What is Clomid?
Clomid is what is called a nonsteroidal ovulatory stimulant, it is most often used as a part of a PCT and has been a staple component of a steroid cycle since the golden age of bodybuilding began.
When on a cycle, your natural testosterone product is shut down. Once you have completed and decided to come off steroids the ideal situation you want to find yourself in is restarting your natural hormone production as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Clomid is used in a medical setting to help stimulate ovary production for women, in essence, it is a drug that helps fertility. Its mechanisms of action include interaction with estrogen receptors in the body and also supporting the release and stimulating the FSH and LH.
Much like Nolvadex, Clomid also has some anti-estrogenic properties, meaning it can help reduce water weight and act against gynecomastia, it would be wiser to use Nolvadex for those side effects.
When you come off your cycle and testosterone levels start to lower without your own system taking over cortisol will become the predominant hormone in the body. Cortisol is what is responsible for lower protein synthesis and creating a catabolic environment within the body.
When using a combination of Clomid, Nolvadex, and HCG you give your body the maximum chance at a speedy recovery which, at the end of the day, means a greater chance of keeping hold of your hard-earned gains.
Clomid has been in production since the 1970s as a prescription fertility drug and has been being used in that regard by countries all over the world.
Dose and Availability
Clomiphene is available in pharmacy grade and it is also manufactured by UGLs.
Clomid for PCT
Clomid has also been known to be able to stimulate FSH and the LH to help kickstart the recovery process after a long shutdown from being on cycle.
In PCT the idea is to start ramping up the testes to increase the levels of your own natural testosterone. Once on cycle, the levels of testosterone being produced by your own body will gradually start to reduce.
Clomid is an important part of a PCT, and it can be run all the way through. For most, during PCT your hormone levels are beginning to level out and find homeostasis. Clomid helps the process by kickstarting your own system to become active again.
How Much Clomid to Run for PCT
A PCT last around four weeks after a cycle. You need to take into account the amount of time it will take for the steroids to start to reduce in your system. This can be done by working out their half-lives.
Clomid can be run at 50mg per day, 1 tablet, for the duration of the PCT. This is usually enough to see a significant improvement in kickstarting your own hormonal system.
Side Effects of Clomiphene
Clomid has been around for many years so we do understand more about its side effects. One of the main issues people may suffer from is visual. Some people who use Clomid suffer from blurring vision or spots and flashes.
For most, these sides only occur when using higher amounts of Clomiphene or running for longer periods. As a fertility drug, it may be run for months at a time. For men using it to recover from a steroid cycle, though, it will only be being run for a month.
If you suffer from any vision symptoms it is best to avoid nighttime driving or anything which could cause you or others harm while using Clomid.
Very rarely are these issues serious or non-reversible, yet users can suffer from long-term vision impairment after using Clomid.
Other side effects of Clomiphene can include; hot flushes, stomach discomfort, nausea, headaches, and more. It should be noted that Clomid is very well tolerated and a very small number of people will suffer from any form of side effect.
FAQ on Clomid
What is Clomid
Clomid is a fertility drug that has been being prescribed and used since the 1970s to treat women who have issues with hormones and becoming pregnant.
In bodybuilding, it is used as a part of a PCT. Post Cycle Therapy is what is referred to as when we users run a small course of compounds to stimulate the natural production of their hormone system after it becomes shut down due to the use of AAS.
Can Clomid Make You Gain Weight?
As far as the side effects of Clomiphene go gaining weight isn’t listed as one of them. Nolvadex does have a slight anti-estrogenic effect so you could end up dropping some water weight.
Can it Help With Hair Loss?
Hairloss caused by the use of anabolic and androgenic steroids will not be helped with clomiphene. The use of Finasteride or Pramipexiole is more likely to help with hair loss caused by androgens.
How Quickly Does Clomid Work
Clomid can work straight away, it may take a couple of weeks to feel or see the results. In terms of recovery, it is very effective over a period of three to four weeks.
Does Effect The Liver?
Clomid is not listed as a compound that has any effects on the liver.
All users should be regularly having blood tests are done when on and off-cycle.