Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) used to promote ovarian stimulation. It is also used by performance enhancing athletes in an effort to combat estrogenic side effects during the use of anabolic steroids, and to promote post cycle therapy (PCT) recovery. We have gone over the details of this SERM in the profile section as well as numerous other pages, but now itís time to explain a Clomid cycle. Specifically, what a plan of use will look like when using this SERM. Letís discuss all three points of use, and from there you can decide if a Clomid cycle is right for you.
Clomid Cycle for Conception:
A Clomid cycle for the purpose of promoting conception is rather simple. Five days into the menstrual cycle, the individual will administer the SERM at a dosing of 50mg every day for five consecutive days. The idea is to stimulate the release of the gonadotropins, specifically Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). Through this increase in LH and FSH, this encourages the release of the egg, thereby, promoting the odds of conception. If 50mg does not do the trick, 100mg per day during the following menstrual cycle is the next step. Once again, this will take place five days into the menstrual cycle for five consecutive days. Most physicians will allow for 5-6 Clomid cycles of this nature, but if the desired outcome is not obtained it will be time for alternative methods.
Clomid Cycle for Side Effect Prevention:
Anabolic androgenic steroids carry possible side effects, and some of the most common are those of an estrogenic nature. The testosterone hormone has the ability to aromatize and convert to estrogen, and excess estrogen can lead to gynecomastia and water retention. Excess water retention can also have a negative impact on blood pressure if it gets out of hand. When using testosterone and most testosterone based steroids, itís a good idea to have some type of estrogenic protection mixed into your steroid cycle. Steroids that do not aromatize normally carry no estrogenic disadvantages, Anadrol (Oxymetholone) being the primary exception.
A Clomid cycle for side effect prevention will normally consist of 50mg per day every day throughout the duration of the cycle. This will provide protection against gynecomastia; however, itís not always enough. Most men will find the SERM Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) to be the more effective SERM for this purpose; however, once again itís not always enough. The ultimate protection will come from the use of Aromatase Inhibitors (AIís) as they inhibit the aromatase process and reduce estrogen levels. SERMís do not carry such traits. Unfortunately, AIís can have a significant, negative impact on cholesterol, and if you can get the job done with a Clomid cycle or a related SERM this is optimal. If a 50mg per day Clomid cycle doesnít do the trick, you can try 100mg per day. However, if a 50mg per day Clomid cycle doesnít work, the odds of any dose working are not in your favor.
Clomid Cycle for PCT:
A Clomid cycle for PCT is the best time for any performance enhancing athlete to use the SERM. When we supplement with anabolic steroids, our natural testosterone production is suppressed. The rate of the suppression will vary depending on the steroids used and the total doses, but it will normally be enough to warrant exogenous testosterone therapy while on cycle. Once the cycle is discontinued, natural testosterone production will begin on its own, but natural levels will be low, increasing slowly overtime. It should be noted, natural testosterone recovery is assuming no prior low testosterone condition existed. Itís also assuming no damage was done to the HPTA while on cycle with improper or irresponsible practices.
By implementing a Clomid cycle post anabolic steroid use, we can speed up our natural testosterone recovery and protect our health as well as the gains made on cycle. A Clomid cycle will not bring your testosterone levels back to where they were prior to steroid use on their own; there is no PCT plan on earth that can accomplish this. However, it will speed up the recovery, and provide you with enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your levels continue to naturally rise. Further, by providing adequate testosterone, it will ensure the muscle wasting hormone cortisol does not become the dominant hormone in the body. When cortisol becomes dominant, this will promote fat gain as well as destroy muscle tissue.
A Clomid cycle for the purpose of PCT will normally last 4-5 weeks after the use of anabolic steroids has been discontinued. The plan will be regulated on the basis of how your steroid cycle ended:
∑ If your anabolic steroid cycle ends with any large ester based anabolic steroids, you will begin your Clomid cycle approximately two weeks after your
∑ If your anabolic steroid cycle ends with all small ester based anabolic steroids, you will begin your Clomid cycle approximately three days after your last injection.
Regardless of how your anabolic steroid cycle ends, the same doses will work for a Clomid cycle. Most men will find 150mg per day for two weeks to be the perfect place to start. From there they will complete 1-2 weeks at 100mg per day and finish off with one week at 50mg per day.