What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a natural hormone in our bodies that serves two primary functions in men.
- Encourages the body to burn fat rather than muscle for energy.
- Signals the natural production of testosterone.
Throughout the years, doctors have worked to develop HcG as a weight loss catalyst, claiming that it allows patients to endure dangerously low-calorie diets, without feeling hungry. 500 calories won’t even get you through the first quarter! At GameDay we utilize the two proven benefits of HcG in tandem with a lean, protein rich diet plan and exercise regimen that safely delivers superior results. Contact our San Diego Men’s Hormone Replacement Clinic if you’d like to know more.
Why is HcG important in men?
While HcG plays an important role in maintaining our physiques, it has another extremely important function that is unique to men. It signals our testes to produce testosterone. Testosterone is what keeps us energized, strong and sexually capable. HcG is especially helpful for Testosterone Therapy patients that experience problems of producing testosterone naturally following treatments.
Symptoms of Low HcG
As we age, its natural for the production of vital hormones, such as HcG, to drop. Unfortunately this means that we lose out on the benefits we received from optimal levels of hormones. In the case of low HcG levels, patients may experience a decrease in muscle mass and an increase in fat retention. Low levels of HcG will likely lead to the greater issue of andropause, as HcG is involved in the testosterone production process.
Benefits of HcG for weight loss
Trying to lose weight can be a frustrating endeavor. The result we want (fat loss) is always the last thing we see. This is especially the case when you focus heavily on cutting calories and cardio exercise. All of this is attributed to fat being a survival substance that our body tries to retain as a last resort. HcG works to move fat up the cue of energy sources, above muscle mass, so that guys can maintain their guns and still lose the gut.
How HcG treatment works
HcG’s function within the body is to initiate the production of testosterone and to signal the body to use stored fat, rather than muscle mass, for energy. By injecting a series of appropriate doses of HcG into the body and generating uniquely personalized exercise and nutrition plans, patients can experience significant weight loss.
Is HcG safe?
HcG for weight loss has unfortunately seen rare cases of misuse. Early practices of HcG weight loss programs believed the hormone to provide enough nutrients to supplement a severely reduced diet. At GameDay, we know better than to recommend to our patients anything but a healthy and safe dietary plan. This is why we make sure to discuss the importance of overall wellness with you, including healthy meal plans, exercise programs, and mindful living.