PCT: Post cycle therapy steroids
By taking anabolic steroids, you artificially increase your strength and size, which may leave you with some harsh side effects. They can appear during the usage, but the biggest problem starts once you finish your cycle. During the cycle your body stops producing hormones naturally. This is the main reason why you need PCT: post cycle therapy. It is a crucial process that people must go through, once they finish their steroids cycle. The goal is here to return your body to its normal state where it produces hormones naturally. Once the steroids cycle is finished you start pct that usually lasts between 2-4 weeks. There are numerous different drugs that can be used for PCT. We will tell you about serms, clomid and novladex as two most popular drugs.
SERMS for PCT
SERMS are selective estrogen receptor modulators. Their job is to block the effects of estrogen in the body. That makes them a great option for breast cancer treatment and post cycle therapy.
Steroids in high dosages convert to estrogen in your body. This is what causes gynecomastia- enlarged man boobs which destroy your gains. With help of SERMS after the cycle you can avoid those nasty side effects. It also boosts your testosterone levels and the production of it is back in normal.
Let’s see which one of two most popular pct steroids suites you the best.
Before it became popular in bodybuilding as a medicine that helps you restore natural hormonal system, clomid was used for fertility as a non-steroid medicine. Thanks to it, pituitary gland releases hormones that stimulate ovulation. Women who do not produce eggs and want to get pregnant can benefit from it. Men use it to treat sterility.
The medicine stimulates the hormones that are in charge of growth and maturation of the follicles production and ovules that are inside those. Follicle grows and allows the ovule to mature during an ovulatory cycle. Being stimulated by clomid, it matures and develops more than one follicle and ovule.
Clomid is relatively safe but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t go through a series of tests to check whether is it safe enough for your health. It would be good if you have one physician that you can count on to write you prescriptions and to help you in case of side effects. Don’t forget to tell him what other medicines you take.
Once you finish with your steroids cycle you should take some time off of steroids and start with post cycle therapy. This drug together with nolvadex is the most effective compound that helps in restoring the natural hormonal system. As a selective modulator of the estrogen receptor it has the ability to block estrogen and to stimulate the production of testosterone in the testes. In terms of strength, it is stronger than its competitor nolvadex. The typical length of cycle is 3-4 weeks. You start by taking 50mg a day in the first and second week, third and forth week is 25mg a day. In the end it all depends how much your natural hormonal system is suppressed. Bodybuilders tend to use bigger dosages then prescribed such as 100mg a day during the first week of pct. The reason is that they have been taking steroids for a long period and they have used more than one steroid during the cycle, they stacked more steroids.
The difference between clomid and nolvadex at least based on comments of users is that clomid works more quickly and efficiently and it is stronger.
Clomid side effects
Side effects are caused by an incorrect cycle and dosage. That is why you should follow your prescription. Common side effects are headaches, vomiting, nausea, skin rashes. They are usually present a day or two. If anything lasts longer than that you should contact your specialist. Women experience different side effect then men as they can develop a condition called OHSS ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. That leaves them with side effects such as, weight gain, little urine, pain when breathing, stomach pain, nausea, lack of air when breathing.
Nolvadex is a drug, classified as an antiestrogenic medication that acts as hormone therapy. People tend to use it in treatments of cancer since it will do an amazing job. It is used because it acts as a blocker of estrogen in breast tissue and that estrogen is the cause of breast cancer. Doctors whidely prescribe it to prevent the spread of cancer who already have it. If the estrogen is blocked, cancer cells that eat estrogen will most likely die. Nolvadex is even recommended by FDA Food and drug administration of United States to treat me and women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Since 80s when it was approved by doctors it became very popular and used.
Nolvadex is available in the form of tablets or capsules. White 20mg pills with 30 of them in a package. Specialist recommend a dose of 20mg a day which makes it one tablet. Bodybuilders should take two tablets a day since they are running steroids cycle. Swallow it with water and don’t use alcohol or energy drinks in the meantime as it can damage your health. Try to take it in the same time every day and try not to forget it.
Information that you should know before using anabolic steroids is that they become addictive for the body. Their job is to provide you with more sex hormones that help you gain more muscle mass. This is the reason why they are taken in the cycles. It will lead to dependency if you take them for a long time. Your body will stop the production of hormones naturally since it got used to receiving synthetic steroids. It won’t be able to maintain it on its own and all gains will be lost once you stop using anabolic steroids. That can be avoided by taking steroids in the form of a cycle together with post cycle therapy. Nolvadex will help you body recover the production of hormones naturally. This drug stimulates the pituitary gland to release gonadotropin so the substances release naturally within the body. That is the only way how you can increase your testosterone levels naturally. Thanks to Nolvadex you will leave dependency aside and your muscles will stay intact.
Nolvadex side effects
If the medication is not applied correctly or if huge doses are taken the side effects will occur. If you get a prescription from the pharmacist, follow it closely. We will tell you about few common side effects. Blood clots- they occur in the calves and can travel to the lungs. Hot flushes- an intense heat wave in your body that give you a feeling of suffocating. Few more common: liver toxicity, bones weakening, menstrual bleeding and vaginal discharge, vomiting and nausea. If the side effects last more than 2 days seek the medical attention.