How does it work to increase testosterone?
In men, the hormone hCG acts as a luteinizing hormone (LH) analog, which is to say that it mimics the actions of LH . LH stimulates the Leydig cells which are located in the testicles and responsible for testosterone production. An hcg injection will result in the production of testosterone within the testes, keeping natural production working even after taking testosterone injections and is effective in preventing testicular shrinkage. LH also stimulates the production of sperm within the seminiferous tubules of the testes. As both testosterone and sperm are being produced, the testicles will maintain their size for patients on TRT all help maintain stable T levels and help maintain fertility. Learn More HERE about HcG Therapy
Human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that’s composed of 2 subunits. An α and a β-subunit. hCG and Luteinizing hormone, or LH, both share an identical α-subunit. hCG if different from LH because of the fact that its β-subunit with a 24 amino acid tail. This 24 amino acid side chain helps to increases the receptor activity and will slow the metabolism of hCG in the body. HcG has a half life that is approximately 36 hours compared to 30 minutes for Luteinizing Hormone. Because they both share the same receptor, have increased receptor activity, and have a much longer half, life, hcg is the best pharmacological analog to LH.
HCG injections are frequently prescribed to men with testosterone deficiency. Normal ranges of testosterone in men is often 250 to 1100 Ng/dl or nanograms per deciliter. With suboptimal testosterone levels and the physical/emotional symptoms of low testosterone, a physician may be able to diagnose a patient and treat them for hypogonadism.
These symptoms may include:
The American Urological Association recommends, hCG for patients who have been diagnosed with testosterone deficiency and that also desire to maintain fertility and natural testosterone production.
HcG injections can help increase testosterone levels in men, as well as increase fertility, “romantic drive” and increase the size of the testes, which is important for patients on TRT who may experience atrophy, or “shrinkage” as its called. It helps increase the effectiveness of testosterone therapy by helping maintain stable levels, natural production and prevents some side effects associated with testosterone injections.
Human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG as its known, is a hormone which is present at high levels during the early stages of pregnancy. HcG is the hormone that’s used as a marker that is tested for in home pregnancy tests. HCG is also used in the treatment of male and female fertility issues. The British doctor, Albert Simeons first began to use HCG for weight loss in 1954. Much has been learned since then and HcG can be used in several ways to help balance and optimize hormone levels in men and women as well as help patients lose weight. There is NO medication that works as well for men on testosterone replacement therapy as HcG.
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