Name: Anastrozole / Arimidex
Price: $4.60 per item
Arimidex is an aromatase inhibitor designed and developed to treat breast cancer as well as provide relief for post-menopausal women. However, as is very common in performance enhancing a use outside of its original intent has been found and many athletes buy Arimidex to aid in their performance enhancement.
In athletics and bodybuilding, Arimidex is used as an ancillary compound within anabolic steroid cycles for its estrogen reducing properties, and has the additional benefit of modestly increasing testosterone levels.
For the steroid using male athlete, Arimidex shows great potential. Up to this point, drugs like Nolvadex and Clomid have been our weapons against excess estrogen. These drugs, especially in combination, do prove quite effective. But Arimidex appears able to do the job much more efficiently, and with less hassle. Its use is only now catching on, but early reports have been excellent. A single tablet daily, the same dose use clinically, seems to be all one needs for an exceptional effect (some even report excellent results with only 2 tablet daily). When used with strong, readily aromatizing androgens such as Dianabol or Testosterone, gynecomastia and water retention can be effectively blocked.
Many anabolic steroids aromatize, convert to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme, a process that is responsible for many of the undesirable side effects that can accompany anabolic steroid use such as acne, gynecomastia, water-retention, etc. In one study, both .5mg and 1mg doses of Arimidex were shown to decrease estrogen by roughly 50%. The 1mg/day dose also increased testosterone levels by 58%. In that same study, in both groups LH and FSH increased slightly as well.
You will find you can buy Arimidex in two commonly available forms, simple tablets or in a liquid solution you simply drink. Both forms carry the same active drug, Anastrozole but in some cases the liquids can be unstable and hard to dose correctly; especially from inappropriate sources. Regardless of the form of this aromatase inhibitor you find consult with your doctor before you begin use; inappropriate use can lead to unwelcomed problems and hinder the gains you are trying to make with the use of your anabolic steroids.
Most people who take Arimidex do not have any problems. If side effects should occur, they are typically minor and easily treated. Some side effects of Arimidex is high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, hot flashes, nausea, headache, and fatigue.
Average Dosage: 1-2mg.