Low T – you’ve heard about it on TV commercials and you’ve seen the articles online. Also known as low testosterone, Low-T is one of the reasons men are considering testosterone replacement therapy. What you might not realize is that testosterone alone may not be the best way to increase testosterone levels.
In this post, you’ll learn how HCG, a compounded medication, could help your body respond better to testosterone therapy!
What Is Testosterone?
Testosterone is a hormone that is mainly produced in men’s testicles. Men need testosterone for many reasons:
- to maintain bone density
- to direct the way fat is distributed throughout the body
- for muscle strength
- to grow facial and body hair
- and to produce sperm and fuel sex drive
Over time, men’s testosterone levels naturally decrease. Declining testosterone is a normal part of getting older, but it could also be caused by a condition like hypogonadism.
Hypogonadism occurs when a man’s body is not producing enough testosterone. A problem with the testicles could be to blame, or hypogonadism could be the result of a problem with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small organ that tells the testicles to produce testosterone.
What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and What Are Potential Side Effects?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is designed to supplement a man’s body with testosterone when the body isn’t producing enough on its own.
Some men choose to begin TRT to treat hypogonadism, while others choose TRT to reverse or slow the natural decrease in testosterone that comes with age.
But TRT is not without potential side effects.
As a man, if you are continuously getting testosterone from an external source like you would with TRT, your body will assume that it doesn’t need to produce any more testosterone on its own. Since your testicles will produce less and less testosterone, they may become smaller.
Shrinking testicles can also lead to fertility problems. That’s where HCG comes in!
How Do HCG and Testosterone Therapy Work Together?
You may be familiar with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) if you’ve ever had a run-in with a pregnancy test or a pregnant woman! While HCG is critical for the pregnancy process, it can also serve as a useful supplement to men on TRT.
HCG is a hormone that tells the pituitary gland to produce more testosterone. By encouraging natural testosterone production, HCG helps in two ways:
- encourages natural testosterone production in addition to TRT
- helps prevent the side effects of testicle shrinkage and infertility that may occur as a result of TRT
In addition to these two benefits, HCG also helps keep communication flowing between a set of extremely important glands in the body – the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland – known as the HPA axis.
When the HPA axis is open and flowing smoothly, hormones like testosterone are being produced naturally, and adrenal function is improved. Good adrenal function translates to a greater sense of well-being, more energy, and a higher libido.
How Can I Try HCG?
At The Compounding Center, new and improved fast-dissolving HCG tablets are available! Our HCG mini-tabs are sugar-free and melt completely under the tongue. For an extra boost of energy, our tabs include 1000 micrograms of hydroxocobalamin (Vitamin B12). Our tabs remain stable at room temperature and have been potency-tested for quality.
Depending on your personal goals for testosterone therapy, HCG may be the perfect addition to your treatment.
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