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 RAD-140 for 12 weeks will be much more suppressive than an 8-week Ostarine cycle at 20mg.
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.
SR-9009 (Stenabolic) and GW-501516 (Cardarine) do not require a SARMs PCT because they do not have an impact on the natural hormone production.
Ostarine PCT, 9 out of 10 times Ostarine does not require a PCT. But why?
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 did not need post cycle therapy. With Ostarine in general, most users don’t seem to need a PCT. Some might purchase a natural testosterone booster just to give them a little bit of extra help with recovery. That’s always a good idea in my opinion.
Most test boosters contain a blend of different herbs such as Ashwagandha. They have been scientifically proven to increase testosterone. Of course, you want to be 100% sure you have legitimate Ostarine, I bought my Ostarine from Sarms4You.
Now, the stronger SARMs are a different story. Often RAD-140, YK-11, S-23 and LGD-4033 are considered the ‘’stronger’’ compounds. They are more suppressive, especially when ran 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 did not use a PCT after my 5mg 8-week LGD-4033 cycle either and also recovered just fine. 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 & 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.