Steroid Information

Nolvadex and Clomid

Nolvadex and Clomid are two of if not the most popular Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs) of all time. While they carry medical purposes surrounding breast cancer treatment and ovarian stimulation it remains their most common use is in the world of performance enhancement. Both Nolvadex and Clomid are often used by performance enhancers as a means of implementing a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan and both Nolvadex and Clomid are highly effective. While PCT use is the primary point of use, many performance enhancers will supplement with these SERMs while on a cycle of anabolic androgenic steroids in-order to protect from Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) but while these are options Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) are far more efficient. With all of this in mind lets discuss Nolvadex and Clomid so that you can maximize your use and hopefully come away with a clearer understanding.

Nolvadex and Clomid PCT:

When we cycle with anabolic androgenic steroids our natural testosterone production is suppressed. The total level of suppression can vary tremendously from steroid to steroid. For example, mild anabolic steroids such as Oxandrolone (Anavar) only suppress testosterone moderately yet it still suppresses. Then we have 19-nor anabolic steroids such as Nandrolone-Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin) that cause total suppression with even one low dose. Regardless testosterone is suppressed and SERMs like Nolvadex and Clomid can stimulate natural production once again

The way it works is simple; both Nolvadex and Clomid actively stimulate the release of LH and FSH; two imperative pituitary derived hormones that signal to the testicles to produce testosterone. Without the release of LH and FSH, with a strong emphasis on LH there is no testosterone production. Through this active stimulation we are able to provide the body what it needs, maintain more of our gains made from our cycle and protect our health as well; yes, absolutely, testosterone is imperative to our health.

Gynecomastia Prevention:

As many anabolic steroids aromatize causing a buildup in estrogen Gynecomastia is a common problem that occurs and Nolvadex and Clomid can help. By their nature Nolvadex and Clomid actively bind to the receptors in the chest thereby causing Gynecomastia. By binding to the receptors they prevent estrogen from binding; Nolvadex does appear to be a little more efficient at this process but in truth both are a little flawed. In many cases neither SERM is strong enough as they do not actively reduce estrogen as commonly thought by many performance enhancers. To actively reduce estrogen in the body only AIs will work. AIs not only reduce estrogen levels but inhibit the aromatase process thereby preventing the conversion to estrogen.

If you have Nolvadex and Clomid available for your on-cycle use Nolvadex will be the way to go. Generally 10mg per day will work but if this doesnt work more than likely no amount will. If you find you are still falling prey to Gynecomastia symptoms you are encouraged to seek out AIs such as Arimidex and Letrozole as both are far more effective.

The Never Ending Argument:

For years performance enhancers have argued about the effectiveness of Nolvadex and Clomid. Youll find those who swear up and down Nolvadex is better and vice versa. The truth is simple; if youre running a PCT program both will work and both will work equally as well if youre supplementing properly. Those who supplement with Nolvadex generally begin with 40mg per day the first 2-3 weeks followed by approximately 20mg per day for another week or two. Commonly those who choose Clomid often run 50mg-100mg per day, in many cases only 50mg per day and here in lies the problem. Milligram for milligram Nolvadex is more powerful than Clomid; to equal the potency of 40mg of Nolvadex the individual will need around 150mg of Clomid. Simply put, when youre deciding between Nolvadex and Clomid as long as you dose the SERMs properly you can receive the same benefits from either one.