Never had any symptoms that would suggest it - but i haven’t used it at dosages high enough for long enough to expect it either though.
When i do use HCG i use 500iu EOD. I have used it is excess of 1500iu E5D however but as i said this was only a handful of times and as such i cannot be sure as to an effect as discrete as that.
However when i did use at those dosages, it did increase T significantly and afterwards there was a noticeable drop - now whether this was a desensitisation of the leydigs or simply the lowering of HCG/T is AFAIK impossible for anyone to be able to differentiate without very specific testing that is not available to a regular steroid user.
I am surprised at the level of user you have. By that i mean that the users have been using so long and for around 50% of the year each year too.
On a side note - i was speaking to a lad who works at the gym the other day and he pointed out all the steroid users in the gym at that time. Only one had any decent level of muscularity and he is a total ego lifter who will not stand the test of time.
The point is, IME most steroid users are not decently developed men but small and skinny who have crap results and do not have the discipline to either train and eat effectively let alone get the most from these drugs.
Anyway… another tangent successfully covered by me…
Can i ask what your study has that all the other studies on SERM/AI/HCG on HPTA function in hypo-gonadal men do not? ie. what are you hoping to answer or discover that has not already been asserted? - Genuinely…
Also… to be really useful you do really need the details of the cycle… as drug type, ester and dosage are all important variables in recovery and if not specified will have little real-world relevance…[/quote]
Unfortunately we cannot dictate cycle - it is unethical to a put individuals on a regime that could damage their health (please not my words)!
We will however record and publish the cycles.
It was relatively easy to find this number of users (4 localish gyms). All I would say, without exception, you would say has high levels of muscularity. We could have had more users but there were 2 problems;
a) Making sure each had a least 12-weeks since last cycle
b) The costs associated with testing a sample of each PED to ensure accurate dosage and chemical ID
What do we have/going to do that others have not? This is the only study I have seen that examines PCT in the real world by comparing more than one methodolgy