Clomid is a tablet composed of clomiphene citrate. Clomiphene citrate is not an anabolic steroid but a synthetic estrogen hormone that is used in bodybuilding in order to fight against a number of hormonal imbalances caused by taking anabolic steroids. Clomid can restore normal testosterone levels after treatment and prevents estrogen present in the body and thus avoids the effects associated with it, including gynecomastia in particular.
Clomid is primarily a fertility drug that was created to stimulate ovulation in women who have difficulty becoming pregnant. This molecule also has the ability to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone in men in the testicules, by increasing the secretion of LH and FSH hormones. It is this last property that interests bodybuilders because they undergo some hormonal imbalances when they use steroids, especially when these steroids are strong androgens.
Many androgens, especially the strongest such as Oxymetholone, have the unfortunate effect of bringing down the natural production of testosterone in the body for the duration of the steroid cycle. This is easily explained if we consider that the provision of external androgens obviates the production of testosterone by the body since these androgens produce the same effect as testosterone.
The body therefore reacts by stopping the manufacture of testosterone, since it is no longer necessary during the cycle time. The trouble is that after the end of the cycle, the metabolism does not immediately restart this production of testosterone that has become dangerously low. It is therefore urgent to stimulate if we are to avoid a serious decrease of metabolism and loss of mass. Therefore, bodybuilders use Clomid, which triggers the production of endogenous testosterone in the testes, and therefore avoids the situation. Athletes demonstrate that a daily dose of 50 to 100 mg of Clomid helps restore normal testosterone levels in 2 weeks. However, before starting treatment with Clomid, bodybuilders typically use Vitagon HCG which also helps increase the production of endogenous testosterone, but the action is much faster. Vitagon HCG is used first to raise the testosterone levels of the subject immediately after the end of the cycle, then the treatment is continued with Clomid.
At the end of the cycle, there is often a risk of gynecomastia with the transformation of steroids into estrogen, as these substances have, despite their very different effects, very similar chemical formulas. By occupying the receptor cells of estrogen in place of it, Clomid prevents estrogen present in the body from acting and avoids the effects associated with it, including in particular gynecomastia.