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New HCG Drops Claim to Have No Side Effects

hCG DropsInjections might have once deterred some from taking hCG, but the hormone is now easy to swallow in drop form. One hCG drop producer, Pure HCG Diet, recently suggested on PRWeb that their product “eliminates side effects and dangers” of hCG. However, further reading reveals the only side effects the Pure HCG Diet eliminates are those specifically related to injections. Although these side effects are not outlined, we assume they mean the pain of the injections. There are several other producers of hCG drops, like those used in The Zola Diet.

The fact remains that there have been no high-quality third-party clinical studies that show hCG has benefit for weight loss. The diet requires followers to eat a restrictive 500 calories per day, and this fact alone can account for the diet’s success. However, this near-starvation quantity of calories is a dangerously low number, about one third of the daily recommended amount, and can cause many unwanted health conditions, from faintness, hair loss and irregular heart rates.

The hormone itself has been shown in clinical studies to have several severe side effects. Those taking hCG may experience fatigue, irritability, headache and male breast enlargement. No studies have been conducted to compare the effectiveness or side effects of the drops versus the injections.

Neither the FDA nor the American Society of Bariatric Physicians recommends the use of hCG for weight loss. It’s important to keep in mind that the FDA also does not regulate the sale of hCG online, which means no one oversees if the products are what they claim. “Not only will you waste your money on hCG, but there are also potential consequences — from side effects of the product and self-injections to nutritional deficiencies,” writes Kethleen M. Zelman, MPH, for WebMD. No matter how the hormone is administered, the hCG diet is not a healthy way to lose weight.

Sources: Mayo Clinic and WebMD.

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September 22nd, 2010

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laurie

my boyfriend is using it and he is acting completely different. I'm happy he's loosing weight for himself. but at the risk of breaking us apart, is it worth it

posted May 31st, 2012 5:17 am


Brenda

My daughter did the HCG drops and lost 20 pounds in 18 days. She took a break from it after getting pregnant and then having a miscarriage and just yesterday she started the drops again. Tonight she is in the hospital from terrible side effects from this product. Although she stuck to the diet and lost the weight she is now having severe consiquences from it. Try something healthier to lose weight. DO NOT USE HCG

posted Oct 12th, 2010 2:53 am



JulieW

Homeopathic HCG DOES NOT HAVE HCG inside. It's a placebo effect only. Look up how homeopathy medication/drops are made and you will see it's only the "essence" that flows to the bottle via electric current into a vial of sterile water.
If you still want to use HCG Drops, it's the lower calorie diet that will shave the weight off of you. If you want to lose weight. Do it with prescription HCG and make sure the company you use is not being investigated by the FDA like this company who posted about the HCG Drops.

posted Sep 30th, 2010 7:10 pm


Teresa

I have been using HCG drops for almost 60 days and have lost 30 pounds. I do not have hunger issues and I am losing a lot of inches. UNTIL you read pounds and inches by Dr. Simoions then keep your opinions to yourself because unless you have tired it you have no reasons to kock it. HCG works plain and simple..and it IS NOT bad for you.

posted Sep 28th, 2010 7:33 pm


nancyb

The stuff's dangerous. Who is that gullible?

posted Sep 23rd, 2010 10:53 pm



JimmyC

BOOOO Bad idea - Stay far away from HCG!

posted Sep 22nd, 2010 6:48 pm



tdelay

I really don't care HOW it's administered, it's just a bad idea no matter what way you look at it...

posted Sep 22nd, 2010 2:39 pm



   
 

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