Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a gonad-stimulating polypeptide hormone, which mimics LH (Luteinizing Hormone) from the pituitary gland to stimulate Leydig cells of the testes to produce testosterone and sperm. However, it shuts down LH production just like testosterone therapy. HCG is produced by the human placenta, a sterile product derived from the urine of pregnant females. When used in conjunction with testosterone therapy (TRT), it can potentiate increases in estradiol (E2), hematocrit, edema, and/or acne. Latest data shows that some men on TRT along with hCG were able to remain fertile.
This medication will arrive in freeze-dried or ‘lyophilized’ form, along with bacteriostatic water and a mixing syringe to assist with reconstitution prior to injection. Sodium chloride 0.9% and mixing syringe for reconstitution will be provided. Syringes and needles for injection ordered separately.