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Gettting started with HCG
What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an analog of luteinizing hormone (LH). (An analog means it is identical at the molecular level.) Administering HCG to men can stimulate the testicles to produce testosterone.
In men, the anterior pituitary gland produces LH in response to gonadotropic releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus. LH acts on the Leydig cells of the testicles, stimulating the testicles to produce intratesticular testosterone and promote spermatogenesis (sperm production).
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of HCG in select cases of hypogonadism as a result of a pituitary deficiency (hypogonadotropic hypogonadism) in males. HCG may also be prescribed for off-label use.
How does HCG support testosterone replacement therapy?
The use and administration of exogenous (external) testosterone in men can affect male fertility by impairing spermatogenesis (sperm production) and reducing testicular size.
Exogenous testosterone reduces the natural secretion of LH from the anterior pituitary glands, which reduces the body’s natural signal to the testicles to trigger testosterone and sperm production. Using HCG can help maintain that signal to the testicles, promoting natural testosterone and sperm production.
The use of HCG in combination with testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) provides a pathway to maintain intratesticular testosterone production necessary to maintain testicular function, volume, and spermatogenesis.
In clinical studies, eugonadal men (men with healthy gonadal glands and a normal testosterone value) who underwent TRT had a decline in their levels of intratesticular testosterone levels by 94 percent. However, men who received 250 IU SC every other day during TRT experienced intratesticular testosterone levels that dropped by only 7 percent. Other studies show that men who underwent TRT and received 500 IU of HCG every other day saw a 26 percent increase in intratesticular testosterone.
How is HCG used during testosterone replacement?
Men on testosterone therapy can use HCG to reduce the side effects of testosterone therapy. Common side effects of testosterone therapy include testicular atrophy and lowered sperm production. HCG may be considered by men who are considering testosterone therapy and want to preserve their fertility and/or the size of their testicles.
In men who present with infertility, likely as a result of testosterone therapy, recent studies show that HCG can stimulate the recovery of spermatogenesis (sperm production).
How is REGENX Health different from other service providers?
REGENX Health is different from other online clinics. We take pride in educating you – our patients – about the therapy you are undergoing. In our experience, the more you know about your health, the better results you’ll obtain.
Here’s what makes REGENX Health stand out:
- Your healthcare is always expert. That’s because every virtual meeting you’ll have is with a boardcertified urologist who specializes in testosterone replacement therapy and men’s health. Other online men’s health clinics rely on mid-level health providers, nurse practitioners, or non-urologic physicians.
- Your health and treatment are always physicianguided, in order to ensure your health and optimize your performance results. Each visit with a physician, scheduled every three months via video teleconference, provides a personable and convenient experience for our members, so we get to know you and you get to know us. (This timing is significantly more frequent than other providers.) Know that your therapy, management, and concerns will always be fully addressed.
- Our pricing is always inclusive. Unlike other online men’s health clinics, there are no hidden fees or surprise prices. Your low, monthly investment includes everything you’ll need during your HCG therapy:
- Online physician visits
- Comprehensive lab work
As always, there are no long-term commitment requirements, so you can cancel anytime. All medication and supplies are mailed discreetly to your home or office. Unlike other providers, you’ll never have to visit a clinic weekly to get an injection. Instead, your labs are performed on your time at a location most convenient to you and you’ll handle your personalized treatment in your own time and privacy.
How should I take HCG?
See REGENX Health testosterone injection page.
If you are a candidate for HCG therapy, your REGENX Health physician will review sterile injection technique during your consultation and provide the correct dosage of medication necessary to obtain the desired results and expectations of therapy.
What is the dosage for HCG?
HCG is unique in that it has no specific minimum or maximum dosage recommendations. Instead, dosage regimens must be carefully individualized, based on a variety of factors including:
- The patient’s situation, conditions, and goals of therapy
- Product chosen
- The physician’s judgment
How often do I inject HCG?
Your treating physician will determine the proper dosage regimen for your HCG therapy. Note that the total dosage and length of treatment may vary widely.
In the routine treatment of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in adult and adolescent males, there are several common dosage regimens including but not limited to:
500 UI units IM or subcutaneous, 3 times per week
HCG 2,500 units subcutaneous 2 times per week in combination with FSH 150 IUs subcutaneous 3 times per week for a minimum of 6 months
How do I reconstitute HCG?
HCG is supplied as a dry powder stored in a vacuum-sealed sterile vial. Before use, reconstitute the HCG powder with bacteriostatic water, which will also be provided during your treatment.
In your REGENX Health consultation, your physician will review proper mixing technique and correct amount of bacteriostatic water to mix with the HCG powder. For a two-vial package, directions are as follows:
- Inspect the drug products for particular matter or discoloration.
- Withdraw prescribed amount of bacteriostatic water from diluent vial and inject into lyophilized vial.
- Agitate vial gently until powder is completely dissolved in solution.
What is the best way to store HCG?
Store dry power at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) and away from heat, moisture and light. Once HCG is reconstituted with bacteriostatic water, store the HCG liquid in a refrigerator, between 36°F and 46°F (2-8°C).
Always store HCG and all medications out of reach from children. Throw away any unused medicine after the beyond use date. Do not flush unused medications or pour down a sink or drain.
HCG Safety Information