I found a thread on a small Canadian forum about tapering doses in PCT:
Tapering isn't new & neither is the thread (2006), but I've never seen anyone on any other site mention this particular PCT protocol, so I though I should post for you guys to read & give you opinions on the topic.
From what I read, the author (Prisoner22) seems to have something against the use of HCG. I think his resentment against HCG has to do with the old fashioned method of using HCG in mega doses at the end of a cycle to get the testes working again.
I don't think the guy was aware of the newer method of using HCG in smaller doses (500 IU E3D) right through a cycle to keep our balls working , rather than trying to wake them up after letting them shut down through the cycle.
Despite thinking that the guy was unaware of the newer method of using HCG, I still think that his tapering protocol is a good method to be aware of because it may be useful if a guy ever gets stuck trying to come off cycle without having any HCG to use.
Anyway, the difference between this guys tapering PCT method & the old style tapering PCT method is that he recomends going from the full dosage (for example 500mg test per week) down to 100mg per week, then holding at 100 mg for 4-6 weeks while the body cleans out all the AAS metabolites, then tapering from 100mg down to nothing in 25mg increments. IIRC, AIs would be used through the cycle & also during the 4-6 week cleansing period to prevent being overwhelmed by estrogen while aromatase turns the residual AAS test into estrogen.
Personally, I think a guy could get the best possible PCT results from using low doses of HCG through his cycle (500 IUs E3D), and then follow Prisoner 22s modified tapering PCT protocol. This way, the HCG keeps our balls working which should certainly help overall recovery at the end of the cycle.
What do you guys think of this guys protocol?