Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Using Clomid and HCG for Post Cycle Therapy

Why Bodybuilders Use Clomid
Clomid is a generic name for Clomiphene Citrate and is a synthetic estrogen. It is prescribed medically to aid ovulation in low fertility females. Another generic name is Serophene.

Most anabolic steroids, especially the androgens, cause inhibition of the body's own testosterone production. When a bodybuilder comes off a steroid cycle, natural testosterone production is zero and the levels of the steroids taken in the blood are diminishing. This leaves the ratios of catabolic : anabolic hormones in the blood high, hence the body is in a state of catabolism, and, as a result, much of the muscle tissue that was gained on the cycle is now going to be lost.

Clomid stimulates the hypothalamus to, in turn stimulant the anterior pituitary gland (aka hypophysis) to release gonadotrophic hormones. The gonadotrophic hormones are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH - aka interstitial cell stimulating hormone (ICSH)). FSH stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone, and LH stimulates them to secrete more testosterone. This feedback mechanism is known as the hypothalamic-pituitary-testes axis (HPTA), and results in an increase of the body's own testosterone production and blood levels rise, to, in part, compensate for the diminishing levels of exogenous steroids. This is vital to minimise post cycle muscle losses.

Not all steroids do cause shut down of the feedback mechanism. Everyone is different and you must also take into account how long you have been using a certain steroid and at what dose in order to determine if you need Clomid or not.

Clomid also works as an anti-estrogen. As it's a weak synthetic estrogen, it binds to estrogen receptors on cells blocking them to estrogen in the blood. This minimises the negative effects like gynecomastia and water retention that may be a result of estrogen that has aromatised from testosterone.

It's effect as an anti-estrogen are quite weak though, and it should not be relied upon if you are going to be using androgenic steroids that aromatise at a rapid rate, or if you are pre-disposed to gynecomastia. Arimidex and Nolvadex (Tamoxifen) are far more effective anti-estrogens.

Important note: Clomid does not, as is often thought, stimulate the release of natural testosterone, but rather works at reducing the estrogenic inhibition caused by the steroid cycle. It does this in a similar manner to the way it and Nolvadex block estrogen receptors in nipples to combat gyno development, i.e. by blocking the estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary thus reducing the inhibition from the elevated estrogen. This allows LH levels to return to normal, or even above normal levels, and in turn, natural testosterone levels to also normalise.

Inhibition of the HPTA is caused by either elevated androgen, estrogen or progesterone levels. On cessation of the steroid cycle, androgen levels begin to fall and Clomid dosing is normally commenced according to the half-life of the longest acting drug in the system (see below).

This may also explain the reason individuals often find post-deca recovery more difficult, as the progesterone presence is untouched by the Clomid. We know that Clomid and Nolvadex (being very similar chemically) are both ineffective with regard to reducing progesterone related gyno, so it is reasonable to assume that Clomid has little effect against progesterone levels.

Clomid During A Cycle
When we use anabolic steroids, the level of androgens in the body rises causing the androgen receptors to become more highly activated, and through the HPTA, a signal tells our testes to stop producing testosterone. During a cycle the body has far higher than normal levels of androgens and, as long as this level is high enough, Clomid will not help to keep natural testosterone production up. It will be almost all but completely shut off, in theory.

Some heavy androgen users, however, do advocate a small burst of Clomid mid-cycle, though it must be hard for them to say if it really of any benefit, due to the amount of gear they are using. Therefore, the only purpose of Clomid during a cycle is as an anti-estrogen.

When To Start Clomid
The correct time to commence Clomid depends on the type and cycle of steroids you have been using. Different steroids have different half-lifes (indicates the time a substance diminishes in blood), and Clomid administration should be taken accordingly.

As we have seen above, Clomid taken when androgen levels in our blood are still high will be a waste. It is crucial to wait for androgen levels to fall before implementing our Clomid therapy. However, if taken too late we could possibly lose gains.

The list below determines when you should start Clomid. Select from the list any steroids you've used in your cycle and whichever one has the latest starting point is the time to commence Clomid. For example, if Dianabol, Sustanon and Winstrol were cycled, the time for administering Clomid should be 3 weeks post cycle, as Sustanon remains active in the body for the longest period of time.

