In men, however, taking Clomiphene Citrate has an effect on increasing follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. As a result, natural testosterone production increases. This effect is of great benefit to athletes who use anabolic steroids, especially at the end of the steroid cycle, when endogenous testosterone levels are below normal. When an athlete stops using anabolic steroids, the testosterone levels in his body are likely to be suppressed. If endogenous testosterone levels are not brought back to normal, dramatic loss of muscle mass, size and strength can occur. Clomiphene citrate plays an important role in the prevention of this catastrophe in athletic performance.
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid) is a highly effective anti-estrogen. Most athletes suffer from elevated estrogen levels at the end of the steroid cycle. High estrogen levels combined with low testosterone puts an athlete at serious risk of developing gynecomastia. By taking Clomid, the athlete gets a double effect: it blocks some of the effects of estrogen and increases endogenous testosterone production.
Bodybuilders have found that a daily intake of 50-100 mg of clomiphene citrate for two weeks brings endogenous testosterone production back to an acceptable level. Clomid will gradually increase testosterone levels.
It is often necessary, and sometimes desirable, a rapid boost in testosterone levels, then athletes often use Clomiphene Citrate along with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) for several weeks.
Clomiphene is generally well tolerated by the liver, but some individuals have intolerances. So people with liver damage and those who have had hepatitis should not take Clomid.
This is only an information on the use of Clomid by athletes using anabolic steroids to help them deal with their side effects. This information should not be treated as a medical opinion and should not be used for self-medication! If necessary, consult a qualified doctor!