Some bodybuilders add HGH (Human Growth Hormone) or hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) to their PCT plans. HGH works to protect on-cycle gains and prevent fat deposits after the conclusion of a steroid cycle, but it takes a long time to work and is not useful during PCT unless you used it during your cycle, as well. hCG, on the other hand, is a fast-acting compound that mimics the LH in the body, thereby priming the body to accept the SERM that you will introduce a little later. You truly only need to consider hCG if your anabolic cycle involved a high dose over a long period of time. Otherwise, the SERM should work well enough on its own.
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.