About hCG drops
The hCG diet is one of the popular weight loss programs that have emerged recently. The program combines the use of hCG drops with slight dietary changes. Many people wonder what hCG really is and how it works. Human Chorionic gonadotropin or hCG is a hormone that women secrete in pregnancy. This hormone is believed to control the metabolism in pregnant women and it was later discovered that it also increases the fat buning processes.
Given this particular characteristic of hCG, several experts have come up with the idea of using it as an aid in weight loss programs, emphasizing, however, that the hCG drops need to be combined with a low calorie diet, that has less carbohydrates, fats and sugar.
The hCG drops diet has been the subject of many scientific debates and controversy. Some claim that the drops are not effective and some claim they are not even safe for use. Exceeding the daily dosage of any supplement is always dangerous, but some experts believe that even the intake of the recommended dosage of hCG causes side effects.
It is therefore recommended to consider the pros and cons of hCG drops for the purpose of weight loss before starting to use them. It goes without saying that a doctor should be consulted as well.
The hCG drops - Pros
For many people, ingestion or injection of the recommended daily dosage of hCG has proven to be very efficient in weight loss, especially if combined with a low calorie diet. These drops curb the appetite and, more importantly, they curb the food cravings, which are normal in weight loss programs. They improve the metabolic rate, which means they speed up the fat burning process. With the proper dosage of these drops, along with a reasonably restrictive diet, a person can lose from one to three pounds a day, without having to exercise.
It is believed that hCG also promotes detoxification or toxin and waste elimination from the body, as well as the elimination of excess fluids.
The hCG drops are easy to administer and they do not have to be mixed with other ingredients.
The hCG drops - Cons
It is highly recommended to use only FDA-approved hCG drops, which have comparatively less side effects.
Some of the drawbacks of these drops include headache, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Another negative aspect of hCG drops is that they alone do not provide any weight loss and have to be combined with low calorie diet, which is, in itself, a good way to lose weight.
In addition, the hCG drops have not been backed by prominent experts of the medical community, some of whom even believe that these drops are simply a waste of money.