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Clomid elevates both folic stimulating hormone and (primarily) luteinizing hormone that will cause natural testosterone production to increase. The addition of clomid at the conclusion of a cycle will help restore Endogenous levels of testosterone. The anabolic will help prevent a dramatic loss in muscle size once anabolics have stopped. So getting natural testosterone levels back to a normal range is desirable.
The reason why loss in size and strength in muscles is because without testosterone the catabolic hormone cortisol becomes the dominant force affecting muscle protein synthesis. Often referred to as the post-steroid crash. It can quickly eat up your newly acquired muscle.
Clomid can play a crucial role in in preventing this crash in athletic performance.
Male users generally find that a daily intake of 50-100mg over a four to six week period will bring testosterone production back to an acceptable level. This raise in testosterone should occur slowly but evenly throughout the period of intake.
The kick-start from HCG also helps restore the normal ability for the testes to respond to endogenous LH. The testes may be hindered for some time after the cycle is ended due to a prolonged state of inactivity. Once the HCG is stopped the user continues treatment with Clomid alone to keep stimulation going. HCG used for no longer than two or three weeks after a cycle. As the resulting increased testosterone and estrogen levels may again initiate negative feedback inhibition at the hyothalamus.
When planning your ancillary drug program, it is also important to remember that injectable steroids can stay active for a long duration. Using ancillary drugs the first week after a long acting injectable like sustanon to restore natural testosterone production, may prove to be wholly ineffective. Instead the athlete should wait for two to three weeks, to a point where androgen levels will be diminishing.