Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is an injectable drug which basically is a hormone produced during pregnancy by the developing placenta after conception, and later by the placental component syncytiotrophoblast. The compound is used by athletes and bodybuilders in cycles and in post cycle therapy to lose fat and to increase testosterone production. HCG 5000 IU is commonly taken at the end of an anabolic-androgenic steroid cycle to prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue. It is also important in restoring the testes to the normal abilities. It is also useful during a low calorie diet to help burn off that extra layer of fat over the muscles.
The average dosage of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin during a cycle is between 500 IU to 1000 IU every week. In post cycle therapy HCG should be used in smaller doses, about 250 – 500 IU every day for 2 or 3 weeks. Smaller doses are enough to begin reversal process of testicular atrophy. It is also recommended to start and HCG cycle near the end of a normal steroids cycle, most effective in the last week. The most common side effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin are: headache, feeling restless or irritable, mild swelling or water weight gain, depression, breast tenderness or swelling; or pain, swelling, severe pelvic pain, swelling of the hands or legs, stomach pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.