You’ve probably heard it being mentioned a few times, ‘’SARMs do not require a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)’’. They will and suppress your natural hormone production and in some cases, you will need a PCT.
Do SARMS require a PCT? It’s a question I hear quite frequently. To answer the question: Yes and no.
There are multiple factors that will play a role in whether you will need a SARMs PCT or not.
Which factors? Well first of all, which compound is being used and for how long. For example, 20mg of RAD140 for 12 weeks will be much more suppressive than an 8-week Ostarine cycle at 20mg
I would always advice to stock up on a product such as Rebirth PCT to help your body recover after the cycle
This is mainly because of the strength of the compound. Looking at both these SARMs milligram per milligram, RAD140 is so much stronger than Ostarine. It’s also worth mentioning that not everybody experiences the same levels of suppression.
Ostarine PCT, 9 out of 10 times Ostarine does not require a strong PCT like Nolva or Clomid. Instead, you’re better off using Rebirth.
Well, Ostarine is the mildest SARM out there. It barely suppresses your natural hormone production and in my opinion, is a great compound.
It gives reasonable results and is basically side effect free. I really consider it to be great for cutting and recomping and even for muscle building, it is a good addition.
To give you an idea, I have run Ostarine at 20-30mg for 12 weeks without any issues at all. I felt great after the cycle and all I did was use Rebirth PCT which is amazing for recovery.
With Ostarine in general, a huge part of the users don’t seem to need a hardcore PCT. The stronger prescription PCT’s also have nasty side effects which you’ll rather want to avoid.
I highly suggest a product like Rebirth to help with recovery.
That’s always a good idea in my opinion. At the end of the day, your body is going to need all the help it can get.
A good PCT supplement like Rebirth contains a blend of different ingredients such as Arimistane.
It helps you lower estrogen whilst increasing testosterone. When your testosterone is increased, you’ll be able to keep your muscle gains you’ve made from the cycle.
I always suggest purchasing a testosterone booster when you’re coming off a SARM or prohormones cycle. They’ll help with maintaining gains, increasing energy and boost libido.
Of course, you want to be 100% sure you have legitimate Ostarine, I bought my Ostarine from Sarms4You.
They are more suppressive, especially when run at high doses for a longer period of time.
In these cases, you will most likely always require a PCT such as Nolvadex or Clomid. Pretty much every log I came across that involved these compounds the user ran a PCT after the cycle.
I do have to say that not everybody uses an LGD4033 PCT for a low dosage cycle of Ligandrol.
Personally, I only used a mild PCT after my 5mg 8-week LGD-4033 cycle and recovered just fine. Make sure to take a recommended product such as the Rebirth to help with recovery.
But when you run it for a higher dosage, let’s say 10-15mg for longer than 8 Weeks an LGD4033 PCT is definitely suggested.
SARMs PCT FAQ
You start your post cycle therapy the day after you have finished your SARMs cycle. Make sure to finish your entire PCT, it’s important.
If your just running a mild cycle, go with Rebirth PCT. It’s not as effective as Clomid or Nolvadex but you won’t need those.
What you need is a simple yet effective product that helps you recover without giving side effects.
It contains quality ingredients. You’ll find that it has D-Aspartic Acid, Arimistane and ZMA in it. Some of these ingredients have been proven to boost testosterone and lower estrogen.
It depends on which compound you’ve chosen but generally a SARMs PCT will last 4 weeks.
For example, I’ll start my Rebirth protocol directly the day after my cycle ends. I’ll take the recommended dosage of 6 capsules ever day for 4 weeks straight.
You shouldn’t really experience severe side effects during PCT. You might notice some fatigue but it’ll get better after you have succesfully ran the protocol.
SARMs PCT & Bloodwork
If you are able to get bloodwork done prior to your cycle I would really suggest doing so. Based on your hormone panel you will be able to see just how much of an impact the SARMs cycle has had on your testosterone levels.
Some people will choose to SARMs PCT based on how they feel. But when you have bloodwork done that will actually confirm if you need a post cycle therapy or not.
If your hormones are on the low end of the range and you feel horrible a good PCT will help you recover and get you back on track.
Of course, everybody will have their own opinion on whether you need a post cycle therapy (PCT) or not.
I think it is very important to do as much research as possible about the compound you are looking to experiment with.
Better safe than sorry!
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