The medical term for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is HCG. It is a natural hormone produced in a woman’s body during pregnancy. The HCG Diet requires an injection of HCG daily.
The HCG injections are given in small amounts and are taken while on a low 500 Calorie Diet. The daily combination of the HCG injection and the 500 Calorie Diet have assisted patients in losing an average of up to 1 pound per day for men and slightly less for women. This fast losing diet allows patients to reach their desired weight goals more quickly.
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HCG injections are taken each day for a period of either 23, 40, 50 or 60 days [plus 3 days while the HCG is still in the body] depending on the amount of weight the patient desires to lose.
Those wishing to lose up to 20 lbs. or less normally undergo a diet treatment for 23 days with the 500 Calorie. Those patients that want to lose more than 20 lbs. normally undergo a diet treatment for 40 days. For those patients wanting to lose more than 35 lbs., the 40 day diet can be repeated after a 6 week resting period.
There is little or no physical reaction or pain with the HCG injections. The injection needle is tiny, only 31 gauge thin and only 1/2 inch long — the size of an insulin needle. That’s thinner than a strand of hair pasta and shorter than the width of a paper staple — if you can imagine that! The needle just penetrates the skin and enters your fat, but it is not long enough to reach a muscle.
HCG is not know to have any major side effects — remember it is a natural hormone produced during pregnancy. However, Dr. Simeons reports that there may be minor aches and a fluctuation in libido. Also, it has been reported to reduce headaches during a menstrual cycles as well as the lowering of blood pressure.
If you are taking other medications, consult with your Primary Care Physician before beginning a cycle of HCG. Your doctor can tell you whether HCG injections are the proper option for you.
HCG Injection Phobia
I can’t think of anyone who LIKES to get an injection. To some, there is a real phobia no matter what the needle size. To others it doesn’t bother them in any way and the majority fall in the middle — “I’ll take it, but I don’t like it”.
REASONS FOR TAKING INJECTIONS
Injections are a relatively convenient and quick way to deliver medication into the blood stream that would otherwise be slowly absorbed if taken by mouth. For example: people with diabetes; Epinephrine for people with severe allergic reactions take injections because they need a fast reaction of their medication.