Testosterone is the most important endogenous sex hormone in men and is produced in the testicles. Testosterone itself and its main metabolism, dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and estradiol, affect many functions associated with male activity.
Hormones act directly on many different lines, such as genitals, bones, muscles, hematopoietic tissue, brain, skin and hair. How this can lead to the user being seen in terms of disorders that may be due to testosterone deficiency. Clinical testosterone deficiency or male hypo can be at any age.
Among the credible parts of the confidence of safe testosteroid testing is associated with accompanying symptoms. This can be caused by hypogonadism or acquisition.
Providing the body with an external source of testosterone will always result in your natural testosterone function becoming suppressed or even stopping completely. How severe this suppression is will depend on your Testosterone Undecanoate dosage and any other compounds being used in your cycle
Providing the body with an external source of testosterone will always inhibit or even completely eliminate the natural function of testosterone. How severe this suppression is will depend on the dose of Testosterone Undecanoate and any other compounds used in your cycle.
When your cycle is over you will be in a low testosterone state while your body starts to increase again in normal production. However, it can be a slow process, so post cycle treatment is necessary to stimulate testosterone function faster to avoid severe symptoms of low testosterone when recovering from steroids and maintain the gains achieved during the cycle.
Your PCT schedule while using Testosterone Undecanoate will also depend on the other compounds you are using and the form of Testosterone Undecanoate you are using. Very long-acting Nebido may still work for two to three months after the last injection, so PCT may be delayed until then.
The standard PCT protocol for HCG in conjunction with Nolvadex and Clomid, performed for 4 weeks with a graduated dose, will suffice for most users.
Nolvadex is very commonly used in post cycle therapy so that natural testosterone can be stimulated again after being suppressed by anabolic steroid use.
Nolvadex is known for its excellent ability to stimulate testosterone levels while blocking the effect of estrogen, enabling greater amounts of luteinizing hormone (LH) to be released by the pituitary gland.
This hormone is critical for testosterone production and it’s here that Nolvadex is so powerful in kickstarting your normal testosterone function again so you can avoid the symptoms of low T, and enable the maintaining of your gains made on cycle.
Most users will require 4 weeks of Nolvadex for PCT, but longer or more powerful steroid cycles can often need to be followed up with 8 weeks of post cycle therapy combining Nolvadex with other drugs including aromatase inhibitors.
While it can be tempting for new users to make the mistake of increasing the dose of Nolvadex during post cycle therapy above the maximum recommended of 20mg daily, it’s well proven that there’s no benefit at all for your testosterone levels in doing this. That’s why an aromatase inhibitor and HCG are usually combined with Nolvadex during post cycle therapy to cover all bases.
During PCT we use Nolvadex at higher dosages to stimulate the release of natural testosterone following severe suppression of normal function after during and after steroid use.
A cycle of 4 to 8 weeks is always advised for post cycle therapy, and often other compounds will be utilized alongside Nolvadex including an aromatase inhibitor and often Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).
When it comes to Nolvadex dosage for post cycle therapy, whether you are undertaking either a 4 or 8 week cycle or something in between, the recommended dose for the majority of men is 40mg per day for the first half of your PCT cycle, dropping this down to 20mg per day for the second half of PCT.
The timing of your post cycle therapy starting depends on the active life of your steroids: short ester steroids will need you to start PCT within just days of ending your steroid cycle, while long acting steroids require you to wait up to two or three weeks before starting post cycle therapy with Nolvadex and other compounds.
When you are on a steroid cycle with synthetic versions of testosterone or hormone derivatives, your body works with significantly higher levels of testosterone than it would normally be able to produce. The body knows this and as a result it simply stops producing normal testosterone or at least lowers it to a very low level. When you stop a steroid cycle, the sudden end of synthetic testosterone entering the body can cause a massive crash and severe low T side effects.
The goal of PCT is then to restore the body to normal hormone function, and for this reason, post-cycle therapy is an absolutely important part of steroid use. Without PCT, you would be driving very slowly uphill, waiting for your T levels to return to normal if they ever did.
Clomid is beneficial when it is included in a post cycle therapy plan after a steroid cycle when testosterone levels are lowered to very low or even non-existent levels due to the way many anabolic steroids signal the body to stop producing testosterone when testosterone is used synthetic.
The goal of PCT is to restore endogenous testosterone to normal levels so that the severe effects of low testosterone can be avoided. These include low libido, muscle loss, fat gain, bad mood, decreased energy and strength, poor mental concentration, and more.
The time to start using Clomid depends on the steroid compounds you have used in your cycle and the active life of each steroid.
Short term steroids may require the initiation of PCT within just a few days of completing a steroid cycle, while some other major ester steroids may need to wait two weeks before starting post cycle treatment as the steroid effects are still active for some time after the last dose.
Depending on how intensively you use the steroids, it may take weeks or even months for your testosterone function to return to normal and levels to return to pre-steroid cycle levels. So Clomid is a powerful, but not necessarily the only tool in the kit when it comes to effective post cycle therapy.