HCG Injections: Do Men Need Them on TRT?

Have you ever wondered why HCG is often talked about and used by men on testosterone replacement therepy (TRT) programs? Yes, you may have heard about HCG being used for weight loss (completely different story), but what I’m talking about here is for men on TRT.

HCG helps to stimulate action in our leydig cells (in testies) when the body no longer wants to do so after being on TRT for a while. This essentially “back fills” many important hormones and pathways that are relevant for a man to feel his best day to day. These hormones would include pregnenolone, DHEA, progesterone, endogenous testosterone, cortisol and much more…

Many of you who have been following or working with me should already know that the bulk of my work is done via consulting with middle aged men who are striving to optimize their hormones to a status that enables them to look and feel their absolute best.

In most cases, this entails them implementing a doctor supervised testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) program to correct imbalances that have most likely been holding them back from being where they deserve to be as a high performing and healthy man.

Some of the most common questions I have continued to get on a regular basis through the years with regards to hormone optimizing programs, are those that revolve around HCG and if men engaged in TRT need it or not. For those that need to know what HCG stands for, that answer is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin.

Maybe you or if you’re a female reading this, your spouse is a middle aged man, you have suspected or been confirmed that there is a case of low testosterone or other imbalances with regards to your endocrine system and hormones? If so, you may find a lot of helpful insight with some of my articles elsewhere, as I will mention in a moment here.

Digging in Deeper (For More Info)

I wrote a very easy to understand and yet very thorough article on the topic of HCG last year for the team and doctors at YOUTH-Rx, a company whom I am happy to still be working with for several years now assisting them and their clients. In this article, I use a few analogies to put things in perspective to understand men’s endocrinology, how the body produces testosterone (and more) and why HCG may be an important player for some men; all in the easiest way possible.

If you are a visual learner, a reader and want to dig in a bit more – take a look over the 6 minute read at the link here below:

Click Here for Article on HCG

If you prefer to instead listen to me talk about HCG and if a man on TRT may or may not need it, simply click on the video link here below.

YouTube video link: Click Here to Watch Video

In this video, you can also look, watch and wonder where the crazy big beard on my face came from this year (I’ve never in my life grown this thing out like this). Whatever route you choose, I hope you find it helpful in understanding HCG as it pertains to men on TRT and doing your best to help your body age as gracefully as possible while maintaining the highest level of health and wellness.

Best regards,

Roger Bowman

5+ Gym Etiquette Rules

Having good gym etiquette is unfortunately not practiced by every gym goer these days. All too often, having respect for other people, places of business and borrowed property are not given where most do so out of good habit without much thought given. Of all places where proper etiquette is important, the gym is at the top of the list.

In this article, we are going to cover some of the most important etiquette rules all gym goers should follow. Whether you’re young, old, male, female, a paying member or on a day pass at a gym, these rules should always be practiced respectfully alongside fellow patrons. Read more

Avoid These & Dodge Weight Gain During Holidays

The Holidays are upon us and stress levels may be at an all-time high as well as the temptation to eat bad foods. Many find that they have a bit more than usual on their daily “to do” plate and find themselves skipping meals and gym time while eating on the run. 6pm now feels like 10pm because of the shorter days and lack of sunshine leads many with a lack of Vitamin D and feeling a bit tired and having a slight case of the blues.

Despite the classical saying, abs aren’t made in the kitchen but they can be lost there. There is a lot of truth that nutrition is critically important but that isn’t the only thing. Read more

7 Reasons Why You Should Fire Your Personal Trainer

When paying for services, many of us have been duped a time or two in our lives and we wish we could turn back time and make a different decision other than the one we did. Sometimes we know it right away, and other times after being invested deeply, we realize the chosen provider was a mistake.

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Toledo’s Pan-Asian Grille – Balance: A Top Choice to Eat Healthy

Essentially all my life, I have been a health-conscious person always carefully deciding what to put in my mouth to feed my body. When I say all my life, I mean literally all my life since I was a small child. At the age of 6, I was already becoming a pretty competitive little wrestler and while wanting to be the best and maintain weight for my class, I would always make the leanest and healthiest choices I knew (or thought) to be the best for me at the time.

Even my own mother and father would get many laughs at how I would not have any interest in McDonalds or any greasy fast food while out and about, but would express interest in eating real food at home. If my mom wasn’t cooking, I was grabbing a can of tuna fish and vegetables and making my dinner with it. I know, not normal and very odd for a young kid to be doing this.  Read more

Now, Coconut Oil is Bad? What Will Change Tomorrow? Confused…

The way I see it, confusing the public on eating correctly has been done to a degree, on purpose to accommodate interests of the food and animal agricultural industry and their profits with complete neglect to what is really the best way to eat healthy. As I once heard from Dr. Andrew Saul; “Good health makes sense but doesn’t make a lot of dollars”.

Eating healthy can be easy if you keep it simple: If it grows out of the ground, off a tree, lives off the land or in the sea then you can say to yourself “this is probably good for me”. If, however it comes in a box, bag or frozen package and is made in a factory then it probably is not good for you. Read more

6 Mistakes That Make Your Workouts Suck

With the assumption that you’re a middle-aged guy or gal and newly engaged in a workout program with goals to lose fat, gain a little muscle (which raises your metabolism to help burn fat), look better and be healthier; then this article is for you. Read more