Side effects: gynecomastia, water retention, accelerated hair loss, addiction.
In the body of men, hCG performs the same functions as luteotropin – it regulates the work of the testicles and stimulates the synthesis of testosterone. Gonadotropin preparations are used in bodybuilding to support the proper functioning of the gonads on the course. Some athletes use hCG for post cycle therapy (PCT), but this is a completely wrong approach.
The main task of PCT is the renewal of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testes chain, which is responsible for the secretion of luteotropin. There is a misconception that gonadtotropin stimulates the production of the latter. But in fact, everything happens the other way around: testosterone, which is released when hCG is administered, inhibits the synthesis of luteotropin. Because of this, the athlete recovers very slowly after taking steroids, which is the opposite of the goal of PCT.
It is better to apply hCG at the end of the course. As a result, the functioning of the gonads will begin to recover. This is a good preparation for PCT. Given the duration of the course, chorionic gonadotropin can be used at different times. The activity of the drug in the body is observed for 5 days. To prevent the manifestation of side effects, the main thing from which is a significant decrease in the susceptibility of the gonads to gonadotropin, it is important to follow the recommendations for the dosage of the agent
Gonadotropin 1000 iu / vial, SP LABORATORIES
Active substance: human chorionic gonadotropin.
The product’s name: Gonadotropin, Gonadotropin, HCG
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone found in pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. This hormone is commonly used to treat cryptorchidism, infertility in women, low testosterone levels, and to increase weight loss.
This compound is used in bodybuilding and among athletes either as a by-product along with anabolic steroids to reduce testosterone suppression, or in post cycle therapy to improve recovery.
It is well known that natural testosterone levels decrease due to the use of anabolic steroids. The percentage of natural hormone suppression is usually quite high. Once the cycle is complete, testosterone production will resume, but it may take a long time until it returns to normal levels. And that’s why bodybuilders use hCG in post-cycle therapy – to speed up the recovery process, as many have found that starting post-cycle therapy with it will improve recovery rates compared to using tamoxifen or clomed.
The second way to use is to take it along with anabolic steroids during the cycle. By adding hCG during the cycle, the user can control the testosterone level, and at the end of the cycle, recovery is much easier. The problem with this method is that it is very likely to become dependent on hCG due to its need for luteinizing hormone. This is why its use during a cycle must be closely monitored and, if used correctly, will help the user achieve good results.
1) taking hCG during the cycle → 250 IU every 4-5 days
2) the use of hCG in post-cycle therapy:
– 1500-4000 IU every 3-4 days for 2-3 weeks, then start SERM therapy.
– 500-1000 IU daily for 10 days, then start SERM therapy.
3) to stimulate the ovaries (fertility assistance), hCG is injected at a certain point during the menstrual cycle at a dose of 5000–10,000 IU.