The main consumers of tamoxifen in men are bodybuilders. Why do athletes take tamoxifen?
- The manufacturer’s instructions on this subject says nothing. Moreover, despite the widespread use of this drug has not been a serious study of the effect of tamoxifen on the health of men. Side effects of the drug in healthy men can potentially be harmful to health. The use of drugs for purposes other than the indication of the manufacturer, carried out at your own risk.
Why Tamoxifen is used in bodybuilding?
- It is not secret that professional sports needs of the victims. With respect to this statement is true bodybuilding 200%. To achieve such performance gain some muscle mass workouts impossible. In the 70s started the craze anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids – substances that enhance the anabolic processes in the body, mainly in the synthesis of proteins and macromolecules. The active protein synthesis in muscle tissue leads to muscle hypertrophy, an increase in physical strength.
- In medicine, anabolic steroids are used for degenerative diseases to recover from severe injuries, burns, delayed physical development, and others.
Athletes who use anabolic steroids, especially sacrifice their health. The list of side effects of anabolic steroids is huge. Among them:
- accelerated progression of atherosclerosis;
- Iron-deficiency anemia;
- peripheral edema;
- abnormal liver function, jaundice;
- anticoagulation, have a tendency to bleed;
- liver cancer;
- cholestatic hepatitis;
- women: masculinization (acquiring features typical for men).
The use of steroids wears the heart muscle, that’s why many bodybuilders die in the prime of myocardial infarction.
- In normal men, estrogens in the body in very small quantities. Basically it converts testosterone into estrogens. There is a transformation by the enzyme cytochrome P450. At the use of anabolic steroids dramatically induced the synthesis of testosterone, the body tries to eliminate the excess hormone, transforming testosterone to estradiol, the main female sex hormone. The excess of the female hormone leads to growth of breast cancer in men, or gynecomastia. There is a delay of water and sodium in the body, the subcutaneous fat is deposited on the female type.
- This is to prevent these side effects and use of tamoxifen. Linking to estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, tamoxifen prevents gynecomastia and other side effects associated with increasing levels of estrogen.
Tamoxifen analogs drug dosage:
- Basically tamoxifen – a drug imported. In Russia, the ozone is produced by the pharmaceutical company.
- Dosage depends on the manufacturer, the market found tamoxifen tablets 20, 30, 40 mg. Basically, the most common is tamoxifen 20 mg.
Pharmaceutical companies offering tamoxifen, manufacturers:
- Active substance: tamoxifen citrate. Country of origin of the drug tamoxifen – Austria. Manufacturer Manufacturer of the drug Tamoxifen – Ebewe. Tamoxifen Ebewe: available from the manufacturer are tablets with a dosage of 10, 20, 30, 40 mg.
- Active substance: tamoxifen citrate. Country of origin of the drug tamoxifen – Finland. Manufacturer Manufacturer of the drug tamoxifen – Orion Corporation. The dosage of 10 and 20 mg.
- Active substance: tamoxifen citrate. Country of the product – Germany. Manufacturer Manufacturer of the drug tamoxifen – hexane AG. Dosage 10, 20, 30, 40 mg.
- Active substance: tamoxifen citrate. Country of origin – Russia. Manufacturer Manufacturer – Pharmaceutical company Ozone. The dosage of 10 and 20 mg.
In the world there are many different manufacturers of the drug tamoxifen. The presence of drugs in pharmacies in Moscow other companies should not confuse you. After the end of a patent for the exclusive production of the drug, many companies are starting to produce analogues, especially if the drug works well. Compliance with the original drug is tested in a laboratory.