HCG Injections

What is HCG?

HCG, more formally known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a female hormone that comes from the placenta during a woman’s pregnancy. It’s what stabilizes a woman’s metabolism while she’s carrying a child. It’s also the main component of HCG diet injections.

What Are HCG Diet Injections?

These injections use the HCG hormone to enable you to go on a calorie restriction or calorie deficit diet without experiencing feelings of severe hunger. The HCG diet injections also deter you from losing muscle while you diet by elevating hormone levels in your body to counteract any muscle breakdown. The HCG diet helps in improving metabolism and getting rid of unwanted fat in your body, which helps you lose weight quickly.

A restricted calorie diet can help in slowing down the body’s metabolism and push the body into survival mode, resulting in the breakdown of muscular tissues. A restricted calorie diet may end up causing an increased risk of gallstones and burning of vital fat important for our body. HCG is believed to utilize the extra, unwanted fat that is stored deep in the body and preserve essential fat and muscle.

Other than being used for the treatment of obesity, HCG injections are also used to treat infertility in women. When administered in higher doses, HCG has been known to help increase sperm and testosterone levels in men. It is also used in fertility treatments to help stimulate ovulation in women.

How Do These Injections Work?

Are you wondering how HCG, a hormone produced during pregnancy to nourish the developing baby, can help with weight loss? This hormone helps stimulate a pregnant woman’s body to use any fat stores to provide nutrition to the developing baby when her food intake is insufficient. HCG diet injections mimic this bodily response in people who are adhering to a low-calorie diet and supplement their dietary intake. These diet injections are administered daily during a low-calorie intake period. This program works best if you restrict your diet to 800 calories a day. The diet includes small servings of protein, fruit, and vegetables. If you take the HCG diet injections and follow the diet plan, you can expect to have accelerated weight loss and lose up to 20 lbs in your first month.

Who are the right candidates for HCG?

Generally, HCG injections can be administered to healthy men and women with a high body mass index (BMI) and who wish to lose weight. People with certain medical conditions like pregnancy should avoid taking HCG injections or following the HCG diet. Patients with medical conditions should consider other weight loss programs and follow a regular fitness regime and eat healthily.

Frequently Asked Questions About the HCG Diet

Interested in the HCG diet but need more information? Here are three frequently asked questions you should know about this diet option.

Is it Safe?

Yes! This diet is safe because the weight loss is usually from fat tissue and not lean muscle. With this diet, you will be able to get rid of unhealthy fat without losing essential muscle, vitamins, or minerals. People with certain medical conditions should not be following an HCG injection diet. At WildBerryMD in Tucson, we will evaluate if you are a candidate for this HCG injection program during your body composition analysis and lifestyle analysis.

Will I Be Hungry if I Only Eat 800-1000 Calories?

Most people report mild hunger during the first few days of the diet, but once your body adjusts your metabolic rate, you get used to the smaller servings. This means you’ll feel full and happy only eating 800 to 1000 calories depending on your basal metabolic rate. At WildBerryMD in Tucson, we do not offer the 500 calorie diet for HCG. Based on our extensive experience and results from patients, we have found that HCG injections help with rapid weight loss in the first 6 to 12 weeks and reducing your calorie intake to 500 calories can be detrimental to your metabolism and health. We offer many weight loss and lifestyle programs to help you continue losing weight after the initial HCG diet injections. We are upfront about the benefits of HCG injections for weight loss. Not following a well-designed lifestyle plan after completing HCG injections can result in weight gain. We also offer natural HCG drops that allow for rapid weight loss and can achieve similar results as HCG injections for many individuals.

Is the Injection Process Painful and Are There Any Side Effects?

The injection process is done using fine needles and syringes and is relatively painless. People rarely report side effects while using HCG diet shots. The HCG injections are self-administered in the convenience of your home and proper training is provided.

Are You Ready for the HCG Diet Injections?

Have you been trying and failing to lose stubborn body fat? Do you want to lose weight to feel better and kickstart your program? If so, the HCG diet may be the best option for you! Still have questions about the HCG diet and if it’s the best weight loss Contact us to learn more about this diet and if it’s the best weight loss option for you!