When we supplement with anabolic androgenic steroids our natural testosterone production is suppressed. For this reason the majority of performance enhancers supplement with testosterone while on-cycle as to provide the body this essential hormone it needs. Once all steroid use is discontinued, even if testosterone was used during the cycle the body will have no testosterone in-which to pull from. This is where the post cycle recovery process must begin; in-order to recover, remain healthy and preserve gains a PCT plan is advised and a Nolvadex PCT plan can lend to this end.
By its nature the SERM Nolvadex greatly promotes natural testosterone production, largely by the manner in-which it stimulates the release of Luteinizing Hormones (LH). Without LH there is no testosterone production, when LH is released it signals to the testicles to produce more testosterone. If we end a cycle and have no testosterone in our system you can guarantee youre going to lose some muscle mass and even put on some body-fat. Of course even with a solid Nolvadex PCT plan this may occur but not to the degree it will without such a plan.
Many performance enhancers assume a Nolvadex PCT plan will return natural testosterone production back to its normal state in mere weeks of use; nothing could be further from the truth. Testosterone suppression due to anabolic steroid use is severe and it can take several months to fully recover; however, this doesnt make a Nolvadex PCT plan useless. By following a solid PCT plan we increase the rate of recovery and provide our body an initial boost of natural testosterone. Through this solid plan we are able to normalize to a large degree and preserve a lot of our gains. It may take several months after this point to fully recover but it could take up to a year without a PCT plan.
A basic Nolvadex PCT plan is in many cases all you may need but there are other things we can do to enhance total recovery; most notably introducing Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). hCG is a peptide hormone that carries many functioning properties but here we are only concerned with one, testosterone stimulation. By its nature the hCG hormone by mimicking effect creates a signal or LH, FSH and even TSH to a degree, all essential to testosterone production. While TSH is important in this regard it remains LH and FSH are the most important with the brunt of emphasis being placed on LH. By introducing hCG to the PCT plan prior to the Nolvadex PCT portion we greatly enhance testosterone production and more so than with Nolvadex alone. Generally speaking 10 days of hCG use prior to Nolvadex use will suffice and send you on your way to total recovery in the most efficient manner possible. Most men will find 500iu-1,000iu every day for 10 days to be just about perfect.