If you’ve been paying attention this year, you may have heard about the ban of aromatase inhibitors. A number of natural muscle building and testosterone boosting supplements used these, because they have been known to build testosterone and inhibit the production of estrogen at the same time! In other words, it makes itself twice as effective if it can. When you use aromatase inhibitors, while traditionally used in women, obviously they make a very convincing case for men as well.
But these were banned by the FDA on the over the counter market for a reason. Like HGH, it can be highly beneficial. Aromatase inhibitors have been known to fight breast and ovarian cancer in postmenopausal women. These diseases are believed to be contributed to by the overproduction of estrogen in the body. And aromatase inhibitors clearly work to address this particular problem. The problem is that they have also been known to cause side effects such as osteoporosis and fractures, arthritis, arthrosis, arthralgia, hypercholesterolemia, ostenocrosis of the jaws, decreased rate of bone maturity and growth, decreased sperm production, infertility, aggressive behavior, adrenal insufficiency, kidney failure, and liver dysfunction.
But for the purpose of cancer treatment in postmenopausal women who fit the bill of certain health requirements, there are still a few aromatase inhibitors that are legal. They include Arimidex/Anastrazole, Exemestane/Aromasin, and Letrozole/Femara. These are controlled by doctors and hospitals. And they are helpful in the same ways that those used in natural supplements would be. But they also indicate the same side effects as over the counter products would. They should not be taken lightly or without a doctor’s express supervision and prescription. The side effects are unfortunately all too real, and many people are having all too real issues dealing with them.