Post Cycle Therapy General View

Post Cycle Therapy is the main question after you decided on what steroids you will use for your steroid cycle. And here are a few ways to go depending on how heavy cycle was. Since beginning I want to refer you to another good article regarding what supplements can be used to increase testosterone production and here it is: Supplements that increase testosterone production.

There are a few types of products used for steroid post/during cycle therapy and we will talk a little bit about each of them.

Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)

Clomid stimulates the hypothalamus to, in turn stimulant the anterior pituitary gland to release gonadotrophic hormones.

The gonadotrophic hormones are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone, and LH stimulates them to secrete more testosterone. This feedback mechanism is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-testes axis (HPTA), and results in an increase of the body’s own testosterone production.

Best way to take Clomid is to wait until androgen levels in our blood get lower and you can determine this according to next list:

Take a look at the steroid you have used and count days when its levels in blood drops and start using clomid.
Below is general PCT with clomid for hard cycles, in many cases you can go with lower dosages like 50mg/day. Sure best way to find out what works best for YOU is to try different dosages and see what works better for you.
How To Use Clomid
Day 1: 100mg
Days 2-14: 50mg daily
*if nedeed you can use it for 4-7 days more at 25mg/day

Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate)

Nolvadex is a SERM (Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulator.) It selectively binds to certain estrogen receptors, effectively blocking the estrogen.

It may be used during steroid cycle in case you have gyno and want to fight it quick but here better to add an AI to help you avoid rebound estrogen after you stop using Nolva. Actually if you know you are prone to gyno better to use an AI during cycle (Exemestane, Anastrozole).

How To Use Nolvadex for PCT
20mg/day for 4 weeks after steroid cycle.

*There are people who stack it with clomid during PCT.

HCG – Human chorionic gonadotropin.
HCG’s role is to stimulate Leydig cells in testes to produce testosterone even when there is not endogenous LH.

Leydig cells, also known as interstitial cells of Leydig, are found adjacent to the seminiferous tubules in the testicle. They produce testosterone in the presence of luteinizing hormone (LH). Leydig cells are polyhedral in shape, display a large prominent nucleus, an eosinophilic cytoplasm and numerous lipid-filled vesicles. (c) WIKIPEDIA

Now to main point, many use HCG after cycle in order to help restore natural testosterone production but we at steroidscycles dot net think that better to use HCG during heavy cycle in order to avoid testicular atrophy. Using  between 250-1000iu/EOD for 1-2 weeks each 4th week during hard cycle is the right choice. Here is good to add 10mg of nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) in order to prevent estrogenic symptoms which may appear as a result of aromatisation.
HCG usage during cycle should be stopped with 1-2 weeks before you begin Post Cycle Therapy with clomid.

How To Use HCG
250-1000iu/EOD for 1-2 weeks each 4th week while on (heavy) steroid cycle.

So, here we are with description for each product used to restore testosterone production. In combination with supplements ( and hard training you will keep as much as possible of the gains you made while on steroid cycle.