Human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) is a mixture of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
It is used for stimulating hormones by triggering FSH (follicle stimulating hormone), and also LH (leutenizing hormone ) production in the body. This drug was originally designed for use in women where it stimulates the ovaries to produce multiple follicles, thus making their fertile abilities more viable.
Human menopausal gonadotropin (HMG) is a drug very similar to HCG and posesses some of its functions, but also it has additional benefit of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) stimulation, while HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is known mainly for its LH (leutenizing hormone) stimulation. HM Gonadotropin injection was originally designed as a fertility drug. FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) effect can greatly induce higher sperm count production by the men`s body.
HM Gonadotropin hormone can be most effective when ran along with HCG and otherLH (leutenizing hormone) stimulating drugs.
HMG vs HCG
How HMG aka Human Menopausal Gonadotropin differs from HCG and why it may be a better alternative to this mainstay of post cycle therapy.
Post Cycle Therapy or PCT for short is a must after you have finished a steroid cycle. If you want to keep the strength and muscle gains you worked so hard for when you were on the juice, you need to help return your own body`s hormonal levels back to normal – or all you hard work will be wasted. Many great PCT protocols have been outlined over the years, and many individuals have had success following them. Nevertheless, what works can always work better.
For years, bodybuilders used HCG to kick-start their HPTA after a cycle. There’s still a lot of debate as to how it should be used, but for simplicities sake it’s fair to say it should be administered once the testes show sign of atrophy. This makes sense since, contrary to popular belief, HCG (and HMG) do not “cure” or “recover” anything. They do not return testosterone levels permanently and they do not assure that production will return to normal. They simply give a temporary boost that can be extremely helpful when one’s hormonal system is suppressed and attempted to return to normal. It’s a little bit of a “head start” on recovery, but at some point, the body must produce hormones all on its own – otherwise, it really isn’t recovery, its just substituting one drug for another. This is why supplementation is also recommended at this time.
Now that we’re established exactly how these drugs work, let’s examine the differences.
The most significant disparity is in the fact that HCG mimics LH (luteinized hormone). It gives the body a false signal that LH is present and everything else responds accordingly. HMG actually elevates natural LH. Now to some, there’s little difference, but it’s always better when the body reacts in the most natural manner. There’s also less of a chance of building up a tolerance when this occurs. And in the case of HCG, tolerance is developed pretty quickly. That’s why excessive HCG use is not recommend. Use too much, too often, and it won’t work at all.
Exactly how much LESS suppressive HMG is appears to still remain speculative. But it’s a good guess that it’s less so.
There’s another, still empirical, opinion that HMG causes less of an estrogen spike. The use of HMG for bodybuilding purposes is so new there’s no way of proving this one-way or the other. Yet. But again, it stands to reason this is so.
One absolute difference between the two compounds is the fact that HMG raises FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and HCG does not. Again, this is due to the fact that HCG works synthetically and HMG stimulates the entire feedback loop. This is especially appealing since an increase in FSH means higher sperm count and ejaculate volume.
HMG dosage and usage
????? A typical dose of 75-150iu a day for 2 weeks is sufficient for restoring normal testicular function and sperm count in males.
Although HMG is relatively new to the steroid community there are already misconceptions surrounding its use. People fail to realize that recommended dosages in the enclosed literature are for the original purpose of drug – that of a fertility stimulant in women. For men’s purposes, a much lower dose is needed. A single shot of 75 i.u.’s may be all that’s necessary. You can even try spitting that up into two half shots over two days. Using more, will not do more. It will not elevate testosterone higher, or give you bigger balls so don’t even think about it.
To be used: immediately after the cycle, max two weeks long. Must be followed by clomiphene
Anecdotal feedback on HMG has been very positive. It seems to work at least as well as HCG and most users feel it’s superior. Until more is known it may be best to alternate between HCG and HMG. This may also have an additional benefit of lessening the desensitizing effects of HCG.
As mentioned, any LH stimulation is temporary so while you’re recovering it’s best to have every advantage. Supplements such as UNLEASHED and POST CYCLE can make the most of natural hormone production and get you on the road to recovery faster.
HMG and HCG may be related but it looks like HMG is the bigger brother.
Length of treatment
You`ll start receiving hMG or pure FSH shots three days into your monthly menstrual cycle and continue taking them for seven to 12 days each month, depending on how long it takes your eggs to mature. Your doctor will train you or your partner to give the shots. She`ll also monitor you closely to see whether you`re responding to the medication — frequent trans-vaginal ultrasounds and blood tests are often necessary. When your eggs are mature, you`ll be given an hCG injection. You`ll most likely ovulate 24 to 36 hours later. You`ll either be sent home to have sex, or your doctor will schedule an intrauterine insemination for a day or two later.
Most women will go through a maximum of three to six drug cycles. Success rates don`t improve if you take the drugs longer, so if you try three or more times and don`t get pregnant, your doctor may increase the dosage or suggest another kind of treatment.
Side effects of HMG
You may notice abdominal tenderness, bloating, fluid retention, and weight gain, or have a hard time giving yourself an injection. The newer, purer gonadotropins such as Gonal F and Follistim cause fewer side effects and can be injected using smaller needles subcutaneously (under your skin). Repronex can also be injected subcutaneously.
You`ll also have a 10 to 40 percent chance of conceiving twins or more with these fertility drugs. Though many couples consider this a blessing, multiple fetuses increase your risk of miscarriage and other complications.