HUCOG 5000iu is an injectable drug containing Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) which is a hormone used to treat infertility in women and to increase sperm count in men. It is a peptide hormone that has the same action as luteinizing hormone (LH). HUCOG is used by bodybuilders to improve results during anabolic-androgenic steroid use and in some cases to restore the testes. HUCOG has the role to eliminate some of the side effects of anabolic steroids, as well as to keep to gain muscle mass. It is used by bodybuilders and athletes to restore the testosterone levels, counter the testicular atrophy and to burn the fats in the human body. For fat loss it can be used successfully by women, however HCG offers no potential performance enhancement in female athletes.
HUCOG is given as an injection under the skin or into the muscle and the average dose during a cycle is between 500iu to 1000iu (every week to every other week), while used in the post cycle therapy smaller but often dosage should be taken: 250 -500 mcg every day for a period of 2 or 3 weeks. Anabolic steroid cycles of 12 or more weeks should have HCG as a part of post cycle plan, while, if the testicular atrophy is not a problem the cycles of 6 -10 weeks may not require HCG. The main the side effects of HUCOG are: headache, feeling restless or irritable, mild swelling or water weight gain, depression, breast tenderness or swelling; or pain, severe pelvic pain, swelling of the hands or legs, stomach pain and swelling, shortness of breath, weight gain, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, irritation or swelling in the place when the injection was given.