HCG is supplied as a glycoprotein powder to be diluted with water, and acts in the body like LH, stimulating the testicles to produce testosterone, even when natural LH is not present. feels or is deficient. It is therefore useful for maintaining testosterone production and/or testicular size during a steroid cycle. The use of this drug in the cone is rather counterproductive, as the resulting increased production of testosterone is itself an inhibitory effect on hypothalamus recovery and the pituitary, which retards. Thus, if this drug is used, it is preferably used during the cycle itself.
May HCG is injected intramuscularly, subcutaneously, or in a shallow injection approximately 1/4" deep with the needle that goes straight in. A 29 gauge insulin needle is recommended. Injection speed should be slow.
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, which is derived from the urine of pregnant women, is an injectable medication available commercially in the United States as well as many other countries. Pregnyl, by Organon, and Profasi, made by Serono, is FDA approved for the treatment of non-descending testicles in very young boys, hypogonadism (underproduction of testosterone) and as a medicine used to facilitate fertility in the induction of ovulation in women. Among athletes, hCG is used to stimulate natural testosterone production during or after a steroid cycle that has caused natural levels to be reduced.Stopping a steroid cycle abruptly, especially when endogenous androgens are absent, can cause an athlete to quickly lose newly gained muscle. When HCG is used to boost natural production, a notably pronounced crash may be avoided. HCG always comes in 2 different vials, one with a powder and the other with a sterile solvent. These vials should be mixed prior to injection, and refrigerated should all be left for later use.
Average dose is 1 ampoule per week at the end of the cycle.