HCG is a hormone found in the female body during the first months of pregnancy (it is produced in the placenta). It is in fact the pregnancy indicator utilized by pregnancy test kits, it is not found in the body at any other time. Blood levels of HCG will become detectable as soon as 7 days after ovulation. The level will rise uniformly, reaching a peak at around 2 to 3 months into gestation. Beyond this point, the HCG level will decrease gradually until birth. As a prescription drug, Pregnyl provides some interesting benefits. Pregnyl is FDA approved for the treatment of undescended testicles in young boys, hypogonadism (underproduction of testosterone) and as a fertility medication used to induce ovulation in women. When Pregnyl is manufactured for human medical use, the hormone is derived from humans. Although products of biological origin can sometimes be of concern, there is little evidence regarding pathogen or sterility problems with HCG. This is because Pregnyl HCG is derived very differently than most biological products.
Pregnyl HCG for men
The obvious use of course being to stimulate the production of endogenous testosterone. The activity of HCG in the male body is due to its ability to mimic LH (luteinizing hormone), a pituitary hormone that stimulates the Leydig’s cells in the testes to manufacture testosterone. Restoring endogenous testosterone production is a special concern at the end of each steroid cycle, a time when a subnormal androgen level (due to steroid induced suppression) could be very costly. The main concern is the action of cortisol, which in many ways is balanced out by the effect of androgens. Cortisol sends the opposite message to the muscles than testosterone, or to breakdown protein in the cell.
Left unchecked (by an extremely low testosterone level) in the body, cortisol can quickly strip much of your new muscle mass away. The main focus with HCG is to restore the normal ability of the testes to respond to endogenous luteinizing hormone. After a long period of inactivity, this ability may have been seriously reduced. In such a state testosterone levels may not reach a normal point, even though the release of endogenous LH has been resumed. Many who have suffered severe testicular shrinkage may be able to relate, as it is often some time before normal testicle size and feelings of virility are restored if ancillary drugs had not been used. The excessive stimulation brought forth by administration of HCG can likewise cause the testicles to rapidly return to their normal size and level of activity. We are not simply looking for it to fix the problem however, as the resulting high testosterone level can itself trigger negative feedback inhibition at the hypothalamus. Estrogen production is also heightened with the use of HCG, due to its ability to increase aromatase activity in the Leydig’s cells.
Pregnyl HCG for weight loss
A recent popular weight loss program is the Pregnyl HCG diet. The HCG diet plan was created by Dr Simeons way back 1950s. HCG is a natural substance in the female body that is produced in large quantities during pregnancy. The main function of HCG is to protect the growing embryo by eliminating the accumulated fats inside the woman, allow more room for the fetus to grow and move. As a result, the woman is able to lose or not gain any weight.
The use of Pregnyl or HCG is to help a person lose stored fat. As its innate action, it will break off the fat cells and let go of a certain level of energy needed for fat metabolism. The usual way of administering the HCG hormone for weight loss is to inject it through the skin or muscle. With the help of a physician a patient should decide the required units of Pregnyl hcg to be administered.
If you have decided to apply the HCG diet, you should follow the diet protocol strictly. The basic principle of the diet is to keep to a low calorie diet while taking the HCG hormone. Healthy lifestyle changes of establishing good rest and sleeping periods, drinking copious amounts of water and engaging in mild exercises to increase effectiveness of HCG.