This complete guide to using Clomid as a PCT supplement will not only tell you everything you need to know about using it, but will explain what is, and how it compares to Nolvadex, a more popular option than Clomid PCT used for mild cases of suppressed testosterone production.
I’m going to tell you about Clomid and how it compares to Nolvadex. I will also tell you which SARMs require the use of an estrogenic PCT supplement. Clomid reviews often miss out on crucial details around the instructions for using it. Things like cycle length and dosage. So, I’m going to tell you everything you need to know right now.
As well as a complete guide to using Clomid I’ll also tell you about a natural testosterone-booster alternative, and where you can buy high-purity generic Clomid and Nolva PCT at the best price.
What Exactly Is Clomid?
Clomid is a brand name for the generic medication called clomiphene, which is FDA-registered (USA federal body) for use as an anti-estrogenic medication.
So it’s not designed for men or bodybuilders at all, although some doctors prescribe it illegally for men with low testosterone levels.
It’s been around for decades and is used similarly to Nolvadex, another brand name for the anti-estrogenic substance Tamoxifen. Both work slightly differently but have the same and results, as I will explain when I compare them later.
What you do need to know is that Clomid has been around for a long time, boosts testosterone levels, and is more potent than Nolvadex at achieving that.
Clomid Benefits For Bodybuilders
I’ll explain exactly how Clomid works, and why it’s a good PCT supplement in a moment, but these are the main benefits that may or bodybuilders can derive from using it post cycle:
- Increases testosterone production
- Raises sperm count
- Improves mood and determination
- Can reverse gyno symptoms
- Offsets problems using androgenic sarms
Some of the benefits are simply derived from higher levels of testosterone. Bouncing your testosterone levels back to what they were before, or even higher, can have a good effect on many aspects of the male body and mind.
Some people even start using Clomid while they are still on the cycle. They do this both to start countering the downturn in natural testosterone production, and also because a spike in testosterone can actually help to build more lean muscle mass and drive strength gains.
How Clomid Works & Why It Makes A Good Post Cycle Therapy Treatment
Clomid works by blocking the estrogen receptors. It does this specifically in the pituitary gland. Doing this prevents the binding of the female sex hormone estrogen to receptors in the pituitary gland.
Not only does this stop the binding, which would lead to a downturn in the production of luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), both of which are essential to testosterone production and male traits, but it also stimulates an increase in their production.
So not only does it stop the action of estrogen that the key receptor sites, removing the downturn in male hormone production, but it actually boosts that production as well.
The result is that both of these hormones stimulate higher levels of testosterone production in the testicles.
Therefore, the estrogen that builds up as androgenic SARMs creates a downturn in your natural testosterone production (because the SARMs fool your body into thinking it has higher levels of testosterone than actually does), is rendered useless, while hormones that increase T levels are produced more aggressively.
Not All SARMs Require The Use Of PCT
It’s not actually well-known, which is a real concern to me, that not all SARMs require the use of PCT. People just think SARMs = androgenic, and assume they all deplete testosterone production. This is not true at all.
In fact, these are the only androgenic SARMs that fool the body into lowering natural products because they mimic the effects of SARMs on androgenic receptors in muscle and bone tissue:
- RAD-140 Testolone
- S-4 Andarine
- LGD-4033 Ligandrol
- MK-2866 Ostarine
Ostarine being on the list might surprise you, as it’s religiously mentioned that Ostarine doesn’t deplete testosterone production. This in actual fact is false, as at higher doses it certainly is androgenic.
Within the dosage range that most bodybuilders use, Ostarine does deplete testosterone production mildly. In fact, it is just a weaker version of the later-developed S-4 Andarine, with exactly the same mechanism of action in the body.
Also, note that there are now derivatives of those main androgenic SARMs. For example, LGD-3033, and RAD-150.
Although they have slightly different names, the clue is in those names. They are derivative chemicals created due to licensing lawsuits with the original chemical producers. By making them slightly different in structure, they get around licensing legality. They still have the same androgenic suppressive side effects though.
These research chemicals used for bodybuilding are classed as SARMs, but do not have any androgenic mechanism of action at all:
- GW-501516 Cardarine
- YK-11 Ibutamoren
- MK-677 Ibutamoren
- SR-9009 Stenabolic
Just note that YK-11 is a raging muscle builder through being a myostatin inhibitor. In some people it can induce drops in testosterone production, so it’s something to be aware of.
You’ve completed the SARMs cycle, and towards the end, you spotted some of the key symptoms of testosterone drop:
- Slowing in the removal of body fat (or reversal)
- Decreasing gains and strength
- Irritability and mood swings
- Lack of enthusiasm
- Lack of energy
- Feeling down or depressed
- The overall feeling of fatigue
- Decreasing sexual interest
- Change in the tissue around the nipples
So it’s time to get things sorted out as quickly as possible. You need to start a Clomid PCT protocol, which will last around four weeks. You’ll take Clomid once or twice per day. Some people take it twice per day, and others take the full dose at the start of the day.
