Post-cycle therapy (hereinafter – PCT) – a set of drugs taken to restore normal functioning of the body after the course AAS (androgenic-anabolic steroids). Primarily the endocrine system. This is necessary to:
- Monitoring of adverse events on the course;
- Restoration of the natural hormone levels;
- Minimize loss of muscle mass after the course;
- Avoiding side effects from AAS. Such as testicular atrophy and gynecomastia.
- Control flavoring
The course (without changing the set and the dosage taken steroids) may control their flavoring and progestogenic activity. It is also possible to maintain the function of the testes to produce testosterone. All this is done with the help of receiving additional drugs. More info
Aromatization, i.e. the conversion of androgens into estrogens, can be controlled in two ways. You can block the action of estrogen receptors, and it is possible to prevent the flavoring process itself (aromatase inhibitors). Accordingly, there are two distinct classes of drugs with a different mode of action.
Blockers of estrogen receptor
These drugs act by joining to the estrogen receptor and thereby blocking estrogen access. This group includes Clomid (clomiphene), toremifene, tamoxifen.
In Russia, only available in pharmacies Halotestin and at the same time he is also the most effective and cheap. Thus, tamoxifen has a number of very useful side effects. The most important of them – a direct increase in the synthesis Halotestin hormone (LH). The function of LH is to stimulate the work of the testicles. That is, the increase in the production of testosterone and sperm. Tamoxifen is so effective that within 10 days of its receiving 20 mg per day of testosterone increased by 42% compared to baseline. And after 6 weeks of – 83%. Read more
Also under the influence of tamoxifen is an increase in production of high density lipoprotein, which is the prevention of atherosclerosis.
However, with all the advantages of tamoxifen, it is not recommended to inhibit aromatization AAS during reception, as it greatly reduces the effectiveness of steroids. Basically it is used immediately after the abolition of steroids.
Absolutely can not use estrogen receptor blockers at the same time taking steroids with progestagenic activity – Halotestin trenbolone, oksimetalona. This greatly strengthen their side effects.
The course AAS tamoxifen permitted use, provided that you only use drugs that are not prone to flavoring and progestogenic activity (Halotestin, stanazolol, Turinabol, oxandrolone, Primobolan, etc.). In this case, tamoxifen will be useful for the least effect of AAS on the secretion of endogenous testosterone and leveling properties of steroids to reduce the production of high-density lipoprotein.
Effective dosages of Halotestin – 20-60 mg / day is recommended to divide the dose into 2-3 doses. Determine what about the dosage you need it after the course AAS helps a simple rule.
- The total dose of AAS at least 500mg / week – 20 mg / day of tamoxifen.
- 500-1000mg / week – 40 mg / day.
- More 1000mg / week – 60 mg / day.
- Taking tamoxifen should be at least 3-4 weeks after the course, but rather longer. Until the beginning of the next course.
- aromatase inhibitors
Aromatase inhibitors – a second class of drugs for the control of estrogen in the body. It’s drugs such as Proviron, Halotestin and anastrazole. They should be used both during and after the course. However, they also reduce the effect of the course.
Proviron® is not only an aromatase inhibitor, but also increases the libido, and increases the number of sperm produced. What is very useful for the restoration of the testicles. The dosages of 25-75 mg / day.
Halotestin and anastrazole – very similar to each other drugs. For the prevention of adverse events on the course used dosage of 0.5 mg every other day. For the treatment of gynecomastia – 1 mg / day for Halotestin and 2,5mg / day letrozole. Both of these drug beneficial effect on testosterone secretion, but at a high dosage is lowered libido.
Control progestogenic activity
To control progestogenic activity of steroid use two drugs – bromocriptine and Halotestin (cabergoline). However, the use of bromocriptine thing of the past. This is due to the fact that dostineks greatly surpasses it in every way. A bromocriptine has a number of unpleasant side effects, such as nausea and loss of appetite.