(synonyms – clomiphene citrate, clomiphene, klostilbegit) – a synthetic drug non-steroidal structure from the group trifeniletilenov antiestrogen action.
It is classified as a selective estrogen receptor modulator with dual properties: agonistic and antagonistic. This is due to the fact that in some cases
Clomid blocks the action of estrogen, directly affecting the receptors, and in others – activated receptors i.e. It acts in body tissues like real
estrogen. If the body contains low concentrations of estrogen, then Clomid exhibits moderate estrogenic effect, if increased – the anti-estrogen effect.
This drug has no androgenic or progestational activity.
Initially, the drug was intended for women to stimulate ovulation in infertility due to hypothalamic-pituitary ovarian disorders. Effect of the drug is
designed to block estrogen receptors in ovaries and the hypothalamus, increased secretion of gonadotropins by the pituitary gland and increase in the
concentration of estradiol in the blood.
The drug is extremely popular in bodybuilding, powerlifting and weightlifting. In male athletes Clomid acts as an antiestrogen due to its ability to block
the effects of estrogen on the hypothalamus, which triggers a chain reaction:
· It stimulates the production of GnRH (GnRH);
· increases the production of luteinizing hormone by the pituitary gland;
· It raises levels of hormones that stimulate the testicles;
· increases the production of testosterone by the testes.
Because Clomid acts directly on the pituitary gland, it stimulates the growth of production of natural (natural) testosterone. For this reason Clomid is
essential for bodybuilders taking anabolic steroids. Especially needed medication at the end of the course, because after discontinuation of steroids in
athletes marked decrease in endogenous testosterone production and reducing its concentration in the body. Details here
If you do not restore normal testosteron
If you do not restore normal testosterone levels, it is fraught with negative consequences, in particular, the significant losses to gain muscle volume and
strength characteristics. The absence or insufficient levels of androgens (such as testosterone) provides benefits dominant catabolic hormone cortisol. It
directly affects protein synthesis in muscle tissue and stimulates the catabolic metabolism. Among bodybuilders, this process is called post-steroid
frustrating because it can destroy almost all the muscles created. Receiving Clomid to prevent this process.
Furthermore, usually at the end of the cycle practically all athletes encounter another problem with excess estrogen. The combination of “increased
concentration of estrogen plus testosterone reduced” significantly increases the risk of developing gynecomastia bodybuilders. Admission Clomid can
simultaneously solve both of these problems.
Basically Clomid is very effective in bodybuilding, because his property to lower the activity of estrogen in the body warns:
· development of gynecomastia;
· the deposition of fat and the formation of folds of fat;
· accumulation of fluid in the body.
According to its characteristics similar to Clomid Nolvadex (tamoxifen), in principle, both drugs are interchangeable. What is preferable to take, it’s up
to the athlete based on the comparative analysis: contraindications, side effects and price policy.
It is often applied with Clomid Proviron, as this combination is considered to be the most effective to reduce symptoms and improve aromatase ratio of
androgens to estrogens.
Dosage and features reception
To consolidate the results and stimulate the production of natural testosterone Clomid should take 50-100 mg daily. This amount is enough for two to three
weeks of taking back the normal level of testosterone in the body. Clomid is undesirable to use more than 4-6 weeks in a row.
Because Clomid can dramatically raise the level of testosterone (the drug is characterized by a gradual rise), it is recommended to enter it directly into
the end of the course and in the recovery period, and to a sharp rise in the androgen hormone and its enhanced production of the body to take in
conjunction with anabolic steroids HCG (gonadotropin ). Read more
HCG should not take more than three weeks, since excessively high levels of testosterone and estrogen can cause the opposite effect. Clomid also need to
continue to take and then, after the end of HCG.
Some experts for the “right” way out of a long course of strong steroids is recommended to use a slightly different dosage and scheme. In the early days of
the recovery period is taken Clomid increased dose – 150-300 mg daily, and then about two weeks – 100 mg, and continue until the end of the course – 50 mg
Women taking the drug
Among bodybuilders Clomid also enjoys a certain demand, especially before a competition. This is primarily due to the fact that his method allows
regulation of natural estrogen. Accordingly, Clomid successfully combats the problem of fat deposits: it helps build muscle and destroys fat in true female
problem areas – thighs and the side surface.
The decrease in the popularity of the drug effect is that women are more susceptible to side effects than men, because they are sensitive to changes in the
level of estrogen.
In this regard, Clomid is considered one of the safest drugs. Bodybuilders say extremely low probability of side effects. But still it should be prepared
for the fact that taking Clomid may provoke some unpleasant phenomena:
· hot flashes or fever;
· visual impairment (decreased visual or fog before the eyes).
If, however, “pobochki” made themselves felt, especially through ophthalmologic problems, you should stop taking Clomid or restrict its use, at least for a