What is PCT and Do I Need It?
First of all, what exactly is PCT? PCT is a commonly used acronym for post cycle treatment. PCT refers to a combination of supplements used to offset oestrogen influxes and regulate testosterone levels usually after a period of high testosterone enhancement. Commonly used by bodybuilders after a steroid cycle, this can prevent adverse effects of sudden reduction of testosterone such as gynecomastia, liver damage, and emotional swings.
What does a PCT cycle consist of?
A commonly used assortment of supplements in a PCT cycle would be a natural testosterone support blend and a supplement the helps support the health of the liver (such as milk thistle). The use of anabolic steroids in particular can be very damaging to the liver as they are chemically likely to be resistant to breaking down when processed in the liver. When the liver cannot break down substances repeatedly over a duration of time it may cause functional damage. Supporting the liver with ingredients that naturally nourish liver health is essential.
Do I need to take PCT?
The short answer to this question is probably, and here’s why. As with any enhancement supplement, your body over time will get used to high testosterone levels and develop resistance to the same potency supplement. If you’re taking steroids, it is recommended that you cycle on and off so that your body has a chance to re-balance hormone levels intermittently. While going through the cycling off period you need to keep your hard-earned gains, prevent adverse effects, and prepare your body for a future cycle.
Where can I find PCT?
There are several options on the market. The key is finding a supplement or company that is reputable, ensures quality control, and can deliver efficient potency.