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Is The HCG Diet Safe

How HCG Diet Program Works

HCG is a natural hormone originally produced by pregnant women. The hormone is used to metabolize fat in order to nourish the pregnant women and her child. HCG was later found to effectively help with weight loss due to fat burning properties, plus, being a natural hormone, it’s natural and extremely safe with very few side effects.

So Is The HCG Diet Safe?

Unfortunately, many companies have caught on to the benefits of HCG and started creating their own versions of homeopathic HCG supplements and injections. Homeopathic HCG is NOT approved by the FDA and in some cases has led to health problems. Any form of over-the-counter HCG is unapproved and illegal to sell or purchase in the United States. However, medically prescribed HCG is approved by the FDA, and while they have not confirmed its effectiveness for weight loss, many users who have participated in the HCG diet program can attest to its success. Medically prescribed HCG is safe to use with little to no side effects as it is a natural hormone. It is important to first speak with a health specialist to ensure that there will not be any complications. It is not safe for pregnant women to use HCG as their bodies are already producing large amounts of HCG.

Lose The Weight With Very Few Risks

HCG is, and will likely remain, controversial but those who have participated in the program have some amazing things to say about it on Huffington Post:

  • Melissa S.
    The HCG diet was nothing short of an amazing, fulfilling experience for me. I do believe this diet is ONLY recommended to those who have at least 20 pounds to lose.
  • Gina H. 
    I did the HCG diet in drops form and it was the best thing that I have ever done. My eating habits are better now and I have kept off the weight with an exercise program and eating healthy. I now live a better, more active lifestyle.
  • Marta A.
    I was totally fine on 500 calories and HCG spray — even during CHRISTMAS! I did the diet during the holiday season on purpose! You don’t miss anything and your head is resetting what your body needs vs. wants. I lost 27 pounds in 41 days and have kept it off for four months and counting.
  • Deanna H.
    I have lost 20 pounds so far on the HCG diet! It has helped improve my hypothyroidism and I’m feeling great! I did the drops!

Participants of the HCG diet plan are typically in the program for 30 to 60 days at which point they continue to maintain a healthy diet but aren’t aggressively trying to lose weight. So while some people may think the HCG program isn’t safe due to the low calorie diet, it’s only for a short period of time and extremely unlikely to cause any health concerns. Those who write negative reviews about the HCG diet are all people who have never actually tried the program themselves.

If you’re like many other Americans who have tried everything else with no avail but still want to lose weight, then the HCG program may be right for you. Do not forget, however, it’s important to consult a health professional to ensure no health risks. Buying HCG off the internet is dangerous and illegal.

Contact the professionals at Scottsdale Health Center to schedule an evaluation.

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