Tamoxifen Citrate, marketed under the brand name Nolvadex, is a medication primarily used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It is classified as a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and works by blocking estrogen receptors in certain tissues.
While Tamoxifen Citrate is not commonly used for muscle gain purposes, it is sometimes used off-label by bodybuilders and athletes during post-cycle therapy (PCT) to manage estrogen-related side effects and help restore natural testosterone production.
- Estrogen Control: Tamoxifen Citrate can help prevent or alleviate estrogen-related side effects caused by anabolic steroid use, such as water retention, gynecomastia (enlargement of breast tissue), and fat accumulation. By blocking estrogen receptors, it can help regulate estrogen levels in the body.
- Testosterone Boost: Tamoxifen Citrate can stimulate the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary gland. This can help restore natural testosterone production, which may have been suppressed during a steroid cycle. Increased testosterone levels can potentially support muscle gain and recovery.
- PCT Support: Tamoxifen Citrate is commonly used as part of post-cycle therapy to help restore hormonal balance after discontinuing steroid use. It is believed to aid in the recovery of natural testosterone production and minimize the risk of post-cycle muscle loss.