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    What is PCT?

    Ok, I've tried searching but I couldn't find an answer. What exactly is PCT and what does it do or what is it used for?
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    ► Overview
    ► PCT Compounds
    ► Frequently Asked Questions
    ► Best PCT Product / How to Use
    "PCT is one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle. In short PCT is of great importance because it ensures you retain the gains you make during a prohormone cycle."
    ► Overview/Background - What is PCT?
    What is Post-Cycle Therapy (aka PCT)? To fully understand the answer to this question you need to first realize that your body always seeks to remain in a very balanced state - this condition of balance in the body is called homeostasis.

    Whenever you take in any external substances which cause an increase significantly beyond the normal or homeostatic levels your body is accustomed to, your body will generally respond by reducing its own, internal production of those substances in an effort to re-establish the 'normal', lower levels to which it's accustomed.

    This is especially true with hormones of any type. The result is that for a temporary period of time, your body's production of important hormones may actually dip BELOW normal levels. This happens when the use of the external substance is discontinued - in our case, this would be after the prohormone cycle is completed. Because the body's internal production levels are below normal due to the body cutting back on production in an effort to normalize levels AND because you're no longer adding more externally...your overall hormonal levels are thus temporarily depressed/reduced - BELOW normal.

    So, Post-Cycle Therapy, or PCT, is a term used to describe (generally) the supplement regimen used by individuals after completing a cycle of an anabolic or prohormone for the purpose of QUICKLY restoring the body's natural production of hormones. PCT is also one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle.

    Why? Because without PCT, during this "low" period, you can lose a decent amount of the gains you made (we'll talk more on why this is the case below).

    Also, you should know that over time your body will - on its own - return to normal production levels. It's not a permanent condition. The issue, however, is the "over time" part - during the lag period while hormonal levels are below normal (as mentioned above) you can lose a decent amount of the gains you just made - by the same mechanism of action which produced the gains, working in reverse.

    What does this mean? Well, one of the key ways that prohormones (or your own natural testosterone for that matter) produce rapid muscle growth is that these compounds bind to cell receptor sites and cause a significant increase in protein synthesis - leading to muscle cell growth/hypertrophy! Additionally, prohormones and testosterone exhibit anti-catabolic properties - reducing the effects of cortisol - leading to less protein loss from your muscle cells.

    The reverse is true when hormone levels are too low - loss of protein from muscle cells = loss of muscle!

    (Note: PCT can also mean the use of prescription drugs for the purpose of restoring natural production levels of certain hormones, however, this article will focus on the application of supplements - highly effective legal options - to achieve the same outcome.)

    ► PCT Compounds - What works best for Post Cycle Therapy - PCT?

    OK, so how exactly does PCT work? Well, as mentioned above, the purpose of PCT is to quickly restore your natural hormone production levels.

    Fortunately, it's very easy to do - with the right supplements. That's right, extensive research and real-world testing indicates there are certain compounds that really help!
    ► Best Seller:
    - Post-Cycle
    So what compounds are useful for PCT? Let's briefly run through the list of the top three...

    1. ZMA - Zinc, Magnesium Aspartate: Studies have shown that (taken daily) 30mg of Zinc and 450mg of Magnesium can elevate your natural testosterone levels up to 30%.

    2. Tribulus Terrestris: This well known plant extract increases your body's natural testosterone levels - resulting in elevated energy levels and (in general) promoting healthy hormone function.

    3. Eurycoma Longifolia: This plant extract is believed to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone (your body's natural production) and to reduce the levels of bound and metabolically inactive testosterone in the body - both actions increase functional, natural levels of testosterone.

    ► Frequently Asked Questions About Post Cycle Therapy - PCT:

    Do I NEED PCT after a prohormone cycle?
    No, but we really believe that you'd be making a mistake if you don't do it, for the reasons discussed above - namely, you're risking losing your gains.

    How long do I need to stay on a PCT regimen?
    In general, about 4 weeks, or 1 month. Most PCT products will last this long (single bottle).

    How long after PCT do I need to wait to begin my next prohormone cycle?
    In general, you'll want to take an equivalent amount of time off, based on how long you were on. A more conservative approach is to double the time off based on time on. So, this time-frame would range from immediately upon finishing your PCT to one month after your PCT.

    Of course, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines as listed on the bottle.

    What's the best product to use for my PCT regimen?
    Well, the best product would be one which includes all of the key compounds/supplements (as discussed above) that are known to boost natural testosterone levels. Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) is Post-Cycle (see below).

    ► Our Top Recommended Post Cycle Therapy - PCT Product & How to Use It:

    It's very important for you to know that the best approach to ensure you keep your gains is to begin PCT immediately after you finish your prohormone cycle. It's for this reason that we recommend you purchase a PCT product when you purchase your prohormone - to ensure you're ready to go when you finish the prohormone cycle.

