By the way, this is an area in which I’m convinced I was wrong in the past.
With reference to younger guys and I’m counting early 30’s in that, I used to say that while the theory was great, in practice use of an aromatase inhibitor just wasn’t proving out as a performance enhancer.
Now it was right that there sure were a lot of cases of no discerned performance enhancement effect.
But the conclusion that there actually was no benefit I now think was almost certainly wrong. I just don’t see how free T can be improved as much as it is, which can be quite substantial, while maintaing optimal estradiol level, and there be no benefit from that.
Maybe not a benefit that the user picks up and is sure is the case, especially given that fundamentally he does not know what would have happened in the same time frame without the AI. It is only a guess at best.
I’m sure it’s right that for a younger guy the performance enhancement benefit is not massive, but saying there wasn’t any, I’m pretty sure I had to have been wrong in that. Not enough for the user to be certain anything was happening though, yes, but that does not mean nothing worthwhile.
Especially as most of the cases where steroid users, who can have a benefit while “off” but since it is so much less benefit than they are accustomed to while “on” that it may seem to them to be no benefit – again, inherently lacking the information of what would have happened without the AI and therefore unavoidably relying only on guesswork for the judgment.