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Note: The FDA has not approved and does not support the use of hCG as a weight loss drug.

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hCG FAQs

1. What is the science behind hCG?

hCG is a acronym for human chorionic gonadotropin which is a hormone produced

by the placenta during pregnancy. This hormone allow for a continuous release of

fat, especially from abnormal fat stores (hips, thighs, buttocks and belly). This

hormone when used in conjunction with a ketogenic diet --a diet completely devoid

of sugars and starches forcing the body to use fat instead of sugar as its primary

source of fuel. This will turn ones body into a fat burning machine.

 

2. Are there any side effects to using hCG? 

A small percentage (about 15%) experience a little constipation and or

menstrual irregularity.

 

3. Can I do the hCG program more than once? 

Yes, but we do recommend a 4 week break in-between protocols to allow for

maximum efficacy.

 

4. How much weight can I realistically expect to lose on the hCG protocol? What

percentage of this weight is actual fat vs. lean body mass?

On a well designed hCG protocol patients can realistically expect to lose 10-15

pounds on the short program (26 days) and 18-23 pounds on the longer

program (43 days). When a ketogenic diet is combined with hCG less than 10%

of the total weight loss is from lean body mass (i.e. muscle) whereas typical

calorie restriction diets result in 30% loss of lean body mass.

 

4. Has hCG weight loss been approved by the FDA?

As long as hCG is done under the supervision of a D.O. or M.D then the use of

hCG for weight loss is perfectly legal.

 

5. Is hCG safe for men?

Yes. Not only is hCG safe for men, but our average male patient looses twice

as much as our female patients.

 

6. Do you need appetite suppressants while on the hCG diet? 

Although touted as the “500 calorie diet” this is a complete misnomer. In

actuality, you can eat as much as you want, as long as you follow our

guidelines. Therefore appetite suppressants are not needed.

 

7. Can I pay through my insurance?

Unfortunately, medical weight loss with the exception of bariatric surgery is

not covered in the state of GA, However, flex spending accounts (FSA) and

health savings accounts (HSA) can be used to cover this treatment.

 

8. Is it really effective or is it a placebo effect?

In our clinical experience we have done over 12,000 treatments with a more

than 90% success rate. 70% of those who were successful on the diet stay

within 2 pounds of their last injection weight for more than a year.

 

9. Is the hCG that I buy over the counter the same as that I purchase at a doctor’s

office?

No. Pharmaceutical hCG cannot be purchased without the authorization of a

physician (M.D or D.O).

 

10. My doctor told me it is dangerous to be on a 500 calorie /day diet. Is there any

truth to this?

First and foremost, your doctor is correct--a typical calorie restricted program

that involves the intake of only 500 calories/day could be very dangerous to

one’s health. The hCG protocol (hCG + ketosis) is not a mandatory 500 calorie/

day diet. Your body will dictate exactly how much food you need. Our hCG

program is not based on calories but rather on food type and portion control.

 

11. Can’t I just do the diet without the hCG and lose the same amount of weight?

Yes, in theory this would work IF you could physically stay on the diet for any

significant length of time. You would lose the same amount of weight but you

would lose a greater percentage of lean body mass in the process.