Other names: Nolvadex, Genox, Tamifen
Manufacturer: Balkan Pharmaceuticals
Pharmaceutical name: Tamoxifen Citrate
Pack: 60 tabs (20 mg/tab)
Tamoximed is an post cycle steroid and is made by Balkan Pharmaceuticals. The active substance is Tamoxifen Citrate.
Tamoximed is probably the most popular ancillary drug for male steroid users who wish to avoid the estrogen like effects caused by the use of anabolic steroids. Tamoxifen Citrate binds to estrogen receptors thus blocking the hormones action on target tissues and achieving an anti-estrogenic effect.
Also worth noting is the fact that Tamoximed is an estrogen agonist in the liver and is capable of mimicking estrogen in this organ. At first glance you may wonder why this could be considered a good thing, however, when you realize that estrogen positively effects HDL (good) cholesterol values in the liver its value in this instance becomes obvious. As you know, steroid use tends to suppress HDL levels and raise LDL levels significantly leading to increased cholesterol levels and cardiac risk. Adding Tamoximed may therefore form a protective function in this case, although it certainly does not save the liver from all the other hazards involved with the use of c-17 alpha alkylated orals.
Tamoxifen Citrate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator. Selective estrogen receptor modulators can act as estrogen receptor agonists or antagonists. This activity of Tamoxifen Citrate is tissue selective, effecting those estrogen receptors located in the liver, breast, and bone. When the Tamoxifen molecule binds to this receptor, the estrogen is blocked and can not have any influence, thereby remaining inactive in that tissue. By doing so, an “anti-estrogenic” effect is achieved. The drug was developed and still used to treat breast cancer. It is often used as a first option due to its mild nature in comparison to aromatase inhibitors. Of course one would want to use the mildest compound possible when dealing with estrogen levels in women, but one could afford to be more aggressive in dealing with male strength athletes or bodybuilders.