Steroid                               Time after last administration  Length of Clomid Cycle
Anadrol50/Anapolan50:                     8 - 12 hours                                 3 weeks
Deca durabolan:                                 3 weeks                                       4 weeks
Dianabol:                                            4 - 8 hours                                   3 weeks
Equipoise:                                           17 - 21 days                                 3 weeks
Finajet/Trenbolone:                            3 days                                          3 weeks
Primabolan depot:                              0 - 14 days                                   2 weeks
Sustanon:                                            3 weeks                                       3 weeks
Testosterone Cypionate:                     2 weeks                                       3 weeks
Testosterone Enanthate/Testaviron:   2 weeks                                       3 weeks
Testosterone Propionate:                    3 days                                         3 weeks
Testosterone Suspension:                    4 - 8 hours                                 2-3 weeks
Winstrol                                               8 - 12 hours                               2-3 weeks

How To Take Clomid
Clomid has a long half-life (possibly 5 days), so there is no need to split up doses throughout the day. If Sustanon has been used and Clomid is commenced 3 weeks after the last injection, I would estimate that androgen levels are low enough to start sending the correct signals. If androgen levels are still a little high, we need to start at a high enough amount that will work or help, even if androgen levels are still a little high. Try 300mg on day 1; then use 100mg for the next 10 days; followed by 50mg for 10 days.

Using HCG
It is our opinion that HCG is probably one of the most misunderstood and misused compounds in bodybuilding. Hopefully this information will go some way towards rectifying that for the members of MuscleTalk. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin and is not a steroid, but a natural peptide hormone which develops in the placenta of pregnant women during pregnancy to controls the mother's hormones. (Incidentally, this is the reason you may hear of people testing for growth hormone (HGH) with a pregnancy testing kit - If their HGH shows 'pregnant', they've been ripped-off with cheaper HCG - but we digress slightly).

Its action in the male body is like that of LH, stimulating the Leydig cells in the testes to produce testosterone even in the absence of endogenous LH. HCG is therefore used during longer or heavier steroid cycles to maintain testicular size and condition, or to bring atrophied (shrunken) testicles back up to their original condition in preparation for post-cycle Clomid therapy. This process is necessary because atrophied testicles produce reduced levels of natural testosterone, this situation should be rectified prior to post-cycle Clomid therapy.

HCG administration post-cycle is common practice among bodybuilders in the belief that it will aid the natural testosterone recovery, but this theory is unfounded and also counterproductive. The rapid rise in both testosterone, and thus estrogen due to aromatisation, from the administration of HCG causes further inhibition of the HPTA (Hypothalamic/Pituitary/Testicular Axis - feedback loop discussed above); this actually worsens the recovery situation. HCG does not restore the natural testosterone production.

The typically observed dosing of 2000 to 5000IU every 4 to 5 days causes such an increase in estrogen levels via aromatisation of the natural testosterone that this has been responsible for many cases of gynecomastia.

From the above discussion it is clear that HCG is best used during a cycle, either to:

1) Avoid testicular atrophy, or
2) Rectify the problem of an existing testicular atrophy.

Doses of HCG
Smaller doses, more frequently during a cycle will give best overall results with least unwanted side effects. Somewhere between 500iu and 1000iu per day would be best over about a two-week period. These doses are sufficient to avoid/rectify testicular atrophy without increasing estrogen levels too dramatically and risking gynecomastia. This dosing schedule also avoids the risk of permanently down-regulating the LH receptors in the testes.

Presentation and Administration of HCG
Synthetic HCG is often known as Pregnyl (generic name) and is available in 2500iu and 5000iu (not ideal for the above doses!). Administration of the compound is either by intra-muscular or subcutaneous injection. It comes as a powder which needs to be mixed with the sterile water. The powder is temperature-sensitive prior to mixing and should not be exposed to direct heat. After mixing, it should be kept refrigerated and used within a few weeks - though there are sterility issues which need to be considered after mixing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What to Do When an Illness Interrupts a Steroid Cycle

What to do if you get sick during a cycle and can’t train properly or your body obviously just doesn’t have the energy to gain?

