Name: Clomiphine Citrate / Clomid
Price: $0.45 per item
The initial medical use of Clomid or Clomiphine Citrate was to stimulate a normal ovulation cycle in women who struggled to do so, the drug produces improved activity between the mid-brain, pituitary gland, and the ovaries.
Most anabolic steroids, especially the androgens, cause inhibition of the body's own testosterone production. 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. 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.
Clomid is definitely an asset to bodybuilding and has many effects meaning it can be used in several ways. Without getting all technical and going into every little detail of how the drug can be used in different ways lets make it simple. For example, if you buy Clomid it is best used approximately 14 days after your last shot heavy testosterones and should be used for approximately 10-14 days. This will help normalize natural testosterone levels and regain proper sperm development, in other words it will sort your nuts out after the gear and stop you from firing blanks lads.
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 theory. 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 or nolvadex during a cycle is as an anti-estrogen.
Clomid stimulates the hypothalamus to, in turn stimulant the anterior pituitary gland (hypophysis) to release gonadotrophic hormones. The gonadotrophic hormones are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone. 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. Clomid has a long half-life (up to 5 days), so there is no need to split up doses throughout the day. If Sustanon has been used and Clomid is commenced 3 weeks after the last injection, I would estimate that androgen levels are low enough to start sending the correct signals. If androgen levels are still a little high, we need to start at a high enough amount that will work or help, even if androgen levels are still a little high. Try 300mg on day 1; then use 100mg for the next 10 days; followed by 50mg for 10 days. *LH - interstitial cell stimulating hormone (ICSH).
The insert in a box of Clomid has a list of side effects however bodybuilders only use the drug for approx 3 weeks in the later part of their Steroid cycle so we are hardly long term abusers of the stuff. Side effects reported range from hot flashes, nausea, dizziness, headaches and temporarily blurred vision, however it is usually only women that notice these side effects because Clomid actually manipulates estrogen much more readily than in men.
Average Dosage: 50mg - 300mg.