BSN are one of the bodybuilding and sports nutrition heavy weights, probably best known for their pre workout supplement NO Xplode and Syntha 6 protein powder. Recently they have expanded into the hormone support market with Evotest, designed for boosting testosterone production. Now, they have brought out Aromavex, the perfect companion for Evotest.
What is BSN Aromavex?
Bodybuilders know when it comes to testosterone boosters, cycling is important. This will ensure maximum testosterone release and in turn, bigger gains. However, what is equally important is PCT, to make sure that the increases in testosterone do not get turned into unwanted oestrogen. As the name suggests, Aromavex is an oestrogen blocker and PCT supplement which may block the aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into oestrogen.
BSN Aromavex First Impressions
Many of the active ingredients used in Aromavex show great promise for use as an oestrogen blocker. These include compounds such as calcium-D-glucarate and grape seed extract which have been shown in studies to decrease oestrogen reabsorption and biosynthesis respectively (Walaszek et al, 1986; Eng et al, 2003).
With these right ingredients, along with vitamin D and other herbal extracts Aromavex appears to be an excellent oestogen blocker that could be used to reduce the amount of testosterone lost after a cycle of testosterone boosting supplements.
BSN Aromavex Difference from the Competition
Unlike many other hormone support supplements, BSN have not made a test booster with some anti-oestrogen components thrown in as afterthought. Aromavex is a stand-alone and concentrated anti-oestrogen supplement that is purpose built for PCT use. What this means is that Aromavex may be far more effective than a lot of its competitors.
Of Particular Interest
In addition to the ingredients mentioned above, BSN Aromavex also contains some patented ingredients that have long since been associated with oestrogen blocking properties. This includes resVida, a resveratrol supplement developed by the nutrition giants, DSM, and the trademarked ingredient pTeroPure.
Taste & Mixability
At the moment, Aromavex is only available in capsule form.
At the time of writing, Aromavex is not currently available in Australia. It is due sometime September 2012. Stay tuned!
Who is BSN Aromavex for?
BSN Aromavex is specifically designed for use after a cycle of BSN Evotest. However, it can be used by any male bodybuilder looking to increase testosterone levels by blocking its conversion to oestrogen. Female bodybuilders who feel that oestrogen is impairing their progress can also use Aromavex.
Eng et al (2003), Suppression of Estrogen Biosynthesis by Procyanidin Dimers in Red Wine and Grape Seeds. Cancer Res, 63: 8516
Walaszek et al (1986), Dietary glucarate as anti-promoter of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene-induced mammary tumorigenesis. Carcinogenesis, 7: 1463-1466