Back in the day, veteran weightlifters would use Clomid and hCG(Human chorionic gonadotropin) to recover from a steroid cycle. These drugs were researched and developed for female fertility. But bodybuilders would self-prescribe these compounds to alleviate symptoms of suppression and testicular shrinkage in the time immediately after discontinuing steroid use (sometimes during the cycle as well.).
In this article, I’ll tell you how these drugs actually work and how you can use them – along with other compounds – to run a powerful Post-Cycle therapy (PCT) protocol that helps you recover from any steroid cycle while keeping all your muscle gains. You are here for knowledge about performance-enhancement drugs, and post cycle therapy is the all-important part of your cycle that, if done right, helps you keep most of your gains. So please read on...
Clomid and hCG have been around since the 1960s, and they have both been adopted for use by bodybuilders on steroids. These drugs both work in different ways, but they achieve about the same results of raising natural testosterone production after a cycle.
Each compound kick-starts testosterone production in its own unique way. Therefore, bodybuilders often stack these drugs together in order to get a full recovery after a cycle.
Natural Testosterone Suppression & Why It Happens
There are several factors that can shut down the pituitary gland’s production of LH(Luteinizing hormone) and FSH(follicle-stimulating hormone). In the case of bodybuilders using steroids, high estrogen levels caused by aromatization of the steroids you inject will attach to enough receptors in the hippocampus region of your brain. This triggers a shutdown of the brain’s LH and FSH production.
Without these two hormones, your testicles’ Leydig cells do not receive the proper stimuli to work at full capacity. This is your brain's way of throttling testosterone production. Remember that your body making more testosterone causes you to be more active, retain more muscle and drives your desire to mate – all of which require massive amounts of energy.
Your brain is wired by evolution for survival. Whenever disease or hormonal imbalances plague the body, your brain can reel back testosterone production. This leaves you spending less energy looking for sex or fighting, and your muscle mass is reduced to make the body more energy efficient. Some studies show that once a man gets married and starts living with his spouse, his body produces less testosterone. This could be an evolutionary way to help curb the male desire to stray, thus creating a stronger pair bond.
The brain has a built-in mechanism to throttle production of this powerhouse hormone, so the body can quickly adapt on a day-by-day basis to many natural factors. However, it wasn't until the last 60 years, when steroids were synthesized in a lab and introduced to the human body, that anybody experienced anything close to these mega levels of androgen being injected by bodybuilders. The introduction of these synthetic hormones sets off the mechanism responsible for controlling the male body’s production of female hormones.
In the case of steroid use, higher levels of anabolic hormones cause an unnatural rise in estrogen levels. Your brain detects the higher levels of estrogen, but it’s wired to react as if the higher estrogen levels come from too much of your own natural testosterone being aromatized.
The way the body reacts to detecting too much estrogen being made is by shutting down testosterone production. Because your male body makes its estrogen by converting your testosterone to estrogen, the logical evolutionary mechanism is to lower testosterone production. Your brain does this by shutting down LH and FSH production in the pituitary. Without these two hormones to stimulate activity within the cells making up the testicles, these cells shrink down and atrophy over time.
How do Clomid and hCG Work to Reverse Suppression
Clomid acts as a tissue-specific estrogen receptor antagonist, which targets the hippocampus of the brain. Clomid molecules seek out estrogen receptors in the brain and attach to them. As an antagonist, it never sends a signal to the cell nucleus; it’s only job is to keep out receptors from the real estrogen.
By keeping out estrogen signals from the receptors in this tissue, the pituitary gland is never affected by high estrogen levels. It just doesn’t detect them, thus the FH and LSH production remain at optimal levels. FH and LSH are the two hormones that your brain uses to send signals to your testicles to make testosterone. An animal should only produce FH and LSH in quantity when it’s healthy and well fed.
hCG, on the other hand, works by mimicking the activity of LH and FSH. In fact, the human chorionic gonadotropin the hCG injection is comprised of will activate the same receptors as the LH(Luteinizing hormone) and FSH(follicle-stimulating hormone), the two hormones that stimulate the Leydig cells to produce testosterone. The way an hCG shot affects the body is by replacing the LH and FSH that your pituitary gland stops making as a response to higher estrogen levels. The addition of this synthetic LH and FSH to the body, via your hCG shot, signals the testicles to make testosterone at full speed.
These cells then take in nutrients for energy and synthesis, which increases their size, thus your balls come back to size. Therefore, many bros describe the effects of hCG as helping to “kickstart” the production of testosterone again by the leydig cells.
So, hCG serves to temporarily replace the signal from FH and LSH that your testicles require to continue producing natural levels of testosterone. And the Clomid actually blocks estrogen from being fully detected by the brain, thus it continues to produce LH and FSH even as your hormone levels are sky high. Sounds great, right? Not really, because there are side effects to using these two female fertility drugs in the way I just described. Very severe side effects at that.
