Nolvadex is a popular and powerful effective selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) that is often called an anti-estrogen. However, while it is an antagonist, it is also an agonist because it acts as an estrogen in certain parts of the body and as an anti-estrogen in others. Nolva is known to be used as an anti-estrogen during the anabolic steroid cycle to prevent estrogen-related side effects. It is also used as part of a post-cycle recovery plan (PCT), which is the most common and useful point of its use for steroid users.
Nolvadex functions and properties:
As an anti-estrogen, Nolvadex acts by binding to estrogen receptors instead of estrogen. By preventing attachment to such receptors, it also protects anabolic steroid users from gynecomastia, which can be caused by anabolic steroids that aromatize, such as testosterone, dianabol, and to some extent nandrolone and boldenone.
Effects of Nolvadex:
For users of anabolic steroids, the main effect of Nolvadex in the cycle is to prevent gynecomastia. As far as protection against gynecomastia, this may be enough for many men and should be your first choice if it does the job. If not, you will need an AI, such as Arimidex (anastrozole) or Femara (letrozole). However, AIs can have a negative effect on cholesterol levels.
Nolvadex side effects:
There are possible side effects of Nolvadex, but we see that it is a very well tolerated SERM for most men and women. Possible side effects of Nolvadex include:
Vaginal itching, bleeding, discharge or discomfort
The above are the most common side effects of Nolvadex. Other possible side effects of Nolvadex, although less common than those listed above, include: