What are Clomid and Nolvadex?
Both Clomid and Nolvadex are two very popular SERMs or Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. These drugs are often recommended in
Fertility programs for both male and female patients
Supplemental plan for the performing athletes and
Mostly during the Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) of anabolic steroid users.
Out of these we are going to study the long term use of these drugs amongst the anabolic steroid users.
What is the Function of Nolvadex and Clomid During PCT?
Nolvadex and Clomid are used for two purposes during the PCT
To enhance and to trigger the natural production of testosterone in the body
To retrieve the body to homeostasis.
What Happens to Testosterone During Steroid Cycle?
A steroid is a kind of pre-hormone injecting synthetic testosterone supplement into the body. As the body recognizes this exogenous compound to be an androgenic hormone, it quickly shuts down the production of its own androgenic hormone (testosterone) to avoid the risk of over production or accumulation in the body. This is the negative feedback that is triggered indigenously and inadvertently. The user is not alarmed by the temporarily low testosterone level because it is provided for by the drug. Both androgenic and anabolic qualities are sometimes gained at the same time during the on cycle.
However the user will go into low testosterone levels when the supply of the steroid is inhibited at the end of the cycle. Low testosterone levels could mean a lot of things for the guy. For example,
Reduced sex drive
Loss of muscle mass
Increase in fatty weight gain and
Balding of head amongst others.
Consistent use of these steroids that depress the production of testosterone could also lead to the increase in Estrogen levels leading to woman-like characteristics like increase in the size of man-boobs.
Role of Nolvadex and Clomid in PCT
Post cycle therapy is the period off of steroids to give the time to the body to reach the hormonal equilibrium and maintain homeostasis. This also means neutralizing the levels of testosterone in the body so that the negative side effects of the steroid can be diminished. Most men face a lot of difficulty during PCT which means that there body is either taking a longer time to bring the things back to normal or is being incapable of catalyzing the production of Testosterone.
These are the cases in which Nolvadex and Clomid are recommended by the doctors and peers to the people who are on steroids. Both of these drugs are strong compounds and therefore good choices as far as releasing the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) into the blood is concerned. This hormone works to promote the steady production of Testosterone in the body.
These drugs are also prescribed as an anti-estrogen and a HDL cholesterol supporter within the body. This is why some steroid users often use it during the cycle too.
Harms of Prolonging the Use of Nolvadex and Clomid
Both Nolvadex and Clomid are carcinogenic in their properties and therefore are never recommended for prolonged use. There has been a limited study about the daily use of Clomid for over an year in men to combat infertility successfully but the results cannot be generalized.
So far only a few weeks per year during the PCT is the recommended dosage of both Nolvadex or Clomid in steroid users to bring their testosterone up to normal levels. Depending upon the nature of individual case, the risk over benefit has to be assessed.
Conclusion. As long as moderate use of Clomid and Nolvadex is ensured it will have good influence on testosterone level, hence you will build muscle fast.
Unlike other drugs this mix should not be used by the principle the more you take, the higher gains will be achieved. A range of side effects are at the corner and come into play once the threshold is passed. Dosage them as lower as possible and take a close eyes on signs you body shows.
When something bad is noticed to happen to you body, stop the use. If there is good news with taking steroids then this is the fact that any side effect disappears once consumption is ceased.