Clomid does not come under the category of anabolic/androgenic steroids but is rather a synthetic female sex hormone (estrogen). Clomid is the trade name for Clomiphene Citrate; a fertility drug which has found extensive use in the world of bodybuilding.
Clomid was actually developed to cure infertility in women and enjoys a high success rate in this respect. It is given to those women who cannot conceive due anovulation. Anovulation occurs mainly because of infrequent menstrual cycle or when menstrual cycle occurs without ovulation. Clomid is also used when infertility occurs due to unexplained reasons. Women prefer Clomid as it is available in the form of tablets and can be taken easily, side effects are few with this drug and because it is quite effective. It is inexpensive and being readily available you can buy Clomid from local pharmacies on prescription.
As mentioned earlier Clomid is not a steroid and does no contribute towards muscle building but still bodybuilders and athletes buy Clomid as it exhibits some very useful anti-estrogen properties. Steroids are taken for muscle, strength and performance enhancement. They raise the level of testosterones in the body; when the body gets testosterones externally it slows down its own natural production. When the steroid cycle is over the testosterone level falls sharply as the body is unable to produce testosterones anymore. The loss of testosterones adversely affects the muscle and strength gains as well. Bodybuilders and athletes buy Clomid as it has the ability to stimulate the production of testosterones in the body. Clomid causes the body to release more gonadotropin which in turn causes more follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormones (LH) in the body. These two hormones cause an increase the testosterone level in the body. It has been seen that Clomid normalizes the testosterone production in the body in around ten to fourteen days. Bodybuilders buy Clomid to raise their testosterone levels and to prevent the loss of gains.
Users buy Clomid as it prevents aromatization and so does not let water retention and gynocomastia to take place. When water retention occurs in the body, the muscles lose their hardness and look watery instead. Gynocomastia occurs because the estrogen produced due to aromatization binds with the receptors and causes beast tissue deposition. Clomid does not let the estrogen bind with the receptors thereby elimination gynocomastia or big breasts in men. Clomid only prevents estrogenic activity, it does not prevent aromatization.
In the bodybuilding world, users buy Clomid to use it after the completion of the steroid cycle. Clomid is available in the form of tablets of potency 50 mg. Bodybuilders usually take one to two tablets daily or 50 mg to 100 mg per day. The post cycle therapy lasts for three weeks and the dosage for Clomid 300mg on the first day followed by a daily dose of 100mg for days 2 to 11. The dosage is then reduced to 50 mg from the 12th day till the 21st day.
Side effects of Clomid include hot flashes and blurring of vision. Blurring of vision can develop into a serious problem and that is why those who suffer from vision problems during the Clomid cycle should immediately stop the Clomid treatment and consult a doctor.
Clomid can be bought from local pharmacies but only on prescription. As the use of steroids is banned in the USA, it is difficult to buy steroids from local pharmacies and the users have to turn to either black market or online pharmacies. Majority of bodybuilders prefer online sources as they supply authentic steroids at a reasonable price.