In the world of performance enhancement a Clomid cycle is fairly common place. While many performance enhancers supplement with the Clomiphene Citrate SERM they generally do not do so for any enhancing benefit but rather for post cycle therapy (PCT) and in some cases for on cycle side-effect prevention. Without question it will be the PCT period that is the most efficient time for use and it is here a Clomid cycle will be most valuable. While this remains true there is another time Clomiphene may be useful and that is for the purpose of treating low testosterone in an individual who suffers and who may suffer for reasons beyond performance supplementation. In any case a Clomid cycle can be very valuable to most any man by the very manner in-which this SERM stimulates natural testosterone production.
As Clomiphene Citrate is most valuable as a PCT medication this will be the general area of use most will be concerned with to the largest degree. Before we can lay out a decent PCT based Clomid cycle we must discuss the specific times in-which such a cycle should start as starting arbitrarily will not benefit you in the manner desired. How your anabolic steroid cycle ends will determine when your Clomid begins; this refers to the types of anabolic steroids you were using at the end of your cycle.
For those who complete an anabolic steroid cycle that ends with long ester base steroids they will need to wait 2-3 weeks before Clomid therapy begins. Even if your cycle ends with a mixture of long and short ester base steroids if one of the anabolic steroids is of a long ester nature this 2-3 week waiting period will need to be upheld. The reason is simple; anabolic steroids suppress natural testosterone and the idea behind a Clomid cycle is to stimulate natural testosterone production. For this reason we must wait until the anabolic hormones have begun to clear and if long esters are being used we’ll need to wait 2-3 weeks for this to occur.
If your anabolic steroid cycle ends with short ester base steroids this changes things quite dramatically. In this instance we can start our Clomid therapy almost immediately; generally 2-3 days after our last injection of anabolic steroids will suffice. This can prove to be very advantageous as the sooner we can begin our PCT plan the healthier we’ll be and the more gains we will keep. For this reason many individuals always end their cycle with short ester base steroids. Many individuals, even if the brunt of their cycle was long ester based will switch over to short esters the last few weeks of the cycle in-order to make s smoother transition into PCT.
Once you have determined how your anabolic steroid cycle will end, if it will end with long or short ester base steroids you then will know when your Clomid cycle should begin. Once you’ve worked this time line the actual Clomid cycle will generally be the same. While total dosing may vary we have provided you a standard plan that will work in most cases. Some people may need a little more and unfortunately this is impossible to predict but in general the following will work well for most anyone:
Week 1: Clomid 150mg per day
Week 2: Clomid 150mg per day
Week 3: Clomid 100mg per day
Week 4: Clomid 100mg per day
Week 5: Clomid 50mg per day
(add an extra week at 50mg per day if needed)
While simply supplementing with Clomiphene Citrate will provide a decent PCT experience the addition of hCG can be very useful and is in many cases highly recommended. This powerful peptide hormone can really aid in getting the ball rolling and prime your recovery to a far more efficient level. No, not all anabolic steroid cycles will need a PCT plan that includes hCG but a strong majority will and it will not hurt anything in most cases even if it’s not all that necessary.
If you are going to supplement with hCG the time line as we discussed above begins to change slightly. If your anabolic steroid cycle ended with long ester base steroids we will begin hCG therapy approximately 10 days after our last injection. If your anabolic steroid cycle ended with short ester base steroids we will begin hCG therapy approximately 3 days after the final injection. In any case, regardless of how your cycle ended we will complete 10-14 days of hCG therapy; generally 1,000iu per day for 10-14 days is a fine dosing level for most individuals. Once the hCG use is complete we will immediately begin our Clomid cycle and coast into the rest of our PCT recovery.
While Clomiphene Citrate can be used for on cycle side-effect prevention and testosterone replacement plans we have not gone into detail here for some very simple reasons. While it can be used for on cycle side-effect prevention it is not a recommended option as it will not protect you to a large degree. It can combat the onset of Gynecomastia to a degree but even then it’s a tossup. Aromatase inhibitors are far more efficient for side-effect prevention and we simply cannot recommend Clomiphene for this purpose. As for testosterone replacement plans, if you are prescribed this treatment option your doctor will lay out a plan for you. Even so, many men will find this to be a little weak and will inevitably need direct exogenous testosterone therapy. In truth with all of this in mind we can aptly label Clomiphene as a PCT medication and it is here and only here where we find a Clomid cycle to be truly useful.