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    Question Formestane as a stand alone supp?


    I'm new here, but I did search for this. My goal is to have a relatively mild increase in natural test levels, or at least not shut down my bodys production, with the intent to gain lean muscle mass and cut some fat with few side effects. I'm not looking for drastic results.

    I'm not a n00b to training, I eat well and train hard. I just want something a little easier on my body. I have done one cycle of 1-AD at two tabs a day and experienced some hair loss. I'd like to avoid that.

    My questions are as follows:

    Will formestane shut down testicular production?

    Will there be a rebound effect when I come off if I do a, say, 6wk cycle at 100mg per day transdermal?

    Would I need to do PCT after said cycle?

    What might the sides be?

    Thanks in advance for any input you can give!

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    Tough one, I guess. Anyone?
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    Actually I thought some make it part of their pct. Maybe that's wrong.
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    Its an androgen so it will shut you down. at least thats some peoples theory. it makes sense to me that adding any prohormone to your body will shut you down some. it will reduce estrogen because of the hydroxy. I would use clomid or nolva they will boost your natural test but not shut you down.

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    Thanks for the replies and links. That is why I have questions still, wwb2: there is a disagreement as to whether or not it shuts down test production. Both sides seem convinced.

    I also am looking at Nolva. I saw a study that showed good results using Nolva alone. It raised test a lot.

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    I know there is some conflict. maybe we need someone to get tested while on it.
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    I'll probably be running a cycle transdermal for a month. I was going to wait until i found more info, but the feedback I've gotten on 4-OHT, which is what formestane metabolizes to, is good, so I don't see too many problems. I can just run a bottle of 6-OXO or Nolva if I really feel the need, but I understand that the amount of formestane metabolized to 4-OHT is so low that it won't affect test production too much, at least in a 4-6 week cycle.

    It was recommended that I get a blood lipid profile done before and after, but I'm not sure it is necessary. I'd voluteer to get tested while on it, but don't have the cash.
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    The suppression is way overrated. The poor bioavailibility of oral Formestane means that not enough will convert at a normal 100mg-50mg ingestion, to worry about. Also, this shows just how potent it is, mg for mg, when compared to 6-OXO for estrogen suppression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Foxx
    The suppression is way overrated. The poor bioavailibility of oral Formestane means that not enough will convert at a normal 100mg-50mg ingestion, to worry about. Also, this shows just how potent it is, mg for mg, when compared to 6-OXO for estrogen suppression.
    So either you use enough to counteract the poor bioavailibility, in which case suppression could be an issue, or use enough that suppression is not an issue, in wihch case estrogen suppression is not that great (as the studies show). What a great supplement.

    In other words, its not that great either way you look at it and there is a reason why the medical community DOESN'T USE IT!

    But supplement companies will continue to twist the context of those studies to make you tihnk its actually good while those who can actually interpret the studies know that it bascially sucks (orally OR injected)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wastedwhiteboy2
    I know there is some conflict. maybe we need someone to get tested while on it.
    They already have. Formestane has been showed not to increase testosterone production in any significant amount and also shows the effectiveness of the drug diminshes VERY rapdily compared to other AI's (which DO show an increase in test production).

    This is typical supplement company marketing. Take something the medical community has bascially rejected because of the clincial studies, take certain things out of context and turn around and market it to those who do NOT understand the endocrine system.
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    Bobo, so would Nolva be better?

    Also, how is formestane as a transdermal?
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    For what you are planning? No, none of them are. You are not going to see any significant gains from any of these unless you are already hypogonadic. Its a waste of money. You can get the same increase in testosterone just by eating and sleeping right.

    If formestane isn't that good orally or injected why would you tihnk its good in a transdermal?
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    Ha, sleep is my problem: I have a baby girl, and work 12 hr days, many times 10-20 days in a row. My food situation is great; sleep...Nope.

    The times I've had 2-3 weeks off, I sleep like a baby and get bigger without changing anything else, so youre right about that.

    Since there is nothing I can do about the sleep, I just want a mild test increase with fewer sides than I experienced on 1-AD: I lost hair. I wouldn't mind cutting a bit at the same time. Since formestane metabolizes to 4-OHT to some degree, it seems like it might do just that. But I'm probably wrong.

    I have read some reviews and anecdotal evidence supporting this, though there is not much out there on it. Could be a sign it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison

    I have read some reviews and anecdotal evidence supporting this, though there is not much out there on it. Could be a sign it sucks.
    You can throw about 99.9% of those out of window because they simply do not understand how to gauge results. Most of these people say they have an increase in libido which tells you nothing. DHT and estrogen have a more pronounced effect on libido than testosterone.

    You also have to remember that the body naturally repsonds and most people can't tell the difference anyway. Withouth proper blood work the reviews are not credilbe at all.

    When all else fails look towards the literature and it simply is not that great a substance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poison

    Since there is nothing I can do about the sleep, I just want a mild test increase with fewer sides than I experienced on 1-AD: I lost hair. I wouldn't mind cutting a bit at the same time. Since formestane metabolizes to 4-OHT to some degree, it seems like it might do just that. But I'm probably wrong.
    4-OHT suppresses testosterone.

    Formestane doens't raise testosterone to any significant degree even when its injected.

    6-OXO does raise testosterone but is not that powerful and anti-E (yet it does show some properties).

    SO out of those if you HAVE to use something, 6-OXO is your best best when you are not looking for any suppression (or even risk). But after saying that, Pat has said that taking 6-OXO for gains is pretty pointless and he manufactures it and has a reason to stretch the truth (if he wanted to)
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    True, I see a lot of the "I'm super horny, so its doing something" posts about a lot of things.

