Clomed Balkan Pharmaceuticals is a non-steroidal fertility drug that belongs to the group of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERM). Another name for this drug is Clomiphene Citrate and due to its effectiveness it is one of the most widely-prescribed synthetic drugs to induce ovulation. It’s an oral medication that is supplied as white & round 50 mg tablets only.
Clomiphene binds to estrogen receptor in the hypothalamus, ovary, pituitary gland, vagina, endometrium & cervix. It inhibits negative feedback on the hypothalamus and causes the pituitary gland to increase the production and release of a special hormone gonadotropins needed for stimulating ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary.
It is a perfect fertility drug for women that have problems with naturally-occurring ovulation because of medical conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or ovulatory dysfunction.
Clomed PCT in Bodybuilding
Clomed is also widely abused by both amateur and professional athletes. This same group of individuals abuses a whole range of other chemicals like anabolic steroids, HCG, tamoxifen, thyroid hormone, etc. Unlike other anabolic steroids or hormones, Clomed does not suppress the levels of testosterone- by causing a surge in LH; it increases the levels of testosterone.
Almost all anabolic steroids have both androgenic and anabolic properties. In some cases, the anabolic steroids also have mild estrogen stimulating activity. Further, some anabolic steroids are also converted in the fatty tissues by the enzyme aromatase to the female sex hormone, estrogen. The estrogen is responsible as the cause of gynecomastia in body builders. While bodybuilders and athletes want to show of their bodies, they seldom want to brag about their boobs. So Clomed is used to block the development of gynecomastia. By blocking the estrogen receptors, it will limit the gynecomastia seen with anabolic steroids.
Further, since Clomed blocks the estrogen receptors in the brain, the hypothalamus sends a surge of releasing factors LH and FSH to promote more synthesis of the sex hormones. The LH and FSH also act on the testes and this results in further synthesis of testosterone – which provides an extra boost for the athlete. Some body builders only take Clomed for the anabolic effects, whereas others combine it with a cocktail of other steroids and growth hormone.
Clomed PCT Dosage
The fact that Clomed is an effective HPTA and endogenous Testosterone stimulating agent is well documented and has been covered extensively thus far throughout this profile. The fact that Clomed is less effective at acting as an Estrogen antagonist in breast tissue compared to its effectiveness in restoring hormonal function is the reason as to why it is utilized primarily and exclusively for the latter reason among anabolic steroid users. However, it is still important to note that on a mg for mg basis, Nolvadex is far superior to Clomed. Normally it is because of this that if any individuals still insist on the use of Clomed at all, it should be included as a multi-compound PCT program in which it is also used with Nolvadex and perhaps HCG (many will also include the use of an aromatase inhibitor to mitigate the Estrogenic effects of HCG administration).
The standard Clomed doses for PCT (for the purpose of stimulating the release of GnRH (Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone), LH, FSH, and ultimately Testosterone) is that of 50 – 100mg daily.
There are no special considerations in regards to the administration of Clomed. It can be taken before, during, or after meals. It can also be consumed in the morning or at night time. It is recommended to ingest the full dose all at once as opposed to splitting the Clomed doses up throughout the day, which is largely unnecessary due to its long half-life of 5 – 7 days.