As the Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) period is the most common point of use for the SERM, we want to discuss a Nolvadex PCT. Through our discussion, weíll find out what a Nolvadex PCT plan can do, why you might consider implementing one yourself, and of course, weíll show you exactly what such a plan should look like. Of course, there are some options when it comes to the plan, but fortunately most will be fine with a standardized plan; however, weíll note the exceptions.
Why You Need a Nolvadex PCT Plan:
When you supplement with anabolic steroids, in most cases, your natural testosterone production is going to be suppressed. Anabolic androgenic steroids suppress natural testosterone production, and while the rate of suppression varies from one steroid to the next, in most cases, itís enough to warrant exogenous testosterone therapy during the cycle. Of course, once the cycle is over, assuming no improper practices were followed while on cycle and you did not suffer from a low testosterone condition prior to steroidal supplementation your natural testosterone production will begin again.
While natural testosterone production will begin again all on its own for the healthy adult male, itís not going to be an overnight process; you will not return to your previous testosterone levels rapidly. Total recovery is going to take some time, and without some type of post cycle plan in place you could easily be looking at a year; maybe even more. This is where a Nolvadex PCT plan truly becomes useful; not only will Nolvadex PCT cut down your recovery time significantly, it will ensure a healthier you. By implementing such a plan, through this SERMís natural testosterone stimulating effects you will ensure your body has enough testosterone to function properly, and more importantly ensure you do not fall into an extremely unhealthy low testosterone condition. A low testosterone condition is very unhealthy, and to top it off it can be quite bothersome and problematic.
Timing your Nolvadex PCT:
Your anabolic steroid cycle has come to an end and youíre ready for your PCT; however, a Nolvadex PCT plan does not begin arbitrarily. How your anabolic steroid cycle ended will determine how your Nolvadex PCT is implemented, and this will be based on the steroids you used. For example, if your anabolic steroid cycle ended with any large ester based anabolic steroids, you will begin Nolvadex therapy approximately two weeks after your last injection. Of course, if your anabolic steroid cycle ends with all small ester based steroids, you will begin your Nolvadex PCT approximately three days after your last injection.
Then we have the possible introduction of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG); a potent and powerful peptide hormone many use to prime their SERM therapy to come. hCG holds the ability to promote an LH mimicking like effect and is a perfect way to get the ball rolling; it is not absolutely necessary, but itís often a good idea for those who have completed hardcore anabolic steroid cycles. If hCG is used and your anabolic steroid cycle ends with any large ester based steroids, you will begin your hCG therapy ten days after your last steroid injection, administer hCG every day for ten days and immediately begin your Nolvadex PCT the day after your last hCG injection. Conversely, if your anabolic steroid cycle ends with all small ester based steroids, you will begin your hCG therapy three days after your last steroid injection, administer hCG every day for ten days and immediately begin your Nolvadex PCT the day after your last hCG injection.
Sample Nolvadex PCT:
For most men, a standard Nolvadex PCT plan will last for five weeks starting with a high dose and tapering down. In this case, 40mg every day for two weeks, followed by two weeks at 20mg and one week of 10mg is enough for most with an optional sixth week at 10mg per day. There really is no reason for any more Tamoxifen Citrate than this, but if a more potent PCT plan is needed or desired this is where priming with hCG is an option. If hCG is used, 500iu to 1,000iu per day every day for the ten day period prior to Nolvadex use is perfect.