Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is the glycoprotein hormone that mimics luteinizing hormone, a hormone produced by pregnant women by a growing embryo right after conception. The action of HCG is to prevent the disruption of corpus luteum in the ovary and to maintain the production of progesterone, another important hormone during pregnancy. HCG does a key role in the development of egg in the ovary and triggers the release of egg during ovulation. Further, HCG can be used to stimulate ovulation and address infertility in women.
If you’re confused what HCG has to do among men, then continue reading.
HCG therapy is given among young boys when their testicles didn’t go down in their scrotum as it should be. HCG is also important in preventing testicular shrinkage when using testosterone or anabolic steroid for a long time.
Once testosterone is replaced, it stimulates the production of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH). When GnRH isn’t present, the release of luteinizing hormone is halted by the pituitary gland. Without LH, the testicles couldn’t produce testosterone for the body. A decrease in testosterone can cause testicular shrinkage but once they are replaced, they start to enlarge again and immediately produce testosterone when HCG therapy is administered. HCG Therapy enhances a man’s testes in producing more testosterone.
HCG, when administered in small doses two to three times a week with testosterone replacement, can treat the reduced level of intratesticular testosterone. HCG is believed to have an LH-mimicking action, as well as the increase in the production of intratesticular testosterone. This is one of the reasons why many men are able to keep their fertility and libido when using 500 IU of HCG therapy with testosterone.
According to recent studies, it is now possible to maintain normal quality of sperm using the above ways without using FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone). Gonadotropin shouldn’t be ignored since it is necessary for sperm production.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropic is derived from the pregnant women’s urine or from other genetic modifications. The product is commonly available by prescription in different brand names such as Pregnyl, Profasi, Novarel and Follutein.
HCG comes in the form of a powder contained in a vial of 3,500 IU; 5,000 IU; 11,000 IU and more. It is better to contact a pharmacy and request to make vials for you in various IU amount. The vial comes with a 1 ml of bacteriostatic water as a diluent.
HCG therapy is given as an injection under the skin or into the muscles. However, these two methods are still being debated if which one is better. The number of IUs for every injection varies on the amount of bacteriostatic water added to the powder. Bacteriostatic water is a fluid that contains preservatives. The water is added to the powder to reconstitute it before administration. When refrigerated, it has the ability to preserve the HCG for up to six weeks. It is important that you use ultrafine insulin needle when injecting HCG through the skin.
HCG therapy has been proven as one of the best methods to address testicular shrinkage. When a person’s testes shrink, it can greatly affect his psychological and emotional well-being and thus, having an impact on his sex life. To prevent testicles from shrinking and preserve libido, HCG therapy is one of the best treatment options to consider.
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