PCT has two main functions: 1. Restart gonad axis. 2. Impedance muscle decomposition.
To restart the gonad axis
Long-term external injection results in the suppression of testosterone secretion, and there is no external testosterone after the withdrawal of the drug. At this time, we need to turn on the natural testosterone secretion process again.
LH and FSH are essential for promoting the natural secretion of testosterone and sperm, and it is important to mention that several drugs commonly used in PCT are HCG, tamoxifen, and clomiphene, all of which belong to SERM.
HCG acts like LH, which means it stimulates the release of testosterone and sperm.
But using HCG alone does not make our LH and FSH return to normal levels (if are used individually in the PCT HCG to resume their normal secretion of testosterone, your testosterone can resume normal is really amazing), the introduction of SERM tamoxifen, club, and lack of estrogen receptor binding to estrogen signal stimulate hypothalamus GnRH secretion, and then spread to the pituitary gland to further stimulate the secretion of LH and FSH, tamoxifen, Clomid stimulation on LH and FSH recovery respectively, in other words, both be short of one cannot.
While using SERM, not only improve the level of androgen and estrogen levels can ascend, after a period of time after the stop using SERM may result in higher estrogen in our body, our usual practice is to late to join the AI is also mentioned in a series (estrogen) or the testosterone used to suppress estrogen, and the benefits of the testosterone will not just against female so I tend to choose the testosterone.
To impedance muscle decomposition
In fact, many people have asked me a question before: how much muscle can I retain in a cycle? It’s an open question, like a beginner going to the gym and asking me how to practice. It depends on your training level, your diet level, your pharmacist level. The PCT does a good job of impedance muscle breakdown, including your muscle mass and body fat rate, etc., which of course means that the impedance muscle breakdown in the PCT is completely optional, the gonadal axis must be restored first and foremost, as far as you want to retain more muscle, recover faster and better, you need to increase your budget.
Because during the PCT phase we generally avoid any drugs that suppress our own testosterone, the use of peptides can both resist muscle breakdown and promote the recovery of the gonadal axis.
Whether you use human growth hormone or growth hormone-releasing peptide, it can stimulate the secretion of IGF-1, burn fat, reduce the breakdown of protein, and stimulate the late gene expression of GnRH, increasing the concentration of free testosterone, so that your testosterone level increases.
What is a PCT?
The PCT started after we finished the cycle. We must first understand the definition of stable equilibrium state after the cycle. Balance is a state of balance in the body, and our body is always looking for that balance when doing the cycle and trying to achieve it. These processes may include increases/decreases in testosterone production, increases/decreases in estrogen levels, prolactin production, and many other signals to achieve homeostasis. When we use steroids, the increase in hormone levels leads to an increase in our “steady-state level” beyond its normal range. In layman’s terms, we raise hormones like testosterone, DHT and estrogen beyond the normal range. So when we stop the steroid, or greatly reduce it, your own natural hormone starts to secrete, and this period is called PCT.
Do I really need a PCT?
If you give up the PCT, unless you want your natural hormones to be suppressed. When natural testosterone is suppressed, you can imagine that your body is no longer naturally producing these hormones. So you should add PCT after each cycle to start your natural hormone production. Over time, your body itself will try to restore natural hormones, but your harvest will be a big blow. Now suppressed hormone levels do not maintain the anti-catabolic state that you gain in muscle protein loss during circulation. So you lose most of your muscle gain.
How does PCT work?
So we’ve completed our cycle, and our hormone levels are going down. These hormones are about to leave our systems, and we will have to rely on our own natural production to sustain the muscles we have grown up for. Ideally, we want our own natural production to step in and help carry the load, but as noted above, it has been suppressed. Now let’s look at the most commonly used compounds.
Selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) is a kind of compound that ACTS on estrogen receptor. The PCT program will include SERM, such as Nolvadex citrate and Clomid citrate. These are the two most commonly used compounds in PCT and are your best choice. It doesn’t matter which SERM you choose, because both are designed the same. At issue is how to run SERMS, since the most common practice is to run both nolvadex and clomid simultaneously. However, implementation of HCG for PCT is gaining popularity, and many people are starting to run it in a quick way at the end of the cycle, which is still somewhat controversial in the world of muscular dystrophy.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of eggs in women’s ovaries. It is sold as a peptide hormone and can be used in upcoming SERM treatments due to its LH simulation effect. How do I run a PCT? Now that you understand your choices, you need to understand how to implement them. This is where your actual steroid cycle will affect your post-cycle treatment plan, as the half-life of the compound plays a huge role in determining when to implement PCT. If you use a large amount of ester, you will begin SERM treatment approximately 14-18 days after the last injection. If you use short esters, you will begin SERM therapy about 3 days after the last injection. In most cases, a good PCT program will run for about four weeks, and the dose is suggested: (note that the week is expressed in/symbol, the numerical value is the day dose) Clomid 100/100/50/50 + Nova (tamoxifen) 40/40/20/20