Arimidex or Anastrozole is prescribed for use as an aromatase inhibitor and can be used with additional treatments such as radiation or surgery. Aromatase inhibitors prohibit the transformation of androgens into estrogen in muscle, fat, brain, and breasts. The medicinal use of Arimidex is predominantly to impede the growth and progression of breast-cancer in women. This is accomplished by blocking the aromatase enzyme. In addition, Arimidex has been used by several doctors in conjunction with testosterone-replacement therapy – and also as an attempt at treating low testosterone production in men in the UK.
For strength athletes and bodybuilders in the UK, Arimidex can be used to lessen the aromatization of anabolic steroids – and is also known for its ability to boost testosterone levels in users in the UK. By reducing the levels of estrogen found in many steroid users bodies, they are able to prevent negative side-effects such as gynocomastia and water retention. This is clearly something that all users are attempting to minimize as much as they can.
In addition to lowering estrogen levels, Arimidex can be used to increase levels of testosterone by up to 58% while raising luteinizing hormones as well. This is significant, especially when considering that Arimidex is used in combination with other elements during an individual’s post-cycle therapy to boost the natural levels of testosterone after the administration of anabolic steroids is concluded – via the hypo-thalamic testicular pituitary axis.
For most users, .5 mg per day is usually sufficient to prevent estrogen-related side effects in relation to anabolic steroid use. When doses were elevated to 1 full mg. a day, there were no changes in estrogen reduction when compared to .5mg, so raising your dosage won’t produce better results. If symptoms continue, it may be necessary to switch to a stronger formula such as Femara.
Most users will be able to reduce negative estrogen-related side effects such as water retention with a dose of .5 mg per day. Some users have reported that a dose between .25mg and . 5mg taken every other day is sufficient to achieve the same results. Since Arimidex has an active life of 48 hours, it’s possible to administer it every other day.
For individuals in the UK using Arimidex during their post-cycle therapy, the same dosages apply and there’s no need to decrease or increase or dosages; they can be run throughout the post-cycle period without producing any ill-effects.
After administering the drug, blood-levels of the compound normally stabilize and then reach their peak in about 7 to 10 days. Therefore, it’s not likely that a user will need to front-load with Anastrozole, or begin taking it prior to administering the anabolic they plan to take.
Risks and Side Effects:
Arimidex is mild on blood lipids; however, individuals should not suppress their estrogen levels over a lengthy period of time, as this can have a negative impact on their overall health, although there’s been no scientific evidence in the UK showing that Arimidex is dangerous for healthy adults to use, even over extended time periods.
Arimidex is known to produce very little negative side effects, and it’s one of the safest compounds an athlete can use.