Arimiplex PCT vs. Arimistane Cycle Support Explained | Which Do You Need?
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In today's video, we're going to be talking about cycle support for pro hormone cycles. We're going to be breaking down a difference between Arimiplex, which is a PCT or post cycle support, and Arimistane, which is more on cycle support and an estrogen blocker. We'll go through what these are, how to take them with your cycle, what pro hormones you would want to take either one of these with, the benefits and answer some other frequently asked questions.
Yeah, and just to start, the reason we're doing this, I think, is because one of the most common questions or most common misconceptions I see all the time, is people think that they could just do Arimistane as a PCT by itself. It's part of a PCT. It's not a full PCT. Arimiplex is a full PCT.
The names are so similar, too. I think people get confused by that.
Yeah, for sure. We'll start with Arimistane. It says on the front, "powerful estrogen blocker," it's one ingredient it's androsta-3,5-diene-7,17-dione as Arimistane. So this is a trademark ingredient called Arimistane it's an aromatase inhibitor. And what that means is that when you have an enzyme in your body called aromatase, and what it does is it takes your testosterone and convert it over to estrogen. So if you take this, what it's going to do is it's going to bind into that enzyme, that enzyme's going to be inactive, and it's not going to be able to convert your testosterone to estrogen. So it's going to do two things. It's going to let you have more testosterone, cause it's not being converted over to estrogen and it's going to keep your estrogen low because it's not having that conversion over.
So it's doing one thing, but it's getting two effects. So you would want to do this in a cycle or situation where your testosterone is raised because the more testosterone you have, the more that conversion's going to happen. So the higher testosterone goes, the more your estrogen goes up is you're taking aromatase inhibitor to keep it down. So you would want to take these if you're going to take a cycle with a 4-andro. So that's going to be androdiol, superdrol, anavar.
Sustanon 250, halotestin?
Yep. You were saying before we started the video, we always recommend these to people on 4-andros, 1-andros, it's kind of like, you get one and keep it on the side or order one, if you need one, but probably pretty unlikely that they'll wind up needing that.
Yeah. Yeah. So anything that isn't a 4-andro because a 4-andro will convert to testosterone, the rest of the pro hormones don't convert to testosterone. I think there's a couple of them that have really slight estrogen activity, but I don't think it's anything you would need this for. If you're going to see that if you're someone who's going to start doing pro hormones and you think you're just going to cycle for a long time, grab a bottle and just keep it on hand, like John said, because that's a good idea. And just wait to see if you feel the estrogenic side effects and then just start taking a pill a day, maybe two pills a day until those effects go away.
And you know what, as far as when you say estrogenic side effects, that would be things like low libido, sensitive nipples, lethargy. Anything else?
Yeah. The most common thing I've noticed and what most people notice is you wake up in the morning and your face feels super tight. Or if you just kind of notice throughout the day, your face feels tight it's because there's a bunch of water behind it. Basically, if you talk to a girl on what she feels during her period, that's like that's high levels of estrogen. So that's going to be the effects that it is, bloated all that stuff. So just keep that in mind. If you start feeling it, your estrogen's probably pretty high.
And people always ask, how does, I'm myself confused with the names, how does Arimistane compare to Estrogenex?
So Estrogenex Depot and the second generation, second generation has this in there. I don't know it how much.
It's a little bit lower dose, right?
Yeah. It's a little bit lower dose and has a bunch of other herbal stuff in there. The Estrogenex Depot is all herbal stuff. So depending what you're doing, if you just want to take something to take it to maybe lower your estrogen, if you think you just naturally have a higher level, you probably want to do Estrogenex Depot, Arimistane and Estrogenex Second Generation are going to be stronger. So those are probably things you would want to take on cycle. If you want to take a lower amount of this for whatever reason and herbal stuff, that's where the Estrogenex second generation comes in. If you just want to take a strong dose of Arimistane, of this compound, that's what this is. And it's just that one ingredient. So those are kind of the differences. And there's other herbal estrogen blocking supplements. If you're taking pro hormones or if you're taking full on steroids, you probably don't want to rely on something herbal and that natural if you're taking something that's not natural, you kind of want to combat it with something that's pretty strong.
Now say someone's two, three weeks into a two month cycle and they start feeling some of these symptoms that we've mentioned. Do they just take this till it goes away? Do they take it for the rest of the cycle?
So there's two different things. If you do it by the way that the bottles say, when you start your cycle, you're supposed to take one pill in the morning, one pill in the afternoon the whole time. How I personally would take it and how I usually recommend to people is if you're halfway through cycle and you start feeling the effects, start taking a pill a day for a week and see if that brings it down. If that doesn't work, start taking two pills a day for a week and see if that brings it down. You shouldn't have to bring more than that. But the problem with taking too much of this is that if you lower your estrogen too much, you're going to get a different set of side effects. And it's going to take a while to do either so it's not like overnight you're going to do one or the other, but you kind of want to have your estrogen at the higher range of normal because you need estrogen to help you grow muscle and it's actually good for you and you need it. You don't want it to be low all the time because you'll also have low libido and you'll kind of just feel depressed and like shit.
