At Project Swole we don’t care for steroids, we don’t promote them and we don’t recommend using them. However, we realize some folks are going to use them anyway, and we DO support health. Therefore, every once in a while when we receive reader questions about a steroid stack, we get motivated to publish a post about using steroids as safely as possible, and one of the biggest factors of a safe cycle, is PCT – post cycle therapy. That being said, here are our tips for safely coming off your steroid cycle to maintain the best health possible.
So lets you have come to your decision and you are considering risking it. You made the choice that completing a course of anabolic steroid is what you needed. You got all the information you know from the supplier in the gym or a website like this. You know how they are taken and how long you should do it. At least you think you know. It’s what you don’t know about coming off the cycle that could destroy your results and impact your health.
The bad thing is that when it comes to the time you are supposed to stop, it becomes hard to. You should never try to just stop because stopping the use of steroids is not as easy as you might think. Trying to do this will be a waste of your time because of the side effects and dangers of steroids like HGH, Dianabol, Winstrol, and others in this category. We have covered Winstrol in the past.
It is a good idea to go for a second course known as “post cycle therapy” (It is also known as PCT which is the short form). There no one who would like to go through the “post cycle crash”. This is a term used in describing the crash in your natural hormone production after going through a steroid cycle.
When you use Tren or Anavar, the body will stop the production of hormones naturally. What this means is that there will be a gap where no hormones are produced by the body or artificially entering the body when you decide to take steroids. This results in low androgens levels, but corticosteroids will be at normal levels. Since there is an imbalance of androgens for counteracting the muscle eating effects of corticosteroid, the newly muscle tissue that can start to disappear.
The body will be able to recognize there is something wrong and will start the production of hormones again, but the damage to your body may already be done according to Sage Recovery & Wellness Center.
The science behind PCT and drugs that are going to be used are very complex, There are three main drugs that you need to be aware of; Nolvadex, Clomid, and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). These are the three drugs that complete PCT. Nolvadex and Clomid alone aren’t able to restore the natural production of testosterone. These can be remembered as the drugs that support HCG.
HCG is prescription drugs for fertility and it mimics the Luteinizing Hormone (LH). The drug is very effective because we inject an amount that is needed to shock the tested so it can start producing testosterone as soon as possible. This will help in slowing down the rate of catabolism (the breaking down breakdown).
We have reached a point where we know the drugs that are needed for the complete PCT and enough about these drugs to know their importance. The next thing is knowing how to take them.
The surprising thing is that there are few PCT protocols that are available in the medical journal. There is one known as the PoWeR (Programme for Wellness Restoration), which was tested in 19 in 19 young men who had been taking Nandrolone for 12 weeks (The PCT they were provided with had the following drugs).
- Nolvadex was given after 45 days since the last day they took their final dose of steroids.
- Clomid was given 30 days after the final steroid dose
- HCG was given 16 days after the final steroid dose
No one would blame you for thinking that PCT might be a little bit shorter this, about a week or something close to that, but the bad thing is that this is not the case. The process of restoring your hormonal imbalance is a long one.
You might be surprised to know that the costs of the drugs you need for PCT will end up costing the same as steroids, which means you are going to dig a little bit deeper into your pocket.
It is a good idea to try out other ideas before deciding to start using steroids, especially with the recent development in the world of bodybuilding that has provided safe and effective alternatives.