SP GONADOTROPIN 1000
1 vial contains 1000 IU Chorionic gonadotropin
Each box of SP Gonadotropin 1000 contains 5×1000 IU of Chorionic gonadotropin.
SP GONADOTROPIN 5000
1 vial contains 5000 IU Chorionic gonadotropin
Each vial of SP Gonadotropin contains 5000 IU of Chorionic gonadotropin.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and then excreted unchanged in the urine, from where it is extracted and purified to obtain drugs. Chorionic gonadotropin has the same biological effects as luteinizing hormone (gonadotropin hormone or gonadotropin), which is produced in the pituitary gland. Can be easily obtained from pharmacies without any prescriptions.
Recent studies have shown the complete ineffectiveness of using this drug when taken orally as part of dietary supplements. Medicines and food supplements containing HCG are banned in the USA from 06.12.2011.
Effects of gonadotropin
It stimulates the synthesis of sex hormones in the testicles therefore it has the same spectrum of effects as testosterone.
Enhances the development of genitals and secondary sexual characteristics.
In women, it stimulates the production of progesterone by the corpus luteum, provokes ovulation, and supports the development of the placenta.
Physiology of gonadotropin
In the body, the regulation of gonadotropin levels occurs by the feedback mechanism in the axis of the hypothalamus-pituitary-testis:
Gonadotropins are produced in the hypothalamus and stimulate the release of gonadotropic hormones.
Gonadotropins are produced in the pituitary gland and normally stimulate the testicles, in their absence there is testicular atrophy.
Testosterone and anabolic steroids suppress the production of gonadotropins, resulting in testicular atrophy.
Thus, in bodybuilding, with long-term use of anabolic steroids, it is necessary to additionally introduce gonadotropic hormone (chorionic gonadotropin) in order to prevent testicular atrophy.
The use of HCG in bodybuilding
Only one property of gonadotropin is valued in bodybuilding – an increase in the secretion of sex hormones (testosterone) by the testes. The effect of gonadotropin is used as a means of preventing atrophy of the testicles and as part of PCT.
The use of HCG for anabolic purposes is not justified and is dangerous for health. Chorionic gonadotropin is less effective in comparing with anabolic steroids, in order to get a good effect, it is necessary to use it in large doses (more than 4000 IU per week) In connection with this situation, many articles are negatively perceived about HCG, forgetting about its true purpose.
Application of chorionic gonadotropin in the course and PCT
The use of chorionic gonadotropin in bodybuilding is justified and even necessary during the course of anabolic steroids for the prevention of testicular atrophy. In this case, its use is safe, as the dose of the drug is lower. In addition, chorionic gonadotropin allows you to eliminate some side effects of anabolic steroids, as well as save the accumulated muscle mass. HCG has a special value if the steroid cycle exceeds 6 weeks or large doses are used. In this situation, chorionic gonadotropin does not disrupt the work of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicles, and, most importantly, allows preserving the function of the testicles.
The chorionic gonadotropin is used as part of post-course therapy. Many believe that it is necessary to introduce until PCT, so that during post cycle therapy HCG can prevent recovery.
Gonadotropin for weight loss
Relatively recently, a study of a British scientist – endocrinologist: A.T.W. Simeons, in which chorionic gonadotropin can be used for weight loss with the purpose of preserving muscle mass. The scientist believes that gonadotropins program the hypothalamus at the expense of fat reserves, while the muscles are protected from catabolism. Author recommends using small (and therefore safe) doses of HCG – 125 ME daily on a low-calorie diet – less than 1 500 kcal per day. This diet is practiced in many specialized weight loss centers. It should be noted that during this course it is necessary to consume an adequate amount of protein and vitamins.
Dosage and mode of administration of chorionic gonadotropin
At present, the pharmaceutical industry produces a huge number of drugs containing HCG. After intramuscular injection, the drug is well absorbed. The period of half-life is several hours, but the effect of one injection lasts for 5-6 days.
Injectable chorionic gonadotropin represents its own dry substance, enclosed in an ampoule (vial). The vial with HCG should contain an ampoule with liquid to dissolve the drug. Usually this is a solution of sodium chloride. The powder dissolves well in the solution. The resulting mixture should be injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously. If you have not used all the liquid, then the residue should be placed in the refrigerator. Dry HCG is suitable for storage in a dark place at a temperature not higher than +25 degrees Celsius.
HCG application protocols
If the duration of the course does not exceed 5-6 weeks, 1 drug is used in small doses then there is no need for gonadotropins.
If the course lasts longer than 6 weeks (8-12 weeks), the dosage is increased, use 2 or more drugs: as a minimum, the last 3-5 weeks of the cycle, perform 2 injections of gonadotropin per week for 250-500 IU. Introduction of HCG is stopped after practically complete withdrawal of anabolic drugs, and then begins post-course therapy.
In multi-month courses, gonadotropin is injected continuously, 3-5 weeks through 1-2 weeks (it is necessary to interrupt the minimum for 1-2 weeks with the purpose of preventing desensitization). According to the latest scientific data, this scheme is recognized as optimal, so it allows you to preserve the function of the testicle and contributes to the maximum recovery after the course.
If HCG is not used during the long or “heavy” cycle, it is necessary to include it in the composition of post-course therapy, but then it should be used only at the beginning of PCT. HCG is recommended to be used as part of post-course therapy in dosage of 2000 IU, every 2 days in the period of 20-day restorative day for restoring the arc of the hypothalamus-pituitary gland. Such scheme of administration is not recommended in case of absence of complications.
The only reliable indicator of the drug’s activity is the corresponding indicator in HCG, for which the corresponding blood test is performed.
Not recommended for weight loss and anabolic effects.
HCG can have the same side effects as testosterone. The use of gonadotropins in large doses or for a long time leads to a decrease in the secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, due to which the physiological function of the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovaries is violated. Large doses (2000-5000 IU) are not recommended to be prescribed for more than 20 days.