If you have ever considered following the hCG diet protocol to lose weight, the chances are good that before you made a decision you would have probably done a little Internet searching. In those searches you would have likely encountered all kinds of websites, pop-up ads and landing pages offering cheap hCG drops that you can buy right there, online and have shipped straight to your home. What a convenient idea! But the problem is that those drops are not real hCG, and without real hCG the diet protocol is simply not going to work, depriving you of the chance to lose up to 40 pounds in 40 days.
What Are These Drops Then?
Real hCG does come in liquid form – as hCG Injections, but in order to obtain real hCG you would need a prescription from a licensed medical professional. This is not what these sites are offering to sell you online though. Also sometimes referred to as ‘Homeopathic hCG drops’ ‘hCG releasers’ or ‘hCG peptides’, this is really fake hCG. HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a naturally occurring glycol protein hormone – not a homeopathic preparation of any kind. That’s why you need a prescription from a licensed medical professional.
What the hCG drops sold online usually are is simply a few cents worth of grain alcohol ‘infused’ with various herbals. After all, if these drops contained even a little real hCG, whoever was selling it without a prescription would be committing a crime.
Yet you may still hear about people claiming that they used these drops in conjunction with the low calorie hCG protocol, and that they still lost plenty of weight. If they were very, very disciplined in sticking to the 500 calorie a day limit they may have actually done so. But sadly they would have also experienced side effects from not making use of real, professionally administered hCG injections. These side effects include:
- Loss of muscle tone
- Extreme fatigue and weakness
- Dull, dry skin and new wrinkling
- Failure to lose fat from certain trouble spots such as the stomach and the thighs
- Illness due to a compromised immune system, headaches and gnawing hunger
However, authentic hCG injections prevents all of these problems.
What Real HCG Injections Do
As the originator of the hCG diet protocol, Dr. Simeon discovered over 50 years ago that Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, in just the right doses, actually resets the body’s metabolism, instructing it to obtain energy by burning fat stores even when calorie intake is significantly decreased. This means that those following this regimen still have plenty of energy and do not lose muscle tone. This is because the hCG makes sure that the only thing burned is fat and that muscle is not attacked – which is the body’s natural reaction without the hCG. Compare that to the fake hCG drops sold online. Additive laden grain alcohol cannot do that, no matter how fancy the bottle is, or how much you were charged for it!