Yeah. That then I think that's a misconception. I think a lot of people are looking to crush your estrogen and you actually need estrogen.
Yeah. And what a lot of people do, they're like, oh, my face is puffy I'm going to take 10 pills a day. You'll definitely crush your estrogen then. And it's going to be no good. I have done it before with an aromatase inhibitor and my estrogen has been zero. And it's crazy. You feel like shit. You just stare at a wall for six hours and feel absolutely nothing. So you don't want to do that. And I don't want to scare anyone into it, but don't go crazy with it right when you think you feel something, just take a pill a day. It takes a while to build up. It'll take a while to go down. Don't think anything is going to get fixed immediately. Just do, be calm with it and do it normally.
So we'll get into Arimiplex. This is a PCT. And for anyone who's watching a video who's brand new to pro hormones, people can run a 30 or 60 day cycle we typically recommends 60 days, cause the results are going to start coming kind of right towards the end of the first 30. But once somebody finishes their 60 day cycle, they should start taking the Arimiplex, two a day, run this for 30 days and then take another 30 day break before they hop back on another cycle.
Yeah. Rule of thumb is as long as you're on cycle, be off. So an on cycle means on pro hormone. So if you're taking a 30 day cycle, 30 days off will include your PCT. So a month on of whatever you're doing, androdiol, a month off of androdiol. But in that month off take this.
And this is we're kind of talking this is like a full spectrum, P C T. Right? So they're going to help restore their test levels, balance them out. Liver support, prostate support, organ support, cardiovascular support, liver support.
Yes. This is probably one of the best ones that there is. And when we were looking at it earlier, I was thinking, I was like, well, you could probably, and should probably take this during cycle. So if money's no object and you could kind of throw the kitchen sink at it, I would say on cycle, you want to take this too, because it does have the liver support. It does have the cardio support in the form of pine bark and grape seed and the policosanols. So as those three things for your heart health, which is really good, it has some testosterone boosting things it has prostate support, which is really, really good. Saw palmetto, NAC, stinging nettle, PEGym. And then it does have some arimistane in there.
You don't notice a lot of people are worried about hair loss, Saw palmetto, good for hair loss. It's the number one ingredient in the prostate support blend.
Yeah. Yeah. It'll help block DHT. So yeah, if you can do it, take this during cycle, if you can only afford one bottle of it, take it as a post cycle. So that's, while your body's clearing out of, let's say you're taking superdrol or Androdiol, while your body's clearing out of that and your natural levels are trying to get back to normal, it's going to help promote your natural levels, getting back to homeostasis, because they're probably going to shut down a little bit and it's also going to keep your estrogen low while you're off cycle. So you don't have to keep taking this. This is in here.
So these are going to be on cycle. These are going to be post cycle.
And I guess just kind of, while in the topic of cycle support, does somebody need to take, I know today's pro hormones are non methylated so the liver-RX is in a must, but a lot of people like getting that one on. Is this enough milk thistle on its own, or for people who want a little bit extra support is it still worth taking liver-RX?
I don't know. I'll be honest. I don't know what the dosages of milk thistle are. I do know that, like you said, the pro hormones are non methylated, so you're probably fine with that. If you're someone who's going to continue drinking though on cycle or I've talked to a lot of people, what they'll do is they'll mix pro hormones and then like actual Oxandrolone anavar or winstrol, or like actual steroids. If you're going to be mixing actual steroids with pro hormones, you probably want to take an additional liver support. Or if you're going to drink on cycle, you want to take an additional liver support. Cause that's the stuff that you're actually really going to want the liver support for. And I don't know if what's in there is going to be enough to combat like actual anavar and stuff like that.
And we have a lot of stacks built out on the website. So for people who are kind of confused about what pro hormones to add together, we've got a lot of stacks built out. Some of them even include your on cycle and on cycle support and P C T others are just the pro hormones. And if you wanted to add some support, this should go with every pro hormone cycle and this, like you said, either a bottle to keep around or with the 4-andros, maybe the nitrinos.
Yeah. And then just to keep in mind when you're looking at those cycles a lot, a way that a lot of them are set up, if you see like shredding or cutting stacks or anything like that, you're probably not going to see Arimistane because a lot of times the thing that's going to make a stack cutting or shredding or anything like that is going to be that there's no 4-andro in there. There's no testosterone. So if there's no 4-andro in there, you probably don't need this. So if you're looking at the stacks, you may notice like why is it Armimistane in a lot of cutting ones. That's probably why.
Anything that's going to be like the bulking stacks, the wet-ass pro hormone stack, any of those, you probably want to grab Armimistane.
Yeah. Yeah, definitely. Yeah. And if you guys have any additional questions, anything we didn't cover, feel free to leave comments. We will always try to get back to you as soon as we can.