Beter not change your plans when an illness likely will have you down for only a few days, but to end the cycle if it’s likely to be about a week or more.

Ending a cycle early allows the next cycle to start earlier, completely compensating for the change in schedule. It’s not really a loss at all. You could start the next cycle as soon as you’ve completed the same number of weeks “off” that you had been “on,” or if you wish to be more conservative, twice that time. This will be much sooner than would be the case if you’d continued the cycle despite the illness. You won’t be setting yourself back overall.

If your testosterone was good before the cycle and the cycle length has been fairly short, such as 8 weeks or less, in most cases recovery will be good simply from using a SERM as PCT. The most common choices are Clomid or Nolvadex.

However, if and only if you suspect recovery of natural testosterone might be slow, then use in PCT either HCG or low-dose testosterone, such as 100 mg/week.

This is because we don’t want the immune system adversely affected by testosterone dropping too low.

Intermediate steroid doses – not enough for real gains, yet too much for recovery of the HPTA – are a waste of your time. Either be on-cycle, or in recovery. Whatever muscle loss may occur while ill will be easily recovered on regaining health. Again, ending steroid use earlier will allow restarting earlier, and this will be much more productive than trying to avoid losses while ill.

In short, optimize your usage. And using anabolic steroids while down and unable to train is not optimizing usage.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Recovery of Testosterone Production and Deca Durabolin

Do you know Deca Durabolin is also known as Nandrolone Decanoate? Yes, it is an inject-able anabolic steroid. It is the most common and popular form of Nandrolone. Due to the attachment of the Decanoate to the Nandrolone the release times as well as the half life of the steroid can be spread out for more convenience in injections.

While at first, it saw many medical uses, the modern FDA cut back its uses to treating anemic patients, HIV/AIDS patients, and any others who were losing muscle mass due to their condition. It is still widely available in the US, despite cessations and bans of many other steroids.

The Benefits of Taking Deca Durabolin
Deca Durabolin is considered mild in comparison to other anabolic steroids on the issue of side effects. Watch this video to see Deca benefits over one of the most powerful steroids- Tren.
Over years of studies, it does not seem to exhibit the same rate of the usual side effects everyone associates with steroids, such as hair loss, aggression, and increases in blood pressure and severe changes in lipids, kidney functions and liver values. This makes it a very popular choice for many steroid users. Despite its popularity for the lack of side effects, it has one major drawback.

The Side Effect that Really Matters
One of the well known side effects of steroid use is an effect on testosterone levels. Different types of steroids result in different levels of decrease in production of testosterone. Deca Durabolin is one of the most powerful steroids in use, and thus it creates a serious and noticeable decrease in testosterone levels.
“Deca Dick” has become commonly used slang to describe those on the steroid with Erectile Dysfunction. It is a hot topic in every forum and unfortunately for Deca Durabolin users, not only is it incredibly potent, but also has a higher recovery time for the user to recover to regular testosterone levels.

Is there more to low testosterone than just ED?
Most people know that lower testosterone levels will decrease a man’s libido. But there are a number of other risks and side effects of low testosterone levels that are often forgotten in the wake of erectile dysfunction. Some of these side effects include increased body fat, fragile bones, swelling and tenderness of breast tissue, hot flashes, and increased fatigue.
It can also affect sleep cycles and cause depression. These issues, which could develop into more serious problems, should be kept in mind along with ED when considering the benefits of Post Cycle Therapy.

The Benefits and Importance of Post Cycle Therapy (PCT)
Post Cycle Therapy can be crucial to increasing testosterone levels at a more desirable rate. PCT is much more than just recovering testosterone. PCT helps to keep your entire endocrine system healthy. In the early days of steroids in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s not much was known about their effects on the endocrine system. It wasn’t until the 80’s or 90’s that doctors and scientists realized the extent to which steroids affected the Hypothalamic Pituitary Testicular Axis (HPTA). PCT was born out of this revelation, and has been encouraged ever since.

