What is hCG?
Human chorionic gonatropin (American English) or Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that is made by developing embryo soon after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast (part of the placenta). In males, hCG helps restore and maintain testosterone production in the testes by mimicking LH and triggering the production and release of testosterone.
What is the difference between HCG Detox and the HCG weight loss formula?
HCG Detox is great for getting the toxins out of your body. Some places are selling it cheap and promoting it as the HCG weight loss formula which is a scary risk to the consumer. HCG Detox does not carry the necessary amino acids as the weight loss formula. If trying to do the 500 calorie diet using the HCG detox formula,one can experience significant desires to cheat, muscle loss, and a slowing of the metabolism. Within two to three months, without resetting the metabolism, the weight can come back. So if you are looking to save money, remember, you really do get what you pay for, especially in such a competitive field as weight loss. There are sites providing hCG with two or three ounces for a 26 day plan. We haven't confirmed all the details, either they are providing the customer with a diluted version, Detox formula, or just misleading on the proper dosage. Just be wary. There are great competitors of ours that do it right and there are those just trying to capitalize on the boom of the diet itself. If you are looking to lose weight you want our hCG weight Loss Formula. The Detox is perfect to set the stage and get rid of all the toxins in your body prior to starting the diet.[back to top]
Oral hCG drops vs. hCG injections
Our clients have obtained the same if not better results from the drops. Those who took the drops have seen no muscle loss and have had more energy post diet. The drops travel well and have a significantly longer shelf life (up to six months once opened). There is no pain placing drops under the tongue and no risk of infections such as those reported by those who have taken the injections(no self inflicting pain). No Mixing or preparation is required. All necessary amino acids are pre-mixed.
What is the difference between our 20% Kosher Alcohol and other brands' 16% Alcohol?
Our proprietary formula of 20% Kosher Alcohol serves multiple functions in our formula. Like other sublingual formulas, the alcohol acts as a preservative. More importantly, it is the delivery fluid that contains the “imprint” of the original raw materials for the HCG and other amino acids. The alcohol content is more concentrated in HCG Amino Plus than other formulas. Most formulas use a 16% USP alcohol base as their medium for delivery. Kosher Alcohol is the purest form available and allows many people, who’s faith demands kosher approval, to use sublingual products. Being that it is 20% vs. 16% also provides greater absorption into your bloodstream by opening up the capillaries more where the fluid is placed under the tongue and in the mouth.
As we formulated HCG Amino Plus, we looked at how we could help people achieve the best end result without causing undue stress on the body. Losing weight this quickly, following Dr Simeons’ diet protocol, puts stress on your bodies organs, specifically the kidneys and liver. All of the amino acids were specifically chosen for their health benefits. They support metabolic functions and help support the liver and kidneys. Giving this added support allows your organs to function properly, boost your metabolism, speeds the detoxifying of your body, increases energy, all in a coordinated effort resulting in optimal weight loss. [back to top]
What sweeteners can I use on the program?
The ONLY approved sweetener on the hCG diet is Stevia. Aspartame, Nutrisweet, Acesulfame, Sucralose, and Splenda have been chemically enhanced or created and are unhealthy in general. Do not use any chemically derived sugar substitutes.
What supplements should I be taking on this weight loss program?
Taking Vitamin B-12 is an essential part of the hCG diet. This supplement helps with producing and maintaining energy levels. Our hCG Diet includes the Vitamin B-12 supplement. Remember, to stay away from fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, D and E as they can impede the fat burning process. [back to top]
Who can use the hCG diet?
There are no age or sex limits. Consult a physician for use in children ages under 12 years of age. We always recommend consulting a physician before beginning any diet or weight loss program. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. If on any prescriptions make a quick call to your doctor and make sure there are no conflicts. To date we aren't aware of any problems with a vast majority of prescription medication.
How does the hCG diet work?
When hCG is taken in women and men the body uses it to mobilize stored fat to use for energy and eliminate the extra as well as the toxins. The diet is burning 3000 to 4500 fat calories a day which is equivalent to 1 to 2 pounds. This can pull the fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, chin etc. leaving the healthy tissues alone.
Why do people prefer HCG Amino Plus?
“I did not feel anxious. There were no painful injections to worry about.” – Bradley, J.
“…HCG Amino Plus has helped me change how I see food. I was not hungry like I thought I would be… but more than that, I learned how to eat right… the food was great.” –Bob D.
“I can’t believe it’s so cheap! I am mad that I spent $875 last year on injections and I have had better results on these drops.” –Krystal R.
