When we supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids, our natural testosterone production is suppressed, and while the suppression will vary depending on the steroids you use it will be strong with Testosterone Cypionate or any testosterone compound. For this reason, a Testosterone Cypionate PCT plan must be in place; “PCT” referring to Post Cycle Therapy. The reason for the plan is straightforward; your levels have been suppressed, and now you must stimulate production in-order to promote a faster recovery. Granted, your natural levels will increase on their own, but a solid PCT plan will cut down on the time tremendously and provide you enough testosterone for proper bodily function while your natural levels continue to increase. No, it will not lead you to a full recovery on its own, there’s no PCT plan on earth that can do this, but it will help tremendously.
If you are only going to be off cycle for a short period of time, such a PCT plan is pointless; you will stimulate testosterone production only to suppress it immediately, and this is too much shock to the body. However, if your off-period is going to be greater than 8 weeks a Testosterone Cypionate PCT plan comes highly recommended. It must be noted; Testosterone Cypionate PCT plans do not apply to those who are supplementing for therapeutic purposes that revolve around low testosterone. Such plans are not needed as you will not be coming off of your therapy; PCT plans are designed for performance enhancing athletes.
The standard Testosterone Cypionate PCT plan will consist of one Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) such as Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex) or Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid). Both SERM’s will work equally as well if they are dosed properly, but you will need more Clomid if that is the route you go as Nolvadex is more potent on a per milligram basis when it comes to direct testosterone stimulation. In either case, the SERM will stimulate your pituitary to release more Luteinizing Hormones (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormones (FSH) which when present stimulate the testicles to produce more testosterone. Without LH and FSH, there is no natural testosterone production, with a strong emphasis on LH.
In any case, a 5 week plan following your Testosterone Cypionate use will normally do the trick with an optional 6th week if desired; that will be up to you. We have laid out the plan precisely as you should follow it in the chart below; we have listed the dosing for both Nolvadex and Clomid, but remember you only need to pick one. As for timing, you will begin your Testosterone Cypionate PCT plan 14 days after your last Testosterone Cypionate injection; this is assuming no more anabolic steroids are injected afterwards. If more anabolic steroids are injected, if any of them are large ester base you will begin your PCT 14 days after the final injection. If they are all small ester base and it has been at least 14 days since you injected a large ester base steroid, you will begin your PCT 3 days after your last injection.
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For an enhanced Testosterone Cypionate PCT, this will be the same plan as above with the introduction of the potent peptide hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). Such plans will be unnecessary for steroid cycles that were less than 700+mg per week in total steroidal supplementation, but if you surpass this amount hCG use comes recommended. In many cases, 500iu of hCG per day will do the trick, but some will need to take it to 1,000iu per day; in any case, you must not surpass this 1,000iu marking or 10 total days of hCG therapy or you will damage your HPTA. At any rate, hCG use will prime your body for the SERM therapy to come as this peptide mimics the release of LH and gets the ball rolling.
Now that you know the doses, it’s time for the plan; if your steroid cycle ends with any large ester base steroids such as Testosterone Cypionate, you will begin hCG therapy 10 days after your last injection. You will administer hCG every day for 10 straight days in the 500-1,000iu range, and then begin your Nolvadex or Clomid therapy the next day as laid out in the chart above. Conversely, if your steroid cycle ends with all small ester base steroids, you will begin hCG therapy 3 days after your last injection. You will administer hCG every day for 10 straight days in the 500-1,000iu range, and then begin your Nolvadex or Clomid therapy the next day as laid out in the chart above.
Then we’re left with the massive plan, and this is truly the super-sized Testosterone Cypionate PCT plan. Such plans will only be for the hardcore and will include those who have been running Human Growth Hormone (HGH) during their steroid cycle. This plan will be identical to the Clomid and Nolvadex therapy as laid out in the chart above as well as the hCG therapy described above; there’s only one slight change. In this case, you will continue the use of HGH throughout your PCT plan, and if you have enough you’ll continue it after your PCT for a few weeks. This will ensure your metabolism stays revved up and that a prime anabolic atmosphere remains; in the name of protecting gains and progress such a plan cannot be beat.