Chronic gonadotropin is a hormone that is produced by the placenta during pregnancy. This hormone has been widely used not only among women, but also in men, especially athletes. The value for gonadotropin athletes is to increase testosterone levels in the blood, which helps to increase muscle and increase strength during training.
Chronic human gonadotropin (hCG) in medical practice is prescribed for the treatment of various pathological processes in both women and men. Indications for its use in women are:
- ovarian dysfunction;
- infertility due to lack of ovulation;
- menstrual irregularities;
- threatened abortion;
- uterine bleeding.
In men, the medication has found its application in cases:
- underdevelopment of the genitals;
- delayed physical development due to impaired pituitary function;
- lack of testicle in the scrotum;
- genetic disorders affecting sexual development;
- low testosterone.
In what cases should you refuse to take the hormone?
There are a number of contraindications in the use of gonadotropin, these include:
- renal failure;
- tumor processes;
- sensitivity to the components of the drug;
- obstruction of the fallopian tubes;
- adolescence with caution.
Gonadotropin in sports
Athletes’ interest in the drug arose a long time ago, the hormone has different indications and is effective in the treatment of various pathologies. The main action that interests people who are intensively involved in sports, in particular, bodybuilders, is the stimulation of germ cells and increased production of androgen hormones, i.e. testosterone.
Mostly hCG gonadotropin is used by athletes in combination with steroid drugs. They begin to apply it in the middle or at the end of the course of anabolics. The role of gonadotropin in this case is to prevent testicular atrophy and preserve strength and muscle mass after the end of the steroid course. Since anabolic substances inhibit their own production of testosterone and at the end of the course the athlete can feel a breakdown and loss of muscle mass, the described hormone comes to the rescue in this situation.
Not so long ago, a study by British scientists showed another property of gonadotropin, which is also considered important for athletes. Against the background of a low-calorie diet, the hormone gonadotropin is involved in the process of burning fat, but it does not affect muscle mass. The only important condition for the process is a sufficient intake of vitamins and proteins in this period.
But it should also be noted that conflicting information comes about the properties of the hormone. So, several American doctors in their publications about taking steroid drugs mention gonadotropin. In their opinion, the hormone is only able to delay the recovery period after a course of taking steroids, and does not have the desired effect on burning fatty tissue. Therefore, the decision to take the drug is best taken in conjunction with a specialist.
How to use gonadotropin depends on the goal set for the drug and this issue before starting the course is best solved in conjunction with a qualified specialist in this field. The hormone is produced in the form of powder for injection in different dosages, a special solution is attached to it, which should be mixed with gonadotropin immediately before the injection. The medication has good absorption by the body and retains its effect for 5-6 days after administration.
For athletes, there are two main schemes for using the medication. The first method consists in daily injections of the drug in a dosage of 500-1000 IU for a week. The second option is the introduction of the drug every 3-4 days at a dose of 2000-5000 IU. Such dosage regimens can minimize all possible negative effects of the drug.
It is also important to note that the use of the drug in conjunction with different steroids is necessary with different cycles. So, for example, if you are taking methane with Retabolil, you should start taking gonadotropin after the course of these anabolics is completed. The classic regimen is eight weeks of methane and retabolil and two weeks of the hormone at a dosage of 4000 IU for every seven days.
The second option, when the athlete takes Winstrol and Testenat, a hormone is prescribed starting from the seventh week. That is, the medication is administered together with anabolic steroids for two weeks, and completes the course by self-administration without steroids. This will be the last, 9th week. The same scheme is provided when taking Winstrol and Primobolan.
Side effects of taking the hormone
There are various reviews of chronic gonadotropin . Of the main possible side effects that have been noted by people after taking the hormone, the following:
- growth of the mammary glands in men (in this case, a combined dose with antiestrogens is recommended);
- delayed withdrawal of water from the body, as a result of swelling and their accumulation in muscle mass;
- the appearance of acne;
- slowing down or premature stopping of bone growth (teenagers of athletes);
- nausea and vomiting and other signs characteristic of toxicosis may appear in men in case of excessive dosage of the drug;
- increased potency and sexual desire (this item applies to negative or positive effects, each one has to decide individually).
With the right dosage of the drug, side effects almost never appear. Therefore, it is important to correctly draw up the hormone intake.