In this article, we will go over the MK 2866/Ostarine PCT (Post Cycle Therapy). We will go over if you need a PCT after an Ostarine cycle, how to PCT after MK 2866 and more.
Remember, we will only focus on the topic of Ostarine post cycle therapy/protocol in this article. If you want to know more information about this compound, read our in-depth Ostarine guide.
Let’s start by first clearing up how suppressive Ostarine actually is.
How suppressive is Ostarine
Before we can determine if you need to do a PCT after an Ostarine cycle, we need to know how suppressive this compound actually is.
When it comes to the suppressiveness, Ostarine is the least suppressive SARM (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator) out of all of them.
Do you need a PCT for Ostarine
We mentioned previously in the article that Ostarine is the least suppressive SARM on the market. Most people don’t PCT after their Ostarine cycle and they easily recover their testosterone levels naturally in a few weeks after the cycle.
So in short, you don’t need to do a PCT, just make sure that your dosages are normal (up to 25mg a day).
Let’s go over this in more detail:
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.
What MK 2866 dosage needs a PCT
So far, we have covered that Ostarine dosages under 15mg don’t need a PCT. Let’s look at which dosages do need it.
Most people use dosages under 25mg a day without doing a PCT.
This is why I recommend that you do a PCT only if your Ostarine dosage is over 25mg a day. If it’s lower than that, your body will almost certainly recover naturally in a few weeks after the cycle.
How to know if you need a PCT after Ostarine
The only reliable way to know if you need a PCT after your cycle is with a blood test that will tell you your testosterone levels.
Other than that, you can tell if you are suppressed by how you are feeling. This is also a decent method of knowing but it’s obviously less reliable than a blood test. If you feel sad/depressed and have “brain fog” you are probably suppressed but if you feel fine at the end of your cycle, you are almost certainly not suppressed enough to notice and you don’t need a PCT.
How to PCT after 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):
|1-6||under 25mg a day||/|
|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):
|1-6||over 25mg a day||/|
|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.
In conclusion, Ostarine (MK 2866) doesn’t need a PCT (Post Cycle Therapy) at normal dosages (up to 25mg a day). This is because MK 2866 is the least suppressive SARM and won’t lower your testosterone levels low enough to do a PCT. In fact, human and clinical trials also don’t do a PCT in their Ostarine testing and test cycles.
If you still want to do a PCT, I recommend that you do a 20/20/20/20 (Clomid/Nolva) cycle starting from week 6 of your MK 2866 cycle. This is a mild post cycle therapy protocol that will help you recover faster if you are suppressed.