Clomid is the most popular endogenous Testosterone simulating compound among the anabolic steroid using community. This is due in part because of how long it has been on the market, as well as being the very first fertility drug (for both men and women) that anabolic steroid users first took notice of. Despite the fact that Nolvadex has demonstrated an overall better ability to stimulate Testosterone levels in men, Clomid nevertheless remains a staple compound for hormonal recovery during PCT for most anabolic steroid users. The overwhelming majority of PCT protocols will include Clomid and Nolvadex together for an added effect on HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis) recovery during the post-cycle period, although there are some problems and setbacks related to Clomid’s action that will be covered shortly.
In terms of Clomid dosages for the purpose of HPTA and endogenous Testosterone restoration, one study has demonstrated that 150mg of Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) administered daily raised endogenous Testosterone levels of 10 healthy males by approximately 150%, while incidentally, 20mg of Nolvadex (Tamoxifen Citrate) daily raised endogenous Testosterone levels by the same amount. Clomid can be a very valuable compound for hormonal restoration, as Clomid doses of 100mg daily would theoretically raise Testosterone levels to 100% above baseline, and 50mg would raise Testosterone levels to 50% above baseline, etc.
Medical Clomid Dosage
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is utilized within the medical establishment primarily for the treatment of ovulatory dysfunction (female infertility), which prevents problems for females attempting pregnancy. For this purpose, the prescription Clomid doses land in the range of 50mg per day, and Clomid administration is to only begin 5 days after the menstrual cycle has started. Following this, Clomid doses are to be continued for only 5 days. If an improvement in ovulation is not observed, then prescription Clomid doses are to be increased to 100mg daily for the same 5 day period.
Most of the time, medical professionals will have their patients engage in an average of 6 of these aforementioned cycles, provided the therapy does not work the first several times.
Clomid Dosage During Anabolic Steroid Use
For the purpose of gynecomastia prevention/reduction during a cycle: Although Clomid doses are not normally utilized for either the prevention of the development of gynecomastia during an anabolic steroid cycle, the Clomid doses are approximately 50 – 100mg daily during an anabolic steroid cycle. Some individuals have found that Clomid’s effectiveness as an Estrogen antagonist in breast tissue is in fact so weak compared to Nolvadex that Clomid doses might require even higher administrations above 100mg daily.
Female Clomid Dosage
Female anabolic steroid users should not have any requirement for the use of Clomid, as breast tissue growth (gynecomastia) is not normally a concern among female athletes, and nor is the issue of insufficient Testosterone production, seeing as though females do not possess a necessary requirement for the same normal physiological levels of Testosterone that males do.
Various female anabolic steroid using bodybuilders have been known to utilize Clomid for various purposes leading up to a competition show, but it is highly recommended that females do not engage in this practice due to the fact that Clomid (particularly in pre-menopausal females) presents various serious and very inconvenient side effects.
Clomid Dosage for Increased Endogenous Testosterone Secretion and PCT (Post Cycle Therapy)
The fact that Clomid is less effective at acting as an Estrogen antagonist in breast tissue compared to its effectiveness in restoring hormonal function is the reason as to why it is utilized primarily and exclusively for the latter reason among anabolic steroid users. If any individuals insist on the use of Clomid at all, it should be included as a multi-compound PCT program in which it is also used with Nolvadex and perhaps HCG (many will also include the use of an aromatase inhibitor to mitigate the Estrogenic effects of HCG administration).
The standard Clomid doses for PCT (for the purpose of stimulating the release of GnRH (Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone), LH, FSH, and ultimately Testosterone) is that of 50 – 100mg daily.
Side Effects of Clomid
The possible side effects of Clomid include:
tenderness of the pectoral muscle
acceleration of prostate cancer growth (if cancer is already present)
changes in your vision that are caused by a swelling of the pituitary gland (rare)
The side effects of Clomid are typically reversible if you stop taking the drug. If you experience any of the side effects listed above while taking Clomid, you should stop taking Clomid and contact your doctor.
Proper Administration And Timing of Clomid Dosages
There are no special considerations in regards to the administration of Clomid. It can be taken before, during, or after meals. It can also be consumed in the morning or at night time. It is recommended to ingest the full dose all at once as opposed to splitting the Clomid doses up throughout the day, which is largely unnecessary due to its long half-life of 5 – 7 days.