While many men get testosterone replacement therapy to help with various issues, not all men are aware HCG can be a beneficial element in their treatment. Unfortunately, some endocrinologists still don’t recognize the use of HCG with TRT because it hasn’t traditionally been used, particularly when improving fertility isn’t the primary goal. The good news is, more doctors are starting to recognize the value of adding HCG to TRT, giving their patients more benefits and ensuring they get the results they want.
What Is HCG?
HCG, short for human chorionic gonadotropin, is most recognized as the hormone produced by women during pregnancy. In fact, it’s the hormone pregnancy tests detect to give women a positive result. However, this isn’t the only use for the hormone. HCG mimics the lutensising hormonone, or LH, that is responsible for gene expression and downstream steroid synthesis. Natural LH is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone. Unfortunately, the half life of LH is just a few minutes, while the half life of HCG is two days. This means HCG can also have a positive impact on TRT for men, producing longer-term results.
Boost TRT Treatment
The main purpose of TRT treatment is hormone replacement therapy designed for men to maintain their normal physiological processes. Using testosterone alone is a short-sighted approach to improving testosterone deficiency. Not only does testosterone alone last a shorter amount of time, but it also doesn’t provide all the benefits a man can experience when combining testosterone with HCG. When low testosterone has deeper causes, adding HCG to the mix can produce better results and help men improve more functions within their bodies. In fact, using HCG maximizes intra-testicular production by stimulating the Leydig cells in the testes. This is an integral part of sperm production, maturation, and release. Some endocrinologists are more focused on increasing testosterone and don’t look deeper into the benefits of combining the treatment with HCG to produce better results that last longer. However, the American Urological Association supports the use of HCG with TRT, particularly in situations where fertility is a concern.
The Primary Benefits of Using HCG with TRT
While many endocrinologists only prescribe HCG as part of TRT treatment for fertility, it isn’t the only benefit men can expect from this treatment method. In addition to boosting fertility, adding HCG to TRT can also restore testicular and penis size, improve libido and penile sensitivity, and more effectively regulate steroid hormones. Men who use HCG with TRT often see an improvement in sexual pleasure along with increased fertility.