Popular Drugs to Use in Post Course Therapy
Post Course Therapy is a necessary element of steroid use. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been on cycle for 4 weeks or 40 weeks – your body still needs time to relax and recover after coming off artificial testosterone. Of course, the longer you use steroids for (and the more intense your usage is) the longer you will need to stay in PCT. But providing you go through PCT in the proper way, you will find that coming off steroids is much less uncomfortable than it would have been otherwise.
Benefits of PCT
The main benefit of PCT is that it will help you to retain the mass you put on during your steroid use. However, there are many additional benefits that should not overlooked. PCT can help you to maintain body fat (which will be essential for maintaining muscle growth), manage your moods and restore natural testosterone production.
The most important aspect of PCT is what drugs you choose to use during this important transitional time. Don’t be fooled by anyone who tells you that drugs aren’t necessary. Steroids have a profound impact on the body and it’s important that you don’t go cold turkey after a cycle as this can play havoc with your hormones and send your entire body into a tailspin.
The most popular drugs to take during PCT are Nolvadex, Clomid and HCG. All three of these drugs work by stimulating the hypothalamus, which stimulates the pituitary gland into releasing FSH and LH – two hormones that encourage testosterone production. This is vital in PCT as it slows down muscle loss during the transition period.
Clomid is also what’s known as an anti-oestrogen. This means it is able to minimise negative effects such as water retention. However, it’s quite mild and so some users may not see any results from using Clomid. It can also cause some side effects such as visual disturbance. Because of this, many steroid users going through PCT prefer to take Nolvadex, which is a popular alternative.
Unlike Clomid and Nolvadex, HCG is not a steroid. Instead it is a natural hormone that develops in a woman during pregnancy. It works in the same way that LH does, but isn’t as reliable as Clomid or Nolvadex and does nothing to help restore natural testosterone production. However it can be beneficial for users who’ve experienced significant testicular atrophy, so can be incorporated into a more comprehensive PCT plan.