PCT (post cycle therapy) is administered after your steroid cycle and sometimes can begin weeks before your done with your cycle. There are several different ways to run a PCT regimen, but the most popular and effective products are HCG, Clomid, and Nolvadex ( or another anti estrogen). The goal when using a PCT is to restart the bodies own natural testosterone production and get it back to normal levels. While using steroids the body will shut down its own natural testosterone production as you’re getting exogenous testosterone from the products your using. A good PCT will last between 4-8 weeks.
Below is a typical dosing schedule for these 3 products.
HCG 5000iu / inject 2500 iu every week for 4-8 weeks.
Clomid 50mg / take one pill daily for 4-8 weeks
Nolvadex 25mg / take one 25mg pill daily (can use 2 pills if estrogen side effects are bad) for 4-8 weeks
If your doing a longer cycle (3 months +) I would recommend starting your PCT 2 weeks before your last shot. I have found that using the HCG in smaller daily injections can really help the body to get production going again. I have found that these smaller 200 iu injections mimic the bodies own production better and I seem to react much better to a protocol like this.
Here is a PCT for a more advanced user.
HCG 5000iu / inject 200 iu every week for 6-8 weeks.
Clomid 50mg / take one pill daily for 6-8 weeks
Nolvadex 25mg / take one 25mg pill daily (can use 2 pills if estrogen side effects are bad) for 6-8 weeks
HMG* 150iu / take 50 iu injection every 2-3 days for 3-4 weeks
*HMG stands for ‘Human menopausal gonadotropin’ and acts on the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to help get testosterone production and normal hormone levels back to normal. I personally think the HMG works much better then the HCG, but can be expensive to run it properly.
Once you have completed a PCT its wise to get your blood work done to check the baseline levels when your off completely, or when your on a TRT dose. If you need more information on PCT products please contact us and we’d be more then happy to help you identify the correct products to use.
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