Q: "How should HCG be used in post-cycle therapy (PCT)?"A: Ideally, HCG should not be used at all in PCT. For steroid cycles, HCG really should only be used in PCT if a mistake has been made which needs a correction.When it's used in PCT, the purpose is to correct testicular non-responsiveness or atrophy which has developed during a cycle. The longer the cycle, the more … [Read more...] about Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) and Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
Q: What would post cycle therapy (PCT) be like for female steroid users and for what reasons?A: In the case of pre-menopausal females, tapering the anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) would be the best treatment.Anabolic steroid administration, like males, causes the HPGA to shutdown. However, stopping the AAS will produce menopausal like symptoms, therefore tapering … [Read more...] about Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) for Female Steroid Users?
Q: Are SARMS effective for post cycle therapy (PCT)? I've read about studies showing that SARMs are only suppressive at dosages greater than 50mg per day. So wouldn't SARMS be ideal for PCT since they didn't interfere with testosterone production? A: It needs to be kept in mind that there are situations where low dose anabolic steroid also will not be found to cause … [Read more...] about Are SARMs Effective for Post Cycle Therapy?
Question: Can letrozole be used to replace Nolvadex (tamoxifen) during post cycle therapy (PCT)? If so, since it appears to be a bit stronger, how much should be run during PCT? Answer: The purpose of letrozole is to control estrogen levels, with the typical goal being the low end of normal. Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and clomiphene (Clomid) and the SERMs in general don't control … [Read more...] about Can Letrozole Replace Nolvadex for PCT?
Hi William, what are your thoughts of using growth hormone during PCT? A: I think it is certainly a viable option, though the main focus is preserving lean body mass and not increasing the return to homeostasis with androgen production. The main support for this use of GH came from a study published in 2001, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (volume 86 … [Read more...] about Is Growth Hormone Useful During Post Cycle Therapy?
Q: I have read that Clomid and Novadex are very similar products. Is this true? If so why would you need to take both? A: The administration of antiestrogens is a common treatment because anti-estrogens interfere with the normal negative feedback of sex steroids at hypothalamic and pituitary levels in order to increase endogenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone secretion from … [Read more...] about Why Use Both Clomid and Nolvadex Together for PCT?