Even though Anavar is a comparatively mild steroid, post cycle therapy is always ideal following a cycle. Additionally, the majority of users will combine other steroids into the cycle, making PCT even more mandatory to recover hormone function and keep the gains you’ve made.
The PCT protocol you follow will depend on what you can obtain and what other steroids you’re using. Adding Clomid and HCG is a good option. 2500IU of HCG per week for the first two weeks of PCT, and Clomid at 50 mg daily for three (four) weeks will greatly improve results post-PCT.
Even an Anavar only cycle requires PCT (doesn’t need to be an aggressive one) otherwise you will be waiting many months for normal testosterone production function to be restored; during which time you’re likely to suffer the effects of low testosterone.
Medicines used during PCT
There are many different drugs that can be used during PCT, the most commonly used being tamoxifen and clomiphene. These drugs are selective estrogen receptor (ESR) modulators. IMERs stimulate the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), thereby increasing natural testosterone production. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is also sometimes used during PCT. As a rule, it is used in the course of anabolic steroids, 250-300 mg 2-3 times a week. Gonadotropin tends to increase the level of luteinizing hormone (LH), in connection with this, testosterone continues to be produced in the testicles even when taking steroids. HCG prevents testicular atrophy and also speeds up the recovery process after an anabolic steroid course.
When to start the PCT?
Timing is a very important factor when it comes to PCT. If short ester steroids have been used, such as testosterone propionate, trenbolone acetate, etc. MDT should start 3-4 days after your last injection. However, if long ester steroids such as testosterone cypionate, nandrolone decanoate, etc. have been used. PCT should start about 14 days later. If nandrolone decanoate was used, waiting 21 days before starting PCT would be a good idea. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) plan Nolvadex and clomiphene stimulate LH and FSH, but Nolvadex has more effect on LH and clomiphene on FSH. Dosage plan: 1-2 weeks: Clomiphene 100 mg daily 1-2 weeks: Nolvadex 40 mg daily 3-4 weeks: Clomiphene 50 mg daily 3-4 weeks: Nolvadex 20 mg daily 5-6 weeks: Nolvadex 20 mg per day (optional) When should I start a new cycle of anabolic steroids? To maintain the health of a bodybuilder, you must follow certain rules. If your steroid cycle lasted 10 weeks and your PCT was still 4 weeks after, you need to take a 14 week break. Many men make the big mistake of thinking that after restoring their natural testosterone levels, they can go back to taking anabolic steroids. You need to give your body time to fully recover.