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What is Clomid?
Clomiphene, sometimes called Clomifene is not a steroid, although it is commonly associated with anabolic steroids. Clomid belongs to a class of medications known as Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators or SERM’s with attributes that stimulate and increase the production of gonadotropins in the body.
Clomid, or Clomiphene Citrate, is a SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulator), so it's in the same grouping as tamoxifen (nolvadex). As a SERM Clomid prevents estrogen from binding to receptors by binding itself to the receptors in its place which can be very advantageous for a host of reasons. As you can readily see this presents two possible beneficial reasons for any performance enhancing athlete to use Clomid both while on cycle and post cycle during a period commonly referred to as Post Cycle Therapy.
Male bodybuilders who cycle anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) have found that the same mechanisms of increased LH (luteinizing hormone) can be taken advantage of to increase total testosterone levels. This is why clomid is popular in post cycle therapy (PCT) among those who cycle anabolic steroids.
How does Clomid work?
Clomid triggers ovulation by causing the pituitary gland to secrete higher levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This hormone promotes the growth of ovarian follicles containing eggs, leading to the release of estrogen. If the fertility drug cycle is successful, an LH surge will occur about a week after the last pill is taken. You will ovulate and release eggs for fertilization.
The Benefits of Clomid
There are two distinct benefits to Clomid use for the anabolic steroid user and the first is while on a cycle of anabolic steroids. Many anabolic androgenic steroids convert to estrogen via the aromatase process which can lead to estrogenic related side-effects commonly associated with steroid use. Most notably is the side-effect known as Gynecomastia, which is simply male breast enlargement. While Clomid will not reduce the amount of estrogen in the body it will block it from attaching to the receptors and often aid in combating such negative side-effects, however, it will only do this to a degree.
The second benefit of Clomid use is by far the most valuable to any anabolic steroid user and it is during his PCT period. The use of anabolic steroids will suppress natural testosterone production; if we are using anabolic steroids properly and responsibly part of our stack will include a testosterone based steroid; while natural production will be suppressed, while on cycle this is of little concern since exogenous testosterone is being introduced. Once a cycle is complete the game begins to change as bringing back natural testosterone production becomes of the utmost importance.
Clomiphene Citrate half-life is around 5 to 7 days, so you can take an average 6 day half-life as a reference point.
|Testosterone Sustanon 250
|Nandrolone Decanoate (DECA)
|Trenbolone Acetate (Finaplix H/Revalor-H)
|Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise)
|Methandrostenolone (Dianabol, methandienone,Dbol)
Clomid Cycles & Doses
Clomid can be safely used for long periods of time as its adverse effects are not only mild but extremely rare. Some performance athletes will use Clomid throughout a steroid cycle to combat aromatizing effects as we discussed but aromatase inhibitors and Nolvadex are all far more common for this purpose. Even so, a mild dose of 25mg per day may be enough to combat the side-effects you are trying to stave off but again, for the sake of efficiency an aromatase inhibitor will prove to be far more valuable for this purpose.
As PCT is the most optimal time to use Clomid it is here where we will be most concerned with dosing and duration. Most will find a PCT period of approximately 4 weeks to be sufficient with 3 weeks of the total therapy including Clomid. A quality PCT will generally begin with approximately 10 days of hCG use with Clomid or Nolvadex to follow.
Many athletes have successfully completed the PCT period by following their hCG use with one week of Clomid at 150mg per day followed by 2 weeks at 100mg per day. However, for some this will not prove to be enough and another week of approximately 50-100mg may be needed.