Learn More About Anti-Estrogens
1. What is an anti-estrogen and where does it come from?
An anti-estrogen, simply put, is an estrogen blocker. Males and females have two major hormones in the body that is estrogen and testosterone.
Guys have more testosterone and girls have more estrogen. Unfortunately for guys, estrogen carrys a strong signal to the pituitary gland in the brain, which controls your "on" and "off" switch for testosterone production.
What happens when estrogen levels rise higher than normal in males, the body's testosterone production lowers, which is NOT a good thing when you are trying to build and pack on muscle!
Anti-estrogen products come in a wide variety from a different number of manufacturers. Some of the most common ingredients in anti-estrogen products are:
- 3a-Hydroxyetioallocholan Ethyl Ester
- 1, 4, 6 etioallocholan-dione
- 4-etioallocholen-3, 6, 17-trione
- 6, 17-keto-etiocholeve-3-ol tetrahydropyranol
- Green Tea Extract
2. What do anti-estrogen products do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
Anti-estrogen products again, help stop the production of estrogen in the body. This is very critical and important due to the fact that estrogen is testosterones enemy! A study done in Europe showed athletes who supplemented chrysin had a dramatic testosterone increase of 30% in their blood serum levels!
Along with chrysin, another potent and important ingredient that helps suppress estrogen is green tea extract. Green tea's involvement is because it helps increase the inhibitory effect of tamoxifen on the proliferation of the estrogen receptor.
3. Who needs an anti-estrogen and how much should be taken? Are there any side effects or symptoms of deficiency?
Anyone who decides to take a prohormone should definitely take an anti-estrogen supplement. This is imperative due to the side effects that can occur if an anti-aromatase/anti-estrogen is not taken. As stated earlier, the most common and widely known side effect is Gynocomastia (bitch tits).
We always recommend to take the serving size as recommended by the manufacturer of the product you are taking.
To date, there have been no known side effects or deficiency reported stemming directly from taking an anti-estrogen product.
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