It's a well-known fact that Dianabol (Dbol) is not a very suppressive anabolic steroid; in-fact, it can be used for total androgen replacement. As this is the case, many inaccurately assume a post cycle Dbol PCT plan is not necessary; again, this assumption is inaccurate. Of course, we can make an exception as it applies to a Dbol only cycle, but from the Dbol only cycle link you understand such a cycle is rarely recommended on the basis of maintaining any gains. As this is the case, most will be including other anabolic steroids that will be very suppressive; take a look at the Dbol cycle page and you'll see the types of steroids you'll need are indeed some of the most suppressive of all. Due to this fact, a basic PCT plan will be needed, and while we'll go over that we'll also go over another option for more advanced users.
A standard Dbol PCT will be based on the assumption you've followed a standard cycle as laid out in the cycle section of this page. If this is the case, you will find each cycle includes at least one large ester based anabolic steroid with the exception of the intermediate lean mass cycle. This will affect the timing of your Dbol PCT plan based on the esters in the total cycle, but the timing will be the same for all cycles except the intermediate lean mass plan. For all plans, you will need one Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator (SERM) such as Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) or Tamoxifen Citrate (Nolvadex); other SERM's can be used, but these are your best and most commonly available choices. In any case, such SERM use will stimulate the suppressed testosterone production by stimulating the pituitary to release more Luteinizing Hormone and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (LH & FSH). When LH and FSH are released, they signal to the testicles to produce more testosterone, and as a result our testosterone levels increase.
While a SERM is necessary, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) can also be included; HCG is a peptide hormone that carries an LH mimicking effect. If HCG is added, you will use it before your SERM therapy, and this can be a great way to prime your body for the SERM therapy to come. As this is the case, if you decide to include HCG, this will change your total Dbol PCT timing, and we have provided total outlines for you below. Regardless of the plan, including HCG or not, your SERM therapy and doses will remain the same; you only need one SERM.
Clomid Option: therapy begins approximately 14-18 days after your last injection
Nolvadex Option: therapy begins approximately 14-18 days after your last injection
Clomid Option: therapy begins approximately 3 days after your last injection
Nolvadex Option: therapy begins approximately 3 days after your last injection
Clomid Option: HCG therapy begins approximately 10 days after your last injection and is followed by Clomid therapy once complete.
Nolvadex Option: HCG therapy begins approximately 10 days after your last injection and is followed by Clomid therapy once complete.
Nolvadex Option: HCG therapy begins approximately2 days after your last injection and is followed by Clomid therapy once complete.
Bridging is an advanced technique that is really not an off-cycle period at all; it's simply the use of low doses of anabolic steroids in-between full blown cycles. Most commonly, low doses of testosterone are used for this purpose, but there is another option. Such an option can be useful if say a 4-5 week break from cycling is needed, and it will protect a lot of your gains, and even give you a slight natural testosterone boost. For this purpose, you will simply supplement with Nolvadex and Dbol every day at 10mg per day each; the Nolvadex will provide a testosterone boost and Dbol total androgen replacement while you're in-between or on your break.