Many people wonder whether HCG injections are effective. The idea of injecting HCG into a dieter as a means helping facilitate weight loss is nothing new. The notion first came into public awareness in the 1950s, thanks to the work of Dr. Simeons. He was the doctor who postulated–and then proved–that dieters could reduce their calorie intake to as low as 500 per day and yet feel no hunger pangs, so long as HCG supplements were administered. HCG therapy is also known nowadays os Simeons therapy (in honour of the good doctor) and it is still popular among people seeking to lose weight quickly and effectively.
The HCG hormone occurs in the body naturally. It is most prevalent in the placenta of pregnant females, where its function is to help a woman’s body metabolize her fat stores more efficiently. The extra energy released is then used by the developing fetus in order to help meet its significant energy requirements. It was the idea that, since HCG helps pregnant women burn off their fat stores more efficiently, then perhaps that same hormone could be administered to obese people to help them burn off their excess fat stores, too. Because HCG is also known to help suppress one’s appetite, the hormone therapy has been coupled with a very low calorie diet (500 calories per day) in order to maximize weight loss while also minimizing the potential side effects of such a severe calorie restriction: vertigo; nausea; headaches, and hunger pains. Many experts have also asserted that, among dieters who restrict their caloric intake severely, those who use HCG supplements tend to lose more weight than dieters who do not.
HCG supplements can be created in a laboratory. Synthetic versions are available for those who desire to use them. HCG has also been used as a treatment for infertility.
Whether in the form of injections or oral drops, HCG is best administered by a doctor and used in conjunction with a very low calorie diet in order to promote weight loss. Anyone seeking to use HCG as a weight loss supplement should be prepared to work very closely with their doctor in order to make sure that the weight loss happens safely and that the dieter’s long term health is not compromised in any way.
Although HCG is becoming one of the popular weight loss supplement s among dieters across the globe, there are potential risks that each dieter must face before beginning use of the HCG hormone. On the one hand, it is true that a person can lose amazing amounts weight very quickly when using this product. At a rate of two pounds per day, the HCG diet can produce results similar to weight-loss surgery, and it can do so without the risks associated with going under the knife.