Human choriogonadotropin, or HCG for short, is not an anabolic / androgenic steroid, but a natural protein hormone that is formed in the placenta (uterus) of a pregnant woman. It has luteinizing qualities, since it corresponds to the luteinizing hormone formed in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. In the first 6–8 weeks of gestation, the resulting Gona-Max makes possible the further production of estrogen and gestagens in the corpus luteum. As a result, the production of these two hormones in the placenta itself begins. Gona-Max is extracted from the urine of pregnant women, since it remains unchanged from the blood into the kidneys and is excreted in the urine. Commercially available HCG is a dry substance and is intended for both women and men. Women injecting HCG facilitates ovulation, because it comes into effect at the time of maturation of the egg and contributes to its release. It contributes to the production of estrogen and yellow body.
When taking Gona-Max, the same side effects may occur as when taking testosterone. With increased testosterone production, the level of estrogen rises, which can result in gynecomastia (growth of the mammary glands). The man has noticeable breast growth. Far-seeing athletes combine HCG with anti-estrogens. Athletes talk about more frequent occurrence of erection and increased sexual interest. In high doses, the drug can also cause acne vulgaris (acne), as well as cause accumulation of water and mineral salts in the body. It is necessary to pay attention primarily to the last of the above, since the accumulation of water can in turn lead to a swelling, baggy, watery muscles. Athletes who already have a high level of testosterone with the help of Dinerik and who are going to inject themselves with HCG injections may experience an increased accumulation of water in the body and feminization (gynecomastia, a tendency to fullness on the thighs), since high testosterone levels are dangerous: testosterone has a high degree of convertibility to female sex hormones – estrogens. In very young athletes, HCG, like anabolic steroids, however, can lead to premature completion of bone growth, resulting in a small growth. Breaking voices, high blood pressure can back down. One of these side effects that athletes should pay attention to is described in the book “Death in room 2” by Dr. Bob Toldman: “An interesting aspect that entails the incorrect use of this drug is that men finally notice one day that they feel as if they are pregnant, because they begin to suffer from fullness, vomiting, morning sickness, that is, all the symptoms that usually please women … “. Several years ago, arguing whether HCG can defeat the AIDS virus. It turned out that this is a complete nonsense.