Taking steroids of anabolic origin for sports purposes involves a set of muscle mass as such. But there is also a reverse process: the phenomenon of rollback. It is important to understand that this is a mandatory and inevitable procedure, which directly depends on your choice and correct behavior in the PCT.
PCT – (PCT) – actions, the purpose of which is the rapid restoration of the synthesis of (own) natural testosterone (i.e. the natural work of the testicles) after taking anabolic steroids (AS), thereby minimizing the fact of reversion and other effects that are possible during and after application of AS.
When will PCT start?
- It is important to give preference to steroids that do not convert into estrogens (primobolan, turinabol, oxandrolone, boldenone, stanozolol);
- Choose drugs with a short duration of action (e.g. if you split the daily dose of Methandienone and take it after 8 and 13 hours, the suppression will be minimal due to a half-life of 6 hours):
- Take gonadotropin every three weeks for up to three weeks until the end of AS (this is the most effective method).
The so-called “mild” course of AS, lasting no more than six weeks, usually resorts to drug treatment with a duration of action of no more than five days and has a fairly moderate oppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular. At the end of such courses, AS of any complexity relies on antiestrogenic drugs: Clomid and Tamoxifen. With their use, the rehabilitation process is not delayed, but quickly and effectively resumes in just a month.
Taking antiestrogens allows you to:
Avoid side effects such as gynecomastia or love handles in women, which are often attributed to the presence of estrogen in the body.
Restoring natural testosterone production. Estrogen is reduced and this allows the hypothalamus to perceive the lack of testosterone and give a signal that it needs to be produced in an elevated mode.
But there is another fact that needs to be considered. If the course of AS was severe or exceeded the permissible limits, hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular failure is possible. After the complete withdrawal of AS from the body, the hypothalamus immediately orders the pituitary gland to synthesize gonadotropins, which in turn affect the testicles. However, the testicles will not cope with the task due to atrophy, they simply cannot produce testosterone in the specified amount.
Therefore, it is necessary to help the body for a week or three before stopping AC and to ensure that it receives gonadotropin from the outside.
It should be noted that PCT is started when and only when the effects of AS on the body completely cease!
PCT after testosterone
Since taking steroids entails the active production of estrogen, it is necessary to use tamoxifen or anastrozole. The drugs help suppress the development of gynecomastia and reduce fluid buildup in the body.
If hair loss is observed, to avoid side effects, the drug Propecia (finasteride) can be used, which stops the formation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone.
Somatotropin, Clenbuterol and Insulin can be used to reduce roll back and maintain the muscle mass gained.