What is Clomid?
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) is in the class of drugs called Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERM). It has anti-estrogen effects and was originally developed as a fertility medication for women who do not ovulate normally.
Clomid is also sometimes prescribed for the treatment of hypogonadism in men as a alternative option to testosterone replacement therapy, with excellent results often seen in this area (increases the output of luteinizing hormone by the pituitary gland) which is why Clomid became such a sought after drug for those using anabolic steroids.
In the world of bodybuilding, Clomid is highly prized for its ability to mitigate estrogenic side effects caused by many steroids during a cycle, as well as for combating the suppression of natural testosterone as a result of using steroids which is the main goal of its use in post cycle therapy.
Two of the most dreaded estrogen caused side effects that anabolic steroid users want to avoid are water retention and gynecomastia (gyno). Clomid is useful for tackling both of these adverse effects which, if left to advance, can both lead to some serious negative implications.
Excess water retention can not only ruin your physique and mask your gains, but also lead to high blood pressure. While gyno can become untreatable if left too long, with surgery the only option. So it goes without saying that Clomid is a hugely powerful tool in the arsenal of any anabolic steroid user.
Author’s Note: For real, NO-BS information on using steroids be sure to check out Straight From the Underground (my recommended underground steroid handbook). Everything in this book is based on first hand experience, not theory.
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What happens in a bodybuilder’s body?
When steroid substances are used by men, their natural production of male hormones is reduced. The longer they depend on steroids and heavier the dose the more it affects their hormonal balance. The level of testosterone keeps getting lower and the level of female hormones (estradiol, progesterone, and prolactin) keeps increasing. This results in the growth of female breasts in men, also known as gynecomastia, and it even causes fluid retention in their bodies. This hormonal imbalance can be normalized with the help of antiestrogens, and the safest, most popular, and most effective antiestrogen is Clomiphene (Clomid). No matter what type of steroid a bodybuilder is using and for how long, Clomid is commonly suggested to them to get desired results.
heyimwes·March 8, 2019
“I have low testosterone, male, age 26. So I had 2 options when I found out I had low testosterone (198) I take try clomiphene citrate (CC) or testosterone therapy. I decided to try the CC because of the negative effects on fertility, with testosterone therapy. (I haven’t had kids yet and I still want them!) I am not overweight, and I work out at the gym most days of the week. Within a month of use, My energy was back, testosterone test showed a medium testosterone level of 350, almost 2x higher than before!), penile sensitivity greatly increased, red blood cell count went up, and I just feel great compared to before. My chronic anxiety completely disappeared, and this is a very good indicator that anxiety is caused by low testosterone in men. I have a much easier time talking to women I find attractive now, and feel 10x more confident! I recommend any men try this before testosterone therapy, it is as big a difference as night and day! I take 50mg 1 time daily.”
AnonK·February 18, 2014
Clomid (clomiphene): “Well, I was actually being treated for secondary hypogonadism. Clomid worked like a charm. The first 4 days I could seriously feel my testicals growing and it felt like pressure, which sort of caused me to feel aroused all day…strange but sort of pleasant. I also felt happy and young again, like I did when I was younger.. super positive…just all around great. Then after around 5 days, the super positive effect wore off, not a bad deal, just sort of a bummer, then I started to get lightheaded sort of having balance issues. Not so bad I couldn’t drive or anything, but uncomfortable for sure. So I called my doc (endocrinologist) and he said it would be okay if I reduced my dose from 25mg/day to 12.5 mg/day (quarter tab). Just got worse.”
MickeyMike30·Taken for 5 to 10 years·January 14, 2017
“I had low T (305). Thought I was dying… Slow thinking, hard to recall 4 digits let alone the whole phone number. Almost lost my job it got so bad. Finally saw a hormonal heath man and he said since I was under 60 years old he didn’t want to put me on testosterone patch since he tested me an I had whatever enzyme level said clomid would work. After couple months I hit 758 with serume T level much better as well. Clomid saved my life and job. I don’t notice any side effects I could contribute to it. I wish I could motivate my self to workout to take even m ore advantage. I have been on it around 5 years. 6mo on, 1 off. blood tested every 6mo. I read they are starting to approve drugs specifically for men – enclomiphene”
Daniel Studzinski·Taken for 1 to 6 months·November 15, 2016
“it is important to use Clomiphene together with aromatase blocker like Anastrazole to prevent an increase of the Estradiol (E2). The described effect of “euforia” can be extended for weeks and in many cases, the BPH (Enlarged Prostate) disappear as a side effect of this combination. without aromatase blocker increased testosterone levels turn into increased E2 levels that irritate the prostate even more in cases where hypogonadism was caused by hyper-efficient aromatase process. also, many side effects are caused not by clomiphene nor testosterone but by increased E2 levels. regular control of T, E2, FH, FSH and PSA is advised. Certain levels of E2 are important for spermatogenesis and the ability to experience sexual climax in men.”
Satisfied·Taken for 6 months to 1 year·April 24, 2021
“I was in my early 40s and felt sluggish. Sex drive was in the tank, erections were becoming progressively less firm. I had an appointment with a urologist for an unrelated reason and told him about my symptoms. He put me on 50mg daily. I had borderline low testosterone and LH levels. I took the first dose in the early evening. I woke up to my first ever sexual dream. I had an erection that would make a porn star blush. The first weeks, I had an insane libido and erection quality I had not experienced since I was 18. Sex was great. It’s levelled out but I was able to double my testosterone levels. Very happy with the results.”
jastice·Taken for less than 1 month·September 11, 2016
“I tried Clomiphene to increase my low testosterone without negatively affecting sperm quality. Unfortunately, just after my second dose (25mg) I woke up at night with numbness and tingling spreading over my whole left body side, with light tingling and muscle fasciculations continuing for over a week after disconinuing the medication. This is supposedly a very rare, but known, side effect of clomiphene, and was repeatable after trying it again after a few weeks. It also seemed to cause anxiety and even minor suicidal thoughts. On the plus side, it did probably increase my physical energy levels.”
Clomid helps block estrogen and associated undesirable effects and thus, boost testosterone. It will give your testicles a much needed prod to begin producing more testosterone naturally again while not relying on the effects of steroids.
Clomid is considered one of the more powerful PCT options and is used by people who are doing more advanced steroids or stacking multiple steroids.
If you enjoyed this guide and would like more real, NO-BS information on cycling steroids, then pick up Straight From the Underground (my recommended underground steroid handbook). Everything in this book is based on first hand experience, not theory.
A pharmacological drug that almost every bodybuilder depends on is steroids. Though steroid does give the results that bodybuilders desire, it also comes with its own share of side effects, and to balance the side-effects most bodybuilders depends on Clomid. Before we find out what is Clomid, let us get to have a brief understanding of what happens in the body of bodybuilders when they take steroids.