What is chorionic gonadatropin. Wait, I know what it is, what I mean is, what are the brand names its sold under? Is this the active ingredient in Clomid?
For those that don’t know (and to see if I’m right), chorionic gonadotropin is a drug that can be administered orally. it’s principle purpose is to stimulate production of testosterone in the leydig cells of the testicles.
normally, this function is performed by the hypothalumus which sends ‘make more’ messages down to factory by secreting leutenizing hormone (LH). leutenizing hormone evidently cannot be administered directly, for whatever reason, so chorionic gonadotropin is used instead.
now, when you’re on exogenous testosterone - think steroid cycle - your hypothalamus ceases to send LH because, well, it checks the dipstick and says “hmmm. full up, don’t need anymore”. after the cycle, the system is slow to recover, so, after your t-levels have returned to the normal range (300 to 800 ng/dl) or thereabouts, you can jump start the whole thing by taking chorionic gonadotropin, which, I think might be Clomid or the likes.
Can someone confirm this for me? Have I been a good student, or am I off?