HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a protein hormone that is formed in the placenta of pregnant women. The drug is not an anabolic steroid. Natural Gonadotropin is formed in the female body in the first 6-8 weeks of pregnancy and makes possible the subsequent production of estrogens and gestations in the corpus luteum. As a result, the production of these hormones in the placenta itself begins. HCG enters the kidney from the bloodstream and is then excreted in the urine. That is why it is extracted from the urine of pregnant women.
Bodybuilders have paid attention to HCG due to the fact that this hormone has a luteinizing effect, which stimulates male sex cells in the testicles and increases the production of androgenic hormones. Therefore, this injectable drug is used by athletes for enhanced testosterone production after steroid cycles.
According to the recommendations of experts, the dosage of HCG is required to be calculated individually. The calculation factors are: cycle time, dosage level, and which drugs were used.
One of the popular HCG regimens is the dosage of 1500 IU (once every 5 days). According to the research of scientists, a single injection increases the level of plasma testosterone by 250-300% and this level lasts for about 5 days.
The drug should be used no more than 3-4 weeks. Otherwise, the testicles will react very badly to HCG injections and even to their own release of luteinizing hormone, which can lead to the hypofunction of the sex glands.