HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is naturally produced in the body during pregnancy. It is often used by bodybuilders and other athletes who have completed a steroid cycle, as a way to kickstart their natural testosterone production before starting PCT.
During a steroid cycle, the use of AAS suppresses the body’s own production of testosterone. This can lead to a number of negative side effects.
Post-cycle therapy with SERMs like Nolvadex or Clomid is typically used to help the body recover from these effects and restore natural testosterone production. However, starting PCT immediately after a steroid cycle can be ineffective, as the body may still be in a suppressed state. This is where HCG comes in.
HCG can stimulate the testes to produce testosterone, helping to jumpstart the natural production process before PCT begins.