Safe from harm: this is the prime directive for the immune system. This system in the body is not perfect, but it’s pretty good. Automatically, spontaneously, vigilantly, and mindlessly, this system monitors the body for enemies—domestic and foreign—for credible threats, expertly ignoring the innocent and relentlessly pursuing the dangerous. At least, in a perfect world.
If the immune system is so good at what it does, why is my nose running?
As stated above, it’s not perfect. We live in a much cluttered world. Any deep breath indoors is liable to take into the body dust motes of insect parts, insect waste, dirt, dead skin from others, viral particles, fungus, bacteria, and particulate pollution from cooking and smoke.1 Go outdoors and one inhales pollen, diesel pollution and other smog, dust, burn soot, a variety of microorganisms, and even burnt meteorite particles.2 But where does the immune system draw the line be ...
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced naturally by fertile women. HCG is often used to treat female infertility as well as to increase male sperm count where it may be low. In its purest form, HCG is a glycoprotein. This glycoprotein stimulates ovarian function, egg development and ovulation in women; these are important biological roles in achieving a healthy pregnancy. After conception, a developing embryo produces the hormone, HCG. Later, the placenta takes over the role of producing HCG. When a woman tests positive for pregnancy, the HCG hormone is present in her urine. Additionally, some cancerous tumors produce the hormone, which is also used to diagnose cancer. You may be wondering what benefits may exist in administering HCG for men. In nature, a man produces small levels of naturally-occuring HCG, as his testicles produce the hormone throughout his entire lifetime, although it is hard to detect.
HCG for Male Fertility
If you or your s ...