Human Chorionic Gonadotropin PCT.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone secreted by the placenta during pregnancy, and then in unchanged form excreted in the urine, where it is extracted and purified to obtain drugs. Human chorionic gonadotropin has the same biological effects as luteinizing hormone (gonadotropic hormone or gonadotropin), which is formed in the pituitary gland.
Effects of gonadotropin:
– Stimulates the synthesis of sex hormones in the testes, therefore, has the same range of effects as testosterone.
– Stimulates spermatogenesis.
– Strengthens the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics.
– For women, stimulates the production of progesterone corpus luteum, and triggers ovulation, supports the development of the placenta.
Using of human chorionic gonadotropin on a PCT cycle.
In bodybuilding the use of human chorionic gonadotropin is reasonable and even necessary during a course of anabolic steroids to prevent testicular atrophy. In this case, its use is safe as the dose is much lower, besides human chorionic gonadotropin helps to eliminate some of the side effects of anabolic steroids, and to keep up muscle mass. HCG is of particular importance if the cycle of steroids more than 6 weeks or used large doses. In this situation, horionichesky gonadotropin is not disruptive to the axis hypothalamus-pituitary-testes and, most importantly, allows you to keep the function of the testicles.
Rarely, chorionic gonadotropin is used as part of post-cycle therapy. Many believe that it should be administered before the PCT, as during post-cycle therapy of HCG can inhibit recovery.
Gonadotropin for weight loss
Recently a study was published by British scientist and endocrinologist A. T. W. Simeons, which States that human chorionic gonadotropin can be used for weight loss with the aim of preserving muscle mass. The scientist believes that gonadotropin programs the hypothalamus to the consumption of fat reserves, while the muscles remain protected from catabolism. Simeons recommends that you use small (and therefore safe) dose of HCG IS 125 ME daily on the background of a low calorie diet – less than 1500 kcal per day. This diet is practiced in many specialized centers for weight loss. It should be noted that during such a course, you must consume a sufficient amount of protein and vitamins.
Currently the pharmaceutical industry produces a huge quantity of drugs containing HCG. After intramuscular administration the drug is well absorbed. The half-life is several hours, however, the effect of one injection lasts for 5-6 days.
Injectable hCG is a dry substance, enclosed in a vial (bottle). To the vial of HCG must be accompanied by a vial of liquid to dissolve the drug. This is usually a solution of sodium chloride. The powder dissolves well in solution. The resulting mixture should be injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously. If you used not all the liquid, then the remains should be placed in the refrigerator. Dry HCG should be stored in a dark place at temperature not above +25 degrees Celsius.