Gonadotropin (HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone secreted by the placenta during pregnancy and then unaltered excreted. This hormone has all the properties gonadotropin released in the pituitary. Currently, preparations based on it can be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
Effects of HCG
- Activation of the synthesis of sex hormones (mainly testosterone) in glands
- Activation of spermatogenesis
- Enhancing the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics
According to recent research, nutritional supplements based on gonadotropin, taken by mouth, completely ineffective.
Use in bodybuilding
Gonadotropin widely used by athletes in bodybuilding as a means to enhance the production of sex hormones, and as a result, preventing testicular atrophy. For this reason it is included in the list of recommended drugs in the period of recovery after steroid course .
Using the gonadotropin as a means of increasing muscle mass is not justified, and may be dangerous to health. This is due to the fact that this hormone is less effective compared to anabolic steroids. Moreover, obtaining a significant muscle growth is only possible using sverhdozirovok (4000 IU per week), which leads to irreversible destructive consequences – violation physiological axis hypothalamus-pituitary-testis.
Meanwhile, when using gonadotropin no adverse side effects do not arise as a post-cycle therapy means, as in this case the dosage will be much smaller.
Dosage and reception of HCG
After injection of the hormone is completely eliminated within several hours, but the effect of this injection will continue for 5-6 days.
The dosage of the drug for post-cycle recovery is highly dependent on the capacity of the steroid course. If you are using a short course (4 weeks) and using only one steroid in small doses, then on the receiving gonadotropin can be dispensed with. If you are using long courses (over 4 weeks), as well as the use of 2 or more steroids, the gonadotropin dosing will be: 2 injections per week of 500-1000 IU each.
When using gonadotropin slimming dosage optimum dosage will be as follows: 1 day after injection of 500 IU each.
Side effects of HCG
When used in large doses over an extended period of time an abnormality occurs production of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, thereby disturbed physiological function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testis.
Sometimes you can find information about what reception gonadotropin leads to pregnancy symptoms in men, but this information is not correct and may not reflect reality.