Human chorionic gonadotropin or HCG is a popular supplement that is used to lose weight. In actuality HCG is a hormone that is produced by pregnancy women during pregnancy. This hormone is believed to trigger the body to burn fat to prevent pregnant women from gaining too much weight, even when taking in large numbers of calories. It is believed to have the same effect on non-pregnancy people, which is why is it used as a diet supplement.
HCG was first recognized for its weight loss benefits by A.T.W. Simeon. Simeon performed several lab tests and found that people who were dieting and given HCG, they were much more likely to stick to their diets than those who were not given the hormone. He further learned that the people given the hormone were able to burn fat but maintain lean muscle.
HCG like many supplements has many risks associated with its use. Although the hormone is often marketed as a weight loss supplement, that is not what it was designed for. Because the supplement is a hormone, it can have drastic effects on the body, even causing a chemical imbalance. HCG is commonly injected into the body with needles. This creates a high risk of infection.
Although studies have shown that HCG itself cannot lead to weight-loss, it can
be used with a proper diet and exercise plan to accelerate fat loss. Results may vary by person.
Where to Buy it
HCG can be purchased from many online pharmacies. The drug is notavailable without a prescription and most doctors will not prescribe it for weight loss. If you want to purchase HCG or obtain a prescription, look for a weight loss clinic or doctor that recommends the hormone for weight loss and make and ask for a prescription.