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Clomid is a medication that has been widely used to enhance fertility in both men and women, for decades. Clomid works by stimulating the pituitary gland to signal the testicles to increase testosterone production. Ultimately, using Clomid is like telling your body to make more testosterone, versus administering it through gels, pellets, or injections.
- While using injections, gels and pellets can increase T levels, they have side effects, including testicular shrinkage over time.
- With extended use, this can cause fertility issues, as well as a physiological dependence on T supplementation (the body can begin to permanently cease its own T production).