Every bodybuilder out there would tell you that if you want to succeed in bodybuilding, you need to train hard, eat clean, use supplements, cycle on steroids, and run a clearly defined post-cycle therapy (PCT) plan.
Speaking of PCT, you can’t underestimate the importance of a well contrived PCT protocol. If you run a steroid cycle that increases your exogenous testosterone levels while suppressing your endogenous testosterone, then it is important to restore your natural production of testosterone after your cycle. This is where Clomid pills become a useful addition to your PCT protocol.
Did I hear you ask why? Well, for starters, Clomid is known to restrict estrogen-related side effects while helping to activate your body’s natural production of testosterone.
In effect, your testicles (for males), ovaries (for females) and adrenal glands (in both genders) are triggered to commence testosterone hormone production even after weeks of suppression due to steroid use.
In this post, you’ll get to know more about Clomid including what it is, how and when to use it, and where you can buy Clomid online.
I. What are Clomid pills?
To start with, Clomid is short for Clomiphene Citrate, a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator or SERM medication that was first put to use in medical science as a prescription drug for women with fertility challenges.
Clomid for women is an effective medication for promoting ovulation in females with irregular ovulation cycles. Men are not left out of using Clomid for medical related health issues, as Clomid is often prescribed in testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) and for treating male patients suffering from hypogonadism.
Clomid is also known to boost the body’s production of luteinizing hormone produced and released by the pituitary gland.
Clomid pills are popular in bodybuilding because they are an essential medication of a typical PCT protocol for two main reasons, namely:
- to restore the body’s natural production of testosterone, and
- to prevent the emergence of estrogenic side effects like water retention and make boobs (gynecomastia)
Clomid is recommended for use after a steroid cycle or stack. As a SERM, Clomid will trigger the body’s adrenal gland, testicles or ovaries to start producing endogenous testosterone after being suppressed during steroid use.
Water retention is detrimental to bodybuilding as it can ruin a perfect physique, and worse still, it is responsible for high blood pressure, and hypertension in bodybuilders. For male boobs (gynecomastia), Clomid will help to curtail this estrogenic side effect preventing you from needing surgery in order to rectify the problem.
II. Dosage and Cycle of Clomid Pills
Clomid pills may be taken during your steroid cycle or as part of your PCT protocol. Here’s a breakdown of the dosage and cycle of clomid pills for both occasions.
Clomid pills dosage during a steroid cycle:
Typically, male bodybuilders should run a relatively low Clomid dosage if you are using this SERM during your steroid cycle.
To this end, a daily dosage of 25mg should suffice to keep estrogen-related side effects at bay. However, in a situation where you are running a stack of steroids with potentially high estrogenic side effects, then you can increase your daily Clomid dosage to 50mg.
Nevertheless, you should avoid exceeding a daily Clomid dosage of 50mg, as a dosage higher than this will be counterproductive. It is also possible to add another SERM, such as; Toremifene or Nolvadex where you are exposed to pretty high estrogenic side effects. Using an aromatase inhibitor drug may also be recommended along with your Clomid and other SERM medication dosage.
For female bodybuilders, the use of Clomid would be necessary, as estrogen-related side effects are not a bother. But if Clomid is prescribed for resolving ovulation concerns, then a daily dosage of between 50mg to 100mg may be ideal.
Similar to male users, a higher daily Clomid dosage would be inconsequential and even counterproductive.
It is usually advisable for bodybuilders to take Clomid pills throughout the duration of their steroid cycle if they decide to use Clomid during this time.
Example of a weight gain cycle table containing PCT: Clomid and Nolvadex
Clomid pills dosage during PCT:
Your Clomid pills dosage for PCT should normally run for between 4 to 8 weeks. You would typically begin your PCT protocol with a high daily Clomid dosage of anywhere from 50 to 100mg taken for between 7 to 14 days (1 to 2 weeks).
For the next couple of weeks, you will maintain a daily Clomid dosage of 50mg while the last couple of weeks of your PCT plan will see you take a low daily Clomid dosage of about 25mg.
Depending on your prior steroid cycle, this concluding Clomid dosage may be taken every other day (EOD) rather than daily.
It is worth noting that your PCT plan will not consist of just Clomid, but may also include the use of another SERM like Nolvadex, an aromatase inhibitor, and even HCG.
III. How does Clomid work?
As mentioned already, Clomid is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator which means that it influences just the estrogen receptors, and not androgen receptors like a typical Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator (SARM).
Clomid will trick the body into thinking it has sufficient amounts of estrogen when in fact estrogen is prevented from having any positive effect on the estrogen receptors. By blocking estrogen from binding with the estrogen receptors located in the pituitary gland, Clomid will prevent an escalation of estrogen in the body, and as a result prevent harsh estrogenic side effects.
To stimulate the production of natural testosterone in the body, there needs to be a synthesis of the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) or luteinizing hormone (LH). Both hormones are situated in the pituitary gland, and their synthesis can be curtailed when estrogen binds to estrogen receptors in the pituitary gland.
However, by taking Clomid pills, you prevent the binding of estrogen to the receptors while boosting the synthesis of FSH or LH to increase your endogenous testosterone levels.
IV. When can we take Clomid?
As mentioned before now, you can take Clomid while running a steroid stack or cycle and during PCT. It is important to speak with your personal trainer before you start a steroid cycle, so that you will have a clearer picture of the ideal PCT plan specific to your needs.
You can chat with an IFBB PRO right here if you want to know the cycle, dosage and when you should use Clomid for the steroid cycle you decide to run today.
V. How to Find Quality Clomid?
If you want genuine Clomid pills, you can get the best quality from top-class pharmaceutical companies like Prime Pharma, Euro Pharma, Pharmaqo Labs, Beligas (International), Hilma, Ryzen Pharma, and Saxon Pharmaceuticals from UPsteroid. You can safely and easily buy Clomid online from our e-store here.
We offer packs with 50mg to 100mg Clomid pills for your convenience. Just make sure you consult with your coach before placing your order, this way you will get the right quantity to cater for your steroid cycling and PCT needs.