HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a popular choice of drug to boost natural testosterone production after a steroid cycle. Much like Clomid, HCG is a fertility treatment for women who do not ovulate.
It is obtained from human origin and is obtained from women who are in their first few months of pregnancy.
While it won’t have a huge effect on the FSH. It does, however, have a great effect on stimulating the LH which in turn can help the Leydig cells found in the testes to start creating testosterone.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is mainly prescribed for women, yet it does have some medical uses for men. For teens who have issues with their testicles not dropping during puberty, HCG is prescribed to help. It is also prescribed for men with low testosterone.
Having first been in manufacture since 1920 and has been a prescribed medication since the 1930s. It has had much clinical use and thousands of trials, which is why it is quite trusted in the bodybuilding world.
HCG Dose and Availability
HCG is available in pharmaceutical grade. It comes as a power puck which you will need to mix with sterile water.
Once reconstituted the doses range from 1500iu 2500iu to 5000iu and 10000iu. The general price is between £25 – £35 per box.
HCG for PCT
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin has been a staple as a part of a PCT for many, many years. It has solidified its place in the bodybuilding world by being one of the most effective treatments to boost natural testosterone production in men.
After a cycle, a user’s natural production of testosterone has been significantly slowed or completely shut down. The difference between those who keep some gains and those who lose everything is usually a good PCT and how quickly the natural testosterone production can recover.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropinworks by stimulating the Leydig cells inside the testes to being making testosterone again. Thanks to its ability as a fertility drug it is very effective.
How Much HCG to Run for PCT
HCG is usually injected two-three times a week for around three weeks from the start of the PCT. FDA approved protocols involve 500 – 1000iu being injected three times a week for a three-week cycle.
Most users will feel the benefit of using 1500iu three times a week for three weeks.
How To Inject Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin isn’t injected like steroids are. It follows a similar injection technique to that of HGH or Insulin.
Once prepared in your insulin pin you grab some fat in the lower abdomen and inject the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin into the fat under the skin, this is referred to as a subcutaneous injection.
Insulin pins are also much, much smaller than steroid injections and are extremely easy and painless to do.
Side Effects of HCG
HCG is usually a very tolerable drug and not many people will experience side effects from using it. However, there are some side effects to be aware of including; headaches, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, depression and gynecomastia.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin should only be used while also running Nolvadex to protect the user from any gynecomastia symptoms.
FAQ on HCG
What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
HCG is a fertility drug which has been being prescribed and used since the 1930s to treat women who have issues with hormones and becoming pregnant.
In bodybuilding, it used as a part of a PCT. Post Cycle Therapy is what is referred to when we users run a small course of compounds to stimulate the natural production of their hormone system after it becoming shut down due to the use of AAS.
Can HCG Make You Gain Weight?
As far as the side effects of HCG go gaining weight isn’t listed as one of them.
Can HCG Help With Hair Loss?
Hairloss cause by the use of anabolic and androgenic steroids will not be helped by HCG. The use of Finasteride or Pramipexiole is more likely to help with hair loss caused by androgens.
How Quickly Does HCG Work
HCG can work straight away, it may take a couple of weeks to feel or see the results. In terms of recovery, it is very effective over a period of three to four weeks.
Can Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Effect The Liver?
HCG is not listed as a compound which has any effects on the liver.
All users should be regularly having blood tests done when on and off-cycle.