What is Post Cycle Therapy for?
PCT or Post Cycle Therapy is required to restore the body’s natural hormonal background after an anabolic steroid cycle.
In any case, it should immediately be said that there will be a loss of muscle mass. The natural level of the sex hormone testosterone is many times lower than the course. Its exogenous production is around 50-130 mg per week. During the course, some use up to 1000 mg or more. It is this hormone that is responsible for the body’s ability to build and maintain excess muscle. The loss of muscle mass after the course is directly proportional to the dose of anabolic steroids (AS). The higher it is, the stronger the “revenues”.
The main tasks of post-cycle treatment
It should be clear that the main purpose of PCT is after a Testosterone cycle (or drugs like Turinabol, Methandrostinolone or “Methan”, Propionate, Nandrolone Decanoate or “Deca”, Donabol, Sustanon or “weak”, Boldenone, Stanozolol). Don’t “dry out”, stretch a little more, or conserve muscle like some people like to do. Post cycle therapy is designed to minimize the loss of muscle mass gained.
- For an effective recovery you need:
- Resume normal testosterone synthesis as soon as possible and lower your female hormone (estrogen) levels. The female hormone (estrogen) will be higher than normal with the increased aromatization of testosterone or its natural conversion to estradiol.
- Restores libido and sperm production.
- Reduce cortisol levels by reducing the amount of exercise, workload, and physical activity.
In the period after the course, the body becomes weak and does not return to the same strength as when taking the drug. You simply “burn” your muscles without reducing the load.
How to start regular treatment
After steroid treatment, you must wait until you have artificial hormone blood before you can start PCT. We take into account the degradation time of various drugs. For example, in the case of methane, stanozolol or testosterone propionate, this period is up to 2-3 days, while in the case of enanthate, drug or deca it is delayed by 2-3 weeks.
Proper post-cycle therapy will allow the athlete to maintain the results obtained during the course of steroids, as well as reduce the risk of negative effects. Today on the market you can find a variety of PCT medicines that have proven effectiveness. Proviron remains one of the most relevant due to its superior efficacy.