Anastrozole in bodybuilding

Anastrozole belongs to the group of antiestrogen drugs, available in tablet form. Initially, the drug was developed for use in medical practice for the treatment of breast cancer in women. 

The drug continues to be actively used in the oncological direction, but anastrozole is also popular in sports, in particular bodybuilding. Representatives of strength sports use anastrozole to prevent and eliminate gynecomastia, excessive fluid retention in the body and other unwanted side effects that may occur after taking anabolic and androgenic drugs.

What effect does anastrozole have on the athlete's body

According to the reviews left, anastrozole in bodybuilding and sports is characterized by a rather pronounced effect. 1 ml of the active ingredient of antiestrogen can reduce the concentration of estradiol in the blood by 80%. 

If we compare anastrozole with another powerful antiestrogen, Tamoxifen, the latter does not have such a powerful effect. But due to the different principle of the effect of these drugs on the body, it is incorrect to make such comparisons. Anastrozole has various positive effects on the body, expressed as:

  • a significant reduction in aromatization - by 80% of the initial level;
  • reducing the suppression of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicular axis;
  • reducing the concentration of estrogen, increasing the concentration of anabolic hormones;
  • by reducing the amount of female hormones, the quality of the muscles increases;
  • The drug will be especially effective for athletes with a genetic predisposition to aromatization.

One of the main advantages of the drug, which makes it so popular in sports, is its quick effect. The maximum concentration of the active ingredient in the athlete's body occurs 2 hours after taking the pill. This allows you to suppress aromatization in the shortest possible time.