The commonly referenced brand name for clomid is clomiphene citrate, it is medically used for the treatment of hormonal cancer such as breast, also for fertility treatment in women. It helps in ovulation. In men it is given to stimulate the production of testosterone. Clomid exerts its affects by blocking estrogen, therefore its chemical use is to oppose the negative feedback of estrogens and for hypothalamic pituitary axis (HTPA) which enhances release of LH (leutenising hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) this can help to enduce ovulation. Clomid is chemically a synthetic estrogen with both agonist and antagonist properties very similar in structure to nolvadex.
Bodybuilders or athletes use clomid at the conclusion of a steroid cycle when their endogenous testosterone levels may be depressed. When there own testosterone needs to be elevated or brought back to normal. If testosterone levels arn’t brought back to normal levels, then the user will experience a loss in size in strength once the anabolic steroids have been removed.
This is because cortisol a catabolic hormone becomes the dominant force affecting protein synthesis, potentially breaking down muscle tissue bringing about a catabolic state.
This state is often referred to as a post steroid crash, clomiphene citrate helps counteract this scenario by playing a key role in preventing the break down in athletic performance, Females use clomiphene to increase endogenous oestrogen levels. Clomid can be used mid cycle to balance horomone levels of estrogen in the body, and prevent excess water retention and potential gynaecomastia.
When taking clomid side affects are seldomly reported such as dizziness, visual disturbance, hot flushes, nausea, depression and loss of libido. When taking clomid after a cycle athletes typically find that a dose of 50-100mg’s per a day to restore testosterone function/levels over a 3-6 week period is sufficient and can be combined with HCG in the first few weeks after a cycle to kickstart testicular function.