There’s really no difference, but you’ll obviously get a bigger hit and recovery taking it all in one dose, but it may tail off towards the end of the day and make you feel tired.
Clomid PCT Dosage & Cycle Length
When it comes to dosing Clomid as a PCT supplement, there are two types of protocol you can follow that depend on the level of the SARMs doses you have taken.
If you have taken strong doses of androgenic SARMs, that has depleted your testosterone production aggressively, then you’ll need to get Clomid working aggressively as well. The quick you do this, the less chance there is of gyno (man breast) symptoms developing.
An aggressive PCT using Clomid will start at 100 mg per day for the first two weeks, before dropping to 50 mg for the second four weeks. A less aggressive Clomid PCT protocol will consist of 50 mg the first two weeks, dropping to 25 mg for the last two weeks.
After four weeks, if you still feel the symptoms, you can either drop the dose again to 10 mg of clomiphene or switch to around 25 mg of Nolvadex.
Using Clomid On Cycle
Just note here that some people, especially with more aggressive SARMs doses, start to use PCT supplements two weeks before the end of the cycle, basically using PCT on cycle to start to offset the drop in testosterone levels earlier, so they can keep powering through to the end of the cycle.
Personally, I don’t recommend you do that. You are really messing with your body. If you can feel the drop and its significance, stop the cycle and hit the PCT. Or at the very least, drop the doses of SARMs significantly, and still finish slightly early.
It’s the same with steroid use, and it’s probably where it’s come from is a trend. Some people recommend you do it, but it can cause all sorts of hormonal imbalance issues in the long run.
Side Effects & Warnings Of Using Clomid As A PCT
There are definitely side effects and warnings about using Clomid, especially in relation to long-term use.
- Over time it may reduce bone density. This is only based on one study in men, but there is a suspicion that long-term usage could contribute to osteoporosis in aging men.
- Clomid can cause temporary bloating and water retention. However, this only lasts for as long as you are taking it so don’t panic when you don’t look as shredded as you did at the end of your cycle.
- Because Clomid stimulates testosterone production within the testicles, it can cause pain in the testicles and reproductive tract. This can translate into more general abdominal pain in some men.
- Vision disturbances are one of the most reported male side effects of using clomiphene. However, it usually only happens at high doses and disappears within a few days of stopping dosing.
Clomid Vs Nolvadex
There can be a bit of Clomid and Nolva PCT confusion. Although they are similar, they are also different in the way they work.
So let’s talk you through the similarities and differences to clear that up right now.
- Clomid is a SERM, but it’s more aggressive than Nolvadex. Basically, it is stronger in rebounding testosterone. However, this comes at the cost of the increased potential for side effects.
- Nolvadex works differently. It’s also a SERM (Selective Oestrogen Receptor Modulator). It binds to the estrogen receptors and blocks estrogenic activity. This is the same as happens with Clomid. However, Nolvadex also stops the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. But it doesn’t boost FSH and FH production levels, which is why it’s milder.
- Nolvadex is usually taken at around the same dosage levels but is weaker at those levels. It’s also usually taken for longer than calming, or Clomid is swapped for Nolvadex once the main estrogenic problems have been dealt with.
Natural PCT Supplement Alternative
I know that some guys don’t want to mess around with SERMS at all, especially not Clomid because it is potent and could have long-term side effects. Nolvadex is milder, but it may not be enough to bounce back levels in less than three months if you have significantly depleted your testosterone production.
Therefore, for aggressive androgenic SARMs use, Clomid might be your only option.
But, if you have only used mildly androgenic SARMs, then even Nolvadex may not be needed.
You could get away with a testosterone-boosting supplement that uses completely natural ingredients to mildly boost production, and act as a mild anti-estrogen at the same time.
Rebirth PCT is a supplement that I know works. The ingredients are proven in multiple studies to not only help elevate levels of natural testosterone production but also to act as natural estrogen blockers as well.
Simply take the pills each day as instructed, and if the mild levels of testosterone production drop, you’ll usually bounce back in about six weeks.
You can purchase Rebirth From HugeSupplements.
Where To Buy Clomid And Nolva PCT
You’re probably in the market to buy Clomid, and wondering where can I buy Clomid that is good quality and value.
Frustratingly, just as with SARMs, it’s getting more and more difficult to buy good quality generic Clomid and Nolva PCT (clomiphene and tamoxifen). One of the few sources left that I buy from is the company called SwissChems. Not based in Switzerland, actually in America, but they do post globally.
Right now, they have the following PCT supplements available in capsule form at:
- Clomiphene (60 capsules dosed at 25 mg) $69.95
- Tamoxifen (60 capsules dosed at 20 mg) $80.00
- Raloxifene (60 capsules dosed at 20 mg) $85.95
- Anastrozole (60 capsules dosed at 0.5 mg) $63.95
As you can see, you’re getting at least 30 days’ supply of most of those, or slightly less if you hit Clomid at a higher dose (I would never recommend more than 100 mg per day).
Because of the convenient capsules and doses, you can choose to dose by taking them all in one go or spread your dose out throughout the day.