Post Cycle Therapy
PCT is one of the most important parts of a Prohormone or Anabolic Cycle. A good PCT can make the difference of you keeping your hard earned gains that you made during a prohormone or anabolic cycle.
A PCT Cycle is - a mix of products specifically designed to bring your body back to a normal hormonal balance without any negative hormonal impact. What most are trying to avoid by Using a Post cycle Therapy Supplement is a crash in testosterone levels and an increase in estrogen levels which will cause a rapid loss of muscle that you gained and also some nasty side effects such as Gynecomastia which is the dreaded man boobs that all steroid users fear.
When you take a substance such as a pro-hormone or anabolic substance these are supplementing your body with a boost of testosterone that is significantly beyond the normal homeostatic levels which your body is used to and your body will respond by reducing its own internal production of these hormones in an effort to restore its normal levels. Once you stop supplementing with these substances your body takes time to return to normal which could see you with weeks of high estrogen and low testosterone levels and the side effects that go with.
We offer a huge range of Post Cycle Therapy Supplements Our Most Popular products in the PCT Category are: PES Erase Pro - Transform Forged Bromo - Transform Forged Post Cycle - Fusion ATD - Fusion 6-bromo - Fusion Post Cycle - Iforce Reversitol
Post Cycle Therapy or PCT is used after completing your anabolic or prohormone cycles for the purpose of quickly restoring the bodies natural production of hormones and avoiding the side effects stated above. We have a range of exclusive PCT Supplements such as 6-Bromo and Post Cycle Matrix should you need any advice on PCT or prohormone cycles then please use the live chat feature to ask for advice.
Prohormones are compounds that convert in the body to anabolic hormones. These anabolic hormones cause similar effects to anabolic steroids. Inducing rapid muscle and strength gains but not to the same level as some steroids because they are limited to the rate limiting effect caused by their conversion process. Some prohormone supplements require no conversion and are anabolic compounds which cause anabolic effects similar to that which are caused by steroids.
Since the removal of the first generation of prohormones in 2005 many companies have worked hard on creating products that can provide sizeable anabolic effects while complying to the requirements of the 2004-2005 laws. The biggest consideration is to ensure that these companies manufacture products that are safe and legal but also effective.
Halodrol - Halodrol-50 (4-chloro-17a-methyl-1,4-diene-3,17 diol)
EPI - Epistane/havoc (2a-3a-epithio-17a-methyl-5a-androstan-17b-ol)
There are side effects associated with Epistane which are that it is more damaging to lipid levels than other compounds but side effects cant be protected against by using a quality Pct Cycle.
Superdrol - (2a, 17a-Dimethyl-5a-Androst-3-One, 17b-Ol)
M-1,4ADD - (17a-methyl-1,4-androstadiene-3,17diol)
We will add more to these recomendations in time.
Protein could be argued to be a required "must have" supplement for anyone trying to gain muscle drop bodyfat and enchance overall health and fitness.
Whey Protein is used by the body to repair muscle tissue that is damaged by resistance training. The harder you workout and the more often you do it then the more protein that is needed to keep improving your results.
I remember talking with jay cutler and him telling me the secret to a good breakfast was 15 egg whites because thats the time you need your protein to set you up for the day.
For those of us who dont really like eggs nor think they could even consume 15 egg whites if they tried we have to look for an alternative such as a whey protein supplement. We have a huge range of these products and the choice out there for customers can sometimes be too much.
To try and help give you a breakdown of protein types and popular products we have put together this little article:
Whey Protein - is the main type of protein used for Sports Nutrition and has some variations;
Whey Protein Concentrate
Whey Protein isolate
Our Best Protein Supplements would be:
USN Hardcore Whey GH 2kg - £39.99 - This is a great product. I highly recommend it to experienced bodybuilders aswell as beginners its one of them products that brings results regardless. its not over the top with high protein servings remember that your body will only ever digest a certain amount of protein in an hour anyway so 50-60g doses of proteins are likely to be lost unless they are a slow digesting long lasting protein like casein which we will talk about later on. Hardcore whey is different because it has a blend of ingredients designed to up your testosterone and break them plateus we sometimes get where you feel like you just arent growing. and for those that arent so experienced its easier for you to just go for hardcore whey than it is to find a selection of supplements that are going to help you gain muscle size.
ON 100% Whey Gold Standard 912g - £22.99 - Gold standard whey has long been a popular protein supplement which is probably down to its quality and choice of brilliant flavours.
Boditronics Protein XTR-4 2.1kg - £36.00 - is also a very popular product as it contains 40g per serving of a mix of protein types whey protein; concentrate, micellar casein, egg almbumin & soy protein isolate. it also contains probiotic fibre to aid healthy digestion.
The whole idea of pre-workout supplements is to maximise the efficiency of your workouts. They are to be taken before training and they are designed to increase energy, delay fatigue and reduce muscle breakdown during exercise. This enables you to train harder and longer and to achieve maximum gains.
Pre-workout supplementation is designed to:
Decrease muscle breakdown during training
Increase protein synthesis
Improve energy and focus
Improve nutrient delivery and assimilation
Increase metabolic rate (fat burning)
Create an optimal hormonal environment
These improvements are beneficial to anyone, no matter what their training goals are. A well rounded approach to pre-workout supplements can help you get the most out of your time in the gym. For anyone who seriously trains and is looking for results cannot afford to neglect this important area of supplementation.
The goal of the pre-workout is that the moment you walk into the gym you know this isn't going to be a regular workout. You feel energized, ready for action and seem to be pumped before you even pick up a weight. Thats the feeling jack3d does for you. You warm up on the weights you use on a working set and there isnt enough weights in the gym to end your set you are totally in the zone. It gives skin stretching pumps and you leave the gym thinking "I am the man/WO-Man" and you are looking forward to the next time you can get back in the gym and do it again. That is what USP Labs Jack3d is all about.
Our best selling Pre-Workout Supplements are:
Cycle Your Pre-Workout
As with most supplements, it is important to cycle pre-workout supplements. Many supplements should be cycled from time to time to keep your body from adapting to them. By cycling it ensures that your body will remain sensitive to the ingredients. For example, if creatine is not cycled, creatine transporters in your body will downregulate. This means you will keep taking it but it will essentially be wasted because the body no longer has the ability to transport creatine to the muscle cells.
Should I take my pre workout product on my off days?