A variety of health benefits, from muscle growth to weight loss.

Health Benefits of HCG

HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is often touted as having a variety of health benefits, from muscle growth to weight loss. Though many of these claims are dubious, the science behind HCG is thorough and there are distinct health benefits of HCG related to fertility and pregnancy.

Identification
HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is the human pregnancy hormone produced by the placenta. This hormone is only released during pregnancy and is the confirmation of pregnancy when using over-the-counter pregnancy tests or clinic blood tests. There are two types of HCG measurements, qualitative and quantitative. A qualitative test, as in the urine stick, simply tells you that HCG is present. A quantitative test is a blood test where the amount of HCG is reported. This test is used if there is any question about the viability of pregnancy…

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