One of the most frequently asked questions on Muscle Talk is how to properly use the Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) drugs Nolvadex, Clomid and HCG correctly. (A note to Americans - when I say 'oestrogen' I mean 'estrogen' - we spell it correctly in the UK! ) Clomid is a generic name for Clomiphene Citrate and is a synthetic oestrogen. It is prescribed medically to aid ovulation in low fertility females. 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 stimulates the hypothalamus to, in turn stimulant the anterior pituitary gland (aka hypophysis) to release gonadotrophic hormones. There are three primary ways in which steroid users take anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), namely: 1) orally - ingested by mouth, digested and metabolized like food; 2) injected - shot into the body (directly into muscle tissue, i.e. intramuscularly) with a hypodermic needle like many other medications and; 3) transdermally - absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, again like certain forms of medication used in birth control, pain control, craving control, etc. These primary forms of AAS delivery generally include taking more than one steroid compound at a time, commonly referred to as stacking, and are often administered within very a controlled process known as cycling. This section will: expand on the methods of delivery, providing greater detail and clarity; discuss the pros and cons of each delivery method; explain what stacking is and why its used; define cycling and its importance and; provide in concert (stacking & cycling) examples of popularly stacked anabolic steroid cycles. The following is a small informational component of a larger educational website designed to raise awareness. More specifically, it is NOT intended to help readers learn how to take AAS, but rather to equip them with the truth about the WHATs, HOWs & WHYs behind the taking of anabolic steroids. Steroid users generally take oral steroids in pill form, among the more popular orals are Dianabol, b.k.a.
Schopman et al Twelve men with infertility and low-normal serum levels of testosterone were studied before and during tamoxifen therapy. Increases in the serum levels of LH, FSH, testosterone and calcitonin were observed after treatment. Clomid, Nolvadex, and Testosterone Stimulation Editors Note I am extremely pleased to have Bill Llewellyn contributing an article for us this week. For those who are.