Nolvadex 20 by Syntex is an oral preparation containing 20mg per tablet of the substance Tamoxifen.
Nolvadex, or Nolva as it’s commonly referred to, is not a steroid, but rather a selective estrogen blocker. While Nolvadex doesn’t prevent the buildup of estrogen in the body, it does prevent it from acting on certain receptors, most notably, those located in the nipples. This has obvious benefits to bodybuilders, because this is the area in which gynecomastia occurs during the use of aromatizing steroids such as Testosterone.
Nolvadex also offers another great benefit to bodybuilders due to the fact that it can greatly increase the amount of Testosterone that the body makes by stimulating luteinizing hormone production. This makes the drug a great choice for post-cycle thepary.
While the drug has obvious benefits concerning estrogen buildup in the body, it is important to note that it can have adverse effects towards progesterone-related steroids. Because of this, it is recommended that athletes do not use Nolvadex in conjunction with steroids such as Nandrolone and/or Trenbolone.
It is also important to note that Nolvadex doesn’t reduce estrogen throughout the body, and that those athletes looking to minimize overall water retention and bloat should look towards true estrogen blockers such as Anastrozole or Exemestane. Athletes often use Nolvadex in doses of 20-60mg per day throughout cycle duration where gynecomastia is a concern. Those looking to incorporate Nolvadex into their post-cycle regiment will typically run the substance at similar doses for 4-6 weeks upon the discontinued use of all steroids. Users may also choose to add Proviron and/or HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) to their post-cycle therapy protocol as well.