The term HCG refers to human chorionic gonadotrophin, a naturally produced hormone found within the placenta of pregnant women, which controls the entire metabolic function in the hypothalamus throughout a single pregnancy. This little known hormone can actually be used in a diet known as the HCG diet, however this version of the hormone is a variant based on the type used in many fertility treatments in small doses.
All HCG used for medical purposes is natural, though produced in laboratories from sterile cells. Some people assume HCG is extracted from the urine of women and/or animals, however that’s a common misconception.
As mentioned, HCG can be used as a diet supplement. By talking HCG injections, people can expect to lose at least one to two pounds per day, though some start losing at least a half pound per day. Three pounds per day is the maximum amount a person can lose in a single day after taking HCG injections.
Most people generally lose one pound in their first day of taking HCG injections for dieting. A person can also increase their daily vegetable intake, which includes adding a fresh salad to each meal. Increasing the intake of both fiber and water is important as well. Adding these elements to your diet while taking HCG injections helps accelerate weight loss.
Your doctor may request you to take a blood test and undergo a general health assessment, particularly if you’re taking HCG injections on a long-term basis. For individual injections, however, no further medical preparations are required. Most injections generally require thorough self sterilizing procedures to reduce the amount of discomfort.
Using HCG injections is ultimately a healthier way to approach weight loss. The HCG hormone may cause unhealthy fat to reabsorb back into the blood stream. Due to this, many people who use HCG injections report a general feeling of good health, since they are ultimately losing unhealthy fat.
Most men and women can use HCG injections for weight loss. It’s always recommended to consult your doctor about incorporating HCG injections with your regular weight loss regime. HCG injections rarely have side effects when used for dieting, though the formula used for fertility may give patients occasional headaches.
People who use HCG injections for weight loss generally ‘keep the weight off’ after their first use of the injections. Most people make different lifestyle changes or changes to their diet to help maintain their new weight once they start taking HCG injections. Maintaining a targeted amount of physical activity throughout the week is also a recommended lifestyle change to make.