Femara (letrozole) is an aromatase inhibitor, which means it blocks the production of estrogen in the body. In bodybuilding Femara is popular as a way to control estrogen levels.
It’s a part of the on-cycle support for your hormonal system that prevents various unwanted side effects from occurring, including the mental ones (mood swings and depression) and physical ones, such as gynecomastia.
Femara by Apoxar is a relatively new compound in the class of aromatase inhibitors, and it’s still gaining popularity, event though similar compounds — such as Arimidex or Aromasin — are already recommended by most athletes on every serious cycle.
Apoxar Femara’s primary benefit is its ability to lower the estrogen level, therefore preventing a whole set of consequences of steroid use. Femara:
- Can reduce water retention and bloating caused by wet compounds, like Deca Durabolin or Testosterone Enanthate;
- Can help increase muscle definition, prevent muscle loss;
- Will slightly increase muscle mass because of the better hormonal balance;
- Reduces the risk of gynecomastia.
It’s an all-rounder on-cycle support compound, recommended to anyone taking more than TRT doses of any anabolic steroids, including Testosterone.
AIs like Femara are used ON cycle, as opposed to SERMs like Nolvadex, that belong to the post-cycle therapy.
Start it one week into the cycle, a few days later or earlier — depending on the power of the anabolic steroids that you take and their aromatization capabilities (not all anabolic steroids aromatize).
The dose should be between 0.5 and 2.5 mg, with the most common range between 1 mg and 1.25 mg every other day. Note that Femara has a half-life of 2 to 4 days, so daily administration in high doses is not recommended.
Femara is approximately 20 times stronger than Arimidex, so take it with caution, it can seriously damage your estrogen levels;
Despite the similarities with other AIs, Femara by Apoxar is slightly less popular because it’s a relatively new compound, generally unknown in the golden era of bodybuilding;
Femara is FDA and Health Canada-approved for women with breast cancer, though use among bodybuilders is not something FDA would ever approve. Several studies of the Femara effects on men, however, show that it’s potentially a highly effective compound in treating gynecomastia and breast tissue-related issues.