When the beginner steroid cycle has ceased or if you have been taking steroids for a long period of time, you should undergo post cycle therapy.
The natural production of testosterone within the body is suppressed after taking steroids. Post cycle therapy or PCT is a way to restore the natural production of this hormone. It will also help muscle tissue to recover, while maintaining muscle mass.
Steroid Type for Post Cycle Therapy
There are certain guidelines to follow when buying anabolic steroids for Post Cycle Therapy. Every anabolic steroid has a different effect and it is advisable to ask a pro.
Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid)
A male steroid user may suffer from mild to severe HPTA or Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis. The testicles will shrink as the body recognises that there are too many hormones present in the system and it can’t produce more. Clomid stimulates the hypophysis or the pituitary gland to produce more gonadotropins. Gonadotropins are protein hormones that are secreted by gonadotrope cells from the hypophysis, stimulating a faster and higher release of follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH).
Nolvadex is the most effective PCT steroid and it is commonly referred to as an anti-oestrogen. Men who take beginner steroid cycles are likely to develop gynecomastia, which is a disorder where a man’s breasts enlarge. This is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Nolvadex will prevent breast enlargement.
Some steroid users take Nolvadex because they believe that it is efficient enough to recover from the beginner steroid cycle. Others prefer to use both steroid types to cure all side effects.
Post cycle therapy should depend on the kind of steroids that were taken and the duration for which they were taken during the beginner steroid cycle phase. The protocols for post cycle therapy should also be scheduled according to the type of anabolic steroid. Schedules and steroid type should be monitored by a professional.
To see better results on the body, follow the proper PCT procedures. Always ask a professional body builder for advice.