I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to run a SARMs PCT lately, so I figured I would write an article explaining how to do it.
A lot of guys don’t fully understand how a PCT works, let alone if one is even required after a full cycle of SARMs.
In this article I’ll cover how to run a PCT for SARMs the right way, including dosage, length of time, what you’ll need, and more.
So strap in, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to learn exactly how to run a post cycle therapy so that you KEEP your gains from your cycle!
First off, what is a PCT? Well, it’s short for “Post Cycle Therapy” which is just something you do after a cycle of SARMs, steroids, or anabolics.
If you haven’t read my ultimate post cycle therapy guide, I recommend you do that before we continue. That being said, here’s a brief summary.
The idea behind a PCT is simple. It gets your body’s natural testosterone production back on track after being suppressed.
It’s especially important to run a PCT after a steroid cycle, because steroids are highly suppressive to your natural testosterone production.
Here are some benefits of running a SARMs PCT:
The whole idea of a PCT, is that while you’re on a cycle of anabolics, your natural testosterone gets shut down—so a PCT gets it back up.
…and while SARMs don’t require any serious PCT (for the most part), and they aren’t as suppressive as steroids, it’s still important to understand.
For the most part, SARMs, such as Ostarine for example, do not suppress your natural testosterone production nearly as much as steroids do.
This is why, for users, a mild SARMs PCT is all you need after your cycle—I’ve personally used a testosterone booster for all three of my SARMs cycles thus far, and my testosterone levels came back just fine.
In fact, one study found that even WITHOUT a PCT, patients’ testosterone levels returned to normal after a SARMs cycle :
LGD-4033 administration was associated with dose-dependent suppression of total testosterone, sex hormone–binding globulin, high density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels… Lean body mass increased dose dependently, but fat mass did not change significantly. Hormone levels and lipids returned to baseline after treatment discontinuation.
According to the study, test subjects’ testosterone levels went back up to normal in just under 2 months after ceasing LGD-4033 treatment.
In other words, even WITHOUT a PCT, your testosterone levels will go back to normal after SARMs. So, a PCT just speeds this process up rapidly.
There’s different types of post cycle therapies, and they all have slightly different mechanisms of action (ways they work in the body).
That being said, all SARMs PCT’s aim to accomplish the same goal. They all want to return your natural testosterone production to normal.
There’s three main “proper” PCT’s that people use:
For most people, none of these will be necessary after a SARMs cycle. A simple over the counter testosterone booster will do (like this one).
That being said, once you start getting into large dosages and cycles of multiple SARMs, you may want to consider using a more serious PCT.
Arimidex is an aromatase inhibitor that works by limiting the amount of estrogen in your body, by blocking a process called aromatization .
To put it simply, this just means that Arimidex prevents existing testosterone in your body from converting into estrogen.
Arimidex is a very mild PCT, and is often used while you’re on a cycle of steroids or SARMs, to prevent side effects (like gynecomastia/bitch tits).
In my opinion, using Arimidex on a SARMs cycle is over kill, unless you start to REALLY push the upper limits of dosages and SARM stacks.
Arimidex is an effective on cycle therapy, especially for high dosage stacks of Ostarine or RAD 140, and even for some steroid cycles, as well.
To use Arimidex as a post cycle therapy, simply take 0.5 to 1 mg per day for approximately 4-6 weeks depending on the length of your SARM cycle.
Nolvadex is a selective estrogen receptor modulator, which binds to estrogen receptors, preventing a ton of common side effects.
In order for many of the side effects on steroids or SARMs to happen, estrogen has to bind to “estrogen receptors” in your body.
The whole idea behind Nolvadex, is that it binds to these receptors, making them “null and void,” so that you don’t have any serious side effects.
By binding to estrogen receptors, Nolvadex prevents actual estrogen from binding to them, and wreaking havoc on your body. Pretty cool, isn’t it?
To use Nolvadex as post cycle therapy you simply take 20 to 40 mg per day for approximately 4-6 weeks depending on the length of your SARM cycle.
Put simply, Nolvadex is a good choice for post cycle therapy, although again, I think it is overkill for most SARMs (in which a natural T-booster will do).
Clomid is somewhat similar to Nolvadex in mechanism of action, but has a more powerful effect, and actually works to increase test production.
Shortly after consumption, clomiphene (or Clomid) works by binding to estrogen receptors in the hypothalmus, making it a SERM.
This then “tricks” your body into increasing follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which increase testosterone.
Most people take Clomid as a post cycle therapy for 4-6 weeks, and they take a dosage of 25 mg to 50 mg depending on the SARM cycle they used.
Many people often combine Clomid with Nolvadex, for a one-two punch in their SARMs PCT or steroid post cycle therapy. More on this later.
So, now that you’re aware of the different types of post cycle therapies that people use, the question still remains. Do you really need a SARMs PCT?
Well, the short answer is “it depends.” For most people, a simple over the counter testosterone booster is all you need (that’s what I used).
Most people don’t need to use anything too strong for a PCT after their SARMs cycle. A simple testosterone booster like Testogen will be fine.
The only time you have to worry about any sort of serious on cycle or post cycle therapy, is when you’re hitting really high dosages & stacks.
If, for example, you’re taking 30 mg of RAD 140 combined with 50 mg of Ostarine and another 15 mg of YK-11, you’ll definitely need a SARMs PCT.
