hCG: Lesser Known Hormonal and Metabolic Effects of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

hCG: Not Just a Testosterone Booster

   hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin has the main function of mimicking leutinizing hormone or LH - a horone that many of us know is secreted in male and female pituitary glands.
    The LH in a human body normally functions on two main cells in the male:

  1. leydig cells
  2. sertoli cells

-binds testosterone via an increase in Sex-Hormone-Binding-Globulin-binds active T3 (tri-iodo-thyronine...most active and potent metabolic hormone in the body) thereby decreasing overall thyroxine metabolism