HCG is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, which is a glycoprotein and consists of 237 amino acid residues.
Gonadotropin is synthesized in pregnant women from trophoblastic cells surrounding the embryo. Later, these cells form the placenta. After the implantation of the developing placenta, HCG begins to be released into the blood. Gonadotropin provides progesterone secretion in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Almost all anabolic steroids can inhibit the synthesis of natural sex hormones in men, namely endogenous testosterone. Due to the retarding process, testicular atrophy may eventually occur. In addition, there are other negative reactions associated with low testosterone levels. This the reason that HCG is used in bodybuilding.
Before using HCG, you should carefully study the regimen and dosage regimen. The drug is usually used in heavy cycles where two or more steroids are present. In this case, it is necessary to take HCG once a week from the second. The recommended dosage varies from 500 to 1500 IU (with the need to take a break of 1-2 weeks every 3-5 weeks). This technique is recommended and the most optimal, since the formulation of dosing allows you to eliminate desensitization, prevent testicular atrophy, normalize the production of your own testosterone and minimize the recoil phenomenon, as well as the destruction of muscles with cortisol.