During pauses, after taking anabolic steroids, to restore the hormonal system and eliminate negative consequences, it is recommended to carry out post-cycle therapy. Before this, you need to visit a doctor so that he prescribes all the necessary tests for hormones. Based on these analyses, a PCT course will be selected for you individually.
After a 3-month course, it would be good to go through Chorionic Gonadotropin at a dosage of 500 IU. In general, gonadotropin should be used every 1.5 months to stimulate the production of your own testosterone, and so that there are no problems with recovery after leaving the course. The package of the gonad has 5 ampoules, which are placed every other day.
Tamoxifen – will increase the production of your own (endogenous) testosterone after its inhibition on the AAS course and prevent the appearance of possible side effects after stopping the course. Post cycle therapy (PCT) is mandatory. Failure to pass PCT may affect the future quality of life. Therapy should be started 2-3 days after the end of the AAS intake. Read more about post cycle therapy here. You can also replace Tamoxifen with Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) which is more reasonable but more expensive!
With prolonged use of the drug (more than 8 weeks), PCT should be performed. Two weeks after discontinuation of menthandienone, Proviron should be started at a dosage of 25 mg per day. To support and restore the liver, it is enough to take methianine at a dosage of 500 mg 3 times a day.
- The first task you need to focus on is to restore the natural balance of sex hormones, we are talking about the ratio of male sex hormones and female sex hormones. In the case of male (androgens), their synthesis needs to be restored and normalized, in the case of female ones, it should be reduced, since on the course, based on aromatization, there will most likely be more of them.
- The second point, you need to achieve the restoration of libido and spermatogenesis, this is by and large an insignificant problem, but still, if you were aware of drugs such as Nandrolone that increase the level of progesterone and prolactin, then this can bring some changes in sexual features are not good.
- The third task is to put the liver in order.
- The fourth is to normalize cholesterol, for this you need to consume a daily dose of omega-3. And the last, very important point is the level of cortisol and high blood pressure. Cortisol rises after synthetic testosterone stops entering the body, and our task is to lower this level, so it is advisable to reduce the load in the gym after the course, due to the fact that if you try to plow in the gym with the same intensity and by weights as on the course, the level of cortisol will go off scale, and thus the process of muscle destruction will start, more than it is provided by nature.
If the course of taking anabolic drugs is completed, after 2 or 3 days, post-cycle therapy is carried out. Tamoxifen 10 to 20 mg per dose or Clomid 25 to 50 mg per day 3-4 days is prescribed. For the rest of the year, change the dose a little bit, then I will take it again with a dose of koshti. Under the hour of such therapy indications, taking testosterone boosters, zinc, non-essential omega-3 fatty acids.
Such therapy is necessary in order to restore the body’s synthesis of testosterone, to supplement the sports intake.
It is wrong to start post-cycle therapy immediately after the end of hormone intake. It is recommended to wait until testosterone levels fall below 12 nmol/l.
What tests should be taken before the PCT course?
To choose the right recovery scheme after a course of steroids, you need to pass several tests. Among them:
- hematology (KLA) to determine the viscosity and quality of blood and the definition of inflammatory processes;
- blood biochemistry, which will show whether it is necessary to restore the liver and kidneys;
- hormone tests (among the mandatory LH, FSH, Testosterone, Estradiol, Cortisol, Prolactin);
- thyroid hormone tests.
If you want to choose a regimen without visiting a doctor, you must know the disintegration time of anabolics after the cycle and start PCT only after this process is completed.
Restoring testosterone levels
During the reception of Dianabol, the production of one’s own testosterone is significantly reduced. This can lead to a number of consequences, from weight gain to testicular atrophy and complete impotence.
You will understand that the body lacks its own testosterone by the following signs:
- decreased muscle mass and energy;
- weight gain due to fat;
- decrease in the severity of secondary sexual characteristics.
