Gonadotropin (or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin -HCG) is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy and then unchanged excreted from the body. This hormone has all the properties of gonadotropin released from the pituitary gland. Currently, drugs based on it can be purchased over the counter without a prescription.
On December 6, 2011 food additives and drugs based on gonadotropin have been banned in the United States.
Effects of gonadotropin
- – 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.
The use in bodybuilding
Gonadotropin widely used by athletes in bodybuilding as a means to enhance the production of sex hormones, and as a consequence, the prevention of testicular atrophy. For this reason, it is included in the list of recommended drugs in the recovery period after the steroid course.
Using gonadotropin as a means of building muscle is not justified, and can also be dangerous to health. This is due to the fact that this hormone are less effective compared with anabolic steroids. Also, getting a noticeable muscle growth is only possible when using sverhdozirovok (more than 4000 IU per week), which leads to irreversible destructive consequences – a violation of the physiological axis of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicle.
Meanwhile, when using the gonadotropin as a means of therapy aftertreatment no adverse side effects do not arise, since in this case the dosage will be much smaller.
Using gonadotropin diet
Some time ago, British scientists have hypothesized about the ability of gonadotropin reduce the amount of subcutaneous fat. These properties are explained by the fact that under the action of this hormone occurs in the programming of the hypothalamic consumption of fat reserves, while maintaining muscle mass by the action of catabolic hormones.
The authors recommend that the hypothesis to stick to the dosage of 125 mg / day in combination with a low calorie diet and an additional intake of vitamins and proteins.
The dosage and mode of reception gonadotropin
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 power of the steroid course. If you use short courses (up to 4 weeks) and using only one steroid in small doses, from receiving the gonadotropin may be waived. If you use long courses (over 4 weeks), as well as the use of 2 or more steroid medications, the dosage of gonadotropin will be: 2 injections per week of 500-1000 IU each.
When using gonadotropin diet dosage optimum dosage will be the following: 1 injection every other day for the 500 IU each.
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 the reception gonadotrophin leads to pregnancy symptoms in men, but this information is not and may not correspond to reality.