In this article, we will go explain how to do a PCT for Ostarine as well as how to know if you need a PCT for your Ostarine cycle. Keep in mind that we will only focus on the PCT aspect of Ostarine. If you want more information about this SARM, read my in-depth Ostarine review.
The article will be in-depth and will explain to you why you probably won’t need a PCT when using Ostarine.
To fully understand how to do a PCT for Ostarine, we must understand what PCT and Ostarine actually are. With that being said, let’s dive right in.
PCT, Short Summary
After SARMs, people usually develop a catabolic state due to a lack of testosterone and mismatched hormones.
This condition can be very dangerous as there is a drop in energy and libido. There is also a possibilty of developing gynecomastia.
If we want to increase the level of testosterone and stabilize the action of hormones, we usually do this with a post cycle therapy protocl (PCT protocol).
PCT or post-cycle therapy raises testosterone levels and balances the action of hormones after a SARM / steroids cycle. The most common PCT compounds are Nolvadex and Clomid. A PCT usually means a 4-week protocol of either Nolvadex or Clomid which helps a person recovers from the cycle.
The Danger Of PCT
We need to be quite careful when doing PTC protocol as it can also have a number of side effects on our body. The side effects of PTC are:
- vision problems
- brain fog
- erectile dysfunction
- mood swings
You may not experience any of the above effects, but they are a warning not to overdo it with PCT. It is important to take PCT only when necessary, because as you will learn later in the article, taking PCT is not always necessary. In the case of Ostarine, for example, if it’s high-quality and pure, there is a very low chance that you’ll need a PCT. More on this later.
What Is Ostarine, Short Summary
Ostarine (MK-2866), also known as Enobosarm, is a selective modulator of androgen receptors (SARM). Like other SARMs, Ostarine stimulates receptors for steroid hormones (androgen receptors) that mimic testosterone.
Ostarine is banned in professional sports, but medical research is still under way.
The benefits of Ostarine are:
- Increases lean muscle mass and strength,
- can lower cholesterol and improve insulin resistance,
- does not cause hormonal imbalance,
- can improve bone strength.
Aging and other sarms are supposed to increase muscle mass and at the same time anob processes, while not disturbing the reproductive organs. According to some studies, antiquities have an effect primarily on the muscles in the pelvic floor and at the same time take care of the successful recovery of muscles after injuries.
In addition to muscle growth, Ostarine also makes sure that you do not lose muscle so quickly when you are sick. Numerous studies have shown that Ostarine prevents and reduces muscle loss in cancer patients. Obsolescence is also thought to affect musculoskeletal and heart health. Numerous studies show that Ostarine prevents some bone diseases from heart disease. According to some studies, Ostarine is also said to improve our body’s resistance to insulin .E
Does Ostarine Need A PCT
The need for PCT varies from person to person.
Generally, however, you should not need a PCT while taking Ostarine. Because Ostarine barely inhibits the natural production of hormones. Judging by the user experience, an Ostarine cycle of up to 30mg a day and at time of taking up to 12 weeks does not require subsequent PCT therapy. However, in case of discomfort or doubt, the user still recommends the use of PCT.
What do the studies say
There is a lot of research on Ostarine, it’s actually one of the most well-researched SARMs and is well on its way through clinical trials. And while there isn’t any studies done that test the dosages at which Ostarine needs a PCT, there is still a lot of human trials that don’t do a PCT. We can look at those studies and human trials and figure out the dosages that they are taking which don’t require a PCT.
Studies don’t do a PCT in their Ostarine human trials. However, we have to keep in mind that their dosage is under 15mg a day.
If we keep this in mind, we can see that dosages under 15mg don’t need a PCT. Let’s go over the dosages at which a PCT is recommended.
How To Know If You Need A PCT
The most credible way to check the need for a PCT is a blood test. A blood test will give you information about the level of testosterone in the blood. If testosterone is deficient, then you need PCT.
When taking PCT, the negative effects listed in The Danger Of PCT may occur, but don’t worry, as you will recover a few days to a few weeks after the cycle.
No PCT Ostarine Cycle Examples
Below we will introduce you to some successful cycles of taking Ostarina. We will introduce you to:
- Bulking cycle,
- cutting & fat burning cycle,
- body recomposition cycle.
Normally, cycles last up to 12 weeks. Some also last longer, but with prolonged use, the chances of side effects definitely increase. The rule of equal rest should also apply, namely if we have taken Ostarine for 12 weeks and after 3-4 weeks of PCT, after taking PCT, we should take a 12-week break from Ostarine. The half-life of Ostarine is 24 hours therefore, some Ostarine is ingested once a day, while others divide it into 2 or 3 parts.
In bodybuilding, men consume an average of 25 mg per day, and women 10 mg of Ostarine.
This cycle involves pure muscle gains (~ 6 – 8 lbs), increases the strength and endurance of the body, burns fat and increases the feeling of well-being. There is no need for PCT. The dose ranges between 20-35mg per day. The dose for women is usually 15 mg Ostarine per day.
Cutting & fat burning cycle
This cycle primarily helps users maintain muscle mass and burn fat. This is supposed to happen because of stopping the catabolic processes of Ostarina n our body. In this cycle, about 15 mg of Osterine is dosed daily. The dose for women is usually 15 mg Ostarine per day.
Body recomposition cycle
This cycle is mainly about losing fat and weight in general. The dose for this cycle is between 12.5 – 25 mg Osterine per day. The dose ranges between 20-35mg per day. The dose for women is usually 15 mg Ostarine per day.
How to do a PCT for Ostarine
When it comes to PCT-ing, there are two compounds that we have in mind. Nolvadex and Clomid. It doesn’t matter which one you use, there is not a big difference between these two.
When people ask me if they should use Nolvadex or Clomid, I generally recommend Nolvadex because some people report that depression from Clomid.
PCT for Ostarine under 25mg a day
Example MK 2866 cycle with a PCT (for small-medium suppression):
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|6-8||under 25mg a day||20mg a day|
|8-10||under 25mg a day||20mg a day|
You should do a cycle like this if you feel suppression and your Ostarine dosage was under 25mg a day. Most likely, you won’t need to do a PCT after a MK 2866 cycle under 25mg a day.
PCT for Ostarine under 25mg a day
MK 2866 with PCT cycle example (for big suppression):
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|6-8||over 25mg a day||40mg a day|
|8-10||over 25mg a day||20mg a day|
You should do a post cycle therapy protocol like this if you feel very suppressed after your cycle. Keep in mind, it’s very unlikely that you will be suppressed enough to do a PCT like this.
You will not need PCT when using Osterine. In case of uncertainty, go for a blood test, where they will modulate the testosterone measurements in your blood. If your testosterone levels are too low, you may opt for PCT therapy, but this will most likely not be necessary.
If you still need PCT, use it for 3-4 weeks and do not overdo it. If you are under 30 your body produces enough testosterone so the use of PCT is not necessary.