HCG vs Gonadorelin: what you need to know
If you’re on a testosterone replacement program, chances are you’ve used HCG. HCG is known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and it has helped patients maintain fertility, help improve libido, helps prevent testicular atrophy (shrinkage) and helps improve cognitive function, all while telling your body to produce more testosterone – basically the way nature intended. Unfortunately, over the last several years, HCG has been increasingly hard to get for patients, which has now turned into impossible. Within the last few weeks, the FDA has forced all manufacturers to stop making and selling HCG commercially. So, what does this mean for patients who are on either an HCG program or TRT program? Luckily, there are alternatives that are actually better performing than HCG.
So what is gonadorelin?
Fortunately for those on a program, there is an equally good (if not superior) alternative to HCG called Gonadorelin. Gonadorelin is a medicine that mimics the action of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which is realized from the hypothalamus gland. This hormone is released and stimulates the testes to produce testosterone and sperm. Gonadorelin does all the same things HCG did, such as helping to increase Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels, libido, prevent testicular atrophy and much more.
What does this mean for my hormone program?
This doesn’t change anything for Advanced Anti-Aging patients. This medication, like HCG, maintains testicular function and prevents testicular atrophy. Unlike HCG, which merely mimics the hormone necessary to maintain those functions, Gonadorelin stimulates production of the actual hormone!
Does it change my program’s cost?
We are not changing our program’s pricing! Gonadorelin unfortunately is more expensive than HCG, but all patients at Advanced Anti-Aging will remain at the same cost as when they were on HCG. Additionally, patients now only will have to inject twice a week, instead of three. This is great news for patients.
At Advanced Anti-Aging, your care is our priority. We anticipated this shift for a long time and were able to secure a seamless transition for our patients. There is no delay for our patients or new patients to receive gonadorelin.
If you are a current patient and have questions regarding this change, please contact Lisa at 973-998-7770. If you aren’t a current patient and think you are a candidate for hormone replacement, you can also give us a call or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.