All About Arimidex
Arimidex is not a receptor blocker, rather it is a second line inhibitor which attacks the aromatase enzyme. Arimidex comes in tabs from underground labs such as the old IP in various strengths such as .25mg/tab, however, the brand name drug itself is in full 1mg tablets. Arimidex is considered an aromatase inhibitor because it binds to this enzyme thereby occupying it, and leaving less aromatase to bind to testosterone.
If there is less aromatase, there is less conversion of whatever aromatizable anabolics are in your system. For those who are sensitive to estrogenic side effects, you will want to have arimidex on hand at all times. If you can keep aromatase low by taking arimidex, you can effectively limit your genetic susceptibility of estrogen build up and all the nasty side effects that go along with it.
If you are on an anti-estrogen, the best way to limit the build up of estrogen is to take both a "frontline inhibitor" (like clomid or nolvadex which blocks the receptor) and an aromatase inhibitor which occupies the enzyme. This way you have two separate mechanisms working in your favor. You also do not need a whole lot of each drug. If, for example, you take nolvadex and arimidex together, you can use as little as .25mg of arimidex every other day and nolvadex at 10mg/day instead of more traditional daily use of arimidex in the 1mg range or Nolvadex in the 30-40mg range.
Arimidex has a very long half-life for an oral drug. Literature says various things, however, in the real world, the half-life is to the tune of 24-48 hours, minimal. I have had numerous friends and associates who are prone to Gyno control it with as little as .25mg every other day (eod). Arimidex will however take a few days to take effect if you have a large amount of estrogen build-up. For example, if you know you are prone to estrogen build-up and are taking aromatizable anabolics, you may want to start with a "first line inhibitor" to immediately get into your system and block the estrogen receptors. This would be especially true if you are someone who has had Gyno in the past and your nips are starting to get sore on your current cycle.
By taking the frontline inhibitor such as clomid or nolvadex, you get immediate drug effects on controlling estrogen and can allow a few days for the arimidex to get into your system (second line inhibitor) and begin to decrease the aromatase enzyme, which we all know, is the root cause of estrogenic build-up.
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