The Results of Skipping PCT
While a body can usually rebalance itself in 1 to 4 months that could be counteractive to the benefits of the steroid cycle it as the imbalance has enough time to affect the body in multiple ways. Decreasing the time it takes the body to regain testosterone levels (which can be as low as 75% decrease in Deca Durabolin users) can ensure the health of the endocrine system as well as the avoidance of other symptoms that come with below average testosterone levels.

Deca can indeed cause you huge muscle growth, but wrong use can also lead to serious side effects. In order to stay safe and enjoy great results, educate yourself about Deca proper usage, side effects, stacks, recommendations and things to avoid.  PCT is just one of them and play a big role.

Friday, December 19, 2014

How to protect liver during steroid cycle

Steroids are blamed for many negative effects on human body, one of them being liver toxicity. But not all of them are responsible for damaging the liver. All alkylated anabolic steroids are proved to have bad influence in liver function. What are these steroids? All oral anabolics with the most common of them in the top: Dianabol, Anadrol, Anavar and of course Winstrol.

Non-alkylated steroids are injectable steroids like Testosterone, Masteron, Equipoise, Deca Durabolin, Primobolan and others. If you want free of liver effects steroids than choose one of this group. This is especially important for those who are susceptible to liver problems.

Liver has the role to clean our body of toxins. Steroids are toxins, hence when they enter the body begin to eliminate them, without letting them get in ten blood. To avoid being breakdown into liver, oral steroids were modified in a way that inhibits the excretory function of the liver. It is not able to eliminate toxins; hence they accumulate in the body causing serious health problems.

We wrote about how oral steroids destroy liver, so will will not detail too much this subject. To read more about it click  on this article “Oral Anabolic Steroids, Liver Enzyme Tests and Liver Function“.

The intend of this post is to show how to break through a steroids cycle keeping your liver fully functional. Read further and find how exactly you can do it.

Use a non-alkylated steroid as base

The use of oral steroids alone is contraindicated. It put a high pressure in the liver and it may cede. Even you have a healthy liver, always stack an injectable with an oral. Such a mix has also a great synergic effect. So that you do not only manage to protect your liver, but also accomplish great results, whether you are bulking or cutting.

The dosage has to be no higher than 350-750mg per week of stack. A higher dosage will inhibit liver function even the gains will be better then you expected. You may get bigger or slimmer, but your liver is goanna be deeply affected. Just to know, individuals can live only 2-3 days if liver function is shut down.

Read this ” Building muscle using therapeutic dosages of steroids to find out how” to understand that staying on minimal dosage still can provide you with nice gains.

Cycle duration has not to exceed 6 weeks. Of course there are many steroid users taking oral anabolics for much longer time without apparently damaging the liver. Acting so is a a big mistake. What they miss is that with every week steroids cause scar tissue which is undetected. They worsen in time as steroids consumption don’t let them heal. The finality is that you get not only with big muscle, but also big scars which put you at risk to develop cancer.

Six weeks are the frame time within the activity of liver is still normal and steroids influence is not devastating. With proper manipulation great results can be achieved even within “short steroid cycle”.  High steroid dosage for long time are too dangerous for your health to risk it.

Choose short steroid cycle over long cyles. Read here why -  The pros of using short steroid cycles

If still want to make your cycle longer, than replacing orals with injectables is a must. For every gram of Winstrol or Anadrol take Testosterone, while Anavar can be replaced with Trenbolone in a 2:3 basis. Search for the injectable which carry the same effects the oral did and make the substitution beginning with the 7th week of cycling.

No bridging between cycles

Alkylated steroids cycles have to be followed by the same amount of time if not more. Allow body time to get back to its normal function. Liver regenerate if time is allowed. And so do hormones and other vital organs.

Don’t know exactly how long the break between cycles should be ? Find here -Time between steroids

It’s common nowadays to not stop taking steroids using bridging. Aside of damaging your liver, such a method is not productive. The more steroids take, the higher resistance body builds to it so that they become inefficient after a period of time. That’s why take breaks and let the body detach from toxins that entered it during time. After a while, you can get back in cycling.

