PCTs (Post Cycle Therapy) are different for everyone, so there’s not one surefire way to go about it.
Cycling on and off SARMs is vital because constant use of these products could cause long-term damage, even after taking the product. So a PCT is important for the off-cycle of most of these supplements.
But what will help in a PCT?
It may sound strange, but using very small doses of SARMs in a PCT may help to sustain muscle mass better than not using it at all when on the off cycle.
Ostarine (MK 2866) and Andarine are showing to be two of the products that help sustain muscle mass over time, even in an off-cycle of a different product. In periods of off-cycle, it is likely to lose certain amounts of muscle mass, which could be discouraging. In order to sustain this during the off cycles, a PCT that includes some very low doses of SARMs can give the body a break from the heavy cycle, but also keep up the muscle that’s already there.
Additionally, low levels of Cardarine can also be beneficial in off-cycles. Because it is a PPAR activator, and therefore acts on the same pathways as exercise, Cardarine will aid in exercise sessions. For this reason, it’s also being researched as a helper for diabetic patients. Ultimately, Cardarine causes the body to burn fat instead of protein or carbs as energy, which dramatically increases weight loss and fat decrease.
Taking SARMs during an off cycle may seem contradictory to the idea of calling it an “off cycle,” but really, during a PCT, the recommended doses of each of these are so low that it has a dramatic change in the body, and is almost like not taking them at all. The additional boost just provides a way to retain a bit of muscle instead of losing it altogether.
Additionally, estrogen blockers or aromatase inhibitors are frequently used during Post Cycle Therapy to combat any potential conversion of testosterone into estrogen.