Clomid is a generic name for Clomiphene Citrate and is a synthetic estrogen. Clomid may be taken by an athlete looking to boost performance. Clomid was probably the first mainstream recovery drug to be used by bodybuilders. The drug is not an androgenic anabolic steroid but can be used to reduce estrogenic side effects that can be caused by using anabolic steroids.
What is Clomid used for?
Mostly Clomiphene (best known by the brand names Clomid or Serophene) is used for ovulation induction for infertile patients. Clomid is used by women who cannot become pregnant due to dysfunctional ovaries. The active ingredient stimulates the release of certain hormones required for ovulation. However, it also has a variety of off-label uses, including helping to increase sperm count and improve motility in men.
Clomiphene citrate, commonly referred to as ‘Clomid’ is the world’s most widely prescribed fertility drug. Compared with other fertility treatments, it is inexpensive and easy to take. The drug is classed as a ‘selective estrogen receptor modulator’ (SERM). It works by inhibiting the effect of the hormone estroge. This prompts the body to release greater quantities of two other important hormones: follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and lutheinizing hormone (LH). The release of these two hormones makes a woman’s body begin to ovulate at a higher rate, which in turn means a woman has a greater chance of falling pregnant.
How does Clomiphene Citrate work?
Clomid blocks the hormone estrogen from interacting with your pituitary gland, which is an important “hormonal control center” for the body. When estrogen interacts with the pituitary gland, less luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) are produced. Clomid is used to help your body produce enough LH and FSH.
- In women, FSH and LH induce egg development and ovulation.
- In men, FSH leads to an increase in sperm production and LH leads to an increase in testosterone production.
The symptoms of low testosterone in men range from lack of energy, loss of vitality, muscles aches, muscle atrophy, low libido and weight gain…to osteoporosis. Clomiphene may be a good alternative to both short and long-term testosterone replacement therapy.
What is Post cycle therapy (PCT)?
Many of the supplements taken today by extreme athletes require post cycle. Anabolic steroids suppress the male body’s ability to produce natural testosterone, and once the steroid cycle is finished, testosterone production does not go back to normal on its own. Essentially, PCT is a period of transition from your full on steroid phase to getting your body back to “normal”.
Clomid is often used as a PCT. It’s actually one of the most effective compounds to help restore the natural hormone system.
Once a run of steroids is over, a user will start their post-cycle therapy, which can last for 1-2 weeks. But still there is a recommendation to start taking it on 7th-10th day after the last day of taking steroid drugs. Standard PCT Clomid doses will normally start at 100 – 150 mg per day.
Clomid is generally considered to be a safe, effective drug, for which the benefits outweigh the risks. Each patient is different and the response will be variable depending on the level obtained. In case some serious side effects appear, stop using it immediately and choose another SERM (Nolvadex is a good alternative to clomiphene).
Note: The overwhelming majority of PCT protocols will include Clomid and Nolvadex together for an added effect on Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis.
How to safely buy Clomid online
Athletes should be aware that there may be serious health risks associated with buying Clomid online from suppliers other than licensed pharmacies.
Although it may be tempting to order from the first website you see, it is important to do your research before you process a request.
For this reason, your priority shouldn’t be the cost of Clomid, but whether the online pharmacy is accredited.
So you should make sure you order from a trustworthy provider such as Pills-Bank. While purchasing Clomid online can be done safely, you must be careful about the websites you order from.
If you have low testosterone you can get a prescription from a doctor and buy Clomid legally. On Pills-Bank.com, each 100-milligram tablet of Clomid costs roughly $1.40.
The typical potential Clomiphene citrate side effects observed among female infertility patients are the following:
- stomach upset,
- ovarian enlargement,
- flushing (“hot flashes”),
- breast tenderness/discomfort.
Clomid works well for many bodybuilders but it does come with side effects During PCT, like:
- nipple tenderness,
- blurred vision,
If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Is Clomid a Brand or Generic drug?
Clomid is a brand drug, and a similar brand drug is Serophene.
Are there any alternatives to Clomid for PCT?
Yes. Nolvadex is an alternative to Clomid. Both Nolvadex and Clomid are effective PCT solutions.
Is clomiphene prohibited in sport?
Yes, under the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List, clomiphene is prohibited at all times as an anti-estrogenic substance.
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