The ingredient Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dione is a very potent suicide aromatase inhibitor. It is a metabolite of 7-Keto-DHEA and occurs naturally by metabolism of the prohormone DHEA. It is widely used in sports performance supplements and is commonly referred to as Arimistane. This ingredient is typically utilized during post cycle therapy due to its ability to effectively inhibit aromatase and cortisol. While this compound currently remains a legal option for everyday users, athletes competing in events overseen by the (WADA) World Anti-Doping Agency should avoid it. WADA prohibits athletes from using Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dionelists list it as a banned anabolic agent. Olympians who use this cannot pass the drug test.
Being able to keep cortisol down will result in a great ability to lose weight, build muscle, and feel better overall. As athletes, we are dependent on our bodies ability to rebound from workouts. However, many people workout daily and are unable to build muscle, and a big reason why is cortisol. This is where Androsta comes in because it will help control cortisol during recovery. When a bodybuilder runs anabolic steroids that aromatize into estrogen (many of them), they run the risk of having estrogen related side effects. These side effects can include gynecomastia (bitch tits), insomnia, organ strain, and water weight (bloating). Arim-EX not only binds to the aromatase enzyme, but it’s also is a suicide AI (just as exemestane is). As a result, it prevents any estrogen rebound during Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) or bridge. During post cycle therapy, the ability to keep cortisol and estrogen in check is a double weapon to help preserve muscle and keep water and fat away. Many bodybuilders complain during PCT that they cannot retain their gains, so it is crucial that androsta is used during this time.
The ability of Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dione to keep cortisol level low and estrogen in check is its main use to help preserve the muscle and keep the fat away. Many bodybuilders complain that during the post cycle therapy they cannot retain their gains, so in that period of time, Androsta-3,5-Diene-7,17-Dione is helpful to them.
A large dosage of androsta is not needed, and it is recommended you stack it within a supplemental stack. For PCT or estrogen blocking properties , 25-50 mg a day is an ample dosage. For boosting natural testosterone levels, or to be run on its own as a prohormone, Arim-EX should be ran at 100-120mg per day.