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HCG is an exclusively female hormone, but males can benefit from it too

After all, the hormone affects testosterone production.

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone that's produced in the placenta of pregnant women. In men, it’s prescribed to increase the production of testosterone.

The physiological analog of HCG in men is the luteinizing hormone (LH) produced in the pituitary gland. That's why HCG therapy in men has the exact same effect as LH normally has: stimulating the body to produce more testosterone. This is especially beneficial for men suffering from hypogonadism (low testosterone) or undergoing hormone replacement therapy.

HCG is a prescription-only drug, despite being something that exists naturally in the body

HCG is sold in powder form that can then be mixed with liquid, but it’s also available in syringes ready for injection. It is typically injected into a muscle or under the skin, and this can be done at home.

However, we’ll have to remind you that you’ll need to acquire a prescription to actually purchase HCG in pharmacies. Of course, it’s best to avoid black market alternatives for safety measures.

The hormone should be taken exactly as the doctor prescribed. It should not be used in large amounts and for longer than what is recommended by your physician.

HCG serves several important functions in hormone production, sexual development, and energy balance

  • Increased testosterone levels. HCG is used medically to stimulate the Leydig cells that produce testosterone. This explains why HCG is often given to men with fertility issues, particularly those caused by a low sperm count.
  • Thyroid stimulation. Some experts consider HCG to be a thyroid stimulator. Such belief is due to the large amounts of hCG generally found in patients suffering from hyperthyroidism.
  • Penile growth. HCG promotes penile growth, but that’s not all. The hormone may also trigger an increase in serum testosterone, penile length, and testicular volume.
  • Increased energy levels. Most men don't even know that they have low testosterone levels. This is usually characterized by both tiredness and lack of motivation, accompanied by changes in male traits. Many hastily assume that aging is to blame for their fatigue, but it could also be attributed to low testosterone. In such cases, HCG may actually increase energy and bring forth a more active lifestyle.

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