Research suggests that small, daily hCG injections (approx. 125 IU to 200 IU) results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 lbs per day, and often more, when accompanied by a VLCD (very low calorie diet of approximately 500 calories per day). HCG stands for Human Choriogonadotropin, the hormone produced by pregnant women in the early stages of pregnancy.
We recommend you read Dr. ATW Simeons book "Pounds and Inches" to further educate yourself on why and how the hCG diet works. Kevin Trudeau popularized this diet in his Weight Loss Cure book, but people have been successful with this diet by doing an hCG injection once per day, per Dr. Simeons' original research. You can download a free copy from this website. You will discover why it has been so hard to get rid of the fat until NOW!
HCG can be taken orally, by injections, or by transdermal (topical) applications. For now, however, let's only cover administering hCG through injections.
Not unlike diabetics, who have to administer their own insulin injections, most hCG dieters prefer to do the same. The syringes to be used are very small needles, and the dieter experiences very little, if any, discomfort.
Prior to starting the hCG diet, your doctor will request blood tests and perform a general health assessment. For individual injections, generally no preparations are required. When you buy hCG for the first time, it comes as a vile of hCG powder and a vial of bacteriostatic water. These have to be mixed together at the proper hCG levels (between 125 IU and 200 IU) and stored in the refridgerator and will keep for about 1 month after combined into liquid form suitable for injection.
If your physician has you self-injecting, specific sterilizing processes are involved and certain steps can be taken to reduce the discomfort. The use of bacteriostatic water and mixing the hCG requires a sterile enviroment so as not to contaminate the hCG. Once mixed, the compound will deteriorate unless refridgerated.
Giving yourself a subcutaneous injection (referred to as Sub-Q injection/shot), simply means administering/inserting medication into the fatty layers just beneath the skin. Needles used for Sub-Q injections are very small and thin, and seldom cause pain or discomfort. They are probabaly similar to shots you had growing up.
Injecting yourself with hCG is very safe and effective. Combined with Dr. Simeon's very low calorie diet (VLCD), the hCG triggers the "diencephalon" area of the brain which says to the body "ZAP the unwanted FAT!".
Following Dr. Simeons' protocol described in "Pounds and Inches," many hCG users shed 20 pounds of fat in the first month, maybe even more! Some customers need to lose more than 20-30 pounds and are not turned off by the hCG injections and continue with a second and even a third treatment until they have reached their goal size or weight.