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Some men are reluctant to try HCG after they learn that HCG is a hormone primarily produced during pregnancy. For many, concerns about reproductive and sexual health prevent them from trying HCG in the first place.

However, much of these concerns are unfounded as HCG has been shown time and time again to be safe and effective for men.

In fact, HCG was originally found to be a weight loss aid in men.

HCG: A Precursor For Testosterone

Understandably, a lot of men are skeptical to begin taking a hormone that is produced by women during pregnancy. This reluctance has laid way over the years for a lot of misinformation to come out regarding males taking hCG, nearly all of it false. It’s important to understand that HCG is not a sex hormone and that HCG has a very limited role in the reproductive system in men. Actually, HCG’s only effects on men’s sexual health tend to be things like increased testosterone production and increased fertility: two “side effects” that are generally desired by men.

Indeed, a study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that administration of HCG in healthy men greatly improved sperm count.  In fact, hCG was first used to treat obesity in only males and it did so with a surprisingly high success rate. Over the period of 50 years since the hormone has been used for medical weight loss, the method has been perfected and it still proves to be entirely safe and effective for men.

HCG Dose A Fraction of Pregnancy Amount

A pregnant mother has 1,000,000 units of hCG in her bloodstream at any one time. It’s nice to know that the levels of hCG being injected into your body are extremely concentrated, with only about 125 to 150 units per injection. These low levels are enough to start triggering the fat loss without incurring any sort of major side effect.

HCG Works For Men and Women

Fortunately, the results from HCG such as notable fat loss, body composition improvement, reduction in appetite, and increased metabolism, occur in both men and women.

The hCG hormone is used safe and effectively for both sexes. Since being utilized for weight loss over 50 years ago, the hormone has been noted in its ability to help develop better body composition and shed fat at the same time. While the benefits of the hormone can be reaped by either sex, males actually tend to lose up to 50% more weight per day using the same hCG diet. Over a typical 4 week HCG course, this amounts to an extra 12 lbs. of weight loss. For men, who tend to have much higher rates of weight-related chronic disease like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the loss of fat can significantly reduce the impact of these conditions on their life.

Studies show that men who are able to lose about 10% of their body weight and keep it off can reduce the amount of medications and other treatments required for chronic diseases.


Thousands of men have been injected with hCG without any side effects. For either sex, side effects from an hCG diet are rare. Although certain people may experience tenderness at the injection site, restlessness, or headaches, most people under HCG treatment do so without any ill effects.

The medical team at Boca Health understands your concerns. Your sexual health is important to us, and our treatments are designed to minimize any ill effects on the body. Rest assured, whether you’re a man or a woman, the HCG protocol we use as part of your dietis safe and effective.  What to learn more about the hCG diet?  Schedule a consultation with one of our expert weight loss doctors.