Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British Physician, made a very important discovery in the health science by introducing HCG for weight loss. It’s a hormone produced in the body of pregnant women during the first trimester. Dr. Simeons claims that the hormonal dose in collaboration with Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) can result one pound weight loss per day. The hormonal drug is formulated in different forms which include injections, pills, drops and gels.
The injections are the earliest developed form of HCG drugs. The shots are effective and at the same time, safe as well. There’s no such report where HCG injections have caused any adverse impact on health. However, wrong administration or improper dosages can result some minor side effects like headache, mild fever, water retention, swelling of the injection spot, breast tenderness in women etc. However, these are not serious at all. Timely consultation with doctor can solve them quite easily.
Facts about HCG Hormonal Diet
Here some facts which the dieters should know before opting for HCG diet plan.
- HCG is pregnancy hormone produced in the placenta of pregnant women. It can be observed in their urine during 12-14 weeks of pregnancy.
- HCG can stimulate weight loss only in collaboration with VLCD.
- The HCG injections are allopathic drugs. Hence, it is recommended that one should consult a doctor before taking up the diet.
- Anyone who has attained the age of 16 and reached puberty is eligible for HCG.
- It is strictly prohibited to take HCG injections during pregnancy.
- During menstruation, one should skip the hormonal dose. The intake period can be extended for 72 hours extra to complete the protocol.
Among the different forms of HCG, the oral drops are the most popular. The homeopathic drops are absolutely free from all side effects. As per the FDA rules, the sublingual drops can be purchased online as well as over the counter such as HCG clinics, medical stores as well as supermarket without any prescription as the diet drops are homeopathic in nature and do not have any side effects. Dieter need to follow HCG diet plan strictly in order to get effective results during the diet period.