HCG is a natural hormone the body makes during pregnancy, but it turns out it can help you lose weight with a low-calorie diet. The hormone can help “reset your metabolism” so much as to help you lose a pound a day without feeling hungry. To learn more about HCG injections, contact us today.
What are HCG Injections?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone normally found in both men and women in small amounts. It is produced in very high amounts in pregnant women. It is usually prescribed in large doses to treat young males with undescended testicles and infertility in women. In considerably smaller amounts, HCG is used in very low-calorie diet programs.
How Does It Work?
The HCG diet limits you to eating a set amount of calories per day while taking HCG. HCG injections work on the hypothalamus in the brain to signal the release of stored fat into the bloodstream. This released fat is used to provide energy and decrease appetite. This process prevents the breakdown of fats that are essential in normal healthy people, e.g., intramuscular fat, fat around vital organs and fat around vessels.
How Much Can I Lose with HCG Injections?
The results vary based on a number of factors. This can be further discussed during your personal consultation.
What are Some Important Considerations?
Some people do not respond well to a low-calorie diet. It is critical that you fully understand this diet prior to commencing. One should not experience any extreme symptoms, e.g., exhaustion, headaches, etc. Also, it’s important to drink plenty of water, and vitamin replacement is essential. Alcohol consumption during this diet is not recommended.
To learn more about HCG injections, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Potomac Rejuvenation Center in Washington, DC. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and get started.