What Does Post Cycle Therapy Mean?


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Mar 12, 2022
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Most people take steroids in "cycles" to avoid developing a tolerance and to give (HPTA) — the hormone production control system — time to enhance testosterone production after each use. The deluge of synthetic hormones that occurs with steroid use, however, throws your body off balance. When anabolic steroid use is stopped, the body takes a long time to return to normal testosterone levels. Aside from illness, the post-steroid user may have muscle loss and an increase in oestrogen levels.

So, to minimise these side effects, you use post cycle therapy(PCT).

When Should I Start Post Cycle Therapy?

If you're taking any medicines that decrease your natural testosterone production we recommend starting a PCT treatment after finishing a cycle. For SARMs (selective androgen receptor modulators) and prohormones, you can start right after you stop taking them.

Wait a week before starting PCT if you're using steroids.

What Drugs Are Used for PCT?

The drugs you'll need to complete the post-cycle therapy protocol will vary depending on your specific situation.

But we recommend following medications commonly used in PCT therapy-
  • Clomiphene (Clomid)
  • Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)