All about Anavar PCT (Post-cycle Therapy) Protocols
Anavar PCT (post cycle therapy) is common among bodybuilders that are being done toward the middle or end of a cycle for recovery processes. Although it is a common option for bodybuilders, factors may vary like different substances, milligram strength, and usage suggestions. This recovery process is recommended to slowly wean the body off of steroids or other components used in a bulking or cutting cycle.
This helps the body return to pre-steroid hormone level production. This on-again/off-again cycle usage allows the body to go back to its natural production of hormone levels. This also helps a bodybuilder to maintain the gains he or she has made.
Anavar PCT: Mandatory or Not?
Nothing in the bodybuilding world is mandatory. Since Anavar can do so much change in the normal hormone levels in the body, many bodybuilders recommend PCT after any kind of cycle. This is because it helps encourage the body to recover following discontinuation of testosterone or other stacks and combinations of testosterones, growth hormones, and so forth.
Anavar PCT helps increase the production of natural testosterone. Anabolic androgenic steroids like Anavar generally tend to stop natural production of testosterone. Once testosterone levels are enough, it will send signals to the testes to stop the production of testosterone, and then shrink just like muscles in the body that aren’t used. Through this, PCT encourages the testes to once re-produce endogenous testosterone.
Does Anavar PCT Help Maintain Gains?
Anavar is just one of the anabolic androgenic steroids used in a PCT cycle. It depends on your preference. It is greatly influenced by the other drugs that were combined in your bulking or cutting cycle, to begin with. Some bodybuilders disregard recommendations to engage in PCT while others believe that it is important for them to do it.
Post cycle therapy using Anavar vary depending on milligram strength and dosage involved in a cycle whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced.
Anavar PCT and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM)
Anavar PCT is being done for three to four weeks. Some substances can be used together with Anavar PCT and most of them will contain a type of selective estrogen receptor modulator or SERM. Here are the dosage suggestions for the two of the most common SERM:
Clomid (generic clomiphene citrate)
The first week should be at 150 mg daily. The second week can be reduced to 75 mg daily. The third week at 40 mg daily. Then the fourth week (optional) an average daily dose between 20 mg and 40 mg.
Nolvadex (generic tamoxifen)
Start the first week at 40 mg daily. Then move to 20 mg daily on the second week. The third week can only be 10 mg daily. The fourth week is optional and anywhere between 5 mg and 10 mg daily.
Anavar is considered ‘mild’. Anavar PCT can provide benefits not only into maintaining gains but encouraging the body to return to natural production of testosterone, adverse reactions can and do occur. A little experimentation may be helpful for some, and it’s always important to remember that every person will react differently not only into benefits and results but potential side effects with Anavar PCT.