    So, what PCT product is best? Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) in this category is Post-Cycle, by PowerLab Nutrition. Why? Because it offers you a complete PCT formula. As discussed above there are several compounds useful for PCT AND they are all in Post-Cycle!

    Also, not surprisingly, user feedback on Post-Cycle has been very positive. Find out more about Post-Cycle!


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    Originally Posted by TJB85 View Post
    ► Overview
    ► PCT Compounds
    ► Frequently Asked Questions
    ► Best PCT Product / How to Use
    "PCT is one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle. In short PCT is of great importance because it ensures you retain the gains you make during a prohormone cycle."
    ► Overview/Background - What is PCT?
    What is Post-Cycle Therapy (aka PCT)? To fully understand the answer to this question you need to first realize that your body always seeks to remain in a very balanced state - this condition of balance in the body is called homeostasis.

    Whenever you take in any external substances which cause an increase significantly beyond the normal or homeostatic levels your body is accustomed to, your body will generally respond by reducing its own, internal production of those substances in an effort to re-establish the 'normal', lower levels to which it's accustomed.

    This is especially true with hormones of any type. The result is that for a temporary period of time, your body's production of important hormones may actually dip BELOW normal levels. This happens when the use of the external substance is discontinued - in our case, this would be after the prohormone cycle is completed. Because the body's internal production levels are below normal due to the body cutting back on production in an effort to normalize levels AND because you're no longer adding more externally...your overall hormonal levels are thus temporarily depressed/reduced - BELOW normal.

    So, Post-Cycle Therapy, or PCT, is a term used to describe (generally) the supplement regimen used by individuals after completing a cycle of an anabolic or prohormone for the purpose of QUICKLY restoring the body's natural production of hormones. PCT is also one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle.

    Why? Because without PCT, during this "low" period, you can lose a decent amount of the gains you made (we'll talk more on why this is the case below).

    Also, you should know that over time your body will - on its own - return to normal production levels. It's not a permanent condition. The issue, however, is the "over time" part - during the lag period while hormonal levels are below normal (as mentioned above) you can lose a decent amount of the gains you just made - by the same mechanism of action which produced the gains, working in reverse.

    What does this mean? Well, one of the key ways that prohormones (or your own natural testosterone for that matter) produce rapid muscle growth is that these compounds bind to cell receptor sites and cause a significant increase in protein synthesis - leading to muscle cell growth/hypertrophy! Additionally, prohormones and testosterone exhibit anti-catabolic properties - reducing the effects of cortisol - leading to less protein loss from your muscle cells.

    The reverse is true when hormone levels are too low - loss of protein from muscle cells = loss of muscle!

    (Note: PCT can also mean the use of prescription drugs for the purpose of restoring natural production levels of certain hormones, however, this article will focus on the application of supplements - highly effective legal options - to achieve the same outcome.)

    ► PCT Compounds - What works best for Post Cycle Therapy - PCT?

    OK, so how exactly does PCT work? Well, as mentioned above, the purpose of PCT is to quickly restore your natural hormone production levels.

    Fortunately, it's very easy to do - with the right supplements. That's right, extensive research and real-world testing indicates there are certain compounds that really help!
    ► Best Seller:
    - Post-Cycle
    So what compounds are useful for PCT? Let's briefly run through the list of the top three...

    1. ZMA - Zinc, Magnesium Aspartate: Studies have shown that (taken daily) 30mg of Zinc and 450mg of Magnesium can elevate your natural testosterone levels up to 30%.

    2. Tribulus Terrestris: This well known plant extract increases your body's natural testosterone levels - resulting in elevated energy levels and (in general) promoting healthy hormone function.

    3. Eurycoma Longifolia: This plant extract is believed to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone (your body's natural production) and to reduce the levels of bound and metabolically inactive testosterone in the body - both actions increase functional, natural levels of testosterone.

    ► Frequently Asked Questions About Post Cycle Therapy - PCT:

    Do I NEED PCT after a prohormone cycle?
    No, but we really believe that you'd be making a mistake if you don't do it, for the reasons discussed above - namely, you're risking losing your gains.

    How long do I need to stay on a PCT regimen?
    In general, about 4 weeks, or 1 month. Most PCT products will last this long (single bottle).

    How long after PCT do I need to wait to begin my next prohormone cycle?
    In general, you'll want to take an equivalent amount of time off, based on how long you were on. A more conservative approach is to double the time off based on time on. So, this time-frame would range from immediately upon finishing your PCT to one month after your PCT.

    Of course, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines as listed on the bottle.

