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Why I should consider HCG with my Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) - A Synergistic Benefit

A man drinking water glad he uses HCG and TRT
HCG and TRT: A Synergistic Benefit

Probably by now, you've figured out that TRT is Testosterone Replacement Therapy. You've probably read plenty on the benefits of TRT in men with lower levels. Once a man's testosterone levels are optimized, he feels better, looks healthier, and is motivated to continue feeling and looking better.

HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (sometimes little h and big CG or hCG) is an adjunct therapy with TRT. Though it can be used in higher or more frequent doses to help with infertility, for the purposes of this article, we'll focus on why some men should consider adding hCG to their Testosterone Replacement Therapy - TRT.

HCG has five primary functions--and synergistic benefits--when it's added on to TRT:

  1. It increases Testosterone levels in men. (It also increases sperm production.)

  2. It prevents testicular atrophy (testicular shrinkage)

  3. It makes it possible to wean off long-term TRT usage

  4. It keeps estrogen and testosterone levels/ratios in balance

  5. It improves energy, mood, and sense of well-being

OK let's get one item of business out of the way: Yes, hCG is derived from the urine of pregnant females. There, it's said. It's done.

Now that we have that out of the way, the reason we recommend HCG at Vitali-T Men's Clinic is for the preservation of fertility and if a man would like to experience any of the above five items.

A lot of men want to have children. They don't want to worry about testicular shrinkage, dependence on TRT alone, or a drop in their sperm count or production. It's another added cost and, yes, another injection (though subcutaneously), but it's worth it for a lot of men--especially in their 20s, 30s, and 40s who are still in the planning or action stages of making a family.

Do you have to take HCG? Short answer, No. Long answer: It depends.

If you're done having kids, not concerned about a small drop in testicular size, and want to save some money, then HCG might not be for you. However, if you want to keep testicular function, size, and be on TRT while still making babies, then HCG will be required.

There are other medications that mimic what HCG does--and they are slightly cheaper--but the literature and studies on HCG with TRT are unambiguous.

At Vitali-T Men's Health Clinic, we recommend men start HCG at the same time as TRT if they are interested in any of the five aforementioned listed functions. To conclude, men of child-bearing and -rearing age should consider HCG with their TRT. Men outside of this will notice subjective (how they feel) benefits but won't require the same objective benefits as their younger counterparts.

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