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, to whose composition it is included. Human chorionic gonadotropin has similar biological properties, as does luteinizing hormone (gonadotropin hormone or gonadotropin). The latter is formed in the pituitary gland of the human brain.
Stimulates the synthesis of sex hormones in the testicles, so it has the same spectrum of effects as testosterone.
Strengthens the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics.
In women, it stimulates the production of progesterone by the yellow body, provokes ovulation, supports the development of the placenta.
HCG Side Effects
When taking HCG, you may experience the same side effects as when taking testosterone. The use of gonadotropin in large doses or for a long time leads to inhibition of the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, in connection with which the function of the physiological axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicle is disrupted. Large doses (2000-5000 IU) are not recommended for longer than 20 days, although according to Michael Scally, M.D. 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 than 3 times a week. This protocol can be considered safe even for 1-2 months.
HCG and bodybuilding.
Distribution in bodybuilding gonadotropin was due to its ability to raise testosterone in the body. As a result, chorionic gonadotropin is used as an anabolic agent for muscle mass gain. In addition, this drug is used as a component of the PCT and for weight loss.
HCGand weight loss.
One of the British scientists during his research has proved 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 stores, and the muscles remain protected from catabolism. According to the scientist’s recommendations, 125 mg of chorionic gonadotropin should be taken daily (this is a small and safe dose). Thus it is necessary to observe a low-calorie diet – no more than 500 kcal per day. This diet is practiced in many specialized centers for weight loss. However, such a diet requires the use of sufficient amounts of vitamins and protein.