The people behind the HCG Diet should be arrested for fraud.
Americans are being poisoned by the food we eat, the things we hear and even our own doctors. The last thing we need is to be robbed of our hard earned dollars when we just want to improve and heal ourselves. Doing a search for HCG Diet will bring up hundreds of pages, each and every single one of them a scam!
First lets talk about what REAL HCG is. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotrophin. It is a hormone and is produced by females during pregnancy. The fact that the word “gonad” is in the title hints to it’s connection in reproduction. Doctors prescribe HCG to women who are suffering from infertility.
So What does a female fertility drug have to do with Weight Loss?
The fact that HCG is even being linked to weight loss is so ridiculous that I am almost ashamed to have to explain this. We are not all into science and endocrinology however so I will go through this step by step to reveal it as a complete and utter joke to everyone who takes the time to read this.
Facts about HCG
- Real HCG is sold ONLY through a doctors prescription. You can also acquire it illegally through the black market.
- Real HCG is given by injection only.
- Body Builders use HCG to jump start their production of natural testosterone after a cycle of Anabolic Androgenic Steroid use. Read Steroids: The Bad for more information on how body builders use HCG to combat shrinking testicles.
- HCG is banned in many sports. Recall the 50 game MLB ban for Manny Ramirez in 2009.
How Did they ever get the idea that HCG could help you lose weight?
British endocrinologist A.T.W. Simeon came up with an ultra-low-calorie weight loss diet (less than 500 calories) while studying pregnant women in India. These women were impoverished and on a calorie deficient diet. He also studied obese young boys with pituitary problems (Frölich’s syndrome). Somehow he decided to try giving them HCG and claimed that both the starving pregnant women and fat boys lost fat and not muscle. While practicing at the Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome, Italy, he began recommending low daily dose HCG (125iu) method along with an under 500 calorie low fat and high protein diet for weight loss. After his death this system began to spread.
The quality of his experiments I won’t even begin to comment on as there are no real published results. We only know he gave shots to starving pregnant women and obese boys while starving them and noticed they lost weight… The scientific reasoning behind this is irrelevant as the whole basis of this experiment is flawed from every angle. It almost sounds like a joke.. You could give starving pregnant women and obese boys a diet of anything at all as long as you limited them to under 500 calories of protein and they would lose weight. The fact that he noticed they didn’t lose much muscle is also baseless but I will try and explain that as well.
He attributed the females not losing muscle to HCG’s effect on their hormonal cycle. A pregnant womens hormonal cycle is so complex that it is senseless to even try and figure out how a particular effect can be achieved in a non pregnant person, especially one who is not starving themselves on a low calorie diet. As for the obese boys not losing muscle mass, the HCG injections could have risen their testosterone levels. this is the effect many body builders use them for. However this is only a temporary way to raise testosterone levels as after prolonged use the body will adapt and testosterone levels will return to normal.
Simeon’s whole “recommendation” was just that, a suggestion that some fat was lost and muscle retained for a very select group ( impoverished pregnant women and obese boys) on an ultra low calorie high protein diet. Anyone on such a diet alone will lose great amounts of weight. His assertion was that taking HCG wouldn’t help burn fat but rather just preserve muscle. So even in the very best case the only medical “suggested” benefits of the HCG diet are that if you are obese or pregnant and starve yourself you won’t lose too much muscle. HCG has nothing to do with fat loss.
How do these HCG diets work?
They simple answer is they don’t work at all, ever! No exceptions!
I have seen various programs. Some just cut and paste atkins diet plans, others just tell you to starve yourself and work out three times a day to lose weight. You don’t have to be a scientist to understand that anyone who starves themselves and kills themselves in the gym is going to lose weight, HCG or otherwise. Their programs are all a joke and any fitness professional would laugh at them. Further more starving yourself and exhausting yourself at the same time can damage your health immensely, both physical and mental.
The HCG Diet is dangerous to your health and you will gain all the weight back and more!
This makes the HCG diet the worse rebound diet ever devised. After a few weeks of starvation and exhaustion yes you will lose weight but you will gain it all back and alot more. You will be bigger than ever on the HCG Diet, guaranteed. They simply use the word “HCG” as a gimmick to sell their “HCG Diet pills and HCG Diet Drops” The sad part is that all these pills and drops don’t even have any real HCG in them! I’ll say it again.
None of these pills or drops have any HCG in them!
Even if these pills and drops were 100% HCG you wouldn’t actually get any HCG because HCG is made up of amino acids and if taken orally or even under the tongue it will be broken down by the liver during digestion. You won’t actually get any of it into your system this way. Injecting it is the only way to get it and the injectable form is via doctors prescription only.
Even if these pills or drops had real HCG in them you would get NONE of it into your system anyway!
It gets even worse.
As if nearly starving you, nearly killing you, selling you fake female fertility drugs that can’t possibly have any effect expect to rob you they have taken it a step further and made certain they can keep robbing you indefinitly!. Most of the HCG Diet offers are re-billing scams. To learn more about these re-billing scams read my review of these Acai Diet offers.
Once they get your credit card, they will keep billing you ever month, and not stop!
They will take anywhere from $0 to $90 each month for those fake pills and drops. It is nearly impossible to get them to stop. Your credit card company will only give you red tape because of how they set it up and good luck trying to get any of these people on the phone.
Alright, so what does that leave us with? The whole basis of this idea was a cursory experiment on a select few extreme cases with no scientific results published. The maximum benefit of the whole HCG Diet claim is not that you will lose fat but that you won’t lose muscle while losing fat via starvation and exhaustion diet. The HCG products they sell have no actual HCG in them and even if they did, you still wouldn’t get any of it into you. And they will also make certain to keep robbing you every month. Wow. Scary.
If you still want to try taking female fertility drugs to lose weight then simply type hcg diet into google and pick a money pit. As long as you starve yourself and workout a few times a day you will lose weight no doubt. You will also lose quite a bit of money as these fake products are expensive. Even worse you will lose moral and faith in your potential to be strong, lean and healthy.
Avoid the HCG diet at any cost.