Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, is a naturally occurring condition related to aging. Around age 40, as your body ages beyond its reproductive prime, testosterone production gradually tapers off. This gradual decrease in testosterone production has repercussions not just for sexual performance, but for your overall health…
Some effects of decreased testosterone include:
- Sexual dysfunction
- Low energy levels
- Weight gain
- Reduced muscle mass
- Decreased bone density
- Irritability, depression or anxiety
- Hair loss
- Metabolic disorders including insulin resistance
- Increased risk of heart disease
- Sleep disorders
There are a number of pharmaceutical products aimed at increasing testosterone levels, but many of them have the negative side effect of diminishing your body’s ability to produce its own testosterone.
hCG and Testosterone
Human chorionic gonadotropin, commonly known as hCG, is produced during pregnancy by cells formed in the placenta, which nourishes the growing fetus. Men also produce hCG, but at barely detectable levels. However, hCG shares properties similar to Leutinizing Hormone (LH), a male hormone sent from the pituitary gland at the base of the brain to the testes, signaling them to increase testosterone production.
In fact, the similarities between the two hormones are so great that the male body mistakes hCG for LH, and the testes respond to hCG injections by producing more testosterone. Increased testosterone levels in turn reduce or reverse the symptoms of andropause in most men.
hCG and Weight Loss
The hCG diet is designed to help you lose unwanted body fat while preserving lean muscle tissue as you lose weight. Because lean muscle heats up your metabolic furnace, it promotes energy production and reduces fat stores.
The hCG Diet is a restricted-calorie diet ranging from 500 to 800 calories daily, and based on the consumption of healthy fresh fruits, vegetables and protein. The reduced calories help you lose excess weight, while hCG injections and healthy foods help you preserve lean mass, so your body burns mostly fat.
In men, hCG has the desirable side effect of increasing testosterone levels, which in turn boosts lean muscle mass and a higher basal metabolism. When combined with the hCG Diet, hCG injections can quickly alter your testosterone profile as your body becomes leaner and more youthful.
Positive effects of the hCG Diet for men include:
- Increased libido
- Increased red blood cells
- Improved circulation
- Reduced body fat
- Stimulation of hair growth
- Increased lean muscle mass
- Improved circulation to the groin area
- Enhanced sexual performance
- Increased bone density
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome
hCG has been proven safe for both men and women, with minimal side effects. Because it boosts your body’s natural production of testosterone, it has less harmful side effects than hormone replacement therapy.
hCG Diet in NYC
If you are losing your edge due to weight gain and low testosterone production, the hCG diet may be the solution you’ve been hoping for. The clinicians at Advanced Cryo NYC can help you determine if the hCG diet is right for you.
Located in the heart of SoHo, Advanced Cryo NYC’s spa-like clinic features a variety of treatments and therapies designed to keep you looking and feeling young and healthy. Contact Advanced Cryo NYC today and ask about hCG therapy. You’ll be glad you did!