Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced by the placenta in pregnancy in women. Together with urine, this hormone is excreted from the body in an unchanged form. It is then extracted, purified and used to create drugs, the composition of which is included. Human chorionic gonadotropin has similar biological properties, such as luteinizing hormone (gonadotropin or gonadotropin hormone). The latter is formed in the pituitary gland of the human brain.
It stimulates the synthesis of sex hormones in the testicles, so it has the same spectrum of effects as testosterone.
It stimulates spermatogenesis.
Strengthens the development of the sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics.
In women, it stimulates the production of progesterone from the yellow body, causes ovulation, supports the development of the placenta.
HCG side effects
While taking HCG, the same side effects can occur as when taking testosterone. The use of gonadotropin in high doses or for a long period leads to inhibition of the secretion of the hormone that releases gonadotropin, in relation to which the function of the physiological axis of the hypothalamic-pituitary testis is interrupted. Large doses (2000-5000 IU) are not recommended for longer than 20 days, although according to Michael Scally, MD AND a number of studies, desensitization of the testes does not occur if the dosage does not exceed 500 IU or hCG is administered less. 3 times a week. This protocol can be considered safe even for 1-2 months.
HCG and bodybuilding.
The distribution in bodybuilding gonadotropin was due to its ability to increase testosterone in the body. As a result, Chorionic Gonadotropin is used as an anabolic agent for muscle mass gain. Also, this drug is used as a component of PCT and for weight loss.
HCGand weight loss.
One of the British scientists during his research showed that chorionic gonadotropin can be used for weight loss. At the same time, muscle mass is maintained. According to the scientist, the drug is able to program the hypothalamus on the expenditure of fat deposits, and the muscles remain protected from catabolism. According to the scientist's recommendations, 125 mg of chorionic gonadotropin should be taken every day (this is a small and safe dose). So it is necessary to observe a low-calorie diet – no more than 500 kcal per day. This diet is practiced in many specialized weight loss centers. However, this diet requires the use of sufficient quantities of vitamins and proteins.