Frequently Asked Questions about HCG
What is the difference between Oral HCG and HCG injections?
HCG drops are produced by synthesizing the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) formula and suspending it into a sublingual mixture. That mixture--the HCG drops--is then administered under the tongue and absorbed into the body. Our HCG drops do not require a prescription, are completely in compliance with FDA regulations, and are absolutely safe to use. HCG injections must be prescribed by a doctor and are administered by a shot into muscle tissue (usually given by the patient himself or herself). The oral formula has been found to be as effective as the shots.
How does HCG help me lose weight?
In pregnant women, HCG releases stored fat to ensure the growing fetus receives the nutrients it needs to grow and develop normally. When HCG is taken in non-pregnant women and men, the body still releases the stored fat. Because there is no fetus present, however, the body uses the stores for energy or eliminates the rest. This enables the body to release stored toxins and fat. Abnormal fat is lost, leaving normal or structural fat and muscle tissue. This means you lose weight in those stubborn areas--hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms! Click here to get started.
Who can use the HCG diet?
HCG works for both males and females, and there are no age restrictions. It is recommended that you consult a physician before beginning any diet or weight loss program. Do not use HCG if your are pregnant or nursing.
What if I am taking birth control?
HCG drops have not been shown to interfere with birth control.
Are there any side effects from using HCG?
There are no known side effects associated with HCG drops. Most people only experience rapid weight loss as a side effect.
Why don’t HCG drops have to be refrigerated ?
The HCG drops are mixed with 20% USP alcohol as part of it's liquid medium. The alcohol acts as a preservative and keeps the HCG active and effective. It also aids in absorption. Placing the bottle in the fridge is recommended after the seal has been broken on the bottle. This will help hold it's potency over longer periods.
Will I keep the weight off?
After the HCG diet you will find your appetite have changed, your eating behavior will have changed and your body will, of course, have changed! This is the perfect opportunity to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight. Following the diet, there is a three week maintenance period which is key to keeping the weight off. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat . Click here to get started.
Why can I only eat 500 calories?
HCG causes your hypothalamus to mobilize the stored fat in your body. During the phase where you are consuming only 500 calories, your hypothalamus continually releases stored fat which your body burns for fuel. You are actually running on 3500-4000 calories a day, which is the equivalent of burning 1-2 pounds!
Will I be hungry?
Hunger is common during the first few days. With any calorie restriction diet, hunger is natural. In most cases the smaller servings can be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released.
Do people lose more weight with injections or HCG drops?
Patients report the same results with both. The only difference is HCG drops are safer, easier, more convenient and cheaper!
Is HCG just a new fad diet?
HCG has been used medically to treat obesity since 1954. It is recently becoming more widely known and popular in the United States, and that popularity continues to grow as dieters see how effective and easy to use the HCG diet is!