PREGNYL is an injectable, highly purified preparation of human chorionic gonadotropin that mimics the normal surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) that occurs mid-way through a normal menstrual cycle and causes ovulation to begin.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, HCG, is also widely used in athletics today. HCG is not a natural male hormone but mimics the natural hormone LH (Luetinising Hormone) almost identically. LH stimulates the production of testosterone by the testis in males. Thus HCG sends the same message which results in increased testosterone production by the testis due to the effect of HCG on the leydig cells of the testis. Athletes use HCG to increase the body’s own natural production of testosterone which is often depressed by long term steroid use.