Gonadotropin Human hCG stimulation, abbreviated as HCG, is not an anabolic/androgenic steroid but a natural protein hormone that is produced in the placenta (womb) of a pregnant woman. It has luteinizing qualities, as it satisfies obrazuemye in the anterior lobe of the pituitary luteinizing hormone. In the first 6 – 8 weeks of pregnancy the formed HCG makes it possible to further the production of estrogen and progestogen in a yellow body. In result, begins production of these two hormones in the placenta. HCG extracted from the urine of pregnant women, because it unchanged is supplied from the blood to the kidneys and excreted in the urine. Commercially available HCG is a dry substance and is intended for both women and men. Women injectable HCG facilitates ovulation, because it takes effect at the time of maturation of the ovum and facilitates its release. It helps produce estrogens and yellow bodies.
And particularly athletes relatives interisuet this drug, the reason being that exogenous HCG has almost the same qualities as the luteinizing hormone (LH), which, as already mentioned, is formed in the pituitary gland. In men, luteinizing hormone stimulates the sex cells in the testes and increases the production of androgenic hormones (testosterone). Therefore, HCG injection is used by athletes for enhanced testosterone production. HCG is used here more often in combination with anabolic/androgenic steroids, namely either at the end or in the middle of treatment. As has been mentioned, oral and injectable steroids cause after a certain period of their admission to the effect of “feedback”. It turns out effect on the arc “Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Testes” because the steroids sends the hypothalamus a false signal. The hypothalamus sends to the pituitary signal of reduction or complete cessation of production of follicular-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. The level of testosterone decreases because testosteronniveaus germ cells of the testes are stimulated by luteinizing hormone enough.
Because the body normal need time to normalize the process of the production of testosterone, to the athlete after discontinuation of the steroid drug is a very difficult transition phase which often takes place with considerable loss of strength and muscle mass. Receiving HCG directly as of the end of the steroid course helps the testicles to return to their original state, including their size. Temporary injections of HCG during steroid intake can prevent the testicular atrophy, many athletes take HCG in the middle of their steroid treatment during 2 – 3 weeks. It is noticed that just at this time the athlete reaches their best results in terms of mass and strength. The reason is that, on the one hand, the athlete has a high level of testosterone due to the use of HCG, on the other hand, there is a high concentration of shotgun all the anabolic active substances in the blood due to the use of steroids.
HCG and Bodybuilding
Many bodybuilders, athletes bodybuilding and powerlifting talk and reduced sexual interest at the end of a heavy training cycle, just before and immediately after competition and especially at the end of the steroid course. Athletes who have often taken steroids, pay attention to it and give this phenomenon enough attention, because I know that this condition may be transient. Those who have start associated with mental health problems, should pay attention to the use of HCG in regular intervals. Reduced as a result of taking steroids libido and spermatogenesis in the majority of cases are successfully treated.
Most athletes still take HCG at the end of the steroid course to not “break”, i.e. to provide a better transition to the “natural training”. Slow and gradual reduction of steroid dose is still the basic premise. Although HCG very quickly leads to a significant increase in the level of endogenous testosterone it is, unfortunately, not a panacea in the struggle with loss of strength and mass at the end of the steroid course. As has often been observed, the athlete is exposed here delayed scrapping. It approves and American doctor Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale, in his book “drug Use in Amateur sports: Athletes use HCG to mitigate the negative phenomena that appear discontinuation of steroids taken for a long period of time.
These athletes believed that the use of HCG will help them to recover faster production of testosterone in the testicles and bring it up to standards. But this opinion is still wrong.” While HCG and stimulates the production of testosterone, it has no effect on the arc “Hypothalamus – Pituitary – Testes” and not lead to its recovery. After a more or less continuous use of steroids the hypothalamus and pituitary are still in a depressed state and remain in it and when taking HCG, because produced by the body due to exogenous supply him with a HCG testosterone suppresses the endogenous production of LH (luteinizing hormone). And as soon as the reception ends HCG, the athlete still forced to go through the recovery phase. Receiving HCG only postpones this phase. Therefore, experienced athletes often take Clomid or Clenbuterol immediately after a course of HCG, or start a new steroid course. Some take HCG merely to at least two or three weeks to rest from steroids.
Many bodybuilders, unfortunately, still believe that HCG helps in the preparation for the competition makes them stronger muscle, burn body fat, thus showing a better figure line.
Excerpt from the book Dr. Robert Kerr “the Practical use of anabolic steroids by athletes” eliminates any doubt “In the instructions for use HCG briefly and clearly stated that HCG “has no impact on fat burning, appetite, sense of hunger or body fat distribution.” It also stated that “HCG has shown itself totally useless drug in the treatment of obesity and even speeds up the fat burning process in molecularily diet”. Have HCG have another quality that is worth paying attention to: the drug has two effects. American physician, Dr. William N. Taylor writes in his book “Anabolic steroids and athletes.”: “Regardless of the received dose HCG leads to passing in two phases to raise the concentration of plasmatization even after a single injection. The first peak of the rise of plasmatization occurs approximately 2 hours after injection, the second follows after 48 – 96 hours after injection. During this time the average level of plasmatization increases, the height of the peaks and the average level of testosterone depends, according to various teachings of the dose of the drug”.
HCG Bodybuilding Dosage
Thus the only question in the correct dosage, allowing to obtain a high level of testosterone. But, since neither in the scientific nor in the medical literature no guidelines on the use of HCG by athletes, we can only come from considerations of experience.
