August 03, 2018 3 min read 0 Comments
This is one of the most popular categories here on My Supplement Store. Why? Because we sell so many prohormones and andros...and of course, an estrogen blocker is something to consider when purchasing these type of supplements. These are also called Anti-Aromatase Inhibitors or AI. Because this is one of the best selling types of supplements, the team at My Supplement Store wanted to put together a guide to help with some of the common questions surrounding estrogen blockers and list the best sellers. Here we go!
Estrogen blockers help reduce high levels of bad estrogen in the body. This can happen under many circumstances. Keeping it in the bodybuilding world, this most likely happens when there is a spike in natural testosterone levels, because when that happens, estrogen levels tend to increase as well. Estrogen Blockers help to reduce these spikes so that you see the effects of increased testosterone, not estrogen. Too much estrogen, and your body starts thinking it needs to make female features...oh no!
Along with lowering estrogen levels, these types of products can also help increase free testosterone levels. This means more gains, bigger libido and everything else that comes along with increased free test.
The main reason is to take them is part of your PCT (post cycle therapy) after a cycle of prohormones. Some users take them starting day 1 of their PCT, while others wait until right around week 3, which is when they think the most changes in your hormones happen. Some customers choose to keep it on hand during their cycle just in case they start see some side effects such as gyno when on cycle. They can then start taking the estrogen blocker right away to help reduce these types of side effects. Either way you choose, it is important to use this type of supplement to stop the unwanted side effects of excess estrogen in the body.
Most manufacturers of estrogen blockers and estrogen reducers recommend taking them from 4-6 weeks maximum. By the end of your cycle with them, the estrogen effects should start to diminish. But make sure to listen to the directions on the bottle. And discontinue use if you experience any side effects while taking them.
Because these types of products work with your hormones, they are not recommended for women. Women looking to use products like this should speak to their doctor.
So why take them? Well, the side effects from excess estrogen is something you definitely don't want! Here are some of the most common side effects men can see:
Besides using during prohormone and andro cycles, some customers have chosen to use them when dieting. They may be losing a lot of weight and getting close to that ideal physique, but are looking to cut and dryer, then many users add this to their stack to reach that goal. While this is not something we can recommend, it is commonly done by bodybuilders and athletes.
While these products can support the blocking and reducing of estrogen in the body, they are not a cure. If you have gyno already or are starting to get gyno, it's always best to speak with a doctor if you are concerned. Full blown gyno sometimes even requires surgery. So if in doubt, contact your doctor.
If you have any questions about estrogen blockers don't hesitate to contact us via live chat, email or give us a call!