Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) has different effects on the different sexes. Women tend to have more side effects than men, but the uses of HCG also depend on whether it is being used by a man or a woman.HCG for men has a number of medical uses. From weight loss to testosterone production to fertility help, HCG has the ability to help men in several areas of health.
One of the most well-known uses of HCG is for weight loss purposes. The HCG diet has become a popular way for men to lose weight. It is done in phases, each with clear and specific instructions. It starts with a loading phase where men load up on sugars and fats while starting the HCG injections. The injections continue during the subsequent phases. The triglycerides and glycogen that men store up during the loading phase help sustain them during the next two phases. The HCG diet can lead to a substantial weight loss and help men get back in shape.
Men who suffer from low testosterone levels can use HCG to stimulate the production of testosterone. Low testosterone levels can occur naturally in the body or be a result of using illegal steroids. Whatever the reason for low testosterone, HCG can be used to help bring the levels to a normal level. Men inject themselves with HCG which stimulates the pituitary gland. This dispenses FSH and LH hormones that help kick start the testosterone production process.
Men with fertility issues can use HCG as a treatment option. Low sperm count can be due to problems such as a hormone imbalance in the hypothalamus or pituitary gland. The testosterone increase due to HCG injections can help men raise their sperm count and combat their fertility problems. Interestingly, hcg is used in both men and women for fertility purposes.
FDA labeling for the approved HCG drug products requires the following statement about the use of HCG for weight loss:
“HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.”