Active substance: Human chorionic gonadotropin
Product name: Gonadotrop, Gonadotropin, HCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone found in pregnant women in the first phases of pregnancy. This hormone is used usually to treat cryptorchidism, infertility in women, low levels of testosterone and to increase weight loss.
This compound is used in bodybuilding and among athletes either as a secondary product together with anabolic steroids to reduce testosterone suppression either in a post cycle therapy for recovery improvement.
It is well-known that due to the use of anabolic steroids, natural testosterone levels are reduced. The percentage of natural hormones` suppression is commonly pretty high. After ending the cycle, testosterone`s production will restart, but it can take a lot of time until it will get back to its normal levels. And this is why bodybuilders use HCG in a post cycle therapy – to speed up the recovery process as many have found that beginning the post cycle therapy with it will improve the rate of recovery as compared to using Tamoxifen or Clomed.
The second way of using it is to take it during the cycle together with anabolic steroids. By the addition of HCG during the cycle, the user can control testosterone levels and at the end of the cycle, the recovery is way easier. The problem when using this method is that occurs a very huge probability to get dependent on HCG for its Luteinizing Hormone needs. This is why its use during a cycle should be kept under strict control and if used correctly it will help the user achieve nice results.
Side effects: gynecomastia, water retention, accelerated hair loss, addiction
1) using HCG during the cycle → 250iu every 4-5 days
2) using HCG in Post Cycle Therapy:
- 1,500-4,000 IU every 3-4 days for 2-3 weeks, then start SERM therapy.
- 500-1,000 IU daily for 10 days, then start SERM therapy.
3) for ovarian stimulation (fertility aid) HCG is administered at a precise point during the menstrual cycle at a dose of 5,000-10,000 IU.