Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced by pregnant women belonging to the glycoprotein family of hormones. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that serves several purposes but it is this glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids use in the performance enhancing world we are particularly concerned with here.
As most understand with the use of anabolic steroids our natural testosterone production comes to a halt. Without the release of LH, which we do not experience during a course of anabolic steroids, no natural testosterone is produced; however, HCG has the ability to replicate the release of LH thereby replicating testosterone production in the testes.
In general there are two schools of thought regarding Human Chorionic Gonadotropin use with anabolic steroids; during ones cycle or after ones cycle as part of a post cycle therapy. If we use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin during our cycle we keep a mimicking effect of natural testosterone production alive; if you noticed the word mimicking was used, therefore we cannot say Natural testosterone production. However, many believe with the use of HCG during an anabolic steroid cycle we enable the body to recover more easily since at least a mimicking effect was kept alive.
The second school of thought is the use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin after a cycle of anabolic steroids is complete. Generally this will be administered after ones last injection is complete and before starting other post cycle medications such as Clomid or Nolva. The idea is to stimulate the testes, somewhat priming them for recovery, or easing into natural testosterone production. Both methods have their advantages and cases can be made for both arguments.
It is important to note that too much Human Chorionic Gonadotropin use can lead to a permanent shut down of natural testosterone production. Many individuals will choose only one form of HCG use as listed above to avoid such a problem. However, both methods can be implored during and after a cycle, although perhaps unnecessarily; it is however important to keep the dosing responsible in all cases and even more so if you use this hormone during and after a cycle of anabolic steroids.
Generally most individuals who use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin during an anabolic steroid cycle will begin use three (3) to four (4) weeks into the cycle. The most common and efficient manner is a dose of 300iu-500iu every five (5) days. Some individuals will spread it out a little further, about once per week between each dose of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
For our post cycle HCG users, therapy begins depending on what types of anabolics were used. If your cycle ends with short fast-acting anabolics, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin therapy will begin two (2) or three (3) days after your last injection. If your cycle ends with slower-acting gear, your Human Chorionic Gonadotropin will begin approximately ten (10) to fourteen (14) days after your last injection. In both cases, once you begin therapy, you will inject one dose of HCG per day for ten (10) days straight; generally 1,000iu per day is all that is needed.
Regardless of which method of use you choose, imploring one is definitely better than none. Very mild cycles or beginner cycles typically wont call for HCG use; however it wont hurt you if you choose the road of caution. By-in-large, most anabolic steroid users will be privy to a better experience if they use this formidable hormone as part of their overall plan.