Why Clomid and hCG Hurt Your Bodybuilding Goals?
Although the therapy with these two drugs works well on men who’ve used these drugs to regain testicular size and higher natural testosterone production, the side effects from using these two drugs are pretty massive.
Both Clomid and hCG were not originally meant to be taken by men and still used routinely today by doctors as female fertility medication, so it’s no surprise that these drugs have profound, unintended side effects on men using them to combat suppression from steroid use.
Along with helping you return to natural testosterone production, using Clomid and/or hCG during Post-Cycle Therapy makes you rather moody and emotional. Some would argue that this state is much worse than so-called “roid rage” from steroids. Some guys have reported hCG increasing their estrogen after administration, causing symptoms of Gynecomastia and water retention. Other bros have even blamed Clomid for a lack of motivation to continue training hard while getting OFF the steroids. Some have cried in the movie theater and at weddings, all emotional from running Post-Cycle of only Clomid and hCG.
Over the last decade or so, bodybuilders have scoured the earth for better PCT options to replace or complement the female fertility drugs. We were looking for something strong enough to help guys recover from a cycle and regain our natural testosterone production, without making us moody and borderline suicidal. During post-cycle therapy, feelings of depression and sadness become a sharp contrast to the God-like emotions experienced during a steroid cycle. And this is part of what makes steroid use such an addictive lifestyle.
I believe that if more guys using steroids were able to recover their testosterone production fully after a cycle, with effective Post-Cycle therapy protocols, they would need fewer dosages steroids, in the long run, to look just as good. This not only means less drugs for your body to have to process, but also less money spent on steroids since you keep most of your mass. When you’re a steroid user, you pay good money for each pound of muscle you gain. So, keeping most of it on your frame will keep you from spending so much cash to achieve your desired look. The key to it all is getting your hands on the proper Post-Cycle therapy products, the ones that help you recover testosterone production while still retaining your gains.
Naturally Recovering from Synthetic Drug Use
In more recent years, old ideas and traditions have re-emerged from antiquity to help us solve the problems brought about by our modern synthetic steroid drug use. Through the history of humanity, thousands of generations of tribespeople from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas all found their medicines in the world’s greatest pharmacy, the plant kingdom.
Herbs like Tribulus, Fadogia, Fenugreek, Ginseng, and many others have been used across the world for centuries to help men with their fertility and vigor, to cure impotence, reduce infertility, and to boost energy and mental state. For thousands of years, these plants been used to alleviate the natural occurrence of the same symptoms we suffer from today after a harsh steroid cycle.
The depression, lack of motivation, erection problems, and infertility that we create out of synthetic drug use can be treated in the same way. Using these very same herbs for boosting your natural vitality is not a new concept, but rather and an age-old practice that’s thousands of years older than the pharmaceutical industry producing Clomid and hCG to the masses today.
The reason why there are currently so many plants used across the world to help with male vitality and libido is that ancient people had to use what was growing around them. They couldn’t travel miles in the quick manner that we do today. Through trial and error, tribespeople consumed all the plants growing in their vicinity, passing down knowledge of their effects. This is how people in the region of modern-day Bulgaria found Tribulus to help with libido thousands of years ago. It’s also how the Chinese found Ginseng, people of Malaysia and Indonesia grew Tongkat Ali, and African men used the herb Fadogia Agrestis to gain libido and fertility. Medicine men of their time have always found and used the most-effective medicines in their immediate area. And this practice has worked for humanity for thousands of years before synthetic drugs came on to the scene.
For a modern-day bodybuilder, the industrialized world allows us to harvest massive crops of these medicinal herbs mentioned above and ship them across the globe. So, today, a Natural Testosterone Booster like Hcgenerate (N2Generate) classic will contain extracts from herbs grown in several different continents. All these plants work synergistically to give you a boost in your workouts and in the bedroom. This is a much-more powerful Testosterone-Boosting formula than any potion an ancient medicine man could make from just his local herbs. Modern life is great, isn’t it?
How can These Extracts Actually Work?
Plants are carbon-based lifeforms. And we share a common ancestor, because such plants use very similar chemical structures as signal carriers to control functions across the whole plant. Many of the chemicals used by the plant to signal its flowers to release pollen, or its fruit to ripen, or its stem to thicken its bark, are using the same ring structures that our bodies use to signal different functions in the body. This is how a plant extract can hijack your reproductive system and signal your testicles to take in more cholesterol and produce more testosterone, the way Fadogia Agrestis has been found to do.
