HCG or otherwise known as Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin is one of the best elements of a PCT course and can be used during on cycle to ensure well being, faster recovery and maintain maximum fertility.
HCG is essentially a female pregnancy hormone. It is produced by the placenta to help maintain pregnancy by supporting the ovarian corpus leteum, which in turn helps maintain the endometrial lining of the uterus - BUT WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BODYBUILDERS?! HCG mimics the Lutenising Hormone (or LH) when administered into men and causes the pituitary gland (in your brain) to release LH which in turn stimulates the Leydig Cells of testicles to produce its own testosterone.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
In a nut shell, when we take steroids we put our body in a high state of anabolic growth. By artificially raising our testosterone levels, the testies recognise a high level in the body and therefore cease to produce its own testosterone. After many weeks and months of doing so, they can shrink and effectively stop working as there is no need. Think of it as you SWEAT when you are in hot conditions but the body stops SWEATING once you are cold again - the same goes for the testies and their production, they simply stop as they detect there is plenty in the body already and no need for anymore.
HCG can simply be used to maintain testicular function during a steroid cycle and maintain libido.
WHEN DO I TAKE IT?
HCG can be administered in small doses of perhaps 500iu every few days to maintain testicular function while on your entire cycle, so that when you stop or finish your steroid course you have a faster recovery back to normal.
POST CYCLE THERAPY USE:
HCG can also be used in high doses during your PCT to kick start your testicles back to full function again - think of it like jump starting a car battery! 2500iu - 5000iu can be used anywhere from one, two to even five times sporadically during a 30-45 day PCT. Please see our PCT PACKS section and you can buy pharma HCG cheaper and know exactly how to take it by looking at our CHART we have designed in the images section of each PCT package.
HOW DO I USE IT?
HCG will come in powder form and in a snap-vial. This is how all pharmaceutical HCG is - and it usually comes with a vial of sterile water also, here is a picture:
The entire contents of this vial is 5000iu.
To administer it, you need a insulin pin which can be bought from our needles section on our website.
Hold the vial firmly by the base with the black dot facing towards you. Then with your other hand on the top of the vial, push back firmly and sharply to break the top of the glass. Where the black dot is, is a perforation around the glass so that is where it should break nicely if done correctly. Please do this on both the powdered HCG and sterile water vials.
Next .. using a insulin pin and tilting the sterile water vial to one side, suck up perhaps 1ml (or 100iu - depending on what measuring units your insulin pin shows) in total, and then squirt it slowly into the powder vial. Gently mix (do not shake!) until full dissolved.
Now you can suck back using the same insulin pin the entire 1ml (or 100iu) or water which is now mixed with the HCG.
1ml will be the entire 5000iu as the entire vial contents is now in the insulin pin, so if you want to inject 500iu simply inject 10% of the vial. If you want to inject 2500iu then inject half the insulin pin and so on.
Once finished - throw your insulin pin in a needle pin responsibly or if there is anything left, simply store it in your fridge until your next use.
Once power has been mixed with water - it should be used within 14 days before it starts to degrade or loose sterility!IF YOU NEED TO BUY YOUR INSULIN PINS, YOU CAN DO SO FROM US RIGHT HERE!
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HOW DO I STORE IT?
HCG in its powder form in the box is very robust, so can be stored in normal ambient temperatures. Once it has been mixed with water - it needs to be kept cool between 4-10 degrees so a fridge is ideal.
WHERE DO I BUY IT?
You can buy it directly from our website with next day delivery! The expiry is many years so excellent to store for future use. You can also purchase the insulin pins needed via us too HERE!
IS IT VITAL FOR PCT?
No - it isn't vital for a PCT - nolvadex and clomid in our oppinion are, however the addition of HCG is a excellent and wise choice for what is a crucial part of your cycle to maintain size and/or libido/well being!