Nolvadex is a very effective anti–estrogen drug, well suited for patients who suffer from gynecomastia and high estrogen levels, such as those who are using testosterone.
This is the most effective drug for this purpose and is also very useful for treating gyno. Nolvadex is a strong estrogen antagonist and must be taken daily in order to keep estrogen levels down. In my opinion, this is the clear choice among the anti–estrogen drugs.
Nolvadex has been used by bodybuilders to minimize water retention and to keep estrogen levels from getting too high during cutting. Some bodybuilders will use it when they notice an increased size, especially in the chest and shoulders, from their cycle.
Nolvadex is also used by women who want to require PCT after the steroid cycle, but can’t or don’t want to use more powerful steroids and who don’t have the option to use Clomid or Nolvadex. Bodybuilders can use Nolvadex at a 50mg per day dose during a PCT period, but it’s recommended to start off a smaller 25mg per day amount while on cycle so as not to clash with the other drugs in the cycle.
It is recommended that a test booster be used while on cycle and PCT if running an AI such as Nolvadex. This will minimize and almost eliminate any estrogen-related muscle gains made while on cycle, while also helping improve overall recovery. The test booster must be started about the same time that the AI is started.
- Nolvadex is available in 25mg tablets.
- Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex) Active Life: 24–36 hours
- Detection Time: 3 months
- Anabolic/Androgenic Ratio: 0/0
- Dosage: 25-50 mg/day