Novedex is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement that claims to increase testosterone levels. It is composed of anti-aromatase inhibiting compounds, which prevent the assimilation and absorption of estrogen in the body. Estrogen is the natural enemy of testosterone, as far as building muscle mass goes, and the suppression of estrogen allows for testosterone levels to rise unopposed. As with many OTC supplements, the benefits of Novedex can be wildly exaggerated by its users and manufacturers. Novedex is not regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and should not be confused with doctor-prescribed testosterone boosters.
Novedex is available in 60mg capsules, with 60 capsules per bottle. Normal dosing is one or two capsules taken twice per day.
Novedex is meant to be cycled, meaning it is taken daily for a period of several weeks, then completely stopped for an extended amount of time. The reason for this is to maximize the body's response, while at the same time trying to avoid the amount of negative side effects that can develop.
Common Side Effects
Novedex does not contain actual testosterone, and more immediate effects of actual hormone supplementation won't be noticed. However, there are some side effects, such as upset stomach, increased or decreased libido, and restlessness. Excess gas has also been reported, which can sometimes be offset by taking the capsules with a small meal.
Severe Side Effects
Novedex is a testosterone booster, and as with any other testosterone enhancer, enlargement of the prostate gland may occur. In addition, anyone with pre-existing liver problems should not take this product without first seeing your doctor. Also, anyone with high blood pressure or any type of heart ailment should avoid this product until consulting with a doctor.
Prior to Usage
Novedex has been claimed to be effective by some of its users. The fact that it is an unregulated OTC supplement should give you pause, though. If you are serious about testosterone enhancement, you should first get a blood test done to get a baseline testosterone level and then, with the help of a doctor, decide what is best for you.