Take supplements to protect liver

Despite of caution steroid use, including liver supplements in your diet is necessary. Lecithin, Liv-52 and Milk Thistle, Essentiale are some products to take in consideration but you are not limited to them. Buy from reliable sources to make sure you ingest high quality products. And this is available for anabolics too.

No alcohol or liver toxic medications

When cycling avoid drinking alcohol at all and be caution to drugs that shows liver toxicity properties. The liver activity is already perturbed, don’t worsen the situation.

Bottom line. Before get involved in oral steroid cycle make sure your liver function is normal. The same do when cycle is over and you are ready for the next one. Throw away the idea of oral cycle if you already have liver issues. It’s not for you. In all other cases keep in mind the above mentioned tricks and liver activity will not be affected in a degree that put your health in danger.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tren Cough: should you worry about it?

Some trenbolone acetate users who claimed that they have used this drug in the past without any side effects, but they recently suffered of terrible tren cough from the trenbolone acetate on many of the injections used. They also say that the tren cough only lasts about 30 seconds, but they consider it quite severe so that they sometimes wonder whether they are going to survive it or not.

Although they are aware of the fact that the tren cough won’t actually kill them, they feel very bad while having it and therefore are relatively scared for their life’s those few seconds that this tren cough lasts. These users have been wondering what is actually happening to them and what can they do about this.

The trenbolone acetate has an unpleasant and quite unusual property, which makes it be irritating to some of the human tissues. For example, in the case of the tongue, the trenbolone acetate is very spicy.

Also, if by mistake, the user of trenbolone acetate gets a trace of it on the hands, then he shouldn’t handle any potatoes or meat until he washes the trenbolone acetate off thoroughly, as this drug is very irritating to potatoes and meat. This is an important fact which shouldn’t be ignored.

The tissues affected by trenbolone acetate

When used at a very high concentration, the trenbolone acetate is very irritating to the lung tissue. Generally, the blood levels are not at all near to the level that is responsible for producing the tren cough. However, in specific cases, there can happen the following things:

– The individual may introduce a small amount of oil right into a very small blood vessel

- Some trenbolone acetate may enter immediately into the lymphatic system

In any of this two particular cases, the body, especially the lungs, will experience a very high level of trenbolone acetate, which will most likely result in tren cough.

The luck of every injection

Basically, it can be considered that the apparition of the tren cough is only a matter of luck, as far as even in an individual, some injections might determine the tren cough to appear, while some injections might not cause the tren cough to occur.

Another factor that can be considered responsible for the apparition of tren cough is the formulation of the injection. Factors from its formulation that might be considered responsible for the causing of tren cough include the following:

– A higher concentration of trenbolone acetate might cause such problems as the tren cough

- The benzyl alcohol may also increase the risk of the tren cough’s apparition

How to minimize the risk of tren cough apparition

Although no one can actually avoid the tren cough to occur, it is somehow possible to minimize the risk of its apparition. In order to minimize the rate of tren cough, the individual using trenbolone acetate can try doing the following:

– Reduce the dosage to 50mg/mL or to 75mg/mL and it is also preferable to opt for trenbolone acetate without benzyl alcohol

– When opting for the dosage of 50mg/mL, the formulation does need to only contain trenbolone acetate together with vegetable oil or ethyl oleate. In this formulation, the benzyl benzoate is optional

– When opting for the dosage of 75mg/mL, it is important that it contains either benzyl acetate or benzyl benzoate. It is recommended that it contains benzyl benzoate in a concentration of 20%


It is possible that the tren cough occurs with an injection. However, there is nothing that can be done with it, except though it out. The tren cough might seem severe, but it usually ends relatively quickly. Basically, it is gone in less than 30 seconds, in rare cases it can go up to 60 seconds and it very rarely lasts for about 90 seconds.

Friday, December 5, 2014

What is steroid aromatization

When taking steroids, there are number of process that happens in the body. Along with anabolic effect, steroids may cause some serious side effects that every bodybuilder fears of. Most of them are estrogenic issues caused by the strong aromatization.

Bodybuilders search on the internet for low aromatizing steroids or even for those who do not aromatize at all. This is a wrong approach, since all steroids aromatize, but in different degree.

