Male steroid users in the UK who wish to avoid the estrogen like effects such as gynecomastia caused by the use of anabolic steroids prefer Nolvadex tablets aka Tamoxifen, which is the most popular ancillary drug available in the market. Tamoxifen blocks the action of estrogen hormones on the target tissues by binding with the estrogen receptors and thus provides an anti-estrogenic effect to the individual.
However, one important factor that should be taken into consideration is that, Tamoxifen acts as an estrogen agonist in the liver, and thus is able to mimic estrogen in the liver. In fact, this effect of Tamoxifen in the liver is highly beneficial for an individual, as high levels of estrogen in the liver positively effects good cholesterol levels in the body. It is a widely known fact that, continuous use of steroids tend to minimize Good (HDL) cholesterol levels in the body, and raise bad (LDL) cholesterol levels significantly thus increasing the risk of cardiac problems. In such cases, taking Tamoxifen performs a protective function in the body, though it does not protect the liver from the various risks associated with the use of c-17 alpha alkylated orals.
Another noteworthy effect of Nolvadex, is its potential to enhance the production of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) in males. The Leydig cells in the testes that are stimulated by the higher levels of Luteinizing hormones, helps them secrete more testosterone hormone in the body, thus making Tamoxifen to have a positive influence on a man’s testosterone levels. This ability of Nolvadex is particularly important when ending a cycle of steroid use, because most anabolic/androgenic steroids tends to significantly minimize the secretion of natural testosterone. Thus in most cases, taking Tamoxifen helps to bring back the testosterone levels to normal, but in some cases, the addition of HCG may be required following longer cycles of stronger drugs to kick start the testes into action.