The History & Background of Arimistane
There’s a lot of ways to get jacked in the bodybuilding world. One of these is by using supplements. From steroids, prohormones to testosterone-boosting supplements, all of these claim to give you muscles, a ripped physique and little body fat. But we’ve never heard of anyone bragging about an increased estrogen level.
Estrogen is an essential hormone in human development just like testosterone. But, estrogen can cause a growth of secondary sex features. Excessive estrogen can cause negative impacts on your body and training performance.
You need to successfully manage estrogen and maximize testosterone and luteinizing hormones (LH) to achieve optimal muscle growth. One product that can help you do that is Arimistane – an anti-estrogen supplement.
Here’s my take on Arimistane…
What is Arimistane?
Arimistane is a powerful Aromatase Inhibitor (AI) and cortisol inhibitor that works to reduce circulating levels of estrogen in the body. It acts as a suicide inhibitor to decrease the number of androgens in the body that can change to estrogen, efficiently tying the aromatase enzyme and producing a permanent reaction.
Furthermore, Arimistane has shown a huge binding affinity over other AI’s to the aromatase enzyme resulting to a better capacity in terminating the active enzyme.
Chemical Make-up of Arimistane
This simple but very strong and complex compound is also called Androst 3,5-dien-7,17-dione, 3-deoxy-7-oxo-DHEA, 7 Keto DHEA – a metabolite of 7-Keto DHEA.
Arimistane is a substitute of ATD (1,4,6-Androstatrien-3,17-dione), an AI which is banned and can’t be used anymore. Arimistane is so potent that many equate it to Aromasin which is very strong.
Benefits of Arimistane
- Blocks high levels of estrogen and cortisol
- Increases testosterone levels
- More muscle mass (as it raises your natural myotropic state)
- Reduced fat storage
- Better recovery
- Improves vascularity (with its drying out and hardening effect)
- Boosts libido
Products Containing Arimistane
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Side Effects of Arimistane
- Arimistane is classified as a subtle steroid. Thus being a steroid, it should only be used short-term to avoid serious side effects brought by steroids.
- It doesn’t permanently lower estradiol as your body will create aromatase enzymes after several weeks.
- A low level of estradiol is unsafe as this can cause many issues such as bone loss.
How to Take (Use) Arimistane
You can take Arimistane in 2 ways – OTC PCT (over the counter post cycle therapy) or as a solo sans a prohormone cycle.
For OTC PCT: Suggested dosage is 75 mg for the 1st week, then 50 mg for 2 weeks, and end with 1 week at 25 mg per day. You may bump that dosage of 25 mg for each week for a tough cycle.
For solo consumption: Suggested dosage is 100-200 mg per day for up to 6 weeks.
Users of Arimistane have both good and bad things to say about its effectiveness.
To start off, one user said:
“…It worked for me. After taking one pill per day for five weeks, my Estradiol dropped from 34.1 to 20.8. During this time I did also see some improvements in body composition and libido…”
Another one said:
“…Arimistane helped me build more muscle thanks to its testosterone-boosting effect! It definitely made my physique more toned and trimmed…”
On the other hand, one user stated:
“…I experienced shortness of breath, racing heart beat and joint pains while taking Arimistane…”
Undoubtedly, Arimistane is a potent compound that’s very effective for boosting testosterone and decreasing estrogen levels at the same time. It helps you build more lean muscle mass and burn fat. But just like everything, it has to be taken moderately. Use it too much and you’ll endanger your health. You have to follow the recommended dosage and not use it long-term as it’s still categorized as a steroid after all.