To better understand why all steroids carry the risk of aromatization and how bad it is for your health, you will have to know, first of all, what aromatization means, what cause it and how can be prevented its downsides. Yes, downsides, since generally it is good process for body and you will see in this article why.

Aromatization is not triggered by steroid use. It is a natural process during which testosterone is transformed into estrogen. This process is carried out by a special enzyme in our body called aromatase, thus the whole processed was called aromatization. The main task or aromatization is the synthesis of cholesterol and fats. But it changes when body feels a testosterone boost.

Human body has a very interesting characteristic: it tend to ensure a balance in all it has-muscles, hormones, temperature and others. This stage is known as homeostasis. When big amounts of testosterone enters the body, homeostasis try to put the things in order by triggering a stronger process of aromatization. This means that a big part of injected or swallowed testosterone is converted into estrogens, causing serious side effects like bitch tits, or also called gyno.

Each system has different number of aromatase enzymes. The higher is their number, the bigger is the percentage of testosterone who get into estrogen. Thereby, persons with big volume of aromatase enzymes can experience serious health issues even taking anabolic steroids even in smallest doses. Also, this group of bodybuilders have always to pay a bigger attention to antiestrogens drugs when going throughout a cycle.

Why our system has such a categorical reaction to high amounts of testosterone?

Normally a man body produce about 7 mg of testosterone per day. This is a quite modest dose, which not leads to massive muscle gains. Even try naturally, this level will increase but  you will need to put great efforts and much time on this. And efforts doesn’t mean to work hard in the gym only, but also to keep a close eyes to your nutritional diet and rest time.

It is more easier and convenient to get the testosterone level higher by taking steroids. Usually, one dose of steroid is at least 100 mg and higher. This means that suddenly high amounts of testosterone get into body, causing a serious hormonal disbalance.Our body react and try to keep a balance, and begin to convert the surplus of testosterone into estrogen.

So, the answer is that our body is accustomed to a certain amount of testosterone produced daily. It always keep a balance, that’s  why when big doses of synthetic testosterone enters the body it turns it into estrogens. Increased level of estrogen in the system has serious side effects that have to be carefully monitored.

Estrogen has not to be seen as something bad. It has very specific functions in the body like increasing the bone mass, improve libido and greatly add muscle mass if combined with testosterone steroid, for example. Estrogen is a natural steroid, which directly participate in the muscle building process. Along with this, it makes the body to use glucose in a better way, which definitely reduce the recovery period. Being  back in the gym as soon as possible and full of energy and with no soreness is the thing that every bodybuilder want. And estrogen has good influence on all this.

But it have to be kept in normal limits. When it goes too high, serious side effects may occur as gynecomastia, weakness of immunity, and cholesterol issues. There are at least five types of antiestrogens recommended for use during post cycle therapy to reduce estrogenic activity in the body.

Antiestrogens drugs:


Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)


HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)


We can not say about these drugs that are very expensive as they were few years ago when 1 mg pill of brand name of Arimidex was sold with ten dollars. Nowadays the steroid market is much diversified, and you can find the same product at a very good price. Especially if you are not looking for brand names, and are ready to buy those produced by underground labs.

What are the most aromatizing steroids

All steroids aromatase. This is the most important detail every person looking to get bigger have to bear in mind. But the way they do it differ in some degree. That’s why we can talk about most and less aromatizing steroids, but not about the concept of non aromatization at all. Also, there are individual characteristics as high number of aromatase enzymes in the body, which can turn a low aromatizing steroid into one very estrogenic.

Over the years of experience it was observed that several anabolic steroids induce a greater estrogenic activity when area administered.

Top 4 most aromatizing steroids:





Both forms of Dbol, liquid and pills, have a high estrogenic activity. The same thing can be said about esters of testosterone. It is tremendously to run a proper post cycle therapy with recommended antiestrogens when stacking two or more steroids from the above list. Do it because these steroids are in most cases associated with gyno development.

Water retention is in another unwanted side effects caused by aromatization. Water retention means that you body hold more water, making you look swallowed especially on face aria. Also, it cause in man fat deposition along the waist. The lower is estrogenic activity in the body while running a cycle, the less water your body retain. In other words, in the end of steroid cycle you will have more lean muscle mass gains, instead of such unwanted fat. Antiestrogens are at great importance in this case, so make sure you have them included in your steroid cycle plan.


