HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin) is used to stimulate the production of endogenous (user’s own) testosterone. HCG is not a natural male hormone but mimics natural Luteinizing Hormone (LH) almost identically. This LH stimulates the production of testosterone by the testes in males. After a long period of inactivity, this production ability may have been reduced. In such a state, testosterone levels may not reach a normal point, even though the release of endogenous LH has been resumed.
The stimulation brought forth by administration of HCG can cause the testicles to rapidly up-regulate their testosterone production shortly after therapy is instituted, and return to a normal level of activity. HCG ‘jump-starts’ the testes. It is also useful for maintaining endogenous testosterone production during exogenous testosterone therapy, and to use the body’s own biochemical stimulating mechanisms to increase plasma testosterone level during testosterone therapy.
The usual protocol is to inject 2000-4000 I.U. intramuscularly every 4th or 5th day, for a duration usually no longer than 2 or 3 weeks. It is often used in conjunction with estrogen antagonists such as Clomiphene citrate and Tamoxifen Citrate . These drugs have a different effect on the regulating system, namely inhibiting estrogen-induced suppression at the hypothalamus.
This of course also helps to restore the release of testosterone, although through a much different mechanism than HCG. When administered, HCG raises serum testosterone very quickly. A rise in testosterone first appears in about two hours after injecting HCG. The second peak occurs about two to four days later.
Substance: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Content: 5000iu x 3 vials