PKT or Post Course Therapy is required to restore the body’s natural hormonal background after an anabolic steroid course.
I will say right away that the loss of muscle mass will definitely be. 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. In the same course, some use up to 1000 mg or even an order of magnitude higher. It is these hormones that are responsible for the body’s ability to build and maintain excess muscle. The loss of muscle mass after a course is directly proportional to the dose of OS (anabolic steroids). The higher they were, the stronger the “retaliation”.
The main tasks of post-cycle therapy
For an effective recovery, you must:
As soon as possible to restore normal testosterone synthesis and reduce the level of female hormones (estrogen), which will be more than normal in the postpartum period due to increased aromatization of testosterone, ie its natural conversion into estradiol.
Restoration of libido and spermatogenesis.
Lower cortisol levels by reducing exercise volume, reducing exercise and training. The body in the post-course period is weakened and cannot recover with the same force as when taking medication. Without reducing the load, you just “burn” your muscles.
To start PCT after a steroid cycle, you must first wait for the artificial hormone to leave the blood. To do this, consider the disintegration times of various drugs. For example, with methane, stanozolol or testosterone propionate this period is a maximum of 2-3 days and with enanthate, susta or deca it is delayed by 2-3 weeks.
Weak anti-estrogen, powerfully restores libido and natural testosterone production. The most common PCT drug. It can be used after any type of steroid including a cycle of Turinabol, Methandrostinolone or Methane, Propionate, Nandrolone, Decanoate or Deca, Donabol, Sustanon or Susta, Boldenone, Stanozalol. The dosage and duration of administration depend on the doses and the duration of the OS course. Consider three common options:
For PCT after light courses (for example, 50-100 tablets of Methane (Danabol) or Stanozalol, Turinabol, Oxandrolone, Testosterone Propionate) 5-7 days per 100 mg of drug (2 tablets) per day and 10-12 days at 50 mg are enough .
For PCT after cycles of about 1.5-2.5 months in which more than one drug is used, take 100 mg clamiphen for 12-14 days, then 50 mg clamiphen for 15-20 days.
Anti-estrogen is strong, but does less to help restore natural testosterone levels.
It is commonly used in the course of OS as an anti-estrogen at a dose of 20 mg per day.
ATTENTION! Tamoxifen should not be used during or after treatment with progesterone-active drugs such as nandrolone, trenbolone, aximethalone (Anapalone). Increases the effect of progesterone and thus the side effects!
After that, other drugs with mild courses can be used in the dosage:
- first day 80 mg;
- 7-10 days at 40 mg;
- another 15 days at 20 mg.
Powerful anti-estrogen used during the course and 2-3 weeks after it. The drug blocks the aromatization reaction (conversion of excess testosterone to estrogen), as well as side effects, including gynecomastia.
The average dose is 0.5-1 mg per day.
A powerful protein inhibitor. The drug restores LH, FSH and increases testosterone production naturally. It is used both during and after the course. It copes well with gynecomastia and quickly eliminates it. It is recommended not to exceed the dosage because it reaches zero estradiol, which is bad and reduces libido.
The average dose of letrozole is 0.5-2 mg per day.
Antiestrogen, blocks the aromatization reaction, increases libido. It should be used at the end of the course or before PKT as Proviron is androgenic and, while not strong, suppresses ‘native’ testosterone production.
Dosage 50 mg per day, it is desirable to split the intake into 2 times.
Reduces prolactin levels, be sure to use with progesterone-active drugs like Trenbolone and Nandrolone (Deca). It perfectly fights gynecomastia, restores libido and increases testosterone production.
The average dose of cabergoline is 0.5-1 mg per week.