Human chorionic gonadotropin is an oligosaccharide glycoprotein composed of 244 amino acids. It has an alpha subunit that is 92 amino acids long and identical to that of luteininzing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). It has a beta subunit that is unique to hCG.
Bodybuilders and athletes use hCG either on cycle, in an effort to maintain testicular integrity during steroid administration, or after a cycle to help restore hormonal homeostasis more quickly. Both types of uses are effective when properly applied.
Human Chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman’s ovary, and stimulates the release of the egg during ovulation.