“I had more energy than I ever thought. The Amino Acids make all the difference in the world. It was great!” -Gary T.
“It was so simple to put drops under my tongue.” – Rachelle, V.
“When my head hits the pillow at night, I sleep like a rock.”- Davis, K.
“There was no mixing needed. I did not have to worry if I got the correct amount mixed right.” – Denise, M.
“I feel more alert with the amino acids.” – Chase B.
“This may sound funny, but I have never felt so healthy and clean from the inside as I do now.” – Benjamin C.
“It is reassuring knowing that it was made here in the USA, not in some other country.” -Kirsten S.
“I don’t miss going to the doctor’s office every morning to get injected.”- Leslie R.
How do I store the hCG drops?
The hCG Drops need to be stored out of heat and light. They may be stored in the refrigerator but it is not necessary. The hCG weight loss formula does not require refrigeration, yet it is recommended to store the HCG in the refrigerator if it is not used for a few days or a few weeks. Refrigeration helps to keep the hCG fresh over long periods of time.. It contains 20% kosher alcohol which acts as a preservative but also allows the body to absorb it quicker. An open bottle has a shelf life of six months. A closed bottle can keep up to five years.[back to top]
Could I lose the same amount of weight without using hCG and just follow a very low calorie diet ?
By simply cutting back a person's calories and fat consumption, one can lose weight. The risk and negative effect that happens is that the body will tend to lose mostly muscle before fat which is dangerous. When the body is deprived it stores fat. This causes the cellular metabolism to slow down. When a person's metabolism slows down it makes it easier to gain weight and also decreases muscle mass. By following the hCG diet, the excess fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The low calorie program is essential because it prevents an instant refilling of the emptied fat cells. This is what helps maintain your muscle mass by getting rid of the fat deposits. It will reset your metabolism and leave your muscle alone.
What are the side effects of using hCG?
One may experience slight headaches in the first few days as your body adjusts and releases toxins. Just don't exceed the recommended .36ml dose 3x per day.
Is HCG safe to take along with prescriptions?
We recommend you consult your prescribing physician as to Doing the hCG diet along with your prescriptions. We assume it to be okay but strongly recommend consulting your doctor prior to any weight loss plan. When undergoing the hCG protocol, you must not discontinue any medication prescribed by your Physician. If you are taking the following medications consult your physician:
Thyroid Hormones, Diuretics, Cortisol, Hypertension medications and prescription pain medicine (In small doses shouldn't effect weight loss in larger doses such as after a major surgery may slow down your metabolism subsequently effecting weight loss). Ibuprofen, aspirin or acetomenaphine are fine to take while on the diet. Taking birth control is also ok while on the diet. We haven't heard of any major side effects associated with certain medications, however, your doctor knows your health better than we do. [back to top]
I've dieted on many occasions and the weight comes back will it stay off after i'm finished with the hCG Diet?
If you follow the protocol properly you will lose the weight. If you follow through with the post diet maintenance phase and remain strict for those first three weeks, then the answer is YES. The fact is one will enjoy a healthier lifestyle, more energy, smaller appetite and all together a more active well being.
Are there specific instructions or do I just take the drops?
There are specific instructions on our instructions page. Taking the drops is one part of many steps to help you achieve your weight loss goal
Is there a right way and wrong way to do the hCG Diet?
Definitely. One could take too much of the supplement or too little. So, proper dosage is crucial. As well as proper eating and exercise. Follow the instructions and stick to the dosage amounts mentioned in the instructions. [back to top]
How much weight can I expect to lose on the hCG Diet?
Most hCG dieters have reported a loss of one to two pounds a day. Few have reported at the very least, a half pound a day and at the most three plus pounds a day average. Fiber and water intake are the greatest factors to lose weight on the hCG Diet. Eliminate the sugars, fats and oils to ensure maximum pounds and inches lost.
Should I consult my physician before beginning?
Constipation, Rheumatic Pains, Chronic Headaches, Fatigue, Short Breath, Swollen Ankles and Hypertension are some pre-existing conditions which should be evaluated by your physician prior to starting the hCG Diet Plan.
Should I do the hCG Diet if I am about to begin a menstruation cycle?
It is best to start the hCG Diet five days before or after that cycle if you are beginning or ending a menstruation cycle. Continue the diet normally if you start the hCG diet and during the weight loss phase begin to menstruate. Do not stop taking the drops. Continue with the 500 calorie day. During these days consume high volumes of water, and take ibuprofin for cramp pains. [back to top]
If you have already started the diet or have more specific questions as to where the HCG diet will work for you, there are some more detailed questions that we have categorized into the following sections:
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