HCG, also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. The substance almost completely controls a woman’s metabolic functions during pregnancy. The hCG is used in our diet protocols for both men and women and is an all natural and bio-identical hormone.
The relationship between HCG and weight regulation was discovered by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in 1969. At Anti Aging Clinic Medical Spa, HCG medical weight loss program is based on Dr. Simeons’ research and our currently our patients are realizing an average weight loss of about 1 to 2 pounds of fat per day and up to 30 pounds in the just the first month.
These programs consist of a 26 day or a 42 day cycle and require administrating hCG injections along with a low calorie intake diet. Because the HCG hormone is able to convert excess fat into calories and energy patients are able to tolerate the low calorie intake. These programs are medically administered, supervised and subject to diagnostic testing, medical exams, a full evaluation of your medical history and can only be prescribed by a physician. There are many HCG programs on the market, some are even offered over the counter or over the internet however, not all of them work for everybody. These programs are not a one-size-fits-all, they must be medically “contoured” to meet each individual’s “shape and size”. Our program is safe and there are rarely any side effects while using HCG injections for weight loss.
What is HCG?
HCG is a hormone that is secreted in pregnancy. It has the ability to protect the fetus from starvation in times of famine by liberating the long term, pathological brown fat stores of the woman’s body as a source of food.
Dr. Simeons, the inventor of this HCG diet, discovered that if you give a man or woman HCG while on a very low calorie diet (VLCD), you can liberate these fat stores and reset the hypothalamus so that it does not continue to store calories as long term brown fat, but as short-term, needed normal fat. Because the HCG liberates the fat stores into your blood stream (as if you had eaten a big fatty meal), most people report having little to no appetite on this protocol.
According to Dr. Simeons, “When the HCG is taken and there is no fetus present to use these nutrients, the body still releases the stored substances, and the body then gets rid of them, detoxing through the elimination system. This enables the body to release stored toxins and fat. You do not lose muscle mass, which is what occurs in other diets. One of the functions of this hormone is to stimulate the body to mobilize and burn extra fat cells for energy”.
According to Dr. Simeons, “It cannot be sufficiently emphasized that hCG is not a sex hormone, that its action is identical in men, women, and children, and in those cases in which the sex-glands no longer function owing to old age or their surgical removal. In an indirect way via the anterior pituitary, hCG regulates menstruation and facilitates conception, but it never masculinizes a woman or feminizes a man”.
HCG has been researched since the 1950s by Dr. Simeons and that research was published in 1970 in a book called “Pounds and Inches”.
HCG Diet injection does not interfere with any medications, including birth control. Our patients always see a physician before starting any weight loss program.
Our HCG is 100% legal in the United States and made in a lab that is 100% approved by the FDA.
How Does It Work?
When HCG is taken, the body is able to tap into it’s stored fat and utilize it. When combined with a calorie resctriction diet, the person is subsisting more on their stored fat than on what they are eating. They are burning 3500-4000 calories of stored fat daily which amounts to losing 1-2 pounds every day!
Many people want to know if they can be comfortable on a calorie restriction diet of 500 calories per day. One of the miracles of hcg is that a person can feel comfortable eating only 500 calories per day while taking the hcg supplement. While on the HCG diet, appetite is suppressed and most patients feel as if they are stuffing themselves on 500 calories a day. Trying this very low calorie diet without the use of hCG would lead to trouble within 2-3 days. Side effects of starving yourself include insomnia, lethargy, head aches, loss of mental clarity, severe fatigue, and on and on! While on the hCG diet patients sleep sounder and usually feel better than they did before they started the hcg diet
What makes this system so Unique?
You will not only lose pounds but also inches, as your body re-sculpts itself.
Most people will average one pound of weight loss per day. More weight may be lost in the earlier phase of the program, and possibly less in the later phases, depending on how much weight you have to lose. Men usually lose slightly more weight than women.
The protocol continues for at least 23 days, up to a maximum of 40 days during Phase 2. When you stop taking the homeopathic hCG drops at the end of Phase 2, the restricted calorie diet needs to be continued for an additional 3 days because there will still be hCG in your system continuing to liberate stores of LT fat. If you resume a normal calorie diet too soon, you will gain significant amounts of weight. After the three days of reduced-calorie eating are complete, you may resume eating normal level of calories, but you cannot eat any starches or sugars for 3 weeks.
Side Effects of HCG Diet Shots
First, it is important to understand the purpose of HCG and understand its effects on the human body. HCG is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the placenta of women during pregnancy and produced synthetically for the use of fertility treatments and other medical purposes. It is important in triggering hormonal changes in women during pregnancy, embryo development and it can increase the production of natural male and female steroids (sex hormones).
The HCG used for HCG weight loss injections, drops, and creams is indeed natural, but it is also created in a laboratory through sterile cells. If you have heard that hCG is derived from pregnant women’s urine or animal urine, rest assured, it comes from a petri dish.
Positive side effects of HCG
- In recent years, HCG has actually proven to reduce the risks of breast cancer.
- HCG has proven to have far lower risks than the obesity it is used to treat.
- Increased self confidence after HCG assisted weight loss.
- Many people have experienced the following improvements to their health while on the HCG diet: migraines subside, blood sugars stabilize, increased energy, and of course increased metabolism.