Body Health Serm Steroid Clomifene Citrate Anti - Estrogen White
Why its cool: This study shows us a few things:
A.) Clomid is effective at a dose of 25mg/daily, not the 100mg+
doses some will reccomend.
B.) Clomiphene Citrate is effective for the elevation of
testosterone levels in men, especially those with hypogonadism.
C.) Clomid increased blood testosterone around 2.5 times in 4-6
Why Bodybuilders Use Clomid
Clomid is a generic name for Clomiphene Citrate and is a synthetic
oestrogen. It is prescribed medically to aid ovulation in low
fertility females. Another generic name is Serophene.
Most anabolic steroids, especially the androgens, cause inhibition
of the body's own testosterone production. This leaves the ratios
of catabolic : anabolic hormones in the blood high, hence the body
is in a state of catabolism, and, as a result, much of the muscle
tissue that was gained on the cycle is now going to be lost. When a
bodybuilder comes off a steroid cycle, natural testosterone
production is zero and the levels of the steroids taken in the
blood are diminishing.
The gonadotrophic hormones are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
and luteinizing hormone (LH - aka interstitial cell stimulating
hormone (ICSH)). Clomid stimulates the hypothalamus to, in turn
stimulant the anterior pituitary gland (aka hypophysis) to release
FSH stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone, and LH
stimulates them to secrete more testosterone. This feedback
mechanism is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-testes axis
(HPTA), and results in an increase of the body's own testosterone
production and blood levels rise, to, in part, compensate for the
diminishing levels of exogenous steroids. This is vital to minimise
post cycle muscle losses.
Not all steroids do cause shut down of the feedback mechanism.
Everyone is different and you must also take into account how long
you have been using a certain steroid and at what dose in order to
determine if you need Clomid or not.
Clomid does not, as is often thought, stimulate the release of
natural testosterone, but rather works at reducing the oestrogenic
inhibition caused by the steroid cycle. It does this in a similar
manner to the way it and Nolvadex block oestrogen receptors in
nipples to combat gyno development, i.e. by blocking the oestrogen
receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary thus reducing the
inhibition from the elevated oestrogen. This allows LH levels to
return to normal, or even above normal levels, and in turn, natural
testosterone levels to also normalise.
Clomid During A Cycle
When we use anabolic steroids, the level of androgens in the body
rises causing the androgen receptors to become more highly
activated, and through the HPTA, a signal tells our testes to stop
producing testosterone. During a cycle the body has far higher than
normal levels of androgens and, as long as this level is high
enough, Clomid will not help to keep natural testosterone
production up. It will be almost all but completely shut off, in
Some heavy androgen users, however, do advocate a small burst of
Clomid mid-cycle, though it must be hard for them to say if it
really of any benefit.
due to the amount of gear they are using. Therefore, the only
purpose of Clomid during a cycle is as an anti-estrogen.
When To Start Clomid
The correct time to commence Clomid depends on the type and cycle
of steroids you have been using.
As we have seen above, Clomid taken when androgen levels in our
blood are still high will be a waste. It is crucial to wait for
androgen levels to fall before implementing our Clomid therapy.
Different steroids have different half-lifes (indicates the time a
substance diminishes in blood), and Clomid administration should be
taken accordingly. However, if taken too late we could possibly
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