How To Use Clomid PCT As A Bodybuilding Supplement
Clomid, alongside Nolvadex, is a popular PCT supplement. Together, they are simply what most guys use to offset testosterone drops at the end of the SARMs cycle.
What I’m going to do here is review Clomid for you in detail, but also in easy-to-understand terms.
I’m going to talk you through exactly how Clomid works in the body, and what it’s really meant for. I’ll then explain how it can benefit men, and why it boosts testosterone levels.
I’ll then tell you exactly how to use Clomid as a PCT supplement, including the sort of dosage range and duration you should be thinking about, as well as explaining when you don’t need to use a PCT supplement at all with certain types of SARMs.
I’ll finish by comparing Nolvadex directly to Clomid, tell you about any side effects and warnings you need to be aware of, and tell you a bit about buying Clomid.
What Clomid Is & How It Works In The Body
You’d be amazed how many of the big bodybuilding websites out there don’t really explain what Clomid or Nolvadex does at all. In fact, many of them get it completely wrong, which is pretty shocking. I want to put that right for you here.
Clomid is a brand name for the generic chemical clomiphene substrate. It was constructed to deal with female fertility problems. It’s regulated by the FDA for that purpose as a legitimate medicine.
The thing is, that also means is not regulated for use in men, and definitely not for use by male bodybuilders to recover testosterone levels. But having said that, it definitely does that.
When you use SARMs, because it mimics testosterone, your body starts to shut down its own production. As it does this, estrogen increases, which converts more testosterone into estrogen, creating a vicious spiral.
Clomid is a SERM, a Selective Oestrogen Receptor Modulator. It works by stopping the interaction between estrogen receptors and the pituitary gland, where estrogen is made.
On decreasing that signal, less estrogen is made. At the same time, Clomid increases the signals which produce luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (LH & FSH). This pair of hormones are crucial for the production of sperm, and testosterone.
More than that, FSH and LH are also crucial to muscle development, so by increasing those alongside testosterone production, you are also positively impacting your muscle repair and growth.
Why Clomid Is Such An Effective PCT Supplement
The way it works makes Clomid a very effective PCT supplement. It suppresses estrogen production, and encourages the production of testosterone, allowing your body to return to its natural levels.
It’s a far more effective PCT supplement the Nolvadex, which works in the same way, but is far milder in its mechanism of action.
So you don’t always need to use Clomid and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you do get a significant testosterone drop. All, if you use it at the start of post cycle therapy, and then either drop the dose or switch to the milder Nolvadex.
When Should You Use Clomid PCT?
So Clomid is a potent PCT supplement, and you should only really use it when you definitely need to.
If you’ve never done SARMs before, I’d recommend that you get testosterone levels tested before you start your first cycle, and then do another test when you end it.
I do that, you’ll know how far your testosterone level drops. Obviously, you’ll have to know what dose you are using, and what SARMs you’re stacking as well, so that you record all this, and know what to expect the next time.
You should use Clomid only when you need it. For most people that means at the end of your SARMs cycle, but it could be before the end of a cycle, at low dose, or you could end of cycle early because you feel the symptoms of testosterone drop.
I think it’s important for me to say right here that you do need to understand the symptoms of low testosterone levels, and you will feel them usually. Here are the general things that could happen to you, so that you are well aware if they start to happen:
- Decrease sperm count and libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Shrinking testicles
- Mood swings and depression
- Lower levels of physical and mental energy
- Growth of excess tissue
Now the last one is the thing that you have to be most aware of. It’s known as Gyno, or “man breasts”, and although it’s joked about, it’s actually very serious.
I’m telling you, the guys using SARMs down the gym will joke about this, but if it starts to happen, you are in real trouble.
The thing that happens here is the estrogen increases to such a level, overwhelm the testosterone, your breast tissue starts to react as if you are female. It starts to grow, and you develop breasts. It starts as small lumps of tissue developing and just keeps on growing unless you stop that estrogen production.
You have to understand that it’s permanent. The only way to remove it is through surgery, and that’s expensive and dangerous.
So if you feel your testosterone levels dropping, you should always do one of the following things:
- Stop the cycle immediately and switch to a PCT supplement.
- Lower the dose of the SARMs you are using.
- Start using a PCT supplement on cycle.
- Lower the dose of the SARMs and use a PCT supplement simultaneously.
How To Use Clomid As A PCT Supplement
I’ll be honest here, in my experience, it’s been pretty damn obvious when I needed to use a PCT supplement.
The suppression of your testosterone production is noticeable within days. You just feel blue, lethargic, lacking in energy, everything that stops you from working out and building your muscles the way you want. On top of that, you won’t have a sex drive, and you will feel like laying in bed all day long.
That’s the point at which you need to consider using a PCT supplement, whether it’s Nolvadex or Clomid. So in terms of how to take Clomid pct, it’s usually in liquid or tablet format, and you simply take it daily to the dosage level you need. The problem with the liquid is it is slightly more difficult to dose, but it is usually cheaper than the capsules, so there is a trade-off here.