Again however, most people are taking low enough SARM dosages that they aren’t going to need a super effective PCT cycle like Nolva or Clomid.
That being said, if you want to be extremely safe, even though it’s probably overkill, you can use one of the SARMs PCT’s that I recommend below.
Like I said, for 95% of people doing a SARM cycle (especially if it’s your first), you probably won’t need Nolvadex or Clomid or Arimidex.
For most people, a simple testosterone booster will do. That being said, let me cover the different types of SARMs PCT and how to use them.
There’s two types of PCT for SARMs:
I have gone through three different SARMs cycles so far, and each time I used an over the counter testosterone booster and came back fine.
That being said, as I continue to treat myself as a lab rat and use stronger dosages and stacks, I may eventually use a stronger PCT.
I used to recommend Red PCT as a natural testosterone booster, but after that company shut down, I’ve now started recommending Testogen.
Testogen is a good overall over the counter SARMs PCT, that has a great lineup of ingredients, all clinically proven to boost testosterone levels.
Here are some ingredients in Testogen:
In short, it’s got clinically proven ingredients, and will work very effectively as a post cycle therapy for any SARMs stack you choose.
All you need is one bottle and that will last for the entirety of your full SARMs PCT. Just buy one bottle here, and wait until it gets delivered.
Do your SARMs stack as normal, and then wait about 2-3 days until you finish your entire SARMs cycle. This allows the drugs to clear from your system, so you can start your PCT with a fresh template.
After 2-3 days of taking your last SARMs dose, simply take 4 pills of Testogen before breakfast on an empty stomach, and do that for 30 days.
That’s all. No injections, no fuss, no muss. Just a 30 day PCT and your natural testosterone levels will be good to go and up and running.
As I said before, this PCT is a bit more serious, and probably isn’t necessary unless you’re taking huge dosages of SARMs & stacking multiple compounds (like RAD 140 and YK 11, for example).
That being said, if you are taking large dosages, or just want to err on the side of caution, here’s how you run a full blown Nolvadex PCT.
You’ll need to buy the following:
Use the code “MD20” for 20% off while you’re at it, too. After you order, wait for your products to arrive in the mail, which shouldn’t take too long.
From here, all you do is wait 2-3 days until your last SARMs dose. Again, this just allows the SARMs to clear out from your system entirely.
Then, take 1ml (or one full dropper) of each vial per day, for 30 days. That’s it—again, it’s pretty easy. No injections, weird tapers, or anything else.
It’s almost deceptively simple, but that’s the beauty of SARMs. Because they’re so mildly suppressive, they don’t require that much of a PCT.
After you do this 30-day protocol, your testosterone levels will be sky high, and absolutely good to go. Hell, they might even be higher than before.
As I said before, most people will do just fine if they get a basic over the counter testosterone booster like Testogen, for example.
If you choose to go this route, all you need is one bottle of Testogen, and you’re good to go. Just take 4 pills per day, for 30 days. That’s it.
Overall, Testogen is a phenomenal product that when used as a PCT will be more than effective at returning testosterone levels to normal (for most).
If you choose to go the more serious route, however, then I recommend you get your SARMs PCT from a company called Rat’s Army.
I already did a full review of Rat’s Army here, so if you want to learn more about the company, then I recommend you give that article a good read.
All you do is buy one bottle of Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) and one bottle of Clomiphene (Clomid), then take a full dropper of each for 30 days.
As I said before, most SARMs don’t require a serious PCT like Nolvadex, Clomid, or Arimidex. For most, a testosterone booster will do just fine.
That being said, if you start to take really high dosages and begin to experiment with powerful stacks, a legit PCT might be a good idea.
My go-to PCT for 90% of SARMs cycles is Testogen. It’s got powerful testosterone boosting ingredients, and all you need is one bottle for your entire PCT, and you’re good to go.
Aside from that, you can get the more serious SARMs PCT stuff from Rat’s Army, which is quickly becoming one of my go-to SARMs companies.
All in all, I hope you guys enjoyed the article, and if you have any questions, just let me know in the comments section down below. Take care!
According to one study, natural testosterone levels went back to normal after 56 days of ceasing Ligandrol use. In other words, even without a PCT for SARMs, your testosterone will go back to normal in under 2 months.
This being said, it is highly recommended that you do use a PCT for SARMs, to speed along the process. A natural testosterone booster will suffice in most cases, but in more extreme cases (with high dosages of SARMs), Nolvadex or Clomid may be a better choice.
For most people, the best PCT for SARMs will be a simple over the counter testosterone booster like Testogen, for example. SARMs are only mildly suppressive (compared to steroids), so a full blown PCT is usually not recommended.
That being said, if you are taking higher dosages of SARMs and stacking multiple compounds, a proper Nolvadex and Clomid post cycle therapy may be in order. If this is the case, refer to the article for more information on how to run this.
Most research shows that 4-6 weeks of a post cycle therapy is more than enough to get your testosterone levels back to normal after a 2-3 month cycle of SARMs. To start your PCT, simply wait 2-3 days after your last SARMs dosage, and then begin your post cycle therapy.
Jon Anthony is a dating coach, fitness expert, and self-improvement guru. He dropped out of college to start Masculine Development in 2015, and has since been self-employed, helping men across the world achieve their best lives. You can best reach him on social media, or via email for questions.
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