Active Substance: Human chorionic gonadotropin
Packaging: 1Vials (5000iu) per box
Some bodybuilders occasionally use HCG during steroid use to counteract testicular atrophy. Reduced libido and spermatogen caused by steroids can also be successfully treated with HCG in most cases.
Choriomon 5000iu by IBSA
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or more fondly known as HCG for short, is a drug that is used by bodybuilders and athletes as part of post cycle therapy after the end of a steroid cycle. This is because Human Chorionic Gonadotropin might help bodybuilders to recover faster after a cycle by kick-starting the natural testosterone production, and it also helps to bring back the size of shrunk testicles to normal.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (Choriomon) is also loved by bodybuilders not only for its efficacy, but also because it might aid a little with weight loss. Some bodybuilders who had just finished their cycle would vouch that Human Chorionic Gonadotropin might help with keeping gains and prevent from putting on fat due to a steroid cycle’s “crash” effect. HCG plays an important part in cellular proliferation and differentiation, which will activate apoptosis.
Use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) in Bodybuilding
As aforementioned earlier, Choriomon or HCG is mostly used in Post Cycle Therapy to help the user to recover faster from shut down as it helps to kick-start natural testosterone production. Besides in post cycle therapy, bodybuilders would keep HCG on hand during cycle, just in case testicular atrophy happens. If there are signs of testicles shrinkage, HCG could help to prevent it from further shrinking and restore it back to its size.
How does it Work
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG works like how Luteinizing Hormone (LH) would, which is to stimulate the leydig cells in the testicles to produce testosterone, which everybody knows is the main sex hormone in men, and is incredibly important to bodybuilders in sense of muscle gain and fat loss.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Side Effects
The use of Choriomon could lead to the rise of estrogen levels in the body. Although rare, this could cause gynecomastia as well as water retention. If Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or HCG is taken on higher doses like 500 IU and above, it could lead to an increase of epitestosterone which could lead to the water retention. It is highly advisable to use hCG along with another ancillary drug like Nolvadex.
Besides rare estrogenic side effects, side effects are minimal with the use of hCG, especially if proper dosage is taken. Keep in mind that hCG is a banned substance for athletes. The half-life for human chorionic gonadotropin is about 4 to 4 days.
Recommended Dosages for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)
You will need to be an experienced “shooter” if you want to use Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, because most of the time it comes in powder form, and the powder needs to be mixed with bacteriostatic water, which is usually given together – afterwards stored in fridge. If mixed and stored properly, it could last to up to 60 days. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin can be injected either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. The dosage of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin differs from one person to another, but it is recommended to not go too high to avoid estrogenic side effects. Rather go for something around 250 IU to 500 IU, taken two to three times a week if you are on a cycle.
However, if you are going to use it as a kick-starter in your post cycle therapy, the recommended dosage is 500 IUs per day for up to 10 days, and this is when the anabolic steroid esters are starting to clear away from the body. After the 10 days with hCG, begin post cycle therapy like how you normally would. The additional hCG in the post cycle therapy helps you to recover faster and better, stimulating natural testosterone production.