Since these supplements have the same effect as steroids, they can cause a hormone imbalance. While SARMs do not pose an immediate threat, it is important to follow the necessary protocols, such as post-cycle therapy.
What Is a PCT?
Post-cycle therapy (PCT) is a cycle of supplements that must be taken after having SARMs. The purpose of this is to help your body regain its ability to produce testosterone naturally. The compounds present in SARMs temporarily suppress your hormones.
PCTs are made from various substances, depending on where you buy them. Common ingredients include estrogen blockers, liver detoxifiers, and testosterone boosters. These supplements promote hormonal functions, which help you regain your internal hormonal balance.
When you start taking PCTs, you will likely experience a slight shift in your feelings. The shift may vary between different individuals, however, the general feeling is an improvement in mood and increased energy as your hormone levels return to normal.
How Long Should a PCT Be?
The length of the PCT depends on which type of SARMs stack you took. A PCT for SARMs should last from 2 to 6 weeks. All individuals experience different feelings after a cycle, which means one may feel better after a week while others may need two months.
It’s always best to have your PCT supplements before completing your SARMs cycle.
A higher dose of SARMs will cause more suppression of hormones, which means that the recovery period would be longer and more intense. Alternatively, a SARMs cycle containing only one or two compounds would generally take 4 weeks of PCT.
Tips When Taking PCT After SARMS
PCT can be manageable if you follow these tips:
What Happens if You Skip PCT?
When you take SARMs, your body’s natural production of testosterone and other hormones takes a hold.
If you don’t take the necessary PCTs after a cycle of SARMs, it could take months (or longer) for your hormones to return back to normal. During this time, you may experience symptoms of low testosterone, such as reduced muscles, fatigue, and mood swings.
Apart from your hormonal imbalance, you are also at risk of losing the muscle progress that you gained during the SARMs cycle. The side effects that you may experience can also reduce your endurance to train.