You have phytochemicals that are the equivalent of Clomid and hCG, but in a more natural way, without the harsh side effects from the synthetic drugs. Your whole body just seems to have a much easier time dealing with the compounds in these herbs. Either that or just thousands of years of testing by ancient peoples served as the long-term human study to find the best herbs for the job. A process of testing and selection that’s impossible to match, even today for the modern pharmaceutical industry, with its expensive operational costs, which limit the variety of compounds that can be tested.
It always amazes me when I see newbies on the forums trying to discredit the age-old practice of using herbs to affect the way our bodies work. What’s funny is that most of them are probably sitting at work drinking a cup of coffee as they write this stuff, ignoring the fact that the coffee’s caffeine, which makes them wired up with the wrongful opinions, is in fact synthesized by a plant so that it can be delivered into their system orally. They just don’t get it and pay for their ignorance by suffering the ravages of a synthetic-only Post-Cycle Therapy regimen.
Plants have such powerful effects on our bodies that many plant compounds have been deemed illegal across most cultures of the world because using them can change a person completely and even make them dependent on the powerful chemicals these plants synthesize. A heroin addict is a good example of a plant extract having such a profound effect on the body, to the point where a person can die if they’re suddenly withdrawn from the substance.
There are many more herbs in the plant kingdom that can affect us in more subtle and internal ways, while not immediately and directly affecting our brains. There are other phytochemicals plants synthesize that can interact with the cells in organs, such as testicle and penile tissue. This gives you more testosterone production and blood flow to reproductive areas. Using the herbs to mega dose on phytochemicals that mimic signals of LH and FSH, as well as other reproductive hormones, puts your body’s sex hormone production into overdrive.
The Best Way to Harness the Power of Phytochemicals
Look brothers: plain and simple, with all I know about the subject and my many years of research, I can confidently tell you what I feel is the most-powerful product you can get your hands on for Post-Cycle therapy. It’s called N2Generate ES, formerly known as HCGenerate ES.
It’s a huge, heavy bottle of the most-powerful ancient herbs from around the world. It was formulated to be taken during PCT as a recovery agent and can even help you during a cycle to prevent suppression. You can take it as an add-on along with pharmaceutical Clomid and hCG. I found that N2Generate ES in my Post-Cycle Therapy really helped me recover from suppression of my natural testosterone production due to running a steroid cycle. I also maintained a strong libido, continued to make progress in the gym (not quite like on cycle, but better than natural) and obviously maintained all of my muscle mass.
But the best part of all is that I never felt weepy, depressed, and unmotivated, the way that I always felt after my steroid cycle. On N2Generate ES, I felt that powerful “ON” feeling of confidence and strength. My erections were rock solid, and I was able to have sex multiple times with just a few minutes in between sessions. In the mirror, I got leaner and more vascular due to the blood flow agents.
Here’s how to take N2Generate ES along with Clomid and hCG. Your hCG dose may vary, but the timing should be like the one I describe here.
You will need about:
35 tabs of Clomid 50mg.
You can also use liquid Clomid just have to use a dropper to get the proper dosage.
5 amps of hCG.
Get what you can find legit. The lower concentration is better, no need to overdo it.
2 bottles of N2Generate ES (same as HCGenerate ES. Same product from the same great brand, just a new name for 2018).
Enough for 4 weeks of post-cycle therapy. Optional one bottle of BRIDGE. The money you spend on N2Generate will be the best investment you can make to secure the muscle mass already on your frame from the steroid cycle, so you can maintain it permanently. Not just maintaining the mass you have now but helping you continue to drive noticeable progress in the gym. It’s not a good idea to cheap out on your post-cycle therapy, because, at the end the day, you’re going to pay later when you lose your mass and are forced to use higher and higher dosages on your next cycle, because you lose so much of your last-cycle gains. In the long run. You’ll save money by needing to use lower doses of steroids as you’re able to accumulate mass from cycle to cycle, never losing a pound in between. This is the cycle insurance that every steroid user needs.
Here is how to run these items in a Post-Cycle Therapy.
- Clomid ED 100mg ED
- HCGenerate ES (same as N2Generate ES) 5 tabs ED
- hCG, one shot on day one. Second shot on day three.
- Clomid 50mg ED
- HCGenerate ES(same as N2Generate ES) 5 tabs ED
- hCG, one shot on day one. Second shot on day four.
- Clomid 50mg ED
- HCGenerate ES(same as N2Generate ES) 5 tabs ED
- hCG, one shot on day 3
- Clomid 25mg ED (break the tab in half)
- HCGenerate ES(same as N2Generate ES) 5 tabs ED
- HCGenerate ES(same as N2Generate ES) 3 tabs ED
- BRIDGE (Optional) 2 capsules ED
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Yours in sport,
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