Nolvadex Tamoxifen Citrate Overview
Nolvadex is a popular and powerfully effective Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) that is often referred to as an anti-estrogen. However, while being an antagonist it is also an agonist as it will actually act as estrogen in certain parts of the body while acting as an anti-estrogen in other areas.
Nolvadex, officially known as Tamoxifen Citrate. The SERM was developed to treat breast cancer, specifically hormone-responsive breast cancer. However, it has also been effectively used in breast cancer prevention. Then we have anabolic steroid users, and it was long ago discovered that Nolvadex had a place among such individuals. Nolva, as it’s commonly known, can be used as an anti-estrogen during an anabolic steroid cycle in order to prevent estrogenic related side effects. It is also used as part of a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) recovery plan, which is its most common and beneficial point of use for the steroid user.
Nolvadex Tamoxifen Citrate Functions & Traits
Tamoxifen Citrate is a SERM with both estrogen agonist and antagonist properties. As an anti-estrogen, Nolvadex functions by binding to the estrogen receptors in the place of estrogen. This binding prevents the estrogen hormone from performing its action in certain parts of the body, which is precisely why it’s beneficial to breast cancer patients. Many forms of breast cancer actually feed off estrogen when it attaches to the receptors in the chest. By preventing the attachment in such receptors, this also protects anabolic steroid users from gynecomastia, which can be caused by anabolic steroids that aromatize such as Testosterone, Dianabol, and Nandrolone and Boldenone to a degree.
Nolvadex Tamoxifen Citrate Dosage
Nolvadex is used in numerous breast cancer plans. There are six specific breast cancer treatment plans that can include male and female treatment. Regardless of the specific breast cancer scenario, standard Nolvadex doses normally fall in the 10-20mg ranges two times per day. An initial 40mg per day dose is very commonplace. Once breast cancer has been eliminated, it’s not uncommon for a 10-20mg per day dose to continue indefinitely.
For the purpose of estrogenic side effect protection during anabolic steroid use, 10-20mg per day is common.
For the purpose of PCT, standard Nolvadex doses will normally begin at 40mg per day. The dose will normally hold at 40mg per day for a couple weeks, reduce to 20mg per day for a couple weeks and then finish with an optional week or two at 10mg per day. How your cycle ends will determine when you begin your Nolvadex therapy. If HCG is included, this will also affect the timing.
If your cycle ends with any large ester base anabolic steroids, you will begin Nolvadex 2 weeks after your last injection.
If your cycle ends with all small ester base anabolic steroids, you will begin your Nolvadex 3 days after your last injection.
If your cycle ends with any large ester base anabolic steroids, you will begin HCG ten days after your last injection and begin Nolvadex after HCG therapy is complete.
If your cycle ends with all small ester base anabolic steroids, you will begin HCG 3 days after your last injection and begin Nolvadex after HCG therapy is complete.