    What's the best product to use for my PCT regimen?
    Well, the best product would be one which includes all of the key compounds/supplements (as discussed above) that are known to boost natural testosterone levels. Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) is Post-Cycle (see below).

    ► Our Top Recommended Post Cycle Therapy - PCT Product & How to Use It:

    It's very important for you to know that the best approach to ensure you keep your gains is to begin PCT immediately after you finish your prohormone cycle. It's for this reason that we recommend you purchase a PCT product when you purchase your prohormone - to ensure you're ready to go when you finish the prohormone cycle.

    So, what PCT product is best? Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) in this category is Post-Cycle, by PowerLab Nutrition. Why? Because it offers you a complete PCT formula. As discussed above there are several compounds useful for PCT AND they are all in Post-Cycle!

    Also, not surprisingly, user feedback on Post-Cycle has been very positive. Find out more about Post-Cycle!


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    Originally Posted by Rjeezie View Post
    Ok, I've tried searching but I couldn't find an answer. What exactly is PCT and what does it do or what is it used for?
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    Originally Posted by askem View Post
    Did you really copy and paste this crap?! Wow!

    OP, don't pay attention to this post. Its full of terrible and dangerous advice. Seriously
    Well, seeing as nobody else replied then that's all I have to go by. If you disagree, please let me know what it is then. Thank you
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    Originally Posted by askem View Post
    Did you really copy and paste this crap?! Wow!

    OP, don't pay attention to this post. Its full of terrible and dangerous advice. Seriously
    No I did not copy and paste it! I typed it word for word. It's a general break down of benefits of how a PCT works.

    It has shows the op the facts that him researching and nothing turned up it's all pretty much under his nose.
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    Originally Posted by Rjeezie View Post
    Well, seeing as nobody else replied then that's all I have to go by. If you disagree, please let me know what it is then. Thank you
    For the most part it states what a PCT is. After taking an androgen for some time, your body can/may/will stop producing it's own testosterone. Hormones can become unbalanced and estrogen can become an issue. You can lose libido, have growth in breast tissue(gynecomastia), lose muscle gains etc etc etc.

    The recommendations for PCT in that post are horrid. Most hormonal compounds require something stronger for recovery.

    I will not run something like Dzine or Alpha One and use ZMA and tribulus for PCT. That would be a one way ticket to failure.
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    Originally Posted by askem View Post
    For the most part it states what a PCT is. After taking an androgen for some time, your body can/may/will stop producing it's own testosterone. Hormones can become unbalanced and estrogen can become an issue. You can lose libido, have growth in breast tissue(gynecomastia), lose muscle gains etc etc etc.

    The recommendations for PCT in that post are horrid. Most hormonal compounds require something stronger for recovery.

    I will not run something like Dzine or Alpha One and use ZMA and tribulus for PCT. That would be a one way ticket to failure.
    I wouldn't take tribulus or ZMA at all regardless. That **** is useless. If you take a PH, you need a SERM. If you can't get a real SERM, then you don't do the PH.
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    Originally Posted by askem View Post
    For the most part it states what a PCT is. After taking an androgen for some time, your body can/may/will stop producing it's own testosterone. Hormones can become unbalanced and estrogen can become an issue. You can lose libido, have growth in breast tissue(gynecomastia), lose muscle gains etc etc etc.

    The recommendations for PCT in that post are horrid. Most hormonal compounds require something stronger for recovery.

    I will not run something like Dzine or Alpha One and use ZMA and tribulus for PCT. That would be a one way ticket to failure.
    He's right. The post is based off of selling stuff and is not extreme facts but just look into it a lot more before you run any kind of cycle you can really damage yourself and that be not be money.
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    Originally Posted by TJB85 View Post
    ► Overview
    ► PCT Compounds
    ► Frequently Asked Questions
    ► Best PCT Product / How to Use
    "PCT is one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle. In short PCT is of great importance because it ensures you retain the gains you make during a prohormone cycle."
    ► Overview/Background - What is PCT?
    What is Post-Cycle Therapy (aka PCT)? To fully understand the answer to this question you need to first realize that your body always seeks to remain in a very balanced state - this condition of balance in the body is called homeostasis.

    Whenever you take in any external substances which cause an increase significantly beyond the normal or homeostatic levels your body is accustomed to, your body will generally respond by reducing its own, internal production of those substances in an effort to re-establish the 'normal', lower levels to which it's accustomed.

    This is especially true with hormones of any type. The result is that for a temporary period of time, your body's production of important hormones may actually dip BELOW normal levels. This happens when the use of the external substance is discontinued - in our case, this would be after the prohormone cycle is completed. Because the body's internal production levels are below normal due to the body cutting back on production in an effort to normalize levels AND because you're no longer adding more externally...your overall hormonal levels are thus temporarily depressed/reduced - BELOW normal.

