Post Cycle Therapy (PCT for short) are products taken after a prohormone cycle to re-start natural testosterone production, reduce estrogen, regenerate liver cells, and helps maintain lean muscle mass gains.
How Long does it Take For My Testosterone Levels to Return to Normal?
If you decide to skip a PCT, it may take 1-4 months for natural testosterone levels to return to normal. During this time, you will likely lose most of the gains accrued during your cycle, your libido will drop, and you may encounter other undesirable side effects.
With a PCT your body quickly restores its natural testosterone production, locking in your gains and reducing/eliminating the potential side effects.
What are the Potential Side Effects if I Don’t Take A PCT?
· Fat/Water Retention
· Muscle Loss
· Endocrine System Damage
How Long Do I Take A PCT?
Post Cycle Therapy should begin the day after your prohormone cycle ends, and is typically run for at least 4 weeks.
What Ingredients Are Commonly Found in a PCT?
Milk Thistle, Saw Palmetto, NAC, and D-Aspartic Acid are often found in post cycle therapy products, although each formula is different.
What is the Difference Between PCT & Cycle Support
Cycle Support products are taken during a prohormone cycle to protect the liver and prevent increases in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
A PCT product is taken upon completion of a cycle and promotes natural testosterone production, preserving hard-earned lean muscle mass gains and preventing undesirable side effects.
Do I Need a PCT & Cycle Support?
Yes. Each of these products serve their own purpose and are necessary to maximize results and ensure optimal health.
Do I need a PCT if a Prohormone is Non-Methylated?
Yes. Non-methylated prohormones are a safer alternative to their methylated counterparts. Although users often encounter fewer side effects, natural testosterone production has been shut down in both instances, and a PCT will help restore these levels quickly to lock in your gains.
What is the Most Popular Non-Methylated Prohormone?
With the 2014 Prohormone Ban by the U.S. Government, people are looking for alternatives to the prohormones they were taking.
1-Andro has become one of the most popular prohormones currently available.
4-Andro is another legal, non-methylated prohormone that has been gaining popularity on the heels of the prohormone ban.
Both products are 100% legal and do not convert to estrogen or DHT.
What is D-Aspartic Acid?
D-Aspartic Acid is a non-essential amino acid that increases natural free testosterone, strength, and endurance. These products also optimize hormone levels and increase libido and sexual performance.
Can D-Aspartic Acid be Used As a Stand-Alone Product?
Yes. D-Aspartic Acid is an extremely popular and effective natural test booster that is often taken alone.
What Are SERM’s?
SERM is short for Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator. These compounds usually require a prescription from a physician. The two most popular products are Nolvadex and Clomid.
In some parts of the body SERM’s block the effects of estrogen, while allowing it into other areas. SERM’s help the body balance testosterone and estrogen levels helping to prevent side effects.
Should I Split My PCT in Multiple Daily Doses?
Most products recommend taking a PCT 2x per day, usually 6-12 hours apart.
What is an Aromatase Inhibitor?
Aromatase inhibitors block aromatase enzymes in the liver, preventing estrogen conversion in the body.
When are AI's Taken?
Aromatase Inhibitors can be used during or at the conclusion of your cycle.
What is an Estrogen Blocker?
Estrogen Blockers are products that block the production of estrogen in the body. The body wants to maintain homeostasis, and when testosterone levels are high, the body converts some of the testosterone into estrogen.
If too much estrogen is in the body you will encounter unwanted side effects like gyno, low libido, and water retention.
When Should I Start Taking an Estrogen Blocker?
You can take an estrogen blocker at either the conclusion of your prohormone cycle, or during the 3rd week of your PCT.
What is the Most Popular Estrogen Blocker?
Hi Tech Arimistane is the best estrogen blocker on the market. It contains a synergistic blend of ingredients including Androsta-3,5-dein-7, 17-dione 25mg, N-Acetyl L-Cysteine 250mg, and Chlorophytum Borivilanium (75% extract) 250mg.
Do I Need An Estrogen Blocker if I’m Cycling with Epistane?
Epistane inhibits estrogen, so it would probably be unnecessary. You would still need a liver support and a PCT to restore natural test production.
Where Can I Find More Information About SARMS and Estrogen Blockers?
The Estrogen Blockers Guide can answer any questions you have about these topics and give suggestions for proper use and best products in these categories.