HCG Diet Dangers
Even though pure hCG produced by the placenta and derived from a pregnant mother's urine is extremely natural and safe, there are certain contraindications. HCG diet dangers are minimal, but women who are pregnant or nursing must not participate in the hCG diet. It isn't routinely prescribed to those under 18 years of age. However, consulting with a real medical doctor is the best route to go prior to starting the hCG diet.
Very few complications have been reported by those on the hCG diet. As with any diet, especially a diet which requires daily injections as well as a very low calorie diet of not more than 500 calories, it would be reasonable to expect some ill side-effects would occur. Other than the possibility of problems regarding the actual injection itself (i.e. swelling, slight pain, possible infection etc.) virtually no side-effects have been reported and hCG diet dangers are minimal.
According to Dr. Simeons' research over decades of helping hCG dieters, there were negligible side effects reported. Some dieters have commented that as they lose the fat they feel as though they get colder more easily. Occasionally weakness and fatigue would be reported, and yet never appeared to last more than a short time.
Individuals on the hCG diet are advised to inject 125 to no more than 200 i.u's. per day. Fertility clinics routinely are injecting into women and men hCG in amounts 10 times this amount. Since the FDA has approved hCG to continue to be used in this manner, logically it would be correct to assume hCG is very safe.
Along with anything being put into the body there is always a side effect, either a positive or negative one. Due to the popularity of Kevin Trudeau's "The Weight Loss Cure," dozens if not hundreds of providers have popped up to offer what they are calling "hcg" or "hcg weight loss diets".
One should be cautioned of the following: Clinics and or providers directing you to participate in receiving supplementation (i.e. B-12 shots, multi vitamins, enzymes, appetite suppressants etc.) may not be adhering to the "pure" hCG diet as prescribed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in "Pounds and Inches".
The vitamins and nutrients locked up in your body fat are ample to provide all you need throughout the course of your hCG diet. The difference between clinics offering such supplementation in addition to the injections isn't absolutely clear, but many hCG dieters who have done both protocols have reported better success (more weight and fat loss) when using the pure hCG (i.e. Novarel) injections alone.
HCG diet dangers center around the use of supplementation during an hCG diet. Since 500 calories is not a lot of food, and because some clinics choose to use a different source for "their" hCG, one has to take extra supplements in order to maintain one's sanity and to stick to the full program.
This seldom happens with dieters following the true Simeons protocol outlined in his book (you can get a free copy of Dr. Simeons' book on our site). In fact, it is the nature of how hCG works. It makes your body break down and use your "FAT".
Therefore, any supplementation is unnecessary. In fact, it very well could (and most likely does) hinder optimal results. In other words, one using supplementation during the hCG diet loses 12 lbs. in a month. Using hCG injections without supplementation you can lose 20 lbs. in the same month.
Long term results are the real goal. Any dietary aide is "temporary". HCG injections work on the most delicate region in the brain, the Diencephalon. It is responsible for getting your body to burn off unwanted adipose tissue. One is more likely to add a little (perhaps a lot) of weight over the course of 1, 2, or 5 years after an hCG diet if they are NOT using pure hCG via injections or hCG transdermal cream. So perhaps some of the biggest hCG diet dangers come from not sticking to the original Dr. Simeons' protocol.