Can Medical HCG Injections and Diet Help You Lose Weight?

One of the most controversial weight loss programs available is the combination of medical HCG injections and a special low-calorie HCG diet. The basic process has been around since the 1950s and tends to spark heated debate. HCG diets tend to produce very rapid weight loss, which can cause concern for their overall safety.

However, as providers of HCG programs, we are here to assure you that HCG can be safe and effective when you are being overseen by genuine specialists.


How Medical HCG Injections and The HCG Diet Work

What is HCG? It’s a hormone produced by pregnant women, which can cause a number of changes to the human body. This includes increasing the metabolism as well as increasing hormonal production. These unique qualities allow HCG to aid in weight loss.

HCG diets are not long-term. Quite the opposite – they’re intended to spur rapid medical weight loss in a very short time and generally last less than a month. However, it’s a very intense month! You receive a number of medical HCG injections, which ensure your body has plenty of HCG in it. This is then combined with a very low-calorie diet, which generally restricts caloric intake to around 500 calories a day.

Individual results will vary, but in our experience, this leads to the patient burning anywhere from 1,500 to 4,000 calories in a day. In the meantime, the HCG helps stabilize their metabolism and prevent them from feeling hungry.

So why does HCG get a bad reputation? In our opinion, it’s due to a large number of scam products on the market. HCG is a controlled substance and can only be provided by legitimate medical centers via prescription or direct dosing. Any product purchased off store shelves, or through mail-order, which claims to have HCG is almost certainly lying. HCG simply cannot be sold over-the-counter in the US.

This leads to people attempting an extreme diet without medical oversight, and without the hormones which help stabilize their bodies throughout the process. No wonder it goes poorly for them and results in a lot of negative talk about HCG diets.


Consult A Medical Professional Before Starting an HCG Diet

HCG diets are extreme, and not for everyone. If you want to learn more about HCG diets, please contact us at RCMC Medical Center for a full consultation on the diet along with its risks and benefits.