    So, Post-Cycle Therapy, or PCT, is a term used to describe (generally) the supplement regimen used by individuals after completing a cycle of an anabolic or prohormone for the purpose of QUICKLY restoring the body's natural production of hormones. PCT is also one of the most important (yet overlooked with surprising frequency) aspects of a complete, successful prohormone cycle.

    Why? Because without PCT, during this "low" period, you can lose a decent amount of the gains you made (we'll talk more on why this is the case below).

    Also, you should know that over time your body will - on its own - return to normal production levels. It's not a permanent condition. The issue, however, is the "over time" part - during the lag period while hormonal levels are below normal (as mentioned above) you can lose a decent amount of the gains you just made - by the same mechanism of action which produced the gains, working in reverse.

    What does this mean? Well, one of the key ways that prohormones (or your own natural testosterone for that matter) produce rapid muscle growth is that these compounds bind to cell receptor sites and cause a significant increase in protein synthesis - leading to muscle cell growth/hypertrophy! Additionally, prohormones and testosterone exhibit anti-catabolic properties - reducing the effects of cortisol - leading to less protein loss from your muscle cells.

    The reverse is true when hormone levels are too low - loss of protein from muscle cells = loss of muscle!

    (Note: PCT can also mean the use of prescription drugs for the purpose of restoring natural production levels of certain hormones, however, this article will focus on the application of supplements - highly effective legal options - to achieve the same outcome.)

    ► PCT Compounds - What works best for Post Cycle Therapy - PCT?

    OK, so how exactly does PCT work? Well, as mentioned above, the purpose of PCT is to quickly restore your natural hormone production levels.

    Fortunately, it's very easy to do - with the right supplements. That's right, extensive research and real-world testing indicates there are certain compounds that really help!
    ► Best Seller:
    - Post-Cycle
    So what compounds are useful for PCT? Let's briefly run through the list of the top three...

    1. ZMA - Zinc, Magnesium Aspartate: Studies have shown that (taken daily) 30mg of Zinc and 450mg of Magnesium can elevate your natural testosterone levels up to 30%.

    2. Tribulus Terrestris: This well known plant extract increases your body's natural testosterone levels - resulting in elevated energy levels and (in general) promoting healthy hormone function.

    3. Eurycoma Longifolia: This plant extract is believed to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone (your body's natural production) and to reduce the levels of bound and metabolically inactive testosterone in the body - both actions increase functional, natural levels of testosterone.

    ► Frequently Asked Questions About Post Cycle Therapy - PCT:

    Do I NEED PCT after a prohormone cycle?
    No, but we really believe that you'd be making a mistake if you don't do it, for the reasons discussed above - namely, you're risking losing your gains.

    How long do I need to stay on a PCT regimen?
    In general, about 4 weeks, or 1 month. Most PCT products will last this long (single bottle).

    How long after PCT do I need to wait to begin my next prohormone cycle?
    In general, you'll want to take an equivalent amount of time off, based on how long you were on. A more conservative approach is to double the time off based on time on. So, this time-frame would range from immediately upon finishing your PCT to one month after your PCT.

    Of course, always follow the manufacturer's guidelines as listed on the bottle.

    What's the best product to use for my PCT regimen?
    Well, the best product would be one which includes all of the key compounds/supplements (as discussed above) that are known to boost natural testosterone levels. Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) is Post-Cycle (see below).

    ► Our Top Recommended Post Cycle Therapy - PCT Product & How to Use It:

    It's very important for you to know that the best approach to ensure you keep your gains is to begin PCT immediately after you finish your prohormone cycle. It's for this reason that we recommend you purchase a PCT product when you purchase your prohormone - to ensure you're ready to go when you finish the prohormone cycle.

    So, what PCT product is best? Our #1 seller (and top recommendation) in this category is Post-Cycle, by PowerLab Nutrition. Why? Because it offers you a complete PCT formula. As discussed above there are several compounds useful for PCT AND they are all in Post-Cycle!

    Also, not surprisingly, user feedback on Post-Cycle has been very positive. Find out more about Post-Cycle!


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    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL. I triple dose my ZMA and Tibulus so I can be a beast in the gym. I have only been on the stuff for 4 days, and my bench went up 200lbs. Man, thank god they came out with this stuff, I recommend it for everyone that wants to be the HULK in 10 days or less. Great for PCT too, they mise well clasify ZMA and Tribulus a PH too. GREAT STUFF!
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    Originally Posted by TJB85 View Post
    He's right. The post is based off of selling stuff and is not extreme facts but just look into it a lot more before you run any kind of cycle you can really damage yourself and that be not be money.
    why would you post that in the first place none of that stuff listed will suffice. Then you come back and say this? so you'll post crap then say its crap?
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