Lets first explain why you need an AI (Aromatase Inhibitor). We are explaining this from a BodyBuilding point of view and not a medical perspective. When you administer Testosterone or Steroids derived from the testosterone hormone and that is all of them, the excess or portion that the body does not use will convert or aromatize into estrogen. High levels of estrogen in males will result in libido and gyno issues.
The functions and traits of Arimidex although powerful are extremely simple. As an AI (Arimidex functions by blocking the aromatase enzyme, which is in turn responsible for the production of estrogen. By inhibiting the aromatase process, Arimidex will lower the body’s serum estrogen levels; in fact, a total suppression of estrogen by 80% has been well noted with this AI. This will prove very beneficial to many anabolic steroid users.
By including Arimidex in an anabolic steroid cycle that contains aromatizing steroids, the individual can protect against gynecomastia and water retention. This will also protect against high blood pressure. Some steroids can still cause high blood pressure without water retention, but heavy excess water retention is the number one culprit of high blood pressure among anabolic steroid users. Without question, AI’s like Arimidex are the most effective anti-estrogens for combating estrogenic related side effects. SERM’s like Nolvadex can also be useful and while not as effective should be the first choice when possible. Arimidex has the ability to negatively affect cholesterol