Information about the drug
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is human’s hormone. HCG is produced in big amounts in pregnant women’s placenta and then excreted unchanged in the urine. It has the same biological effects as gonadotropin or gonadotropin that forms in the pituitary gland. This product is very important for men, because it helps to produce testosterone in gonads.
Currently, the pharmaceutical industry produces a huge number of drugs containing HCG, which are used in medicine to reduce the function of the sex glands in men and women, due to a violation of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. After intramuscular administration, the drug is well absorbed. The half-life is 8 hours. It is believed that prior to excretion in urine. Chorionic gonadotropin is modified in the body, because its half-life, measured by the immunological method, significantly exceeds this indicator, determined by biological activity.
The structure of the hormone determines its function, namely, that in the body it replaces the action of gonadotropin. During the steroid cycle, the principle of negative feedback completely suppresses the synthesis of gonadoliberin, LH and FSH, and as a result, the complete cessation of the production of endogenous testosterone, impaired spermatogenesis, and decreased testicular size. Therefore, when exiting the steroid cycle, athletes use HCG to thus spur the synthesis of endogenous testosterone There is post-course therapy to avoid such problems. This event is for fast reestablishing of male’s potency and normalization of sexual hormones production.
Using HCG for anabolic purposes is hazardous to health. Chorionic gonadotropin is less effective compared to anabolic steroids, as a result, in order to obtain a good effect, it becomes necessary to use it in large doses (more than 4000 IU per week), which can cause irreversible disturbances in the physiological axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes. In connection with this fact, many articles speak negatively about HCG, forgetting about its true purpose.
In bodybuilding, the use of chorionic gonadotropin is justified and even necessary during a course of anabolic steroids for the prevention of testicular atrophy. In this case, its use is safe, since the dose of the drug is much lower, in addition, chorionic gonadotropin allows you to eliminate some side effects of anabolic steroids, as well as preserve the gained muscle mass. HCG is of particular importance if the steroid cycle exceeds 6 weeks or large doses are used. In this situation, chorionic gonadotropin does not disrupt the axis of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, and allows you to save the function of the testicles.
A study by endocrinologist A.T.W. was recently published. Simeons, in which it is reported that hCG can be used for weight loss in order to preserve muscle mass. Gonadotropin programs the hypothalamus for the consumption of fat reserves, while the muscles remain protected from catabolism. Simeons recommends using small, safe doses of HCG – 125 ME daily on a low-calorie diet – less than 1,500 kcal per day. This diet is practiced in many specialized centers for weight loss. It should be noted that during this course it is necessary to consume a sufficient amount of protein and vitamins.
Depends of the degree of gonadal atrophy and duration of the course different doses are used. As a rule, product is used after steroids course, when their active action ends.
Perform 2 injections of gonadotropin per week at 250-500 IU to prevent testicular atrophy. The introduction stops after almost complete elimination of the anabolic drug, then post-cycle therapy begins. At multi-month courses, gonadotropin is administered continuously, 3-5 weeks after 1-2 weeks. It is necessary to take a break for at least 1-2 weeks in order to prevent desensitization. According to the latest scientific data, this scheme is considered optimal, because it allows you to maintain testicular function and contributes to the most complete recovery after the course.
If HCG has not been used for a long or “difficult” course of steroids, then it must be included in the post-cycle therapy, but then it should be used only at the beginning of PCT. The BLUST protocol is most often used according to the book by William Llewellyns (Program for Wellness Restoration), supported by clinical trials, according to which HCG is recommended to be used as part of post-cycle therapy at 2000 IU, every other day for 20 days to restart the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular arch; such a scheme is highly not recommended in the absence of complications.
The only reliable indicator of the drug’s work is the corresponding indicator of h-HCG, for which an appropriate blood test is done.
This product in the case of recommended using will not make any problem, but if you will neglect instruction, can also bring some negative effects:
- Diarrhea and nausea;
- Allergic reaction (individually).
When taking HCG, the same side effects may occur as when taking testosterone. The use of gonadotropin in large doses or for a long time leads to suppression of the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, in connection with which the physiological axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes is disturbed. Large doses (2000-5000 IU) are not recommended for longer than 20 days
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This drug is a medical product and requires following recommendations of its usage and storage. It should be stored in the cool dark place, avoiding direct sunlight. It’s also necessary to keep this drug out of children`s reach!
You MUST consult with your attending physician before you start using this drug. We also ask you to take into account that this drug may cause some side effects. Some of them can be life-threatening. If you notice any disturbing symptoms you should to contact with your physician. In some cases, it is necessary to stop taking the drug for a while. Also, you must inform your doctor if you taking HCG with other medicines. So physician can prescribe proper treatment and help you to avoid any unpleasant adverse effects.