To not fall into the ranting we would once again like to enlist the help of the books of Dr. William N. Taylor “Anabolic steroids and athletes”. There in the Chapter “HCG and its effect on men,” says: “Padron and his colleagues in 1980 argued that the dose of 500 M. E. supports testosterone levels at altitude for 6 days.” Later in the same Chapter it is written that at a dose of 1500 M. E. plasmatization level increases by 250-300 % (2.5 – 3 times), and at a dose of 5000 m. e it rises in comparison with the original 300 – 600 % (3 to 6 times).
If to take into account these observations and associate them with the General conclusions coming from experience, it can be concluded that an athlete should introduce yourself 1 vial of HCG every 5 days. And as the level of testosterone, as mentioned above, remains high for several days after injection, more frequent use of HCG is absolutely unnecessary. Individual dose is calculated depending on duration of previous steroid and the strength of the impact of steroid drugs by athletes, in General, at his discretion. Therefore, athletes who take steroids more than 3 months, and those who accept the supposedly strong androgenic steroids such as Anadrol 50, Sustanon 250, Testoviron long-acting, Dianabol etc. should take a relatively high dose of HCG. Suitable for athletes, the dose is usually somewhere in the 2000 – 5000 m. e. in a single injection and is injected, as already mentioned, every 5 days.
The duration of injection HCG should be limited to a very small number of weeks. We believe that injection for more than 4 weeks are absolutely deprived of sense and any need. And if HCG is taken by athletes for many weeks and even in very high doses, it may happen that the testicles will not respond to further injections of HCG and even on its own the release of LH (luteinizing hormone). The result is a hypofunction of sexual glands (B. Phillips, “Handbook of anabolic steroids”, 5 th edition: “the Intake of HCG should be limited to a period of three weeks, with a pause of at least 6 months. HCG can be used, for example, for 2 – 3 weeks in the middle of treatment and for 2 – 3 weeks at the end. It should be remembered that the prolonged use of HCG suppresses the body’s production of gonadotropins for a long time. The Council therefore to adopt it only a short time”. Dr. William N. Taylor, “Anabolic steroids and athletes” : “… High dosages of HCG cause the disappearance of HCG receptors in the testes that may lead to their immunity to HCG at all.”)
When receiving HCG may experience the same side effects as when taking testosterone. With increased production of testosterone and increases estrogen level, which could result in gynecomastia (breast growth). In men there is a noticeable breast growth. Far from looking athletes combine HCG with anti-estrogens. Athletes talking about an even more frequent occurrence of erection and increased sexual interest. In high doses, the drug may become the cause of acne vulgaris (acne), as well as the reason for the accumulation in the body water and mineral salts. You should pay attention primarily on the latter from the above, since water accumulation can lead in turn to technoi, baggy, watery muscles.
HCG and Muscle Building
Athletes, who with the help of Clomid high levels of testosterone and who are going to enter themselves in addition the injection of HCG, could face an increased accumulation of water in the body and the phenomena of feminization (gynecomastia, tendency to gain weight on the hips), because high levels of testosterone is dangerous: testosterone has a high degree of convertibility in the female sex hormones – estrogens. In very young athletes HCG, like anabolic steroids, however, can lead to premature completion of the growth of bones results in short stature. Voices, high blood pressure can go back down. One of these side effects, to which you should pay attention to the athletes described in the book “Death in room 2” Dr. Bob Oldman: “Interesting aspect that entails the incorrect use of this drug is that men, finally one day I notice that I feel like I’m pregnant, because I begin to suffer fullness, vomiting, morning faintness, ie all the symptoms that are usually pleasing to women…”. A few years ago were arguing whether the HCG to defeat the AIDS virus. It turned out that this is utter bullshit.
HCG is considered unacceptable to the same doping in the competitions and he carried out doping controls. In the former GDR, with its centrally upravlyaemoi doping practice this is met too often, that describes in detail the Brigitte Berendonk in his book “Dope”: “Recommendations on overdose in coaching Riedel in 1986 for athletes – jumpers, gently embellished in the srvnenie with reality. And this HCG, which was to increase the level of testosterone, are taken in practice, often in doses exceeding 3000 m. E.
Riedel offers injection 4500 M. E. every 5 days. And, according to the Protocol, the last injection at 3000 m. E. falls on the day before the race (athletics) or even in the day of the competition (e.g. Dr. lathan with their rods from the GDR). As discovered (Klausner 1982; Riedel, 1986) that such raising testosterone with HCG critical exponent T/E-Quotient hardly changes the doping control there is nothing to fear.” HCG and Clomid already described – the possibility to increase the concentration of endogenous testosterone with no observed distinct effects on the ratio T/E.
Unusual and form of HCG. The active substance of the hCG stimulation is a white-like powder, tumorogenicity substance, which is often spracovane. As such, the substance crumbles easily and can create the impression of a smaller volume. But it doesn’t matter. The phenomenon has nothing to do with the damage substance, any term of its impact. In each package, for ampule HCG is an ampoule of injection solution, which is an isotonic solution of sodium chlorie. This fluid flows into the vial of HCG and mixed with the dry substance. The solution is ready for injection and should be injected intramuscularly immediately. If you enter only part of it. Leftovers stored in the refrigerator. But don’t mixed the drugs in the fridge should not be stored. They are stored in dark place at temperature below +25.