clomid (clomiphene citrate) 50mg (10 tabs)
Manufacturer: Hab Pharma
Packing: 10 tablets
This product (Clomiphene Citrate) is sold under different names:
Clomid is a drug given to women for use as a fertility aid. It is a SERM (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator) which acts by actually binding to the estrogen receptor and thereby blocking estrogen from doing the same. Clearly, this is advantageous when it binds to breast tissue, and prevents estrogen from binding there to cause gynocomastia (although it is not nearly as effective as nolvadex for this purpose). It also opposes the negative feedback loop that the body has with regards to estrogen and the HPTA (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Testicular-Axis), and this in turn stimulates LH (Leutenizing Hormone) and FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone). LH and FSH, in turn stimulate the release of testosterone. Clearly this is advantageous to bodybuilders and athletes coming off of a cycle, and beginning their post-cycle-therapy. What we have in Clomid is essentially a drug that acts as a preventative measure against gynocomastia, as well as a drug that acts to raise endogenous (natural) testosterone levels. Usually, it is compared with another SERM, Nolvadex, for those reasons.
Clomid, however, is much weaker than nolvadex in a mg for mg comparison, with roughly 150mgs of clomid being equal to 20mgs of nolvadex (1).It should be noted, however, that 150mgs of clomid will still raise testosterone levels to approximately 150% of baseline value(1). You don’t have to use 150mgs, however; in my research, Ive found that doses as low as 50mgs will show improvements and elevations in testosterone levels (4). In fact, my original Post-Cycle-Therapy regime (as suggested by Dan Duchaine in the original Underground Steroid Handbook) was 100mgs per day for a week and 50mgs/day for a week. Dont laugh& for the late 90s, when most anabolic steroid users didn’t even know how to use Clomid, it was considered a “state of the art” PCT routine. I suspect that Duchaine originally introduced this compound to the steroid using community.
Clomid, just like nolvadex, is very safe for long term treatment of lowered testosterone levels (2), with some studies showing its safety and efficacy for up to four months. And post-cycle, when steroid users are suffering form lowered testosterone levels, is when clomid is most effective.
I used to run Clomid for about 3 weeks post cycle, at 100-150mgs. Any more than that, and I experience emotional side effects (no, really) due to the excess amount of circulating estrogen I have in my body. All of that extra estrogen tends to make me moody, and it gets hard to squeeze workouts and cardio in-between reruns of “Sex & the City” (ok, I’m exaggerating).
Clomiphene Citrate, commonly referred to as Clomid is a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) used by many performance athletes for the purpose of Post Cycle Therapy (PCT). Originally developed for ovarian stimulation, as is common another use was found and as it stands today PCT planning and implementation may indeed be its most common purpose. Through the effects of Clomid there can be many benefits to the performance enhancer as we will shortly see but most importantly of all revolves around testosterone production. This effect is not only useful in-terms of re-stimulating production after a cycle but the effects of Clomid can also be very beneficial to the individual who simply suffers from low testosterone in a therapeutic sense.
A problem arose during a very aggressive Clomid PCT routine once. I was taking pretty high doses (150mgs/day) of “clomid” for an extended time (over a month) and was having vision issues. When I looked into the subject more closely, this was a common occurrence with steroid.com members. Upon further investigation, I found out the optic neuropathy (a fancy way of saying “vision problems”) was actually very common with clomid usage (5)(6).Since I already wear contact lenses, Ive had to remove Clomid from my PCT routine.
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) Cycles
For a performance enhancing athlete a Clomid cycle can be very common place but unlike many performance enhancing drugs this particular item is used for a completely different purpose. The strong majority who run a Clomid cycle and by a strong majority we mean nearly all will do so after their anabolic steroid use has been discontinued. Anabolic steroids as you understand suppress natural testosterone production; the degree of suppression can be dependent on which steroids were used and to a degree even the dose (somewhat) but make no mistake testosterone production is suppressed and generally dramatically. Once anabolic steroid use is complete many athletes, the smart ones will begin and complete a period known as Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) and it is during this phase in-which the individual is bringing his natural testosterone production back online.