Due to the possible cholesterol issues, moderate anabolic steroid cycles may be best served with SERM’s in order to protect against estrogenic related side effects. SERM’s will not negatively affect cholesterol; in fact, SERM’s like Nolvadex have been shown to promote healthy cholesterol levels due to their ability to act as estrogen in the liver. However, for many a SERM won’t be enough and AI’s will be necessary. If an AI is necessary, the individual should limit his use and only use as much as is actually needed. Some have suggested that a 10mg per day dosing of Nolvadex along with your Arimidex use may actually aid in cholesterol management.
It must be noted possible side-effects such as Gynecomastia , water retention, high blood pressure and high cholesterol are all a possibility with this cycle as both Testosterone and Dianabol aromatize and cause a buildup in estrogen . If you’re nipples begin to get sore while on cycle you might try supplementing with 10mg of Nolvadex per day. If this does not work you are going to need an Aromatase Inhibitor such as Arimidex or Letrozole ; every other day of either should suffice. Further, if you keep your diet clean you will largely protect from water retention; some will occur if you are really trying to bulk but limit your excess calories only to what you absolutely need and avoid overeating carbohydrates. Further, keeping your diet clean is also good for your blood pressure and cholesterol; moreover, consuming plenty of Omega-3 Fatty Acids can greatly serve you here.
Anabolic steroids can cause side effects in both men and women, so it’s important to take precautions against these. The best thing you can do is follow dosage and cycle length guidelines based on your goals, gender, and experience levels. Aside from that, pay close attention to your body and reduce your dose if side effects become bothersome. Men will need to use aromatase inhibitors during their cycles to prevent estrogen conversion, and they should plan for effective PCT, as well. Women can taper their doses at the end of their cycles to prevent hormone imbalances. Should you notice severe side effects from your bulking steroids, including gynecomastia in men or virilization in women, you should stop using the products and call your doctor.