For example, testosterone propionate. If the drugs with a long half-life were used, then the analysis should be performed after 4 weeks. Only after receiving the results the doctor prescribes the dosage of the inhibitor. It is important to understand that at the time of taking estrogens, the estradiol test must be taken every ten days.
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