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HCG Injections for Men – What Does the Research Say

If you are a man and have been trying to lose weight for a long time now but never got the results, HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Injections may be an effective way for you to lose weight. With many people struggling with obesity, this area of research is gaining momentum.

If you consider HCG injections for weight loss, it is necessary that you keep yourself updated with the current research. In addition, you should know how HCG injections will work and affect your body and the potential risks that may be involved.

Keep in mind that HCG injections are not approved by the FDA for weight loss, just like multiple other drugs which we use daily but if you are going to start an HCG diet, you need to consult with your doctor about whether they are a good option for you or not.

In this article, we’ll discuss what HCG injections are and how they work, as well as why they might be a good option for you.

1. What are HCG Injections for Men?

HCG injections for men are a treatment that uses the hormone HCG to stimulate testosterone production. HCG is produced by the placenta in the body of pregnant women and is thought to mimic the effects of LH (Luteinizing Hormone), which is a hormone that stimulates testosterone production in men.

There is evidence that HCG injections may effectively treat low testosterone levels in men by inducing its production.
If we look at the other side of the picture, the side effects of HCG injections for men may include headaches, bloating, weight gain, and water retention. 

2. How do HCG injections work?

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It acts as an analog of luteinizing hormone (LH), with the added benefit of a longer half-life. As LH would do, hCG acts on Leydig cells, stimulating them to produce and release intratesticular testosterone. [1] This can help improve fertility and increase your sperm count.

So if you’re looking for a way to boost your testosterone levels and improve your fertility, HCG injections may be the right choice for you.

3. Who is an ideal candidate for HCG injections

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If your body mass index or BMI is over 25, and you want to lose weight, but didn’t get success after trying different diet plans in the past, you are an ideal candidate for HCG injections.

Apart from this if you are a male, have fertility issues along with obesity, and your family doctor has revealed that you have low testosterone levels. In that case, HCG could be of significant benefit to you. HCG will help you lose weight by mobilizing fat from your body and at the same time increasing testosterone levels in your body resulting in better fertility and increased muscle mass (because of increased testosterone).

What else would a man ask for if he is looking for a solution to both problems at the same time and he is provided with HCG? 

But it doesn’t mean that you can just start taking HCG injections. The final decision should be made by the experts in the field. Once you make up your mind, your physician will guide you further, on how to start your journey and what to do. [2]

4. The pros and cons of HCG drugs

Pros

  • Most important advantage is that the drug is non-toxic and has zero to no known untoward effects.
  • It is very easy to administer the dose even if you want to administer it at home, you can easily do that. [3]
  • It can be injected easily into fatty tissues in areas such as the buttock, or belly (it comes preloaded with a very small needle), and it only requires one to two injections per day for best results (making it easy to fit into any schedule). [4]
  • Those who are self-conscious about taking HCG injections can have them administered by a physician or medical professional.
  • HCG medications are effective in men, regardless of their age, weight, or underlying medical condition. Anyone who needs it can benefit from it after consulting with the physician.

Cons

  • Health problems can appear for patient's not using HCG injections under a doctors supervision. 
  • HCG injections may not work for everyone
  • Some anti-aging/aesthetic clinics will charge significantly more for this treatment than you would expect.
  • The cost of HCG injections is often high.

5. Where can you get an injection?

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In today's world to figure out where you can get anything, it is best to search online. The same applies to HCG Injections. This will allow you to find the nearest clinics that offer HCG injections for men and women with prices and information about what they require before your first visit.

However, if you are looking for the best place to get an injection administered, it is recommended that you do some research on what treatment options are out there. 

Some places may require you to take a blood test or meet with a doctor before getting an injection, so it is essential that you are aware of the possible risks involved, before making your decision.

You can also look up what places have the best reviews online to help you figure out which clinic will suit you the most. Another thing to keep in mind is that the price of HCG injections can vary depending on the clinic, so it is essential to do your research and find the best deal.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are HCG Injections for Men?

The HCG injections for men are a type of hormone replacement therapy used to treat low testosterone. It can also be combined with an estrogen blocker such as Arimidex during treatment, but this is unnecessary and varies from patient to patient. Men can also use HCG for the treatment of obesity (it mobilizes fat and helps you lose fat quickly).

How do HCG Injections for Men work?

The HCG shots contain human chorionic gonadotropin (which mimics the action of Luteinizing Hormone on Leydig Cells in the testis and stimulates your body’s testosterone production naturally). They also have a secondary effect of increasing energy, mental clarity, and mood while reducing appetite.

The main goal is to increase fat loss, but HCG Injections can assist in building muscles as well. As a result, most men experience increased sexual drive and stamina (which could be the most amazing side benefit of any drug in the world available, undoubtedly and unanimously).

Are HCG Injections for Men safe?

HCG injections for men are effective, and safe mostly. But they have been reported to cause side effects in those who take them( like any other drug). To determine whether or not the injections will be beneficial and risk-free, you should consult with your doctor as early as possible about HCG treatment options.

Takeaway

HCG injections are a treatment for weight loss in patients who have been unsuccessful with diet and exercise alone. HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin), is a hormone that stimulates the release of stored fat from fat cells to burn it as energy.
HCG increases testosterone production in men naturally and has also been shown to increase lean muscle mass when combined with resistance training exercises. 

However, the downside of HCG is that there are no long-term studies on its safety or effectiveness, so many doctors recommend using it only for short-term weight loss goals.

Therefore, you must speak with your doctor before starting any new treatment, including HCG injections. They can help you weigh the risks and benefits of this treatment and determine if it is the right option for you. 

Citations
  1. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin monotherapy for the treatment of hypogonadal symptoms in men with total testosterone > 300 ng/dL January 29, 2019. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6844348/#:~:text=It%20acts%20as%20an%20analogue,release%20intratesticular%20testosterone%20(1) Assessed January 21, 2023.
  2. By the way, doctor: What do you know about the HCG diet? May 1, 2010. https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/what-do-you-know-about-the-hcg-diet Assessed January 21, 2023.
  3. How to Inject Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Injection (hCG) for Fertility September 27, 2019 https://www.healthline.com/health/fertility/how-to-inject-hcg Assessed January 22, 2023
  4. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG injection https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/18559-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-injection#:~:text=This%20medicine%20is%20either%20injected,prepare%20and%20give%20this%20medicine Assessed January 22, 2023

About the author

Muhammad Faisal Umer, M.D.

University of Health Sciences, Lahore Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 2013-2019 Punjab College Bahawalpur 2010-2012 Ummul Qura Public School Matriculation 2008-2010


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