Back in the day when bodybuilders took steroids there were no anti-estrogens or recovery agents that they knew to take during and after a cycle.
Old school bodybuilders relied strictly on time off between cycles and genetics to ward off estrogen related side effects and recover between cycles.
With advancements in pharmaceutical knowledge and studies of the human body comes new knowledge (and new supplements).
We now know that there are proactive measures to combat estrogen related side effects (such as water retention and gynecomastia) as well as speed up recovery of natural testosterone levels after a steroid cycle.
One of the first anti-estrogens to be used by male bodybuilders was nolvadex. Some years later Aromatase Inhibitors (AIs) came onto the scene.
AI's proved superior to anti-estrogens.
Anti-estrogens simply blunt estrogen binding, AI's prevent estrogen formation to start with!!!
The first AIs were arimadex and aromasyn. Shortly after came other ancillaries that combat elevated progesterone levels.
There were a few supplement companies along the way who came out with over-the-counter products that proved to work very well. Gaspari Nutrition released Novadex XT and the stuff flew off the shelves because it worked so well!!
Eventually the FDA stepped in and like all things that work well, it was forced to be discontinued.
(Does anyone else ever get the feeling that the food and drug administration does not want you to use products that actually work?)
Then there were liquid research chemical sites that began selling “research chems”, liquid versions of some of these anti estrogen products. Some of these research chems worked exceptionally well while others were either totally bunk or completely under-dosed.
A lot of guys who were taking research chemicals have gynecomastia now because of the questionable legitimacy of the liquid ancillaries.
But now is the dawn of a new era.
When the FDA wants to crack down on something that works, what do cutting edge labs do?
They figure out a way to make an even better product and stay one step ahead of the game!!
That's Where Red-PCT Comes Into the Picture…
RED-PCT acts as an aromatase inhibitor that keeps estrogen formation down, naturally causing an elevation in testosterone levels. It also includes a liver support formula!!
RED-PCT is a 3-in-1 product.
- It can be used as a standalone supplement to boost testosterone levels and control estrogen levels
- It can be used during a cycle to combat estrogen
- It can be used as a post cycle therapy product to aid recovery of natural testosterone levels
- Keeps water weight off (another side effect of elevated estrogen levels)
- Improves muscle hardness and density
- Lowers the risk of estrogen related side effects such as lack of sex drive and gynecomastia (also known as “bitch tits” or breast like formation in males)
- Arimistane (3, 5-diene-7, 17-dione) – This ingredient blunts estrogen from forming.
- Chlorophytum borivilianum – This key ingredient combats the sexual side effects of steroid use.
- N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) – This ingredient works as a liver support and an antioxidant.
RED-PCT's 3 Ingredients (Breakdown)
#1 – Arimistane (3, 5-diene-7, 17-dione)
Arimistane (3, 5-diene-7, 17-dione) is the main ingredient in RED-PCT is. Arimistane works to act in the same manner as the more popular aromatase inhibitor Arimadex.
Unlike Nolvadex, Arimistane totally blunts estrogen formation to begin with, or it lowers already existing levels of estrogen circulating throughout the body.
#2 – Chlorophytum Borivilianum
Chlorophytum borivilianum is the ingredient in RED-PCT that serves as an erectile agent as well as an aphrodisiac.
On a steroid cycle your sex drive can be abnormally high. When you discontinue a steroid cycle you'll find that your sex drive isn't what it was when your testosterone levels were synthetically boosted (exogenously or through supplementation).
Although you still may be able to perform sexually, the desire isn't what it was while you were on a cycle that elevated testosterone.
Chlorophytum borivilianum will help ease the sexual side effects of anabolic steroids by helping you attain solid erections and keeping your sex drive up.
(Now you won't have a wife or girlfriend wondering what the hell is wrong with you when you go from wanting to have sex all of the time to not wanting to have sex ever!!)
#3 – N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC)
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine (NAC) is used for it's powerful antioxidant properties, it's liver support and for it's ability to help form amino acids and regulate protein uptake during phases of recovery.
NAC is a building block to glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps the body defend against toxicity.
NAC detoxifies the liver and protects it from damage by binding potential toxins that are formed in the liver.
RED-PCT For Post Cycle Recovery
Whether it's recovery from a steroid cycle, prohormones, or SARMS, Red-PCT should be taken at 3 capsules per day for 30 days to assist in recovery of natural testosterone levels.
If you're in post cycle mode then the time to start Red-PCT depends on what you've used and it's half life.
RED PCT for SARMs Recovery
If you've used Osta-Red (Ostarine) then you should begin PCT as soon as the cycle is over, since the half life of Osta-Red is only 24 hours.
If you were using Red-PCT during your cycle as a proactive measure against estrogen elevation (as testosterone levels rise estrogen levels can rise respectively or in over-abundance)…
You would need to go from taking 1 capsule per day to 3 capsules per day as soon as the cycle is finished (if you were using Ostarine).
RED PCT for Anabolic Steroid Recovery
If you had used anabolic steroids then again, this all depends on the half life of what you'd used.
For long acting testosterones you'd want to wait 2 weeks after your last shot to begin Red-PCT.
Long esters such as enanthates and cypionates require a full 2 week waiting period so you can take full advantage of PCT while testosterone levels are not as high as they were on cycle.
For short ester testosterone like propionates you will want to start Red-PCT 5-7 days post cycle.
This will ensure that recovery is geared more around already falling levels of testosterone rather than synthetically elevated testosterone levels.
RED-PCT As a Testosterone Booster & Estrogen Control Supplement
There are certain circumstances when a male can have elevated estrogen levels without necessarily using anything at all.
This is more common when body-fat levels are higher and testosterone is naturally lower due to a hormonal imbalance. This is based in part on activity levels as well as diet.
It's been proven in numerous studies that the average peak testosterone levels of our Granfather's were higher than those of our fathers. Our fathers T levels were probably higher than ours.
Much of the blame for this decline in natural testosterone levels are from food additives. There are certain foods that raise estrogen levels in males and lower testosterone levels.
Some Doctors will prescribe arimadex only to improve testosterone levels. RED-PCT can be used in the same manner!!
Lower estrogen levels mean a harder appearance and less water weight. Also keep in mind that a clean diet will only assist with this.
You don't want to knock estrogen levels down too low though, therefore one pill per day is the recommendation when you use Red PCT as a standalone product to increase natural testosterone and lower estrogen.
It's hands down the most easily and legally attainable option in terms of an aromatase inhibitor on the market today!!
Don't cycle anything without everything you need up front, and when it comes to your body then don't shortchange yourself.
And don't shortchange your results by not recovering as fast and efficiently as possible!!
Over and out- JD