Whenever outside sources of testosterone are supplemented, whether it be the actual hormone or precursors that convert to testosterone after metabolization, it is important to supplement with a PCT: Post-Cycle Therapy. While these are typically associated with the use of anabolic steroids (which we know none of you are abusing), there are many other compounds that work using that same pathway and can generate the same side-effects if a PCT is not used or not used appropriately. Our TEST Fx™️ packs 100mg of DHEA per capsule- a strong prohormone that is eventually converted into testosterone once metabolized by the liver. An increase in testosterone can bring along effects from increased estrogen (as there’s more testosterone to be converted to estrogen by the enzyme aromatase), an eventual decrease of natural testosterone production, and the additional work for your liver as that is the site of metabolization. Increased Testosterone levels bring a whirlwind of benefits when it comes to not only physical performance and physique but libido and energy as well. That's why we wanted to develop a highly-effective solution to eliminating the negative side effects of supplementing with compounds that increase testosterone while helping to aid those test levels as well. That's why we formulated this tri-blend formula that is packed with over 1100mg of active ingredients per serving.
How Should I Take PCT Max?
PCT Max was formulated as a post-cycle therapy when outside testosterone sources are used but also functions as a performance enhancer on it's own due to it's ability to raise testosterone production. We recommended stacking PCT Max with TEST Fx to maximize your results.
As a post-cycle therapy, take 2 capsules daily for 4-8 weeks once your external testosterone source is stopped or towards the end of your cycle. Our recommended stack is 2 capsules of TEST Fx daily for 6 weeks followed by 2 capsules of PCT Max for 4-8 weeks.
As a performance enhancement supplement by itself, take 2 capsules of PCT Max daily for 4-8 weeks preferably at night
How Does PCT Max Work?
PCT Max is tri-blend formula containing 9 active ingredients that address all aspects of increasing testosterone while negating negative side effects:
EstroControl Blend: provides naturally occurring compounds that prevent the body from synthesizing the aromatase enzyme that is responsible for the conversion of androgens(anabolic hormones) to estrogen. Blocking the synthesis of this enzyme doesn’t wipe it out completely though, allowing you to maintain natural estrogen levels (needed for proper function and muscle growth) and you won’t have to worry about diminishing IGF-1 levels which can occur with other Aromatase Inhibitors. Since your testosterone levels are increased there is more testosterone to be converted to estrogen, so by neutralizing some conversion but not all your body will maintain homeostatic estrogen levels to maximize results.
TestSupport Blend: When supplementing with an outside testosterone source it is critical to make sure your natural production is not diminished or halted. This blend is packed with 4 potent compounds that jumpstarts and skyrockets your natural test production to avoid diminished production rates and even helps to continue to build muscle once the outside Testosterone source is stopped. This blend raises your natural production so it also allows our PCT Max to function as a strength/muscle mass increasing supplement on it's own.
LivSupport Blend: packed with milk thistle and n-acetyl-l-cysteine, this blend helps negate any stress that can be placed on your liver and cleanses any impurities. When taking an outside testosterone source orally, it has to be first converted into it's active form by your liver. This makes your liver work harder which is why providing compounds that work to cleanse the liver reduces its workload.
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