Post-cycle therapy after Dianabol
- Anastrozole is an estrogen blocker;
- Cabergoline – a prolactin blocker, reduces the risk of breast growth;
- Antiestrogens such as Clomid (clomiphene citrate). The drug is aimed at increasing your own testosterone in the blood. Fareston or tamoxifen can be used instead of Clomid.
It is important to replace that we will not take gonadotropin in the PCT regimen after a course of steroids. Yes, it helps in recovery, but only at the time of taking anabolic steroids or immediately after, before the main post-cycle therapy.
What is Post Cycle Therapy?
The main task of post-cycle therapy, after completing the course of steroids, is to stimulate the secretion of natural testosterone, as well as increase the overall tone of the body. It is very important to understand that there are no such drugs that would completely restore the required level of the hormone, which was before the use of steroids.
In addition, if the intake was carried out incorrectly, and the dosages were not observed, the state of the hypothalamus will be disturbed, which is very difficult to restore. If everything was done correctly, and the athlete followed the recommendations, recovery will happen many times faster.
Proper production of LH and FSH will affect the stimulation of the testicles and lead to the normalization of testosterone. If you do not use PCT, the process of normalizing hormone production can take a long time, even a year. For the body, this is a big stress, in addition, negative reactions and big health problems can appear.
Post-cycle therapy significantly accelerates the process of rehabilitation of the body after exposure to steroids. That is why it is very important to use the appropriate pharmacology to help return the initial hormone levels to their previous levels.
PCT of the liver
Quite often, such an important organ as the liver takes the whole blow from the side effects of Dianobol. Of the drugs that can have a negative effect on this organ, Methandrostenolone, Stanozolol and Oxandrolone should be distinguished. The same applies to oxymetholone and halostein. These drugs increase the activity of the liver in the same way as in the case of the use of ethyl alcohol. As a result of a long cycle of steroid use, a detrimental effect on the liver is possible. Therefore, PCT is very important for this organ.
The best remedy is Karsil. The drug-hepatoprotector should be drunk immediately from the beginning of the course and continue for another two weeks after its completion. Then the liver will be all right, completely safe. Optimal, appropriate dosage – twice a couple of tablets.
A little weaker in effect, but still effective for protecting the liver Liv 52. Its dosage exceeds the previous one by a couple of times. By the way, worrying about the liver, it would be quite appropriate to add Essentiale forte or esliver forte for post-course liver therapy – a capsule twice a day will be enough. Another option for PCT is Heptral. The first week and a half should be done intramuscularly injections – two bottles a day you will go for this. Then for another five days, four tablets per day should be taken orally.
PCT hormonal system
As a result of any cycle of steroids, the production of one’s own endogenous male sex hormone testosterone is inhibited. Therefore, temporary impotence after a course of administration is quite real, especially if you have been using anabolics for a long time. In order to avoid such consequences, post-cycle therapy of the hormonal or genitourinary system should be carried out. This is a complex of restorative drugs:
- Clomid – its dosage is one hundred milligrams per day.
- Tribulus – five hundred milligrams three times a day.
- Gonadotropin – intramuscular injections, 5000 IU per week.
- It is necessary to start PCT in the last week of the cycle – continue therapy for two weeks.
If you have ventured into long courses of Dianabol in high doses, then you need to take potassium Orotate on a tablet three times a day, as well as Riboxin – a couple of tablets twice a day.
As a result of a course of steroids, an adverse side effect is possible – gynecomastia or an increase in the mammary glands according to the female type. It’s all about the aromatization of steroids and the accumulation of estradiol. PCT includes the use of Tamoxifen – forty milligrams a day will be enough. The course of treatment is a week.
No less unpleasant side effect than all of the above is the appearance of acne on the background of taking “chemistry”. It’s all about the disruption of the functioning of the sebaceous glands due to the accumulation of estradiol, which exceeds the amount of testosterone in the body. The most appropriate post-cycle therapy is the use of Heptral orally. A solarium and clerasil are also useful.
Now you can always restore the main functions of the body, exposed to the action of dianobol during the course of its use.