HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - is a hormone which is injected into the body to stimulate weight loss. This hormone interacts with the hypothalamus gland, helping the body to convert fat to energy and increase metabolism.
HCG Homeopathic is the same hormone diluted hundreds of times and potentised -, made into a homeopathic remedy - so it’s a kind of “imprint” of the original substance.
According to Dr. Kendra Pearsall - a naturopathic medical doctor specializing in natural weight loss - says people are getting comparable results using HCG homeopathic and the HCG hormone injection, which is also known as Dr. Simeon’s HCG Protocol for weight loss. She says that she continually collects data from people who have done both the HCG Homeopathic and the full strength version, and that they are getting the same results from both versions.
Dr. Simeon was the man who had originally introduced this weight loss method and had called his treatment the “cure for obesity”. It is a combination of diet and HCG injections. However, the diet is not limited to people who fall in the “obese” category; individuals who are not obese - but want to lose weight, either overall or from specific body parts - may benefit from this treatment. According to Donna Carlton, a homeopathic therapeutic consultant, the mobile fat from areas like abdomen, thighs, hips and upper arms are burnt by HCG Homeopathic, while the structural fat which is present in the muscles and around organs is left undisturbed.
This treatment consists of a very low calorie (500) diet (VLCD) in conjunction with the HCG drops. By itself, the HCG is not responsible for weight loss, but together with VLCD it works synergistically (interaction of two substances to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects) to help the body achieve optimum weight. Actually, HCG helps boost the body’s metabolism by helping to balance and retrain the hypothalamus.
However, there are arguments against this and there are some critics who state that homeopathic HCG does not provide enough HCG to actually work in bringing weight down, and the only reason there is weight loss in this treatment is the 500 calorie diet. The very low calorie diet poses a threat to the body and will actually harm the hypothalamus, but according to Dr. Pearsall, this is not true. She claims that comparative studies have shown that those who take HCG Homeopathy experience little or no hunger, their bodies lose inches and look sculpted, and there is less emotional bingeing.
Dr. Ron Willis of HCG Diet Direct says that the diet in the first three weeks of taking the oral HCG drops should have no starch or sugar. During the second three weeks, starch and sugar should be introduced in small amounts.
Although this method of weight loss is increasingly gaining in popularity and many medical practitioners are recommending this treatment, the hormone has still not been approved by the FDA for weight loss purposes. But the bottom line is HCG Homeopathic has proved to be an effective tool for weight loss, without any side effects.