Tamoxifen Citrate is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), which was created in 1961 from ICI now known as AstraZenaca. There are many brands, including generic forms of tamoxifen citrate on the market, but Nolvadex is the most famous. Often referred to as anti-estrogens, tamoxifen citrate is actually an antagonist and an agonist. This means that it will act as an anti-estrogen in certain areas of the body, acting as an estrogen, and in other areas.
Tamoxifen Citrate has been used medically for many decades and has been very successful in treating breast cancer, in particular the hormone-responsive breast cancer. In addition, a drug that is used by many anabolic steroids, but it is not a steroid. This steroid drug will sometimes be used during the use of steroids to help with estrogenic side effects caused by specific steroids. However, this is most often used during the Post therapy cycle (PCT). PCT is a 3-6 week period after steroids, which is being implemented to help with the natural production of testosterone, suppressed during anabolic steroids.
Tamoxifen Citrate Functions and traits
Tamoxifen Citrate is a SERM that acts as an antagonist and agonist against the hormone estrogen. This anti-estrogen is that it binds to estrogen receptors in some parts of the body, particularly in breast tissue. This action prevents estrogen from acting on its originally intended attachment point. This makes tamoxifen citrate valuable to breast cancer patients, as breast cancer is fed from estrogen. And this is valuable for steroid users, since an increase in the level of estrogen can bind to the breast tissue and lead to gynecomastia.
The relationship of tamoxifen citrate in that anti-estrogen is fairly simple and well understood by many, but its relation to that of estrogen in other areas that is surprising to some. Tamoxifen Citrate acts as estrogen on the liver. The liver associated with estrogenic activity has been shown to improve cardiovascular disease, in particular, as it relates to cholesterol. This can be very beneficial to the steroid user, since most steroids have a negative effect on cholesterol levels.