The Perfect Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)

Introduction:

I’ve been writing about the perfect PCT stack for a while, and it seems a lot of guys still have questions about the way to run the right kind of PCT. The perfect PCT is not just an idea or concept or a medical study, it’s something you have to develop with countless years of trial and error. I have written thousands of PCT regiments over the last 20+ years in the industry, and I can safely say that PCT is tricky at best.

History:

Back in the day, most of the gym ‘buff’ bodybuilders didn’t run any PCT. They just kept cycling non-stop. Many had serious health problems and side-effects from it. From liver damage, to heart problems to testicular atrophy. Constantly being on a cycle is risky at best and very dangerous at the least. You’ll see some “broscience” guys coming around B.Sing like they know it all about PCT when they themselves are cycling year round!

prolactin hpta

Fig 1. HPTA Diagram

What makes a perfect PCT? (Summary)

1) Start-up your HPTA

2) Prevent Catabolism

3) Prevent Fat-Gains

4) Prevent Strength loss

5) Balance Hormone levels

6) Reduce Side-effects

What products do you need to address each of those problems?

1) Starting-up your HPTA: Use a SERM combination, with Clomid and Nolvadex. This will help restart your HPTA.

Let’s look at the science behind this:

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Int J Impot Res. 2003 Jun;15(3):156-65.

Clomiphene increases free testosterone levels in men with both secondary hypogonadism and erectile dysfunction: who does and does not benefit?

Guay AT, Jacobson J, Perez JB, Hodge MB, Velasquez E.

For those with lower than normal age-matched levels of testosterone treatment directed at normalizing testosterone with clomiphene citrate is a viable alternative to giving androgen supplements.

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J Sex Med. 2013 Jun;10(6):1628-35. doi: 10.1111/jsm.12116. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

Oral enclomiphene citrate stimulates the endogenous production of testosterone and sperm counts in men with low testosterone: comparison with testosterone gel.

Kaminetsky J, Werner M, Fontenot G, Wiehle RD.

CONCLUSIONS:

Enclomiphene citrate increased testosterone and sperm counts. Concomitant changes in LH and FSH suggest normalization of endogenous testosterone production and restoration of sperm counts through the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis.

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cortisol chemical structure

Fig 2. Cortisol Chemical Structure

2) Prevent Catabolism + 4) Prevent Strength loss: The use of a powerful SARM Ostarine (MK-2866) to lower cortisol levels and increase your IGF-1 levels.

3) Prevent Fat-Gains: Pick up a bottle of Cardarine (GW-501516), it will help with preventing your fat gains while increasing your endurance. This is the most typical use for Cardarine.

5) Balancing Hormone levels: To prevent estrogen levels from increasing and IGF from decreasing, add Aromasin. To increase you testicle size and boost recovery time, add HCGenerate ES as a PCT kick-start.

6) Decrease Side-Effects: To make sure your kidneys, organs and liver aren’t damaged during your PCT, adding N2Guard is optimal.

 

***The Perfect 5 Week PCT Laid-Out***

Week 1-2: 2 Week Pre-PCT Kickstart

HCGenerate ES (5 caps/day) – 2 caps AM/1 post workout/1 PM

Cardarine (GW-501516) – 20mgs/day (10mgs AM/10mgs PM)

Week 3-7: 5 Week PCT

Clomid – 50/50/25/25/12.5

Nolvadex – 40/20/20/20/10

Aromasin – week 1-2: 12.5mgs EOD, week 3-4: 7.5mgs EOD

Cardarine (GW-501516) – 20mgs/day (10mgs AM/10mgs PM)

Ostarine (MK-2866) – 25/25/25/12.5

N2Guard – 2 caps AM/2 post workout/3 PM

NOTE: Dosages are PER DAY, example Clomid 50/50/25/25/12.5, means Week 1 you take 50mgs/day, Week 2 50mgs/day and so on.

Week HCGenearte ES Cardarine

GW-501516

Clomid Nolvadex Aromasin Ostarine

MK-2866

N2Guard
1 5 caps/ED 20mgs/ED
2 5 caps/ED 20mgs/ED
3 20mgs/ED 50mgs/

ED

40mgs/

ED

12.5mgs/

EOD

25mgs/

ED

7 caps/

ED

4 20mgs/ED 50mgs/

ED

20mgs/

ED

12.5mgs/

EOD

25mgs/

ED

7 caps/

ED

5 20mgs/ED 25mgs/

ED

20mgs/

ED

7.5mgs/

EOD

25mgs/

ED

7 caps/

ED

6 20mgs/ED 25mgs/

ED

20mgs/

ED

7.5mgs/

EOD

12.5mgs/

ED

7 caps/

ED

7 20mgs/ED 12.5mgs/

ED

10mgs/

ED

7 caps/

ED

NOTES:

ED = every day

EOD = every other day

mgs = milligrams

caps = capsules

Conclusion

Most bodybuilders and gym-lovers who use or dabble with anabolic steroids forget the importance of PCT and cycling off.  It’s crucial that you take time off your cycle and fully recover.  It’s ironic that guys are spending thousands on their steroid cycles, while they refuse to spend the same on their health.  PCT and recovery = health.  If you never recover, you risk being completely impotent and run the serious potential of ruining your life.  Always remember, health comes first, as you will not be able to buy your health back 10 years down the line; once it’s gone, it’s gone.  Therefore, a proper PCT is crucial for maintaining the homeostasis in your body and boosting your health levels.  Remember, you can use steroids and stay healthy, just don’t ABUSE them.

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3 Responses to “The Perfect Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)”

  1. Guarddog907 says:

    How do I aply the perfect pct to a 12 week cycle of test cyp 250 500 a week?

    • Guarddog907 says:

      Age 22 190 lbs 18% body fat

      • BigMc says:

        Keep the natural Test up throughout the cycle, Proviron right through along with Kessar.
        Basic PCT would work but remember this is all trial and eror.
        30 day PCT
        2 Proviron a day
        1 x Clomid every day for 10 days then 1 EOD.
        1 x Kessar every night before bed.
        You can also add HCG to the PCT or ovidrol shot but you cycle is not that intense.

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