Human chorionic gonadotropin [HCG] can be used to stimulate testosterone. My understanding is it stimulates of luteinizing hormone [LH] and follicle-stimulating hormone [FSH] which in turn create testosterone.
Has any Male (women can use it to help spur pregnancy) have experience with it for testosterone stimulation? I'm not curious about HCG diets. I'm curious to know about downsides to it.
I have read If hCG is used for too long and in too high a dose, the resulting rise in natural testosterone will eventually inhibit its own production via negative feedback on the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. But what is too long and too high of a dose?
Thanks in advance.
asked byTom_12 (150)
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on May 03, 2012
at 12:52 AM
I am for raising testosterone.. http://www.youtube.com/lowtguy
on May 18, 2012
at 08:04 AM
on February 19, 2012
at 05:01 AM
i am? funny I did not know that? This is the only public I have ever made about it....... HCG diet is very controversial in the medical profession and in the paleo world. This blog is not about to discuss whether or not the diet is ???total WOO WOO??? or not. As a practicing physician, my job is to take care of patients with what they bring to me as they walk through my clinic door. Many of my own patients in Nashville have confided to me that they too decided to give HCG a whirl before they came to see me. In fact , one of my family members, who is a healthcare practioner, now works with a group of physicians who use the HCG diet in their practice. I get many questions from that group of physicians as well. I get asked tons of questions by the lay public and my referral docs about the diet and what I think about it. Recently, I even spoke to a group of ICU nurses in a local hospital about the diet???s pro???s and con???s. My job as a physician is to listen to my patients and then treat them in the best fashion possible. When a person comes to me overweight or with a smoking history I do not ostracize them and refuse to treat them because they maybe impacting their health in a detrimental way. I look at HCG in the same light. People who opt for HCG have usually struggled with obesity and body composition issues for a long time. They want help and are ready to change. These characteristics make them favorite patients because they are ready for real change to occur.
Many of them have found when they come off HCG weight loss gains are tough to keep unless they do some very specific things. The things I have recommended to this group of patients is quite a bit different then I would recommend to a person who has no history of HCG use. Once one comes off the last round of treatment, it is critical that you adopt a paleo/primal template quickly and use the Leptin reset Rx that I outlined in the my blog post. Timing of meals is more critical for an HCG user than the food fuel source macronutrients ratios. Most people on HCG can use the ???protein method??? of controlling the incretin hormones from the gut like PYY, agouti, and gherlin, but I find that the addition of MCT to work best for them. This is why coconut oil is often added to the BAB outlined in the Leptin Rx blog, when cravings or hunger return. It completely obliterates them via the afferents from the vagus nerve that connect parts of the brainstem with the hypothalamus. So todays post is for my readers who have chosen a different path to conquer a disease that has taken something dear from them??????..their health.
on June 29, 2012
at 05:25 PM
Yall a bunch of (words not allowed on Paleohacks)
"hCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy. Research suggests a small, daily hCG injection (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet of apprx 500 calories)."
FIRST off, 99% of 'people claiming to be doing the (hcg diet)' are not even doing it because they are taking some fake crap oral supplement that has NOTHING to do with HCG in the first place.
SECOND, anyone actually prescribing actual HCG to a human along with a 500 cal a day diet needs to have their license revoked.
THIRD, even the stupid amongst us understand that a 500cal a day diet will cause weight loss, in anybody
FOUR, those same idiots would also understand that HCG is not needed nor wanted in such a situation.
Go table your nonsense elsewhere.
on May 18, 2012
at 01:22 PM
Paging Dr. Faggot, Dr. Faggot.