When you look up PCT online, you will find some pretty complicated cycles out there. PCT will always consist of a SERM, or selective estrogen receptor modulator, which works to improve the levels of LH and FSH mentioned above. Many athletes will also incorporate HGH or hCG into their PCT, but if you ran an Anavar-only cycle without any other steroids, these compounds are not necessary. For the most part, all you need is three to four weeks of Clomid or Nolvadex at the recommended therapeutic doses for your Anavar PCT, and you should start your PCT three days after your last dose of Anavar.
So, first steroid is Oxandrolone. Oxandrolone is sold under different names but the most important fact you must know about this steroid is that it is one of the safest oral steroids available used by bodybuilders. Why? Because Oxandrolone was developed mostly for women and children and even in high dosages it causes no side-effects in normal cases. Oxandrolone is well known in medicine for its usage in stimulating growth on children and to prevent osteoporosis on women. Why do bodybuilders use this amazing oral steroid? First is the fact that Oxandrolone causes strength gain without water weight (great when you don’t want any water retention); second reason for using this great steroid is that oxandrolone does not aromatize in any dosage and the third factor which makes bodybuilders love this steroid is that Oxandrolone does not suppress the body’s own hormone production(!).
As with all anabolic steroids Oxandrolone will suppress natural testosterone production in men. Testosterone suppression does vary from steroid to steroid in terms of the rate and Oxandrolone is one of the milder forms. However, most all men will still need some form of exogenous testosterone if they are using Oxandrolone at any significant dose for any significant time. Those who do not supplement with testosterone have an excellent chance of putting themselves into a low testosterone condition. For the purpose of information a performance level dosing of Oxandrolone will suppress natural testosterone production in most men by dropping serum testosterone levels by 50%. This will put most men into a low level state and if not certainly in a below optimal state.
Once the use of Oxandrolone is done and it along with all anabolic steroids has cleared the body natural testosterone production will begin again. It’s important to note that recovering prior natural levels assumes no prior low level condition existed and that there was no damage done to the HPTA during steroid use . Most men will need a Post Cycle Therapy (PCT) plan to aid in recovery, but they should also note that PCT will not promote full recovery. It takes several months to recover from anabolic steroid use and there’s no guarantee that you always will even with the best PCT plan in the world.