Novo-Pharm Arimidex is a classic aromatase inhibitor used during anabolic androgenic steroid (AAS) use. Testosterone can be converted into estrogen through the action of the aromatase enzyme, which can lead to unwanted side effects such as gynecomastia, water retention, and decreased muscle definition.
Arimidex works by inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, reducing the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, and thereby reducing overall estrogen levels in the body. This helps to decrease estrogen-related side effects.
However, it’s crucial to monitor the use of aromatase inhibitors such as Arimidex carefully and dose appropriately to avoid reducing estrogen levels too low, which can also have negative impacts on overall health and well-being.
Here are the four core benefits of Novo-Pharm Arimidex:
- Reduces the levels of estrogen in the body, minimizing the risk of estrogen-related side effects such as gynecomastia;
- Reduces water retention, which can improve muscle definition and enhance overall muscle aesthetics;
- Reduces the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, which can help to increase overall testosterone levels and potentially lead to notable gains in lean muscle mass.
Finally — and most importantly — Arimidex minimizes the risk of negative side effects associated with estrogen buildup, including fatigue, hot flashes, joint pain, and headaches.
The timing for starting Arimidex during a cycle depends on the type of steroids used:
- If you take short-acting fast AAS, like Anadrol and testosterone Propionate, start taking Novo-Pharm Anastrozole by the second week of the cycle, days 8 or 10, and keep it at a moderate dosage throughout the cycle;
- If you take long-acting substances with a prolonged release period, such as Testosterone Enanthate, start taking Novo-Pharm Anastrozole on the third week of the cycle and keep it on for one week after the last administration of the long-acting gear, before switching to PCT alongside HCG.
As it is generally accepted, the dosage should not exceed 1 mg (equivalent to one pill of Novo-Pharm Arimidex) every three days. For most athletes, half a pill is sufficient, or 0.5 mg of the compound every three days.
Novo-Pharm Anastrozole is one of the most potent aromatase inhibitors on the market. Just half a milligram is more than enough to keep estradiol levels low.
While it's a popular AI option, alternatives such as Aromasin and Femara also exist, with Aromasin being a slightly less powerful option and Femara being one of the newest additions to the AI class of compounds.
IMPORTANT: Arimidex should NOT be used alongside Nolvadex, as it would lead to elimination of Arimidex. It’s a waste of time and money. WIth Nolva, all you have left from Arimidex is about 20% instead of 100% efficiency.
Finally, one of the most often overlooked and barely known reasons to run Arimidex is the use of hCG. HCG is a pre-PCT compound, mimicking your Luteinizing hormone to prevent testosterone production shutdown. Unfortunately, high doses of hCG cause estrogenic side effects. To eliminate them, you need Arimidex or other AIs.