    What would be your recommendations, then?
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    My recommendation, and I'm sure Bobo will disagree, is that taking Formestane early in the PCT cycle alongside a typical PCT ancillary(like Clomid or Nolva) is viable option to consider. I've done this the last two cycles, with the second cycle being heavy on the dark side as opposed to PH's. 1st 2 weeks I use formestane alongside Clomid, then drop the formestane and continue with the clomid for 1 to 2 weeks. It has worked for me both times as I find that formestane is a very effective estrogen suppressor. To each their own as everyone has their mantra and I respect that, but for me this is a combo that is effective.
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    You use Clomid and Formestane and you have the ability to tell what each one is doing? And how did you know it suppressed estrogen that well? Estrogen is suppressed anyway post cycle.

    I just don't understand how you can even remotely say that Formestane did anything when you are not even taking into account interactions with other drugs and don't have any bloodwork to show anything.
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    Well, I've used formestane on cycle to know how effective it is at estrogen suppression. You're right about the blood work, I was going to do a before, during, post cycle series of tests but just never got around to doing it(procrastinator, I am). I just base it off my physique, gains kept, how I feel. I'm sure this won't be enough for you and I'm just stating my opinion on this subject.
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    okay i am confused
    my testosterone level was under 150 so i am now using injectable testosterone (1 year) and level is now 680 BUT my estrogen level has soared to 399 resulting in water retention, bitch tits, et ctec
    Is there nothing that can be taken to block estrogen ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeesics
    okay i am confused
    my testosterone level was under 150 so i am now using injectable testosterone (1 year) and level is now 680 BUT my estrogen level has soared to 399 resulting in water retention, bitch tits, et ctec
    Is there nothing that can be taken to block estrogen ?????
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    well does anybody have any suggestions??? from previous question?
    i am 56 work out now on regular basis lost over 100 lbs in 1 year but estrogen levels are soaring???
    where do you go to get info? as I see the are widely differing opinions as to wether these work ot not?
    or do I have to beg my doctor for arimidex??
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    this is a pretty basic question and searching would give you plenty of answers. there are other anti estrogens out there. rebound xt is a popular one that I like. 6oxo is another one. If you look you can get nolva or clomid. I take it you are on HRT?
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    HUGE BUMP!

    I'm investigating weather I should use formestane during my PCT, or if i should just stick with torem.

    So far.. I can't find any studies that show it increases testosterone. Do any of these companies marketing it have blood work done to show this?
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    from what i know it doesn't raise test,it suppresses estrogen.so what it does is give you a higher difference in the the test to estrogen ratio. . . . lil d
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    so a few years ago nobody liked form huh.....wonder y thats changed
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    sub... bring this b*tch back. This would be interesting to rekindle.
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    Not sure why people are hot on it. I like the 40ht on paper but its so mild that i did not get much from it. blood tests? maybe there is more research that's been done. maybe all the good stuff is banned and we are grabbing at whats left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdave View Post
    so a few years ago nobody liked form huh.....wonder y thats changed
    reread the above posts. They're all shop talk. The only guy that actually used TD formestane got shot down by someone who didn't like what he saw on paper.

    Based on the above posts, Wyatt Earp had NOT used TD formestane as of the time that he made those posts. It's possible that his opinion may have changed since then.
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    haha a nice resurrection of a thread back from 04 geeeeez. But while were on it LV Form looks pretty sweet. anyone pick it up?
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    Lolzors, I forgot I ever pposted this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celc5 View Post
    reread the above posts. They're all shop talk. The only guy that actually used TD formestane got shot down by someone who didn't like what he saw on paper.

    Based on the above posts, Wyatt Earp had NOT used TD formestane as of the time that he made those posts. It's possible that his opinion may have changed since then.
    hahaha, that a boy! be careful though-bobo doesn't like it when his opinions are wrong, lol.
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    Anyone else chime in on its use as a stand alone? Hair loss? Anything?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigt View Post
    hahaha, that a boy! be careful though-bobo doesn't like it when his opinions are wrong, lol.
    no offense intended. At the same time, I stand by my post and my assumptions, unless Wyatt has more information to reveal regarding those posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by poison View Post
    Anyone else chime in on its use as a stand alone? Hair loss? Anything?
    I have never experienced hair loss with formestane.
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    IMO and personal experience with formastsne, t blocked estrogen great and even tho it's an androgen it was very effective as a pct product.
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    Does anyone have that post online that showed increase in testosterone from bloods?

    I bought it to dry out, estrogen feels too high, libido rock bottom, but i saw lots of reviews saying strength went up too with vascilarity.

    Now im wondering though if I wanted a Havoc cycle all along and wasted my cash on this as Ill get no gains? Dont people get gains on erase?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogerBob View Post
    Does anyone have that post online that showed increase in testosterone from bloods?

    I bought it to dry out, estrogen feels too high, libido rock bottom, but i saw lots of reviews saying strength went up too with vascilarity.

    Now im wondering though if I wanted a Havoc cycle all along and wasted my cash on this as Ill get no gains? Dont people get gains on erase?
    should have done more research...if big gains were what you were looking for then you should have gone with havoc and used formestane as part of pct-you notice i said part of!!!!
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    I still stand my original thoughts concerning it as part of PCT. Also I never experienced any hair loss from it, but I can say that about anything else in the mix too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Foxx View Post
    I still stand my original thoughts concerning it as part of PCT. Also I never experienced any hair loss from it, but I can say that about anything else in the mix too.
    true, their are many who disagree with formestane as part of pct....my thoughts on that are there are so many different and viable ways to use formestane, that if pct is not how you want to use formestane then don't!!!

    on cycle and after pct are both very good times to incorporate formestane, imo.


    even as part of a cut, excellent choice for leaning out!!!!
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