Most all who are familiar with anabolic steroids are familiar with the Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) Nolvadex and its use as it pertains to the anabolic steroid user. As part of a post cycle plan or during a cycle to aid in the prevention of Gynecomastia Nolvadex serves both of these purpose for many anabolic users. However, another common use of Nolvadex is by women who compete in physique based competitions and beyond its effectiveness during PCT, which is one of its finer points, use by females prepping for a show may indeed be its best suited use to date beyond the medical field.
As we know, estrogen is one of the primary hormones essential to both men and women but it is produced by women at a far higher rate. Excess estrogen can hinder fat-loss goals; which in-turn can limit the Hardness one may wish to achieve. Because of this fact many female physique competitors choose to use Nolvadex to combat excess estrogen and generally with additional Nolvadex therapy, their end means is reached. Make no mistake, using Nolvadex alone is not going to give a woman a leaner and harder physique; exercise and diet is paramount but the added Nolvadex can provide a very nice finishing touch.
As a SERM, Nolvadex belongs to a class of drugs that affect the estrogen receptors of the body. It is widely used in treatments of excess estrogen and commonly referred to as an anti-estrogen although that name may indeed be a bit of a stretch. To be a full blown anti-estrogen drug, Nolvadex would need to possess some traits it does not, such as estrogen reduction; Nolvadex does not possess this trait. The purpose of Nolvadex is simple; to keep estrogen from binding to the receptors, not to keep estrogen from forming and by no means reducing it all out. For reduction purposes one would need an aromatase inhibitor such as Femara and some female competitors opt for just that; however, Nolvadex often proves to be a sufficient and safer choice.
A common use of Nolvadex by female physique competitors is during their preparation; when they are dieting in preparation for a show. Typically Nolvadex will be administered on the back end of a diet once the competitor is already somewhat lean. The addition ofNolvadex and its estrogen binding capabilities enables the competitor to burn more fat, especially that last little bit that is often so hard to lose. Further, with a lower amount of estrogen affecting the body, which leads to a leaner physique, with the use of Nolvadex the competitor will find themselves much harder than they would otherwise.
Most women who use Nolvadex for physique purposes will find 10mg per day to be more than sufficient. Duration is usually recommended at four to six weeks max and during the tail end of the diet when body-fat is low. There are many female competitors who struggle with their diets towards the end, as we all do and they never reach the Look they fully desire. The use of Nolvadex is often the final missing piece and if you are such a competitor it is definitely something you may want to consider. If you believe Nolvadex may be right for you, consult your doctor and always stay within the realm of legality.