- 11-26-2009, 02:20 AM
AIs, I have read about them and what they do but I'm not exactly sure when and why to use them. After reading some posts and articles, I don't understand how anyone could benifit from using them? I can see how you would want to avoid estrogen side effects while on/off cylce, but isn't that what a SERM is for? Someone please enlighten me because I am clearly missing something here.
- 11-26-2009, 02:29 AM
An AI doesn't address the presence of excess estrogen, like a SERM does. Instead it inhibits the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, which occurs via aromatization. On cycle, AIs function to keep the test you are taking as test and not let it convert to estro. After running a SERM, it serves to inhibit bounceback estrogen from forming.Back.... for real this time
11-26-2009, 02:49 AM
crazychemist has it right
when you have an aromatizing compound its smart to run an AI while on cycle
a serm blocks estrogen and helps boost testosterone, for post cycle
11-26-2009, 10:25 AM
I was under the impression that you didn't want to suppress estrogen, but you’re saying at the end of pct it might be useful to prevent a spike after using a SERM? I thought that a serm only addressed the effects of estrogen and didn't suppress it. In addition, I would think that an AI would cause a bounce back since it causes lower estrogen levels? I could see how an AI might be useful during cycle if you’re sensitive to gyno and whatnot.. I suppose it might depend on the person. Would you call it necessary?
11-26-2009, 10:27 AM
11-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Back.... for real this time
11-26-2009, 11:31 AM
Yeah, that makes sense. I could see the use in that. Thanks for the replies, I appreciate it.
11-26-2009, 09:10 PM