Nolvadex is the trade name for Tamoxifen Citrate, an anti-estrogen drug used to control the estrogenic side effects of steroid use. Nolvadex really isn’t used to promote performance directly; however, it’s used as a means of protection or recovery. An extremely powerful and effective SERM, Nolvadex was developed to fight estrogen in breast cancer patients; estrogen being one of the primary enemies to such a condition. The problem with estrogen is it binds to the receptors in the chest region and causes the cancer to thrive; Nolvadex by its natural mode of action prevents the estrogen from binding by binding in its place.
DOSAGE & INSTRUCTIONS
For on-cycle gynecomastia protection, most men will find 10mg per day to be effective if it’s going to be effective; if this doesn’t work, you’ll probably need an Aromatase Inhibitor.
As for post cycle use, you will need a larger dosing that tapers down over the course of four to six weeks. In most cases, a total dosing of 40mg per day for a couple weeks, followed by half that amount for a couple weeks and then a 10mg dosing per day for a week or two is perfect.
- Week 1-2: Nolvadex 40mg/day
- Week 3-4: Nolvadex 20mg/day
- Week 5: Nolvadex 10mg/day (Only if required)
The first worthy of mention is a reduction in cognitive abilities, but this is something that is almost strictly a breast cancer patient concern due to the necessary long-term use of the SERM. Some have even shown to have a reduction in libido with long-term use; this is somewhat ironic since the SERM increases testosterone levels via LH and FSH stimulation; however, we’re once again referring to extremely long-term use. The final concern with long-term use is endometrial cancer; some studies have shown breast cancer patients who have used the SERM for five or more years may open the door to endometrial cancer; however, there’s no evidence in-regard to short-term use, and as this is a uterus issue it is not a concern for men.
The most common Nolvadex side effect is without question acne, but it’s not that common to begin with; it’s not that common but it’s the most probable. With the testosterone increasing nature of this SERM, the quick increase in testosterone levels can cause some breakouts; if it occurs, it will normally occur on the back, shoulders or chest, and normally fades away once you adjust; if not it will after discontinuation. There is also the possibility of nausea, abdominal cramping and hot flashes; however, such side effects are extremely rare and will not affect most people. Such effects are so rare, only about 5% of women will experience nausea, only about 2% of men, and only 1% of women will experience abdominal cramping with even less men falling prey. As for hot flashes, this is one of the few Nolvadex side effects that can be a problem for numerous women, as more than 50% often fall prey; however, it’s virtually unheard of with men.
Please we urge you to contact your physician and do thorough research before starting any type of diet, exercise program, supplement program, drug therapy or if you feel that you may have an existing medical condition.
The information presented here should not be considered medical recommendation in any way. Legal issues regarding anabolic steroids, growth hormone, and other performance related drugs vary from state, province and country. If these drugs are illegal according to the laws governing, please do not engage in their use.