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.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone for the maternal recognition of pregnancy produced by trophoblast cells that are surrounding a growing embryo, which eventually forms the placenta after implantation.
How Can You Benefit From Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
Regular injections coupled with proper dieting and exercising can help an individual lose weight.
- Burning of adipose tissue (fat) for energy. When injected, HCG forces the body to burn adipose tissue or fat
- Improved metabolic function
- Energy boost
- Whole-body weight loss
- Lower cholesterol
- Preserve muscle integrity
- Hormone regulation
- Less hunger
HCG and Hypogonadism
In men, doctors prescribe hCG to help address the symptoms of hypogonadism, such as low testosterone and infertility. It can also help the body increase its production of testosterone and sperm, which can help reduce infertility.
HCG to improve testosterone deficiency
Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin are also sometimes used as an alternative to testosterone products in men with testosterone deficiency.
Testosterone deficiency is defined as testosterone blood levels less than 300 nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL) along with symptoms of low testosterone. These include:
- a low sex drive
- depressed mood
According to the American Urological Association, hCG is appropriate for those men with testosterone deficiency who also desire to maintain fertility.
Testosterone products boost levels of the hormone in the body but can have the side effects of shrinking the gonads, altering sexual function, and causing infertility.
Recent changes in FDA guidelines has resulted in limited to no access to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) due to compounding pharmacies no longer being able to manufacture hCG unless they have the required Biologic License.