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PCT - what does it mean????????

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  • PCT - what does it mean????????

    While looking through the various forums I keep seeing PCt after a cycle of eiterh prohormones or roids. What does PCT mean???????????

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    Post
    cycle
    therapy

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      Post Cycle Therapy
      The goal of post cycle therapy (PCT) is to stimulate the HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis) so that it begins to produce testosterone normally. PCT is done after a cycle of pro-hormones, steroids or legal anabolics to normalize hormone levels. During PCT we want to get the body to produce testosterone naturally as well as decrease the amount of estrogen in our bodies.

      There are 3 types of estrogen control typically used during post cycle therapy. They are SERM's (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators), AI's (Aromatase Inhibitors) and ATD (1, 4, 6-androstatriene-3, 17-dione). Each works by a different mechanism to decrease estrogen or estrogen production. In addition to the estrogen control products there are also supplements that help to increase testosterone production or provide other benefits during post cycle therapy.

      SERM's work by blocking estrogen from acting on the bodies tissues. There are three main SERM's that are used during post cycle therapy. These are tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex), clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and toremifene citrate. Click on each name in the table below for a more detailed description.

      AI's lower estrogen by stopping the activity of the aromatase enzyme. Aromatase is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and androstenedione to estrone. There are 6 AI's listed below. They are 6-OXO, anastrozole (Arimidex), letrozole (Femara), exemestane (Aromasin), chrysin and vitamin C. You can find out more about each by clicking on the name in the table below.

      ATD is a recent introduction to estrogen control. It is thought to stop estrogen production in a manner similar to steroidal AI's such as exemestane. Brand name ATD's are Rebound XT, Novedex XT, Ultra H.O.T and Ultra H.O.T.ter.

      In addition to estrogen control it is often good to include testosterone boosters in your post cycle therapy. Many users commonly include the herbs tribulus, fenugreek and maca as part of their PCT protocol. Another good addition is Activate by Designer Supplements which is used to free up bound testosterone.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by llllern View Post
        Post Cycle Therapy
        The goal of post cycle therapy (PCT) is to stimulate the HPTA (Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis) so that it begins to produce testosterone normally. PCT is done after a cycle of pro-hormones, steroids or legal anabolics to normalize hormone levels. During PCT we want to get the body to produce testosterone naturally as well as decrease the amount of estrogen in our bodies.

        There are 3 types of estrogen control typically used during post cycle therapy. They are SERM's (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators), AI's (Aromatase Inhibitors) and ATD (1, 4, 6-androstatriene-3, 17-dione). Each works by a different mechanism to decrease estrogen or estrogen production. In addition to the estrogen control products there are also supplements that help to increase testosterone production or provide other benefits during post cycle therapy.

        SERM's work by blocking estrogen from acting on the bodies tissues. There are three main SERM's that are used during post cycle therapy. These are tamoxifen citrate (Nolvadex), clomiphene citrate (Clomid) and toremifene citrate. Click on each name in the table below for a more detailed description.

        AI's lower estrogen by stopping the activity of the aromatase enzyme. Aromatase is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to estradiol and androstenedione to estrone. There are 6 AI's listed below. They are 6-OXO, anastrozole (Arimidex), letrozole (Femara), exemestane (Aromasin), chrysin and vitamin C. You can find out more about each by clicking on the name in the table below.

        ATD is a recent introduction to estrogen control. It is thought to stop estrogen production in a manner similar to steroidal AI's such as exemestane. Brand name ATD's are Rebound XT, Novedex XT, Ultra H.O.T and Ultra H.O.T.ter.

        In addition to estrogen control it is often good to include testosterone boosters in your post cycle therapy. Many users commonly include the herbs tribulus, fenugreek and maca as part of their PCT protocol. Another good addition is Activate by Designer Supplements which is used to free up bound testosterone.
        __________________
        I am not a physician, nor am I a physician's assistant. Any advice that I give is just that, advice. It is my own personal opinion. So if you listen to me over your physician, you're more f***ed than I thought...
        LRN483 DISCOUNT CODE
        WWW.TRUEPROTEIN.COM

        Thanks guys, new to the forums as due to a spinal fusion I have been away from lifting for quite awhile and looking for any help that I can get.

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        • #5
          Ask Derek, he's still tryin to work it out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by AVBG View Post
            Ask Derek, he's still tryin to work it out.
            What about Vince?

            Matt

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Matt-from-SM View Post
              What about Vince?

              Matt
              Please dont ask him anything...Ever..
              Muscular Development Forum Rules :.

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              • #8
                Dave remarked that Novedex XT is excellent as a TBooser (#3736).

                http://forums.musculardevelopment.co...=2915&page=187

                More info at:

                http://gasparinutrition.com/products...x-xt/index.php

                <H2>Novedex XT™ FACTS & FAQs

                What is Novedex XT™?

                Novedex XT is a proprietary blend of naturally occurring, anti-aromatic compounds. These compounds have been demonstrated to have an upward modulating effect on testosterone levels and a downward or static modulating effect on estrogen. Two of the ingredients found in Novedex XT are patent pending. They are exclusively licensed to Gaspari Nutrition, Incorporated for use only in Novedex XT.
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