What is HCG?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that is a popular choice for post cycle therapy (PCT). The main benefit of HCG for PCT is its ability to restore natural testosterone production levels after a cycle of anabolic steroids.
The key goal for any PCT is to get natural testosterone levels back to normal, so HCG is a great choice for achieving this goal.
How Does HCG Work?
HCG is a naturally occuring hormone that is found in pregnant women. While it’s not found naturally in males, adding it to the body can help improve low testosterone production caused by anabolic steroid use.
Note that HCG doesn’t have estrogen-blocking properties like an aromatase inhibitor (AI) or selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), so should be used alongside these other PCT treatments.
How to Take HCG?
HGC is only available as an injectable hormone, so must be taken with a syringe.
Because HGC isn’t an AI or SERM, it’s often taken with these popular PCT treatments, such as clomid and nolvadex. Most users take a dose of HGC before starting their SERM of choice, as it’s believed to enhance hormone production brought on by the SERM.
HGC is typically taken for 4-6 weeks after steroid cycle as part of PCT.