Clomid | Clomiphene Citrate
Clomid is a medical drug and does not belong to the group of anabolic androgenic steroids. Clomiphene Citrate is a synthetic estrogen and it belongs to the group of sex hormones. In medicine, it is usually used to stimulate ovulation in women who want to become pregnant and to eliminate dysfunctions of the ovaries. Someone will ask what does this drug do in athletes PCT? Who knows clomid action, it will become clear why it is used by numerous athletes. Clomiphene Citrate stimulates the release of gonadotropins by releasing certain hormones and restores the ovulatory cycle in women. Although the drug is developed for women, men do not dispute its effect.
The manufacturer of Clomiphene Citrate “Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals” writes in the instruction: “Clomid improves the function of the diencephalon and ovaries.” Clomid has a strong effect on the reflex arc of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis. It stimulates the pituitary gland to release more gonadotropins, which leads to a rapid increase in the amount of follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones in the blood. As a result, the level of endogenous testosterone rises. Read more
Clomid needs to be used when the own production of testosterone is suppressed due to the use of AAS. In most cases, Clomifene normalizes testosterone levels and spermatogenesis within 10 – 14 days. Therefore, it is used on post cycle therapy when the athlete stop taking steroids. At this period It is very important to restore test production as quickly as possible in order to minimize loss of strength and muscle mass. To achieve better results Clomid is combined with HCG or when Clomifene is taken after HCG treatment.
The difference between Clomiphene citrate and HCG is that Clomid has a direct effect on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland and activates the entire reflex arc, while HCG enhances the effect of luteinizing hormone, which in turn stimulates testicular germ cells to increase testosterone production. Due to HCG property, after several hours of taking it significantly increases the level of testosterone that’s why many athletes prefer to firstly take HCG and after it to use Clomid.
Although Clomifene is a synthetic estrogen, it acts, no one knows why as an antiestrogen. It blocks more strong estrogens that arising from aromatization. This, naturally, does not prevent the aromatization from steroids, but the multiplied estrogens are still mostly illuminated. High water retention and possible feminization phenomena can be minimized or completely eliminated. Due to its anti-estrogenic effect, weaker than Proviron, Tamoxifen and Fludestrin, it is used mainly as a stimulant for testosterone production.
The user can read from the book “Doping” by Brigitte Berendonk, that already in the 70s they used Clomiphene, a drug that increases the formation of gonadotropin and thereby testosterone as well as like an antiestrogen. This guide us to the fact that Clomid is used not only in bodybuilding. With the help of Clomifene (often the Hungarian drug Clostilbegyt), weightlifters stimulated their activity and this from the beginning of 70s. Clomiphene soon began to be applied in other sports, including athletics.
Possible Side Effects
With the recommended dosage, side effects are very rare. Possible phenomena are menopausal sweats, in some cases, visual impairment, which are expressed in blurry images or in circles before the eyes. In case of visual impairment, the manufacturer advises to stop taking the medicine. Liver dysfunction is not excluded, but not likely. Women may have ovarian enlargement with lower abdominal pain, as Dyneric stimulates the work of the ovaries. Regarding the dosage 50 – 100 mg per day 1 – 2 tablets, seem to be good enough.
In case of higher amount of tablets, it is recommended to divide the daily dose into equal doses. The Clomid cycle duration should not exceed 14 – 28 days. Most athletes start with 100 mg per day, dividing 1 tablet in the morning and evening after the food. On the tenth day of use, the dose is often reduced to one tablet per day.
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