Fertigyn HP 5000 or Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and then unchanged in the urine, from which it is extracted and cleaned to produce drugs. 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 ovaries, therefore, has the same range of effects as testosterone.
- Stimulates spermatogenesis.
- Strengthens the development of sexual organs and secondary sexual characteristics.
- In women, it stimulates the production of progesterone by the corpus luteum, provokes ovulation and supports the development of the placenta.
When taking HCG, the same side effects may occur as when taking testosterone. The use of gonadotropin in large doses or for a long time leads to suppression of the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, and therefore the function of the physiological axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicle is impaired. The information that gonadotropin can lead to pregnancy symptoms in men is completely absurd and not true.
The use of HCG in bodybuilding
In bodybuilding, perhaps, only one property of gonadotropin is valued – increasing the secretion of sex hormones (testosterone) by the testes. As a result, gonadotropin is used as an anabolic agent for gaining muscle mass, as an aid in weight loss, and as a component of PCT.
The use of HCG for anabolic purposes is not justified and dangerous to health. Firstly, because chorionic gonadotropin is less effective than anabolic steroids. Secondly, to obtain a good effect, it is necessary to use it in large doses (more than 4000 IU per week), which can cause irreversible disturbances in the physiological axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicle. In connection with this circumstance, many articles negatively respond to HCG, forgetting about its true purpose.
Use of human chorionic gonadotropin for PCT purposes
In bodybuilding, the use of chorionic gonadotropin is justified and even necessary solely as a PCT for the prevention of testicular atrophy. In this case, its use is safe, since the dosage of the drug is much lower, in addition, chorionic gonadotropin allows you to eliminate some of the side effects of anabolic steroids, as well as preserve the accumulated muscle mass. HCG is particularly important if the steroid cycle exceeds 4 weeks or if large doses are used. In this situation, human chorionic gonadotropin does not disrupt the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testicle, and, most importantly, allows you to maintain the function of the testicles.