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Dear Friend and Fellow Athlete,
Post Cycle Therapy or PCT for short is a must after you have finished a steroid cycle. If you want to keep the strength and muscle gains you worked so hard for when you were on the juice, you need to help return your own body\’s hormonal levels back to normal – or all you hard work will be wasted. Many great PCT protocols have been outlined over the years, and many individuals have had success following them. Nevertheless, what works can always work better.
A couple months ago, we profiled HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) in an article titled, “HCG – Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Use After Anabolic Steroid Cycles for Bodybuilding” this article discussed how HCG is one of the most effective ways to recover from an anabolic steroid cycle. The article addressed the misunderstanding and misuse of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) and shows you the most efficient way to use hCG for the fastest and most complete recovery.
|Here\’s some links to discuss HMG and HCG on the EliteFitness.com Forums:|
- Usual Dosage for HMG?
I have a very severe case of HH and did not respond very well to hcg and nolva my first cycle. I took a total of 10000 IU hcg at 5000 IU 1st week/ 3…
- HMG and HCG ramblings
6 posts – 3 authors – Last post: Nov 2, 2008
hcg and HMG fascinate me, really. They keep our boys active, makes us feel better, makes us fertile… basically restore manhood.
- where can i find info on HMG?
4 posts – 3 authors – Last post: Oct 24, 2008
PM me I\’ll explain anything you need.
- Hcg? Or HMG?
3 posts – 2 authors – Last post: Dec 9, 2008
Where did all those sites that carried hcg go? I\’m confused where to get my PCT – post cycle therapy – stuff now
- HMG Massone (Human Menopausal Gonadotropin )
HMG Massone HMG is used for stimulating hormones by triggering FSH – follicle stimulating.
- HMG (Human Menopausal Gonadotropin)
HMG Massone – Human Menopausal Gonadotropin HMG (Human Menopausal Gonadotropin ) is used.
- Couple HMG questions…
7 posts – 3 authors
Have a 5 75iu vials of this for my PCT – post cycle therapy – and I can\’t find much info about it. What is the half life of this stuff so I can figure.
- (HMG) Human Menopausal gonadotrophin
Has anyone used this during PCT – post cycle therapy – with hcg ? Anyone know anyone who\’s used it. Its supposed to be better than hcg and a few…
- HMG at RxHealth
Sorry if this was already posted, but I just saw that they now carry HMG. Way 2 go Cool. I didn\’t see hcg anymore though, or did I miss it? Looks like.
- low sperm count will HMG help?
been off cycle for about four months and the wife wants to have another baby. we got a home sperm count test and it reads a low sperm count I\’ve been on.
- question about sustain + HMG
well i decided to take a little break from working out that started on the 24 and will end on the 31. i\’m looking for an added boost to kick off with.
- using hcg/HMG… and balls are already back!
10 posts – 8 authors – Last post: Mar 21, 2007
This is the first time that I\’ve used hcg /HMG during a PCT – post cycle therapy… and I\’m amazed at how well it\’s working!
- Has anyone used HMG (Menotropin) as part of PCT?
7 posts – 4 authors – Last post: Apr 21, 2008
Perhaps in conjunction with hcg ? “HMG is typically used to treat infertility. Basically, long term use of hcg at doses of 1000 iu 3 or…
- So who has used HMG for PCT
6 posts – 5 authors – Last post: Mar 31, 2008
…and how much better was it then hcg discuss.
- Hcg during a cycle
2 posts – 1 author
I have read that most people are using hcg during a longer cycle at 500-100 mg every 4th day. I think that makes perfect sense. My question is this…
- HCG-induced Leydig cell desensitization permanent?
4 posts – 1 author – Last post: 47 minutes ago
Also called hcg -induced lh – leutenizing hormone – -receptor down regulation as a result of using too much hcg or for too long. Should it happen,
- HCG 5000 iu
7 posts – 5 authors – Last post: Oct 20, 2008
5000ius (not the common 2000ius that usually is to be found) 5 vials per box – 25000ius total. Enough to make men out of a harem of eunuchs…
- HCG during cycle.
