Learn More About HCG...
Losing weight is hard work. And it's made ever harder when that weight consists of hard-to-get fat accumulated over the years.
As doctors, we know that certain medical conditions - like excess weight - can be helped with the use of appropriate medications.
What is HCG?
HCG - formally known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin - is a naturally-occurring substance in both men and women.
Past research leads us to believe that the purpose of HCG is to release energy from stored fat in times of famine (for both men and women) and during pregnancy (women).
Therefore, the use of HCG for Weight Loss in patients seeking to lose weight may be very appropriate.
History of HCG Use for Weight Loss
The relationship of HCG to weight loss was first established in the 1950's by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons when researching how it was that women in India had such healthy babies, despite their very low calorie diets.
Taking that research one step further, Dr. Simeons found that low dosages of HCG, when accompanied by a low calorie diet, helped obese patients lose weight effectively.
Most interesting, is that his research showed that the ultra-low dosages of HCG - many times lower than what naturally occurs in a pregnant woman - helped overweight patients speed the loss of excess or hard-to-get fat.
What the FDA Says
In the USA, HCG is a substance regulated by the FDA and can only be obtained by doctor's prescription. Unfortunately, there are many non-doctors promoting "Homeopathic HCG", and claiming the same results.
However, the FDA and American Medical Association (AMA) have taken the stance that Homeopathic HCG is an unsafe substance and not effective for weight loss.
On November 6, 2011, the FDA and FTC formally acted to remove "Homeopathic" HCG from the marketplace, ruling against the sale of "Homeopathic HCG" and sending cease-and-desist letters to multiple companies.
Prescription-Only; No Substitutes
For us at WeightWorks, the word "homeopathic" also raises a flag prompting further investigation. Homeopathic HCG should be avoided as a treatment for weight loss.
The HCG for weight loss used by patients in our program is prescription-quality from US providers, not from overseas or imitation labs.
Here's a short video from our partner Dr. Dennis Clark and his personal experience with HCG for weight loss...
Often, people ask us if they can;t just do the HCG Diet on their own - - without doctor support.
The short answer is YES you can (although we don't recommend it)
If you choose to "go it alone" then PLEASE PLEASE make sure you use real HCG, not the homeopathic imitation. In this case, we recommend www.realhcgforweightloss.com