It will be hard to find many people these days who have not heard about HCG from the HCG Diet, a popular weight-loss protocol where the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is given to a person by injection or liquid drops. What people do not know is that HCG is actually effective for many other medical things.

Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a protein hormone produced by the placenta, which is released immediately after implantation of fertilized egg. It is required to maintain pregnancy and ensure proper development of a baby.

It was originally developed by Dr. A.T.W Simeons to help clinically obese patients to quickly return to a safer weight zone to avoid fatal health conditions.

There have been many reported benefits of administering HCG to a group of different patients. HCG was initially used to treat the following:

  • Froehlich’s Syndrome
  • Cryptochidism
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Female Infertility
  • Uterine Bleeding
  • Amenorrhea

By the 1960’s HCG extract was no longer used as a science had developed the means of filtering and purifying the urine of pregnant women to obtain a cleaner more sanitary HCG hormone. It is still used in a therapeutic setting, most commonly for:

  • Cryptochidism
  • Female Infertility
  • Hypogonadism (Low Testosterone)
  • Weight Loss


HCG for infertility:

HCG is believed to increase the probability that more healthy eggs are produced from ovaries. The hormone is also used to trigger ovulation in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition in which women’s hormones are unbalanced, causing problems in the menstrual cycle.HCG is used as an injectable medication prescribed for medical infertility treatment. And is administered during medically assisted fertility treatments in a variety of different situations when an ovulation is a problem. HCG injections are used in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation to induce or trigger ovulation for women with polycystic ovary syndrome. HCG injections are often used when other medications have been taken to induce ovulation and failed.

HCG as anti-aging:

HCG is a growth hormone in pregnant women. However, the same hormone was found to be effective as an anti-aging as well. HCG treatment has shown to maintain a healthy collagen level in the skin, which may lead to younger skin and lower signs of aging. Increased metabolism and brain stimulation lead to better health. HCG also showed promising results in reducing premenopausal symptoms.

This hormone fights the accumulation of fat to give the body a leaner size when you age. Regular administration of the hormone gives a smoother and fuller skin, which in turn brings a youthful glow.

HCG in testosterone replacement therapy:

Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a hormone that has been shown to help increase testosterone levels in males, and help undescended testicles in young males to descend. This versatile hormone is often used by individuals following testosterone cycle because of its effect on stimulating the production of natural testosterone. HCG acts by stimulating the pituitary gland to secrete hormones FSH and LH. These hormones travel to the testicles to stimulate certain cells to start producing testosterone.You may be wondering how a pregnancy hormone can be used to raise testosterone levels. It’s kind of like the old bait-and-switch advertising. HCG acts like luteinizing hormone known as (LH). In males, LH tells the testes to produce testosterone. In men undergoing hormone replacement therapy, their testes may stop producing testosterone, so HCG can remind their testes to keep producing testosterone.Men suffering from androgen disorders take HCG to jump start their testosterone production. Also weight-lifters might use HCG to restore their natural testosterone cycle. HCG also raises sperm counts, so it can improve male fertility. In pubescent males, HCG may correct sexual abnormalities.

HCG in Hypogonadotrophic Hypogonadism:

Both men and women can have hypogonadism, a condition characterized by impaired functioning of the testicles or ovaries. Men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism have low levels of luteinizing hormone known as LH, follicle-stimulating hormone known as FSH, both hormones produced by the pituitary gland necessary for sperm production. Scientists have found that HCG can help stimulate sperm production in men with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

HCG for Weight Loss:

An unintended result of taking HCG is that it is accompanied by an increase in energy. Many HCG users report higher levels of ongoing energy, which in turn allows them to exercise more and lose more weight. In general, extra energy is a pleasant side effect for most people, helping to contribute to the overall sense of well-being immediately.
HCG is used for weight loss by men and women who want to lose weight and who also want to make sure that the weight they lose is drives from fat rather than muscle. When a low-calorie diet is eaten it ignites the effect of HCG in users and allows the fat metabolism to be faster than if the dieter was trying to lose weight without HCG. The most important aspect of using HCG during weight loss attempts is the fact that muscle loss is the first step of the body in a normal condition, followed by osteoporosis.

In order to stop this happening, HCG is used to mobilize fat cells together and facilitate burning. In people who have lost muscle and bone density through weight loss, there are severe long-term effects including reduced mobility and potential osteoporosis.

The effects of using HCG in weight loss work fast with most users who reported being on average more than one pound a day. The average weight loss by users on the HCG is between 12 and 30 pounds but the HCG is effective for losing much more weight than that if necessary and is recommended by many international weight loss doctors.

The way of administration of HCG:

There are many purposes to use HCG, and as a result, several HCG protocols dosing. For the purpose of ovarian stimulation (fertility aid) HCG is given at a specific point during the menstrual cycle at a dose ranging from 5000 to 1000 IUs. For low testosterone treatment, this can last from 6 weeks to a full year. Short-term plans will typically require between 500 and 1000 IUs times a week for 3 weeks followed by 500-1000 IUs twice a week for 3 weeks. Long-term HCG doses are usually lying in the 4,000 IU range and given 3 times a week for 6 to 9 months. This is usually followed by another 3 months of 2,000 IU dose 3 times a week.