Clomidex was probably the first mainstream recovery drug to be used by bodybuilders. Its original intended usage was to stimulate ovulation in women with fertility issues by causing the pituitary gland to release ovulating hormones.
You see, when you’re on a cycle, your pituitary gland eventually stops sending the signal to your body to produce luteinizing hormone (or more commonly known as “LH levels”) since it’s detecting higher levels of testosterone and/or testosterone derivatives.
Most steroids are either testosterone or testosterone derivatives.
Where Clomidex comes into play the most for bodybuilders is that it gets the pituitary gland to start producing your own testosterone levels again by stimulating that luteinizing hormone as well as another hormone called follicle stimulating hormone.
In layman’s terms, Clomidex basically gets your nuts kicking again.
Some men take Clomidex during cycle as a SERM (selective estrogen receptor module) to prevent estrogen from binding to receptors.
This isn’t as common as taking a SERM such as Nolvadex, and honestly neither of the two are really the best method anymore since the introduction of aromatase inhibitors.
You’re far better off by preventing estrogen levels from rising in the first place, which is why it’s a better idea to run Arimadex, Aromasyn, or Arimistane.
Clomidex has been shown to have a positive impact on cholesterol levels by producing higher estrogen levels in the liver while on cycle. As a lot of you may know already, higher testosterone levels can have a negative impact on cholesterol values.
Some men will use Clomidex on its own to elevate their own testosterone levels. This isn’t as common as it used to be but it’s practiced by some. In a therapeutic setting I’m not as familiar with Clomidex as it’s use for post cycle recovery.
For most low dose to moderate dosed cycles all I usually recommend is 50 mg/day of Clomidex for 3 weeks.
You want to begin Clomidex 2 weeks after your last injection of a long acting testosterone like Testosterone Enanthate, Cypionate, or Sustanon (since some esters in this blend are very long acting).
With shorter esters like propionate esters you’ll want to wait about 5-7 days after your last shot to start Clomidex.