Clomid is an interesting drug.
In bodybuilding circles, Clomid is used to increase lean muscle mass and reduce fat. In the medical world, Clomid is useful for bodybuilders, and the general population as well, when they need a little help starting a family.
For men suffering from fertility issues, particularly low sperm cell count, Clomid can be a godsend. Men who use anabolic steroids in their 20s and 30s often suffer from low sperm count. Their testes halt production of testosterone and sperm cells, due to the fact that artificial testosterone is detected in the body. These men will possess high T-levels, but they will not be able to reproduce as a result of the testicular shutdown. As many men reach their 30s, they are ready to start a family. Clomid helps kickstart sperm cell production in males.
Scientists still cannot agree exactly how Clomid works. It’s fairly commonly accepted that Clomid convinces the brain that estrogen levels are low. As a result, the brain produces more estrogen, and more testosterone. Blood levels of natural testosterone rise and sperm cell counts rise as well. Usually within three months, men regain their ability to produce enough sperm for impregnation.
Are there side effects? Of course! Clomid causes gynecomastia, or the very dreaded “bitch tits”, a swelling of the fat around the nipples, which looks terrible on the bodybuilding stage when men diet down.
Clomid is not a steroid. It has no real androgenic properties. It doesn’t alter testosterone production by the testes, nor does it affect the endocrine system in any way. Some researchers believe longer-term Clomid use causes tumors, but there isn’t enough data yet available to make such a determination. Many bodybuilders use it because it does affect T-levels, and it is easily accessible, but aside from that, its place in a cycle is usually unnecessary. It should be used for muscle gaining purposes when no other compounds are available.
The FDA has not yet approved Clomid for fertility assistance, but it use has been practices for many years now. Bodybuilders and researchers know what the FDA usually takes much longer to recognize, Clomid helps bodybuilders regain ability to reproduce. Use it if you’re trying to start a family and your doctor determines your sperm count is just too low. If you’re looking to gain muscle, use it as a last resort, but work to gain access to testosterone and other more effective compounds. Happy training and parenting!