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    How To Prepare and Dose HCG

    How To Prepare HCG

    Human Chorionic Gonadotropin often comes as lyophilized powder in a small vial. You need the following to reconstitute it:

    1 syringe with 1.5" needle
    1 bottle of Bacteriostatic water

    1) Do your calculations. I recommend using 1 cc of Bac water per 1,000 iu of HCG. This means a vial with 2,000 iu will require 2 cc of Bac water.

    2) Use the syringe with needle to draw up desired amount of Bac water.

    3) Carefully and slowly inject the Bac water into the vial of HCG powder. Do not shake. It is now fully reconstituted and ready for use.

    4) Store the reconstituted HCG in a refrigerator when not in use.

    Recommended Dosing

    HCG is best used in small frequent doses throughout the cycle and not during Post Cycle Therapy. I recommend HCG treatment begin during the second week of a cycle and end just before PCT starts. The dose one needs varies and can be adjusted mid cycle if necessary. Because leptin is a major inhibitor of gonadal function in men, men with higher body fat levels require larger doses of HCG to get the same effect.

    Body Fat Percentage

    <10%: 250-300 iu twice weekly
    10-15%: 300-350 iu twice weekly
    >15%: 350-500 iu twice weekly

    5) Do the math to determine the volume you need for your desired dose. 1 cc = 1,000 iu, so 0.5 cc = 500 iu, 0.25 cc = 250 iu etc.

    6) Use an insulin syringe (29 gauge is ideal) to measure your dose and inject subcutaneously one inch to either side of your belly button.

    If testicular atrophy begins to occur on your selected dose, simply raise yourself to the next bracket. It is better to not use more than you need if you plan to come off cycle eventually. Minor atrophy is quickly reversed with proper Post Cycle Therapy.

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    Had a question; when storing can I use the same syringe (but with new needle) each time I need to use? Also, you gave the gauge for the needle, but not the length. i'm assuming a 1" is fine for subcut?
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Had a question; when storing can I use the same syringe (but with new needle) each time I need to use? Also, you gave the gauge for the needle, but not the length. i'm assuming a 1" is fine for subcut?
    I store 5000iu in one syringe that has a 1.5" needle...gauge doesn't matter as this is water based and any size will work fine. I chose 1.5" because it reaches the bottoms of the amps.

    When I'm ready to take my shot, I first take the needle off the syringe that has the HCG in it.

    I then take a slin pin and put the tip in the top of HCG syringe and draw, the plastic part where the needle connects to the syringe. Be sure to push the plunger so that the solution is all the way to the top and keep it upright so it doesn't spill out.

    The slin pin is only 3/4", so I you may have to push on the HCG syringe plunger to bring more of the HCG to the top so that the 3/4" pin can draw, depending how much you take.

    This method works best for me, some other guys also load the slin pins from the back by removing the plunger. I found that method to be a bit more messy. And lastly, the other thing you can do is get a glass vial and keep your mixed HCG in there. My problem with this method is that the slin pin has to penetrate the rubber of the vial, and then into your skin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorZ06 View Post
    And lastly, the other thing you can do is get a glass vial and keep your mixed HCG in there. My problem with this method is that the slin pin has to penetrate the rubber of the vial, and then into your skin.


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    I have found the vial method works best for me. 5/8" slin pin. Both cheap from one of the board sponsers. Don't forget to refridgerate once reconstitued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchappj View Post
    I have found the vial method works best for me. 5/8" slin pin. Both cheap from one of the board sponsers. Don't forget to refridgerate once reconstitued.
    I keep it in the fridge, mixed or not. My pharmacy stores it in a fridge and hands it to me cold with an ice pack. The box says to store it between 2-15 degrees Celsius (or 35-59 F). Average frdge temp is btw. 35-38 F. Perfect.

    I think a lot of suppliers claim that it doesn't need to be in the fridge just so that people can order it and not have to worry about it losing potency during shipping. Look at the picture, it says on the box 2-15 degrees C away from light.



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    Yes, good point. Thanks for the clarification V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchappj View Post
    Yes, good point. Thanks for the clarification V.
    No prob!


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    wouldnt using it for more than 3 week during the cycle without a break desensitize the LH recepter???

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorZ06 View Post
    I keep it in the fridge, mixed or not. My pharmacy stores it in a fridge and hands it to me cold with an ice pack. The box says to store it between 2-15 degrees Celsius (or 35-59 F). Average frdge temp is btw. 35-38 F. Perfect.

    I think a lot of suppliers claim that it doesn't need to be in the fridge just so that people can order it and not have to worry about it losing potency during shipping. Look at the picture, it says on the box 2-15 degrees C away from light.



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    Really!?!? thats good to know, but I wonder if it even makes a difference to put it in the fridge like this after it's been out for a long time anyway in most cases.

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    my pregnyl says IM, but I saw on a thread Pirate! suggest subQ - does it matter?



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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCapt'n View Post
    my pregnyl says IM, but I saw on a thread Pirate! suggest subQ - does it matter?
    No reason to pin deep into your muscle when you can take it sub-q. Both methods work....it's just much easier and convenient to go sub-q, the slin pin also doesn't hurt at all, unlike the traditional IM shot can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCapt'n View Post
    my pregnyl says IM, but I saw on a thread Pirate! suggest subQ - does it matter?
    Either is fine. IM has a faster onset of action than subq but both work the same in terms of effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VictorZ06 View Post
    No reason to pin deep into your muscle when you can take it sub-q. Both methods work....it's just much easier and convenient to go sub-q, the slin pin also doesn't hurt at all, unlike the traditional IM shot can.


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    Thanks V and Heavy . . I wasnt getting any discomfort from the IM, but SubQ is a lot less hassle



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