Thanks very much,
That is very interesting, I must say. May I ask if the oestradiol was an immunoassay type (normal) test or the LC/MS (sensitive) one?
I am more used to the pg/mL,ng/dL,pg/mL units than pmol/L and nmol/L so I had to convert for myself:
before: 26.7 pg/mL
after: 23.67 pg/mL
before: 449.5 ng/dL
after: 593.6 ng/dL
before: 65 pg/mL
after: 116 pg/mL
So in sum you had a massive 78% increase in free Test, with a smaller but signiffcant 32% increase in total test and a moderate 11.3% decrease in oestradiol.
From anastrozole/arimidex users I hear a lot of times that once they get their oestradiol below 21-22, their SHBG levels go down, which increases free Test. But where aromasin/exemestane shines according to the studies is that it seems to lower SHBG on itself by default, no matter the oestradiol. Now your ‘after’ oestradiol numbers are pretty close to that 21-22 level here so you nailed the minimum effective dose rather perfectly I have to say as I strongly believe the two effects added here on top of each other.
Also would like to point out the following:
Your ‘after’ free test levels are aproaching the numbers who use 300mg/week of Test-e:
Page 4, Table 2. (yours is 116pg/mL the average in the 300mg/w Test-e group after 20 weeks is 138pg/mL)
And these guys gained on average 5,5kg of fat free mass (so muscle) in this 20 week period.
So basically an equivalent of a 300mg/w “Test-e cycle” is achievable if one finds the correct dose of aromasin/exemestane for himself.
Now I am not saying you could push this to the equivalent of the 600mg/w dose in the study (which dose is also rather popular as the beginner’s bodybuilding cycle of Test) by taking 25mg (so one pill) a day in all cases, but still… Pretty awesome for something that is oral and is rather safe and side-effect free.