Antiestrogens play a very important role in strength sports. These are substances that an athlete should always have, especially when taking exogenous hormones. Their main purpose is to restore the hormonal background after a course of taking AAS. The problem is that after a course of taking steroids, the level of testosterone is very low, and the level of female hormones is quite high. Antiestrogens perform two very important functions: they reduce the nature of the action of estrogen in the athlete's body, blocking receptors and stimulate the production of LH and FSH, which quickly leads to the optimization of the level of testosterone in athletes.
Most athletes wonder what to choose: clomid or tamoxifen.
Pros and Cons of Tamoxifen and Clomiphene
When post-course therapy (PCT) is carried out, then most athletes opt for clomiphene. As for tamoxifen, some athletes see it as a kind of backup option, in case clomiphene fails to acquire. It is believed that tamoxifen is worse than clomid. Is this really so ">
Endogenous Testosterone Recovery
Studies have shown that tamoxifen, if taken 1 tablet (20 mg) per day, is able to raise testosterone levels by 42% in 10 days of administration. If you take clomiphene 1-2 tablets per day, you get exactly the same result. In other words, no difference in the speed of recovery processes is observed, whichever drug is used. In this case, a lot depends on the individual physical data of each athlete.
And now, the most important thing is the price and the possibility of side effects.
There is one truth that indicates that saving on your health is a thankless task and can lead to bad consequences. If there is no extra money and there is no way to purchase expensive high-quality drugs, then it is better not to start with taking various cheap things. The price of clomiphene citrate corresponds to about 700 rubles for a package consisting of 10 tablets of 50 mg each. Tamoxifen, somewhere in the same proportion, can be bought for 200 rubles.
As for the side effects, after taking the drugs, tamoxifen has a much larger set of harmful side effects.
Particular attention should be paid to the fact that it is much more toxic to the liver. The second factor that deserves attention is the increase in progesterone receptors, which makes this drug generally undesirable for use. Especially, this is true when nandrolone, trenbolone, oxymetholone and other drugs of this class were used. But even without taking these drugs, taking tamoxifen is not justified. In the case of an increase in progesterone levels, you will have to temporarily say goodbye to libido and an erection, which is completely undesirable. And only after its level is optimized, you can count on the fact that this negative will die forever.
In conclusion, it should be said that clomiphene citrate, although much more expensive, is much safer than tamixophen. It can be used after any course, without fear have a lot of trouble.