Clomid doses are very easy to plan; however, in the world of performance enhancement they are often misunderstood. Clomid is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) that is very similar to the SERM Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate). For reasons that make very little sense, many steroid users will compare Clomid doses to Nolvadex doses. On a per milligram basis, Nolvadex is more potent, and this means our Clomid doses must be higher to match up. Many performance enhancing athletes are disappointed in the results of Clomid, but it doesnít have to be that way if we use the proper doses.
Clomid doses are not only an important topic for the performance enhancing athlete, but as well as for the woman trying to conceive. Promoting ovarian stimulation is the very reason this SERM came into existence. However, you will find the SERM in more performance based plans than anywhere else. We will look at the proper Clomid doses for all possible points of use.
Clomid Doses for Side Effect Prevention:
Clomid is often used to aid in the prevention of estrogenic related side effects during the use of anabolic steroids. Anabolic steroids that aromatize cause a conversion of testosterone to estrogen, and excess estrogen can lead to gynecomastia and water retention. High blood pressure can also be a concern if water retention gets out of hand. Clomid acts as an anti-estrogen and has the ability to offer protection. With the right Clomid doses, it can prevent gynecomastia. The SERM will bind to the receptors in the chest preventing estrogen from binding and causing the gynecomastia condition. It can also have a positive effect on water retention; however, itís not always enough.
If a SERM is used for side effect prevention, most will find Nolvadex to be the optimal choice for this purpose. However, the ultimate in protection comes from Aromatase Inhibitors (AIís). AIís inhibit aromatase and lower the bodyís total estrogen levels. SERMís do not carry such traits. Unfortunately, AIís can also have a significant impact on cholesterol in an increasing manner. This increase in cholesterol can be controlled with a proper diet and responsible use in most cases, but itís something youíll need to keep an eye on. Then weíre back to Clomid doses, and depending on your genetic response and total steroid doses, this SERM can work to prevent the related estrogenic effects. 50mg per day will be the place to start. If this doesnít work you can try 100mg per day; however, if 50mg per day doesnít do the trick you will more than likely need to seek an alternative.
Clomid Doses for PCT:
The post cycle therapy (PCT) period is an important part of anabolic steroid use. The use of anabolic steroids will suppress your natural testosterone production. It does not matter how genetically gifted you are or how special you may feel, testosterone suppression will occur. The rate of suppression will vary depending on the total doses and types of steroid used, but it will occur nonetheless. This is why most will include exogenous testosterone therapy in all their steroid cycles, but once the cycle is complete something must be done, and a Clomid cycle can be the perfect solution.
Once the use of anabolic steroids has been discontinued, natural testosterone production will begin again shortly on its own. This is assuming no damage was done to the HPTA while on cycle with irresponsible practices and that no prior low testosterone condition existed. While natural testosterone production will begin again, it will be slow, and your levels will be extremely low for a long period of time. With the right Clomid doses, we can speed this recovery process up and ensure our body has enough testosterone to function properly while our levels continue to naturally rise. This recovery occurs due to the SERM stimulating the pituitary to release more Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). When LH and FSH are released, this signals to the testicles to produce more testosterone.
For the purpose of PCT, Clomid doses will normally need to begin at 150mg per day and hold at this dose for two weeks. Once the two weeks is complete, 100mg per day for 1-2 weeks will suffice, and from there we will finish off with one week at 50mg per day. As you can see, Clomid doses are necessarily much higher than Nolvadex doses when it comes to PCT. If you are to compare the two and determine which one works best for you, ensure you use the right doses so that an accurate comparison can be made.
Clomid Doses for Conception:
Clomid doses for conception are rather straightforward. The SERM stimulates the release of LH and FSH, in turn stimulating the release of the egg and increasing the probability of conception. Clomid doses for this purpose will normally start at 50mg per day for five days beginning five days into the menstrual cycle. If this doesnít do the trick, 100mg per day can be considered the next time. Most physicians will provide enough Clomid for 5-6 courses of use, but if it doesnít work alternative solutions will need to be found.