HCG and Testosterone Injections at the Same Time
The use of testosterone replacement therapy by itself can result in some unexpected and unwanted side effects.
Low T is a serious issue for men. It can affect fertility, metabolism, muscle and bone structure, hair growth, libido, and even brain functions.
The use of HCG and testosterone injections at the same time is crucial to protect the testicles from shrinkage, as well as to ensure that natural testosterone production continues.
Men who sometimes take testosterone illegally do not know about the other medications they need to take at the same time, and why. This lack of knowledge can be dangerous on many levels:
- It can interfere with natural testosterone and sperm production
- Buying testosterone without a doctor’s prescription is illegal, and can result in purchasing counterfeit testosterone
- Only a doctor can determine how much testosterone a person should use
Using HCG and testosterone injections correctly can have a profound impact on a man’s health and well-being.
Why HCG is Important with Testosterone Injections
When a man begins testosterone injections, his brain receives signals that there is enough testosterone in the bloodstream. The brain then stops the signals to the testes to produce more testosterone. The use of HCG and testosterone at the same time lets signals get through to the brain that testosterone production is necessary.
Here is how the cycle works:
When testosterone levels in the bloodstream are low, the hypothalamus secretes gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) which tells the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). LH stimulates the Leydig cells in the testes to secrete testosterone. FSH tells the Sertoli cells in the testes to stimulate sperm production.
Men who use testosterone alone increase testosterone levels in the bloodstream, shutting down GnRH, which then reduces LH and FSH levels. That is why testosterone use alone can lead to infertility because sperm production decreases.
Using HCG and testosterone replacement therapy together is important because the HCG acts as if it was LH – telling the Leydig cells to increase testosterone production which is also essential for the function of spermatogenesis.
The use of HCG and testosterone injections at the same time is part of a short-term therapeutic protocol. When HCG is used long-term, the Leydig cells may become desensitized to natural LH.
HCG helps to prevent infertility and testicular shrinkage, but that is not all: HCG also increases adrenal functions that may impact energy, libido, production of other hormones, and overall feelings of well-being.
How to Get the Best Results from Testosterone Injections with HCG
The publicity of HCG as a dietary aid for the rapid burning of fat often leads people to ask about using HCG and testosterone for weight loss . Testosterone plays a role in lipid metabolism, and adding HCG to the protocol can help stimulate the fat burning properties. The difference here is that HCG used with testosterone is nowhere near the same dosage as that used with the very low-calorie HCG Diet. These programs should not be confused or combined. Testosterone therapy will help reduce stored fat – just at a more normal pace.
Another medication used to help get the best results from HCG and testosterone injections at the same time is anastrozole – an estrogen blocker.
Why is anastrozole important?
Testosterone replacement therapy increases the level of total, and therefore free, testosterone into the bloodstream. The free testosterone is subject to conversion into estradiol (estrogen) by an enzyme called aromatase. Some conversion is necessary because even men need estrogen to help keep their bones strong, but too much estradiol can lead to a condition called estrogen dominance. When this occurs, the estrogen signals the metabolism to store fat. What makes that situation worse is that belly fat produces the aromatase that converts the testosterone, so the process becomes a vicious cycle. Estrogen dominance lowers testosterone levels and throws the hormone balance out of whack.
Only a doctor with special training in hormone replacement can determine the TRT needs of any person, including the use of HCG and aromatase.
To learn more about HCG and testosterone injection therapy, please contact Kingsberg Medical for a confidential consultation with a hormone specialist. The consultation is free and available to adults over thirty throughout the US. Kingsberg Medical does not work with bodybuilders, athletes, or adults under the age of thirty.Brian Leeber