3 posts – 2 authors – Last post: 20 hours ago
Hey I\’m doing a sustanon cycle, 250mg every third day for 10weeks. I\’m going to do 500 to 1000iu of hcg every week throughout the cycle. Is this a ok way to…
- can you stack hcg with sustanon
7 posts – 4 authors – Last post: Mar 16, 2004
Please join this discussion about can you stack hcg with sustanon within the Anabolic Steroids category. Excerpt: is that ok to do…
- on cycle HCG Poll
I\’ve seen plenty of recent information on this site about on cycle dosing of hcg but I would like a broader spectrum of peoples experiences and…
- 5000iu hcg
4 posts – 2 authors – Last post: May 20
how many 5000iu amps of hcg do i need to buy to do 250iu 2x per week for 4 weeks?
8 posts – 4 authors – Last post: Jul 12, 2005
Could anyone help me with how to make this up? I start PCT – post cycle therapy – next week, and not sure what to do with the solvent.
- How to prepare HCG? Vial in Water , Vial in Powder? Help
6 posts – 3 authors – Last post: May 3, 2007
How to prepare hcg ? Vial in Water , Vial in Powder? Help And if you use a Insulin Syringe? it measures like 1iu 2iu 5iu 10iu up to like…
- HCG and Clomid: when to start Clomid?
5 posts – 4 authors – Last post: Feb 3, 2004
1) hcg : 500iu ED or 1000iu EOD? 2) Start Clomid the day after last hcg shot or wait a few days? if wait, how many days? karma for replies…
For years, bodybuilders used HCG to kick-start their HPTA after a cycle. There’s still a lot of debate as to how it should be used, but for simplicities sake it’s fair to say it should be administered once the testes show sign of atrophy. This makes sense since, contrary to popular belief, HCG (and HMG) do not “cure” or “recover” anything. They do not return testosterone levels permanently and they do not assure that production will return to normal. They simply give a temporary boost that can be extremely helpful when one’s hormonal system is suppressed and attempted to return to normal. It’s a little bit of a “head start” on recovery, but at some point, the body must produce hormones all on its own – otherwise, it really isn’t recovery, its just substituting one drug for another. This is why supplementation is also recommended at this time.
Now that we’re established exactly how these drugs work, let’s examine the differences.
The most significant disparity is in the fact that HCG mimics LH (luetinized hormone). It gives the body a false signal that LH is present and everything else responds accordingly. HMG actually elevates natural LH. Now to some, there’s little difference, but it’s always better when the body reacts in the most natural manner. There’s also less of a chance of building up a tolerance when this occurs. And in the case of HCG, tolerance is developed pretty quickly. You see, Mother Nature is pretty sharp. You can fool her a few times but after a while, she catches on and refuses to cooperate. That’s why excessive HCG use is not recommend. Use too much, too often, and it won’t work at all.
Exactly how much LESS suppressive HMG is appears to still remain speculative. But it’s a good guess that it’s less so.
There’s another, still empirical, opinion that HMG causes less of an estrogen spike. The use of HMG for bodybuilding purposes is so new there’s no way of proving this one-way or the other. Yet. But again, it stands to reason this is so.
One absolute difference between the two compounds is the fact that HMG raises FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and HCG does not. Again, this is due to the fact that HCG works synthetically and HMG stimulates the entire feedback loop. This is especially appealing since an increase in FSH means higher sperm count and ejaculate volume.
Although HMG is relatively new to the steroid community there are already misconceptions surrounding its use. People fail to realize that recommended dosages in the enclosed literature are for the original purpose of drug – that of a fertility stimulant in women. For men’s purposes, a much lower dose is needed. A single shot of 75 i.u.’s may be all that’s necessary. You can even try spitting that up into two half shots over two days. Using more, will not “do more.” It will not elevate T higher, or give you bigger balls so don’t even think about it.
HMG is quickly becoming more available in generic form. As of this writing, there are no UG labs manufacturing it. (But that may change soon).
Anecdotal feedback on HMG has been very positive. It seems to work at least as well as HCG and most users feel it’s superior. Until more is known (and prices hopefully come down) it may be best to alternate between HCG and HMG. This may also have an additional benefit of lessening the desensitizing effects of HCG.
As mentioned, any LH stimulation is temporary so while you’re recovering it’s best to have every advantage. Supplements such as UNLEASHED and POST CYCLE can make the most of natural hormone production and get you on the road to recovery faster.
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