What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).?

/What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).?

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG).?

In women, hCG injections are FDA-approved to help treat infertility.

In men, hCG injections are FDA-approved for a type of hypogonadism in which the body doesn’t adequately stimulate the gonads to produce the sex hormone testosterone.

The most common side effects men experience when hCG injections are used include:

growth of male breasts (gynecomastia), pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting.


Therefore, there are various dosing protocols, each corresponding to a different purpose. Thus, for enhancing fertility, 5,000-10,000 IU (international units) are administered during the menstrual cycle, while for low testosterone, doses range from 1,500 to 12,000 IU per week, as follows:

For short term testosterone stimulation, 500-1,000 IU is given 3 times a week for 3 weeks. This is followed by another 3 week course of 500-1,000 IU twice a week.

In the case of long term treatment of low testosterone, doses of about 4,000 IU are administered 3 times per week for 6 to 9 months. To be effective, this must be followed by a 2,000 IU dose 3 times per week for the next 3 months. Therefore, treating low testosterone can last anywhere from 6 weeks to one year.

When it comes to bodybuilding, HCG is usually taken by people who also use anabolic steroids, either on or post cycle. While on steroid cycle, the standard dose of this hormone is 250 IU every 4-5 days; this dosage is also considered safe enough so as not to jeopardize the production of testosterone that the body should resume naturally once steroids are discontinued.

Post cycle administration depends on the type of steroid used to end the cycle. Thus, HCG therapy must begin 3 days after your last injection when the cycle ends with small ester base steroids, and 10 days after the final injection when it ends with large ester based steroids.

You can buy it at Swiss Chems.