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, 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!
Ingredients That Work
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.
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 the ability to support increased testosterone production.(6)
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
✓ Increase muscle mass by boosting production of IGF-1. ✓ Prevent muscle wastage even during fasting. ✓ Accelerate reduction of body fat. ✓ Improve skin, hair and nails. ✓ Improved sleep.
Ibutamoren (MK677) has characteristics of HGH human growth hormone. It works as an oral secretagogue causing the body to increase its own growth hormone and IGF-1 levels, by mimicking the GH stimulating Ghrelin.
The main benefit shown by studies is its ability to increase growth hormone and IGF-1 levels. This results in a number of different health benefits including, increase in fat free mass, better quality sleep, better hair skin and nails, fat loss, increase in basil metabolic rate, improvement in overall wellbeing.
Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Bigger By The Day supplement supporting the building of muscle mass developed to increase protein synthesis and improve regeneration. Laxogenin at a dose of 300 mg has the ability to increase protein synthesis and provides the strength and endurance necessary to perform intensive training sessions. In addition, it reduces the feeling of hunger, which allows you to reduce calorie intake during the day. Green tea extract contains contributes to muscle growth, stimulates nitric oxide production, increasing muscle pump. The supplement inhibits myostatin, enabling unlimited muscle growth and development. Black pepper extract increases the thermogenesis of the body, accelerating the loss of body fat, exposing the muscular figure.
Alpha Hydroxyisocaproic Acid HICA – alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid or leucic acid, HICA is a metabolite of leucine, which works in conjunction with other active amino acids, stimulates muscle growth and accelerates recovery.
Laxosterone – a patented extract derived from the root of Smilax scobinicaulis (5-alpha-hydroxy-laksogenin). Delivered to the human body, it has anabolic androgenic effects. It exhibits anti-catabolic properties by lowering cortisol levels. Thus, it supports the synthesis of muscle tissue proteins and its subsequent protection against degradation. Probably mainly due to interference with thyroid activity, it supports fat loss. In addition, it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect.
L-Leucine – affects skeletal muscle synthesis in several ways: increases insulin secretion, a powerful anabolic present in our body, affects the activity of S6 protein kinase, accelerates phosphorylation of eIf4E binding protein and affects the degree of binding between proteins (eIF) 4E and eIF4G. All this, despite the complicated sound and naming, boils down to a very simple theorem – Leucine increases the degree and speed of using proteins to build muscle.
Green Tea Extract – owes its slimming properties to catechins, namely a substance called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Catechins contained in green tea extract have a significant impact on fat reduction. They inhibit the absorption of fats from food and increase their consumption by the body. In addition, green tea increases the activity of some enzymes responsible for the digestive process, has a positive effect on liver metabolism, increases thermogenesis and accelerates fat oxidation.
Black Pepper Extract – the active ingredient in black pepper, has a thermogenic effect. It can increase the blood supply to digestive tissues, resulting in better absorption of food ingredients. It significantly improves the absorption of many active ingredients of supplements.
Vitamin A – a key vitamin when it comes to the health of our skin, hair and nails. That is why it is often an invaluable ingredient in skin and hair supplements. The use of vitamins is particularly important for dry and acne prone skin. It helps the skin to maintain an adequate level of hydration, making the skin more elastic and soft. It also helps in the fight against signs of aging such as wrinkles. It is helpful in reducing stretch marks or signs of peeling.
Calcium – is a basic mineral component, affecting, among others, maintaining the electrolyte balance of the body necessary for its proper functioning. It is an important component of bone tissue and is necessary for its proper development, as well as for the processes of smooth functioning of nerves, muscles and the heart.