If you're like many hardcore bodybuilders, you consistently implement aggressive supplement cycles because you know they can lead to impressive gains in size and strength and you can never be big enough, right? After a serious supplement cycle, you look in the mirror and see a freak looking back, but beware – those gains can disappear if you don't use a great PCT!
The Importance of a Good PCT
How does a Post Cycle Therapy formula help you keep your hard-earned gains? By restoring hormonal balance quickly, which begins by bringing your natural testosterone production back to normal as well as combatting excess estrogen, thereby blocking any estrogen-related side effects. Additionally, a good PCT should support the overall health of your liver as well as inhibit levels of cortisol, the destructive anti-catabolic hormone.
The Complete PCT
Where can you get a complete PCT formula that covers all of these requirements? There's no other choice than Post Gear® by Rich Piana 5% Nutrition! No one knows hardcore better than 5%! Post Gear® has everything you need for the most effective post cycle therapy program possible - testosterone support, estrogen inhibitors, liver support, and cortisol regulation. That means you stay healthy and bring your hormones back into balance so you can keep your gains!
D-Aspartic Acid - 3,120 mg
This is a proven natural testosterone booster that will quickly get your test levels back on track! We use the full clinical dose for optimal results. DAA is one of the most effective natural test boosters available with clinical research backing its effectiveness, with one study showing an increase in natural test levels by 40% in just 12 days, that's exactly what you need when you're getting your hormones back to normal.(1)
Brassaiopsis Glomerulata 500 mg - This innovative ingredient is actually a tree that originates in Vietnam with extended medicinal use. It contains several aromatase inhibitors that show good estrogen inhibition potential.(2)
DIM 300 mg - Also known as Diindolylmethane, this ingredient is one of the components that make up Indole-3-Carbinol and originates in such vegetables as broccoli, kale, and cauliflower.
It is a regulator of estrogen metabolism in the way it helps keep estrogen levels in balance. It does this by preventing the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.(3) DIM works synergistically with Brassaiopsis to keep the estrogen under control.
Stinging Nettle 300 mg - Also known as Urtica Dioica, this plant has a long history of traditional medicinal use. Stinging Nettle contains the active ingredient 3,4-Divanillyltetrahydrofuran, which is a lignan that has been suggested to increase levels of free, or usable, testosterone, which is the amount of testosterone the body allows to be used for muscle growth.(4)
Longjack 300 mg - Research shows that Longjack is mainly an adaptogen, which means it helps the body deal with stress. Longjack helps to balance the cortisol/testosterone ratio, which is very important to maintaining an anabolic environment post-cycle.(5) Longjack works synergistically with many of the other ingredients in Post Gear®, such as DAA, Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin D to get your test levels back to full speed.
Milk Thistle 200 mg - One of the most popular herbs on the market, this herb supports liver health. In fact, Milk Thistle has been used for centuries as a general tonic for overall liver function.
Laxogenin 50 mg - This is a powerful, non-hormonal plant-based natural anabolic that stimulates the body to make its own steroids - what could be better than that? Not to mention, what could be more helpful coming off a cycle? Of course, 5% Nutrition uses only the highest-quality version.(6)
Acacetin 50 mg - This ingredient originates from Damiana and is thought to inhibit aromatase, which is an essential part of estrogen synthesis. Acacetin works synergistically with Brassaiopsis and DIM to keep estrogen levels under control.
Artichoke 50 mg - Artichoke has a wide range of benefits, we've included it in Post Gear® to work synergistically with Milk Thistle to support normal liver health and function.
Vitamin D 125 mcg - Vitamin D has been shown in recent years to have quite a few important benefits, one of which is an ability to support increased testosterone production.(7)
Zinc 30 mg, Magnesium 70 mg, Vitamin B6 10.5 mg - More commonly known as ZMA, this combination of Zinc, Magnesium, and B6 has been shown to promote increases in testosterone. The primary study that backs this up was conducted in 2000 using NCAA football players as test subjects. In this 7 week study, researchers gave ZMA supplements to test subjects who were working out twice a day. At the end of the study, researchers found a significant increase in the test subjects' levels of testosterone.