CLOMID BASIC INFORMATION
Clomid (Clomiphene) is a synthetic estrogen clinically administered to help women ovulate. Bodybuilders, (male) following AAS cycles, seeking to jump start natural testosterone production (or those that were simply seeking a natural testosterone spike) have used this drug with great success. Clomiphene increases activity in the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadol axis by stimulating the release of more gondotropin from the pituitary gland. Therefore, a higher/faster level of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) results.
HCG was combined with Clomiphene (Clomid) sometimes, or Clomiphene was used after HCG administration. This is because Clomiphene acts by affecting the hypothalamus and pituitary (hypophysis) and regenerating the whole regulating system, while HCG only “imitates” LH, thus stimulating the leydig cells in the testes to produce natural testosterone. (*Also see HCG)
This creates a signal to the leydig cells in the testes which in turn produce more testosterone and sperm. Normally with Clomiphene this took 5-15 days. Most started with 50-mg twice daily for about 5 days, then reduced intake to 50 mg once a day for 5-10 more days. This drug was seldom utilized for longer than 15 days continuously simply due to it being unnecessary. The goal was to normalize testosterone production post AAS cycle as quickly as possible so as to minimize post-cycle strength and mass loss. Not create dependency.