Many sportsmen use steroids today. Such advertisements as “Deca Durabolin for sale” are very popular on the Internet. Anadrol, testosterone (T hormone) esters, and Methane are popular meds for stacking in cycles. However, using these meds may lead to different side effects associated with decreased T hormone production in the body. To avoid these bad effects, post-cycle therapy should be used.
PCT steroids – purpose of using
What are steroids? These are meds that increase T hormone (testosterone) rates in the body. As a result, this leads to an increase in estrogen, because the more T hormone in the body, the more intensely it is converted into estrogen.
Therefore, PCT steroids are needed to some extent if you take anabolics. It should be noted that some anabolics, such as injectable Primobolan and Masteron, do not influence estrogen levels. This is one of the reasons for their popularity.
When using low dosages of anabolic steroids, PCT isn’t mandatory. However, in such cases, the cycle will not be very effective. To obtain maximum results from steroids, large doses and combinations of several meds are needed (for example, testosterone enanthate and Trenbolone), which will inevitably lead to an increase in estrogen and use of PCT.
PCT steroids buy – estrogen blockers
Estrogen blockers are a group of meds that reduce the production and/or effects of this hormone in the body. They include, in particular:
Most of these meds have been developed to treat breast cancer in women since estrogen can trigger tumor growth. According to studies, the blockers work very well, in some situations they can lower the hormone level by 90% or more.
The mechanism of their work is as follows:
- they suppress the production of estrogen in the body or
- neutralize the activity of the hormone.
The first mechanism is understandable. As for the second one, a significant part of the estrogen in the male body is created from T hormone with the help of an enzyme called aromatase.
Many blockers simply make aromatase non-effective, thereby reducing the quantity of T hormone that turns into estrogen. Other meds work by preventing estrogen from entering the cell receptors. As a result, the hormone “walks” aimlessly in the body and eventually disappears.
The reasons why many athletes take estrogen blockers are simple:
- they use anabolics;
- they think that these meds will help improve the composition of the body.
The need for taking the blockers with steroid use is due to the fact that synthetic T hormone and other anabolic meds significantly increase the level of estrogen. Thus, these meds are included in the cycle of steroids in order to prevent side effects arising from elevated rates of estrogen. These may be water retention, fat mass increase, gynecomastia, bloating and others.
Some people (not on steroids) take estrogen or natural supps to improve muscle growth, definition and strength.
The idea is that suppression of action of estrogen in the body leads to an improvement in the activity of the “male hormone” and even to an increase in its level by reducing the quantity of T hormone that is converted into “female hormone”. This should improve the muscle mass gaining. In theory, it sounds not bad, but in practice, everything is not quite right.
Producers often state that the blockers help to build muscle tissues faster by increasing T hormone levels. Indeed, according to studies, synthetic blockers increase T hormone levels, sometimes as much as by 40-50 percent. But there is one interesting point: these meds do not increase T hormone in skeletal muscles. Therefore, the growth of muscle tissue will not accelerate, as it usually does with an increase in T hormone production.
Another putative effect of the meds is an increase in athletic performance, which allows for intensive training and faster muscle mass gain. However, at the moment no studies have shown that blockers of the “female hormone” can increase athletic performance. Therefore, the only positive effect of the meds is minimizing the undesirable side effects of anabolic meds.
How to use blockers of “female hormone”? Aromatase inhibitors tablets (such as Letrozole) are used during the course, to block the estrogen effects. Estrogen receptor blockers (Tamoxifen, Clomifen) or Toremifene should be administered within 2-3 weeks after the cycle is finished, to reactivate the synthesis of its own T hormone. These meds take a key position and are very significant.
PCT steroids buy – possible harm of estrogen blockers
According to scientific information, these meds are probably safe when applied for a short period (several months). However, there is much evidence that long-term PCT steroid cycle can cause various adverse events. For example, researches show that these meds can increase the possibility of demineralization of bones and fractures, joint pain, increased cholesterol, heart ailments, stroke, and thrombosis of veins. It is also known that the blockers increase the occurrence of hot flashes, constipation, dizziness, itching, nausea & dispiritedness. They also cause low cortisol levels (because estrogen is necessary for normal rates of this hormone). In general, not a good picture.
Nevertheless, most of the studies of these meds have been conducted with the participation of women who have fought breast cancer, so these adverse events may not be observed in healthy people. There are also no prolonged experiments conducted on male volunteers, so this issue cannot be called fully studied.
However, you need to be prepared for at least several side effects when administering the blockers. Artificial lowering of hormone levels disrupts physiological processes to some extent, as well as their increase.
PCT steroid cycle – other meds that can be used after anabolics
Other pills and supps may also be used during PCT.
1. Chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that prevents the development of testicular atrophy. It is used on hard & long-lasting cycles.
2. Cabergoline is an inhibitor of prolactin secretion. It can be used during (after) a cycle of progestin meds (such as Nandrolone), which increase the quantity of prolactin in the organism.
3. Natural T hormone boosters are supps that can help reactivate T hormone production in the body.
4. Growth hormone is an anabolic drug that is sometimes included in steroid cycles.
5. Liver protection tablets are meds that reduce the negative effect of steroids on the liver.
Over the counter PCT for steroids – does it exist?
Estrogen blockers are usually RX meds. So, over the counter PCT for steroids isn’t available in most countries. But you can PCT steroids buy on the black market. So, where to buy meds for PCT? They are available for sale online at many drugstores and sports stores.