- What is clomid (clomiphene citrate)?
- The use of clomid in bodybuilding on the course of steroids
- Side Effects of Clomid in Bodybuilding
- However, some side effects are possible.
Clomid in bodybuilding is one of the common pharmacological drugs in the bodybuilders first-aid kit on steroids. In this article we will talk about what Clomid is, how infertility medicine for women got into bodybuilding, give instructions for use on the steroid course and after it (on PCT), and compare what is better than tamoxifen or clomid.
What is clomid (clomiphene citrate)?
Clomid (clomiphene citrate) is a powerful anti-estrogen, very similar in its effect to tamoxifen (tamoxifen citrate).
Clomid gained great popularity in the 1970s in medicine as a drug for the treatment of infertility in women and today it is still one of its main uses.
In bodybuilding, clomid is used by athletes on the course of anabolic steroids to eliminate the side effects associated with the partial conversion of steroids to estrogen (female sex hormone), as well as to stimulate the domestic production of testosterone after a course of steroids (PCT), which is suppressed when taking steroids.
The use of clomid in bodybuilding on the course of steroids
Clomid has strong anti-estrogenic properties that can be useful in medicine and bodybuilding for athletes using steroids.
The fact is that testosterone and some steroids derived from testosterone are partially converted into estrogen.
Elevated levels of estrogen lead to the development of gynecomastia (the growth of the female breast) and excessive fluid retention in the body – both effects are undesirable in bodybuilding.
Excess fluid increases blood pressure and hides the muscle relief. That is why professional bodybuilders take diuretics to remove it from the subcutaneous layers on the body.
What does clomid do: when it is taken on a course of steroids, it blocks estrogen receptors in the body, preventing its action. Therefore, it can be useful for the fight against gynecomastia, as the female breast grows under the influence of estrogen.
Side Effects of Clomid in Bodybuilding
Clomid is considered one of the most well-tolerated anti-estrogen in sports pharmacology and does not lead to serious side effects in either men or women. This is confirmed by research.
However, some side effects are possible.
Women who take clomiphene citrate for the treatment of infertility show at least one of the following side effects: irritability, mood swings, depression, water retention in the body.
Other possible side effects:
- tides (sharp temperature increase);
- uterine bleeding;
- discomfort in the chest;
- vision problems;