Whichever you choose, it’s simply a case of taking them every day as I explained in the dosage guide in a moment.
Do All SARMs Need A PCT Supplement?
A lot of guys think that you just do SARMs and then a PCT supplement afterward. It doesn’t matter what SARMs you use, you’ll judge the level of the PCT supplement you need by the testosterone drop you experience.
That’s crazy because a lot of SARMs aren’t really SARMs at all.
True SARMs are Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators. They modulate the activity of the androgen receptors, mimicking testosterone, and raising the activity. That gives you more energy, and more muscle growth.
But the downside is that you produce less of your own testosterone because your body thinks it’s overproducing.
But not all SARMs work that way, and this is a crucial point to understand.
So you could stack all three of them at any dose, and they wouldn’t deplete your testosterone. They might have other side effects, but they are not going to lower your testosterone levels and raise your estrogen levels.
On top of those three SARMs, we have to talk about Ostarine.
Now Ostarine is androgenic. But it’s so mild that unless you are taking around 70 mg or more, which most people don’t go near, then you won’t get the problem with your body kicking in to lower its testosterone level.
Should You Use Clomid On Cycle With SARMs?
There’s always discussion around whether you should use PCT supplements in the middle of a cycle of SARMs.
I know some guys do run them at the same time. But for me, it’s problematic and I rarely do.
I do use Clomid or Nolvadex on cycle, it’s towards the end of a cycle when I’m doing really well, I can feel testosterone drop, so I offset that for the last week or so. I would not run Nolvadex or Clomid through a full SARMs cycle, it’s just two conflicting in the body and can have unknown side effects.
You could run it all the time with a cycle of Ostarine, but then you really wouldn’t need to. Likewise, some people using steroids run Clomid or Nolvadex, or Ostarine, all of them. But that’s just nuts, and those guys seem to want to die before they reach 40.
The only time I would advocate using Clomid on cycle is towards the end of the cycle if you are close to your goals and can start to feel your T levels dropping.
If you are more than a week from the end of your cycle, I would recommend you just stop the SARMs cycle early and move into full PCT instead. That’s a safe way of doing it, and you have to think about your body and health first.
Clomid Dosage Guide
Talking to you about Clomid dosage is tough because as you now know, it’s not designed for men to use to recover their testosterone levels.
When women use it, they use dosages of 100 mg or higher, sometimes up to 250 mg per day. But that’s for short-duration use, sometimes just a few days each month.
For guys, 50 mg seems to be the ceiling based on anecdotal bodybuilding chat. That’s a good starting dose that is very strong and will certainly start to reverse things quickly. Don’t do it for more than a week though, unless you really need to hammer that estrogen. Start to taper down as quickly as you can.
Generally, I’d advocate 50 mg for the first week, then around 25 mg a couple of weeks, and then drop it down to 10 mg to finish off for another three or four weeks after that.
An alternative is to use 50 mg of Clomid to really start kicking your testosterone levels back up, and then switch to around 30 mg of the far more mild Nolvadex the rest of your PCT duration.
In terms of your SARMs cycle and PCT, I’d always suggest you do at least six weeks of PCT, even if you have felt your testosterone levels recover. Keep the doses low, but help your body to get back into a normal rhythm. But even advocate eight weeks as a minimum.
Clomid Vs Nolvadex
Clomid is definitely more potent than Nolvadex. It’s far more aggressive in suppressing estrogen production and increasing FSH and LH production levels. But that does come with increased side effects, which I will talk about in a moment.
As I’ve said, use Clomid sparingly, and for the least amount of time, you can. A week, maybe two weeks is ideal, and then taper right down or switch to Nolvadex.
Mostly, unless you are aggressively stacking SARMs, or taking high doses of androgenic SARMs, Nolvadex should be your number one choice of PCT, but I would always suggest you have both to hand just in case.
Clomid Side Effects & Warnings
Clomid does come with more significant side effects within the same dosage range of Nolvadex.
The 50 mg Nolvadex doesn’t have many side effects at all, other than a bit of nausea and diarrhea.
However, Clomid at the same dose can have the following side effects:
- Upset stomach
- Disturbed vision
- Hot flushes
- Mood swings
So as you can see, that’s exactly why I advocate using the lowest possible dose of Clomid for the shortest time you can.
Where Can I Buy Clomid Online?
I hope this quick review and guide of Clomid has been helpful, and that it’s given you a better idea of when it should be deployed to counter testosterone suppression.
I’ll just finish here by saying that I usually buy my Clomid or Nolvadex from Swiss Chems.
I don’t always buy my SARMs from there, because they often don’t have liquid SARMs for sale, only the more expensive tablets. Tablets are great, especially for beginners, I just prefer the cheaper liquid.
However, if you want to get Nolvadex and Clomid together with your SARMs, then Swiss Chems are a brilliant place to do that at a competitive price and get your hands on high-quality grey label chemicals.
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