Anastrol (Anastrozole) is a drug group of aromatase inhibitors used in bodybuilding as a means of preventing the aromatic effect (conversion of testosterone to estrogen) when taking anabolic steroids. Alternative drugs: Letrozole, Exemestane (Aromazin).
- Estrogen reduction
- Increased anabolic hormone levels
- Gynecomastia prophylaxis
- Improving the quality of muscles (by reducing the action of female hormones)
- Prevention of hypertension
- Reduction of estrogen suppression of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes axis
Side Effects of Anastrozole
Exceeding the dosage and abuse of aromatase inhibitors leads to excessive suppression of estrogen production and the following effects:
- Inhibition of muscle growth
- Fall libido
- Increased cholesterol
- Joint pain
- Bone Strength Reduction
Dosage and cycle of Anastrozole
For side effects prevention (in bodybuilding): 0.5 mg every other day.
For the treatment of gynecomastia: 1 mg every day until the symptoms disappear (further 0.5 mg every other day).
The optimal cycle of Anastrozole when using steroids:
When using steroids with a short half-life (testosterone propionate, methandrostenolone): after 10 days of the cycle, take an estradiol test and take 0.5 mg Anastrozole every other day. Then, after 10 days, again test for estradiol and adjust the dosage of Anastrozole according to their results.
When using steroids with long esters (enanthate, sustanon, cypionate): after 3-4 weeks of the cycle, take tests for estradiol and take 0.5 mg Anastrozole every other day. Then, after 10 days, again test for estradiol and adjust the dosage of Anastrozole according to their results.
The dosage of Anastrozole can also be adjusted on the basis of subjective sensations. If you receive depression, erectile dysfunction, or a decrease in libido, this means that the dosage of Anastrozole should be reduced.