Post Cycle Therapy

Post-cycle therapy (PCT) is a combination of nonsteroidal drugs used in all sports after a steroid cycle to minimize possible side effects. PCT plays a very important role especially in cases where high doses of steroids have been used in the cycle, as well as when the duration of the intake has been longer than one month. The main objectives of the application of Post cycle Therapy:

  • Rapid recovery of normal hormone levels presents before the start of the steroid cycle
  • Retention of results and increase in muscle mass
  • Elimination of a sudden increase in catabolic hormones (cortisol)
  • Minimize the “backlash” effect after steroid use
  • Reduction of the fight with the possible testicular atrophy
  • Avoid all possible side effects

The most common supplements used for PCT are Clomid, Nolvadex and HCG. Post-cycle therapy usually lasts three to four weeks and should begin six to eight hours after a cycle or two weeks after the end of a cycle. Be sure to do your homework with the doses of Clomid, Nolvadex or HCG that you plan to take for PCT. Each of these supplements is associated with side effects that include headaches and nausea; however, the results and side effects vary from person to person.