Aromatization is the process during which the surplus of testosterone is turned into estrogens. It comes as a result of body tendency to keep an overall balance. Estrogen in normal limits is very beneficial for body since it improves libido, increase bone mass and makes the muscles get bigger especially if mixed with a synthetic steroid like testosterone. But when high amounts of testosterone enters the body, the estrogen level goes high too, causing serious health problems like gynecomastia, weak immunity and cholesterol changes.

Most of bodybuilders want a non-aromatizing steroid at all, this being unreal. Since all steroids more or less are aromatizing. So, the best would be mention low and high aromatizing steroids. The number of aromatase enzymes in the body have a great importance, the higher is their number the more testosterone into converted into estrogen. Thereby, even a low aromatizing steroid can be quite powerful for such a person.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Prostate cancer and steroids

The human organism is, at birth at least, a well rounded, timed and compact machine, that can function in all conditions on the planet, more or less. The evolution of man has seen to it that the body and organism of man are changed only minimally. We are on top of the food chain in this world, and have no natural enemies, in order to restore balance in the universe Mother Nature has made us susceptible to various types of sicknesses, diseases, viruses etc.

Of course, being as intelligent as we are, the human race has invented medicines for the vast majority of health issues that have been troubling us for many years. That is to say that humans are still yet to find a cure for some of the most dangerous and stubborn sicknesses that have ever existed-HIV, AIDS, cancer etc.

Take cancer, for example: it’s been around for years but no one seems to have been able to find the solution for it. When it strikes, it strikes hard and leaves very little chance of recovery. It can appear almost anywhere in the body, but in the case of cancer location makes no difference-whether it’s:
• Lung
• Stomach
• Tongue
• Throat or
• Prostate- it rarely goes away.

The paradox
Persistent as they are, humans have been trying to find the answer but all of the efforts seem to have been in vain. If you look at prostate cancer-the common medical practice states that, depending on the current state and progression level of the cancer, a prostate intervention is what is needed (in the majority of cases).

However, in recent times it was noticed that androgen therapy has, contrary to popular belief and practice, resulted in an improvement with androgen deficiency symptoms and concomitant prostate disease. What’s more, it is unexplainable how or why the current prostate cancer treatments, such as early discovery and prostate cancer screening, have come to become the common ways of treating prostate cancer, especially since there is no evidence or indication whatsoever in medical literature that support the claim that androgens worsen or even cause prostate disease in the first place.

The eye-opener
In recent experiments and analysis, it was demonstrated that PSA testing (Prostate Specific Antigen) and DRE screening (Digital Rectal Exam) do not significantly reduce prostate cancer rate of death. Furthermore, if PSA and DRE screening results lead to a false finding, which causes patients to receive a surgical procedure that is quite significant-the consequence is a sizeable screening burden. Also, it is noticeable that patients with prostate cancer are receiving a considerable amount of over-treatment simply because prostate cancer screening and also many treatments that follow are so widespread and urgent.

Another type of therapy for prostate cancer that is being used against reason is the androgen ablation therapy-it’s very expensive. The reasons why it’s not very cost effective are primarily the lack of beneficial and usable results, the contrasting effects that cannot be avoided and must be endured, and the considerable costs of the therapy itself.

The solution
Since most anabolic steroids are known to increase testosterone levels in the body, testosterone therapy can potentially be used to improve many signs and recognized symptoms of prostate cancer, and ones that have to do with the deficiency of testosterone in particular. Testosterone therapy can be linked to many positive effects for prostate cancer treatment, unlike androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), for example, which is known to cause the exact opposite effect than that of the testosterone therapy.

The summary
The original and commonly used prostate cancer treatment practices have never been based on appropriate and sufficient data. The true power of evidence based medicine is depicted in the recent realization that the common practices are not only inadequate and ineffective, but also that new and until now untested methods of treatment, such as increasing patients’ testosterone levels, are the way to go in the battle with prostate cancer.