What is HCG and how does it work?
HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism. And, yes, men can use HCG, too! The HCG hormone is naturally present in men as it is in women.
You won’t be hungry on the HCG Diet. Your metabolism will not slow down as you burn fat in problem areas and reshape your body.
Is HCG safe?
HCG can be safely used by both men and women. The HCG hormone is found in every human tissue, including males, pregnant women, and non-pregnant women. Currently, there are no known established clinical side effects to HCG remedies. But, before being placed on a HCG plan, Dr. Efaw or Priscilla will conduct a thorough evaluation. If you have any swelling, shortness of breath, dizziness or heavy redness while taking HCG, consult with Dr. Efaw or Priscilla immediately.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires the following statement regarding HCG and weight loss: "HCG is a drug which has not been approved by the FDA as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that HCG increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that is causes a more attractive or `normal' distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restrictive diets."