How HCG can help you lose a lot of weight fast. Did you know, however, that it can have other benefits as well? This is especially true for men who may suffer from low testosterone and thus may lack energy as well as reduced sex drive and even fertility issues.
It Ain’t For Sissies
The natural aging process causes the loss of bone density (osteoporosis) and muscle tissue as well as brain cells, collagen and testosterone. It is a fact of life that as men get older, many of these effects are due to reduced production of this growth hormone.
Younger men may also suffer from low testosterone, although this is not always as obvious as it is in older men. It is however a major cause of infertility when couples are attempting to get pregnant.
Function of HCG
HCG is a by-product of pregnancy. It regulates metabolism as well as immune function during the gestation process and protects the fetus until it is ready to be born. Otherwise, the mother’s body might steal nutrients from the fetus – or her immune system might attack it as if it were a “foreign” pathogen (as is the case for transplant patients).
Back in the 1940s and 1950s, when he was doing research on expectant mothers and obese patients in India, British endocrinologist Dr. A.T.W. Simeon found that when given to overweight adults who are placed on a Very Low Calorie Diet, HCG causes the hypothalamus gland in the brain to use excess body fat. This is what makes people lose weight.
HCG’s Role in Testosterone Production
Medical research has also show that the administration of controlled amounts of HCG can increase testosterone production in male patients. It does this by stimulating cells in the testicles. These cells are known as leydig cells for the German physician who first described them about a century ago. These cells are responsible for the secretion of testosterone. This in turn leads to the increased production sperm, which in turn results in a greatly elevated sperm count.
These benefits are not just for men, by the way. HCG has also been clinically shown to stimulate ovulation in women as well. HCG treatments have been used by fertility clinics successfully for many years.