What is Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate)?

Date: April 08th, 2023

What is Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate)?

This is an oral anti-estrogen/estrogen antagonist prescription drug. Nolvadex is
commonly referred to as an anti-estrogen, but technically it is more of an estrogen
antagonist. An estrogen antagonist has a unique way of preventing estrogen activity.
What it does is to compete with estrogen at the estrogen receptor sites, occupying
them so that estrogen cannot bind with these receptors. Take note that Nolvadex
does not directly prevent estrogen production, for it only blocks estrogen receptors
from binding with estrogen. During Nolvadex use, there would still be elevated levels
of estrogen in the system, it just can't get to the receptors since Nolvadex does a
good job of docking there first and keeping Estrogen out. Nolvadex itself does not
send a signal when it is on the receptor, it just sits there and keeps Estrogen out.

Key Points for Nolvadex Users

  • High dosage can prevent natural testosterone production by the testes. Further,high dosage can be counter-productive; instead of lowering estrogenic levels, it

           increases the levels. This is a consequence of the adrenal glands being overly
           stimulated to produce the prohormone dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA. DHEA
           can convert to estrogen.

  • It does not directly prevent estrogen production; it is only capable of blocking estrogen from binding with the receptors.
  • Dosage ranges from 10 to 60 mg daily.
  • It is recommended to be stacked with highly aromatizable steroids like Dianabol and testosterone
  • It is NOT recommended to be used in conjunction with highly anabolic/moderate to ow androgenic (with the absence of highly aromatizable compounds), and when the desired aim is to gain mass.
  • For women: Nolvadex disables birth control drugs