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Is HCG safe?

Heather91 asked this question Feb 23rd, 2011 1:32 pm

This question is about hCG Diet Controversy on Dr. Oz

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The safety of hCG is still being debated, although it does appear to have serious side effects. We know for a fact that consuming less than 1200 calories a day can have serious side effects, so that portion of the diet alone is dangerous.

posted on Mar 1st, 2011 10:10 pm


Yes i use it for bodybuliding and have done so foe yrs . find someone who has dropped dead from hcg . NONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Jun 24th, 2011 11:20 am


HCG proponents swear vehemently that the low dosage of HCG from a compounding pharmacy does not incur the side effects that can arise from those using HCG for hormonal/gonadal dysfunction(s). HCG has a half-life of 23 days. There are no studies showing the blood levels of HCG during the diet, compared to those who are taking the medication for approved reasons. I have seen greater than 50% of people on the "HCG Diets" complain of constant hunger, constipation, and dizziness. Any VLCD should be pre-approved by the patient's cardiologist and other providers before they purchase it from a non-medical person.

posted on Mar 26th, 2014 11:34 pm