The hcg diet using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin also known as hCG Injections, Pellets or Drops is a hormone produced in pregnancy after conception. Its role during pregnancy is to prevent the breakdown of the ovary and maintain progesterone production. When the fertilized egg attaches to the uterus the levels of hCG inside the pregnant mother rises rapidly.
In 1954 Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British physician published his acclaimed report extolling the benefits of the hCG hormone as the miracle treatment for obesity. Dr. Simeons’ found that HCG Injections assisted his patients with significantly reducing their caloric intake without the hunger pains, headaches, weakness and irritability side-effects that were commonly associated with consuming less calories.
Dr. Simeons described three types of fat:
- Structural Fat is the necessary fat supporting the kidneys, cushioning the arteries, etc.
- Normal Fat is what our bodies use for fuel and is localized all over the body.
- Abnormal Fat is extra fat that accumulates around our waist, hips, thighs and abdomen and causes obesity. Abnormal fat deposits are targeted with hCG Injections.
The tendency to accumulate abnormal fat was diagnosed by Dr. Simeons as “a very definite metabolic disorder, much as is, for instance, diabetes.” He was concerned with the important problems of the obesity disorder, its causes and its symptoms. For forty years, while evaluating every theory and method, and thousands of patients, Dr. Simeons was bent on discovering the treatment that would cure the disorder equally effectively for both sexes, at all ages and in all forms of obesity.
His research led him to human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a substance that occurs among women during pregnancy. Overweight patients that were given small daily doses seemed to lose their insatiable appetites and would notice a distinct decrease in the circumference of their hips.*
Simeon’s concluded that the change in shape resulted from a movement of fat away from normal deposits in the hips and become available to the body as fuel. So an overweight person on a restricted diet would no longer succumb to hunger pangs while experiencing significant weight loss.
HCG Diet Protocol
If you are 20 lbs or more overweight and ready to change your life welcome to the first step to a healthier, happier you. The hCG Institute has the perfect plan for your specific weight loss goals and desires.
hCG Injections or Sublingual Drops protocol is a medically assisted weight loss treatment. Prior to starting the program you will need to complete the Medical Intake Form. Answer all of the questions truthfully and to the best of your ability. Your information and privacy are held to the highest compliance standards under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
After completing the questionnaire you will be given instructions to obtain a lab test, usually from your local Quest Diagnostics or Labcorp. The comprehensive lab test includes a Complete Blood Count, Thyroid Panel with TSH, Lipid Panel and Complete Metabolic Panel. We accept lab profiles dated within twelve months of your visit with the hCG Institute.
A physician will contact you to discuss the results of your lab analysis and answer any questions that you may have at the time.
If you are a good candidate for the diet you will receive a packet of information from the hCG Institute. It will include your specific treatment plan with instructions for every day of the process, syringes, dietary information, and additional products that will help you on the way to shedding the excess pounds.
Some things that you should expect during your program:
Average weight loss around 1 lb per day
No loss of muscle or structural fat
Decrease in excess fat and abnormally stored fat
HCG injections will improve your quality of life through medical weight loss. At the hCG Institute we love to hear our patients success stories which are posted on The HCG Institute Reviews page. Don’t forget to monitor your progress. We recommend you weigh yourself every day and take photos every week to chart your weight loss.
In some cases, patients will need two or more cycles when doing the hcg diet in the form hCG injections or Sublingual drops protocol to achieve their weight loss goals. Consult with one of our physicians for the treatment plan that fits you best.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I do HCG Injections Online?
Starting the diet is extremely easy! The first step is filling out our medical intake form and speaking to a patient care coordinator at 877.228.2158 with any additional questions you might have.
What medical conditions exclude someone from the hCG diet?
Patients who currently have or previously had a history of treatment with nitrates for a heart condition, cancer, stroke or pulmonary embolism will not qualify to use hCG injections for weight loss. We do accept patients with diabetes on a case by case basis. People with previous gestational diabetes can do hCG injections.
How does the hCG shots protocol differ at The HCG Institute?
As hCG injections gain in popularity around the United States, it is becoming increasingly important to determine the amount of hCG in IU’s that you will be receiving. At the HCG Institute our team of physicians have determined to prescribe the optimal amount so that our patients may experience safe and healthy weight loss. Other programs prescribe a low calorie diet with less hCG IU’s . These fewer amounts of medication don’t always help you achieve your weight loss goals.
The hCG Institute administers the most efficient blend of hCG injection units (250IU/day) and dieting to achieve healthy and safe results. It is extremely important to speak with your doctor about the amount of hCG you will be injecting and the effects of the low calorie diet on your everyday life.
Does The HCG Institute use Homeopathic products?
Only naturally occurring hCG can be used to effectively lose weight and this hormone must be prescribed by a physician and compounded at a compounding pharmacy. Furthermore, injecting the hCG into the muscle tissue is the preferred method of administration.
Homeopathic hCG is often purchased on the second-hand market. It is herbal with little to no effect at all. It is not compounded at a pharmacy and is not supervised by a physician. For these reasons, Homeopathic hCG is medically unsafe, buy at your own risk. The HCG Institute does not recommend using hCG Injections for weight loss without medical supervision.
How is the hCG diet different?
The hCG Injections or Sublingual Drops diet is a medically supervised protocol designed to assist in weight loss. Other forms of dieting involve eating right and exercising to achieve results but after you stop dieting you gain the weight back. With hCG you won’t need to exercise and you won’t gain the weight back.
Where most diets blame the patient for poor eating habits and lack of discipline, at the hCG Institute we follow the protocols set forth by Dr. Simeons. Obesity is difficult and many people struggle because it is hereditary and hormonal. Dr. Simeons treatment is designed to restore your body’s natural processes to help you combat the disease and return to your healthy natural form.
How can I be certain hCG is safe?
During pregnancy hCG is produced daily in quantities hundreds of thousands of times greater than the amounts used in medical weight loss treatments. It does not harm the fetus or the mother.
The HCG Institute only prescribes medically supervised hCG diet treatments. A physician will determine if anything in your medical history or blood results precludes you from the hCG protocol.
What are some of the benefits of using hCG?
hCG injections are great because it turns your bodies stored fat into energy. In addition to feeling more energized while eating less, using hCG will result in lowered cholesterol, speeding up the metabolism and resetting your appetite.
Is it true that exercising is not apart of the program?
It is true!
The hCG diet protocol requires daily injections or sublingual drops of hCG and following a strict low calorie diet. Exercise is not recommended because the low calorie diet is not meant to support the energy requirements of regular exercise. If you want to exercise we recommend light cardio, yoga or pilates and your daily calorie intake will be modified.
Can I still use makeup? Wear deodorant? Lotion? Shampoo? Conditioner? What about coloring my hair or tanning?
Some hCG information sites will warn you to avoid wearing makeup, or lotion and provide alternatives to deodorant and shampoos. These precautions have been deemed unnecessary by Dr. Lee and the medical staff at the hCG Institute because the change in the treatment’s effectiveness is negligible or fractional at best.
hCG is not recognized by the FDA as a weight loss treatment. Is it safe?
HCG Injections have long been approved by the FDA to treat various medical conditions including certain problems with the male reproductive system. HCG is safe to use, but FDA has not approved the hormone for use in medical weight loss because the company who holds the patent has not applied specifically weight loss. However, hCG is used “off-label” successfully by millions of patients and physicians with excellent weight loss results.
What is off Label Use?
That is when physicians use a safe medication to treat a different illness. An example would be Botox which is FDA approved for migraines but is used “off-label” for wrinkles