Novedex XT contains the aromatase inhibitor ATD or 1,4,6 androstatriene-dione, which is a potent inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme. Aromatase is the enzyme responsible for converting testosterone to estrogen and by blocking it, your body sees a reduction in estrogen and produces more testosterone as a result.
Novedex XTalso contains 3-OHAT which is a chemically altered aromatase inhibitor similar to the 6-OXO product from ergopharm. This does very a similar function to ATD, but may be less potent. THe maker of Novedex XT suggests that the ester on 3-OHAT makes it longer lasting, but this is pure speculation. Novedex XT also contains some flavones, but it is not known what exactly the flavones do and are supposed to do in the product.
There is no doubt that Novedex XT boosts testosterone, and is very effective at changing the estrogen to testosterone ratio with very minor side effects. Unfortunately studies have shown that changing this ratio does not increase muscle mass. This could be due to an increased clearing of testosterone from the body in response to increased levels.
Novedex For PCT
Many people use Novedex XT as “PCT” or post cycle therapy, after a prosteroid or prohormone cycle. It is our opinion that this is not an effective use of the product, since estrogen levels are most likely low after a cycle of most prohormones and only a SERM would be suitable for this.
Novedex XT is a potent inhibitor of aromatase and about the only complaint on this product is that it is too strong and contains too high a dose of aromatase inhibitors, which could do more harm than good. Additionally, ATD, the main ingredient has been shown to block testosterone from being active, which is possibly why Novedex XT failed to show any change in muscle by the users.
If you want to reduce estrogen and boost testosterone, you can look to Novedex XT as an effective product for that. It would be better if they included something like piperine and luteolin to block the clearing of testosterone.
Stronger AI Than ATD
Luckily there is a stronger AI that’s still on the market and it’s actually even stronger than the aromatase inhibitors in Novedex XT. The AI is called 2-Phenyl-Di-Benzyl-Benzopyran-4-One or 2-Phenyl-benzo[h]chromen-4-one (same thing) which is an orally available aromatase inhibitor that is stronger than ATD and is effectively as strong as the prescription drug Arimidex for potency as shown in preliminary studies. So, if you are upset about losing ATD based supplements like Novedex XT, you can look to this new and stronger AI to give you that boost in testosterone for either PCT or just as a testosterone booster.