In a study printed in the Amercian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, where half the participants received hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) injections and half a placebo, the HCG group had a significantly greater amount of weight loss. In addition, the hCG group reported significantly more affirmative daily responses indicating “little or no hunger” and “feeling good to excellent”.
What is hCG?
hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone that is naturally produced in large amounts during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy when a woman would be least likely to know she is pregnant, and therefore least likely to be consciously trying to secure nutrients to sustain a pregnancy. It is also believed that hCG plays a major role in the low incidence of breast cancer among pregnant woman. http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/4/5/437.full.pdf
For people seeking to lose weight, hCG activates the hypothalamus gland that controls your metabolism and helps move stored fat into the bloodstream to be used as "food". The hCG helps your metabolism to protect your body's good fat and keep muscle tissue from breaking down (which occurs many other low calorie diets when hCG is not present).
What is the hCG Diet?
hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) prompts the body to constantly break down fat for “food” so you are burning 3500 to 4000 calories of stored fat and losing 1 to 2 pounds a day. For this program, injections of hCG are administered daily for no more than 40 days. In addition, dieters are asked to greater reduce their daily intake of calories while they are on the program. Diet guidelines will be provided to you. Once the hCG is active in the patient’s body, its release of stored fat provides the body with the calories it needs to get through a day without the hunger pangs one would normally experience on such a low calorie diet. It should also be noted that little exercise is needed on this diet.
Who can benefit from the hCG diet?
Most men and women can use hCG injections, however because of the low calorie regimen, it is mostly recommended for people who need to lose for health concerns such as those with heart disease risk factors. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. Losing weight can really help reduce these risk factors, however so many people have trouble getting the weight off. Through a complete blood work-up, our well-trained staff can evaluate your personal health profile and can tell you if the hCG diet is recommended for you. In addition, we will monitor you through every step of your weight loss.
How painful are hCG injections ?
The hCG injections for weight loss are administered using a very fine needle and are relatively painless.