HCG can safely and effectively help people lose stubborn fat, whether they have medical issues that cause them to gain extra weight, or difficulty with weight loss in general. But what is HCG? How does HCG eliminate fat stores and does HCG have other health benefits?
What is HCG
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) has been safely used for weight loss for more than 50 years. HCG is a hormone that is only found in pregnant women and is not secreted normally in men or non-pregnant women.
The first reported use of HCG for the management of obesity was published in 1954 by the late Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a British Physician. While working in India, Dr. Simeons’ initial research was done on obese adolescent boys and this became the foundation for general HCG weight loss therapy.
How it works
According to Dr. Simeons’ studies on HCG, it all begins with the hypothalamus, a small gland deep within our brain. This is a vital part of the body which controls all our autonomic functions, including breathing, heartbeat, digestion, sleep and the complicated functions of the endocrine (hormone) system. Included in these endocrine functions is the regulation and control of metabolism and weight.
How HCG eliminates fat stores
Dr. Simeons identified three separate fat stores in the body:
- Structural fat, which pads the various organs, protects the arteries and cushions the bones.
- Normal fat is a bank from which the body can easily draw energy.
- Abnormal fat is a bank much like a savings account where fat is stored and basically locked away. This fat is very difficult to lose via exercise and calorie restriction. HCG mobilizes and eliminates these fat stores.
Normally when we cut back our calorie and fat intake, our bodies will in fact store fat and our metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. When a very low calorie diet is employed with HCG, the body is signaled to use the fat that is stored for energy or for elimination.
Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So, even though you are consuming fewer calories, your body is able to access the energy you have stored. Most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.
HCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat.
Fat gains weight faster than muscle, this is a known fact. So when you change the proportion of body fat to muscle in your body during treatment with the HCG you are actually diminishing your chances of rebounding back to your original weight.
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Is HCG safe for weight loss?
The use of HCG has been a safe and effective alternative for treating those millions of individuals afflicted by obesity for many years and there is much research to support its safety and effectiveness.
For example, research done by Dr. Daniel Belluscio at the Oral HCG Research Center has determined that the use of HCG for obesity treatment meets patients' expectations for a safe and effective weight loss program that is easy to follow and can improve their quality of life, without negative side effects or contraindications.
Other health benefits of HCG
A brief HCG protocol can have other health benefits as it serves as a detox and hormonal reset. With reduction of inflammation and the balancing of hormone levels, the body will function better and can achieve an elevated state of well-being.
New studies are surfacing that are using HCG in the treatment for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, hormone imbalance and anti-aging. For people suffering from chronic conditions, HCG and strict lifestyle modifications may be a realistic therapy to help aid in the reduction of inflammation, pain, obesity, depression, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and other hormone associated conditions.
HCG injections vs sublingual or homeopathic HCG
With all testing available, results show that because injections are best for optimal absorption, injections are much more effective than sublingual drops in helping in the loss of abnormal fat deposits and keeping off the fat.
Homeopathic HCG does not contain any actual HCG hormone and from all available testing, there is no proof that the dietary supplement form is any more effective than a placebo.
What to expect on an HCG program
At TeleWellnessMD, we have successfully implemented this treatment program for clients with many different weight loss needs. For people who need to lose 10 pounds or 200 pounds, the HCG program has been very helpful.
The original HCG protocol consists of a combination of a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and the use of HCG via injections. The average weight loss on a 28 day protocol is 18 pounds. The HCG program consists of 23-40 days of injections to be done in conjunction with a low calorie diet for 24-38 days (depending on individual weight loss goals).
Most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.
For more information about the benefits and uses of HCG protocols prescribed by TeleWellnessMD™ providers, download our free guide: TeleWellnessMD™ HCG Weight Loss Guide.
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