hcg FAQ

What is hCG?
hCG stands for Human Chorion Gonadotrophin. Chorionic signifies that it is produced in the placenta, and gonadotropin that its action is sex gland directed.hHCG is produced when a woman is pregnant to insure the health of the baby and the mother. hCG tricks the body into releasing large amounts of fat to be used for energy for the mother.

How does hCG work?
“This method of weight reduction was developed by Dr. A T W Simeon and is based on the theory that there are three types of fat - necessary fat supporting the kidneys, cushioning the arteries etc, and the fat for fuel which is localised all over the body. The third type is surplus fat which accumulates in the typical areas and causes obesity. Fat deposits of this kind are relatively “fixed” and not easily available to the body as fuel. Hence the “starvation diet” method that attacks the easily available, necessary fat and the patient suffers fatigue, becomes haggard, skin begins to wrinkle and they lose fat from the wrong areas.
Dr. Simeon discovered that human chorionic gonadotrophin - hCG - attacks “fixed” fat first and injections of diluted hCG combined with a 500 calorie diet means that the patient loses the “right” fat without becoming fatigued, because the hCG triggers the movement of “fixed” fat enabling it to be burned off as fuel. This leaves the normal fat reserves not only unaffected but actually restored so that the patient has a fresh, healthy appearance.

Is hCG safe?
Women’s bodies produce extremely high amounts of hCG when they are pregnant, as much as 1,000,000 IU per day without any ill effect, it is natures way to insure a healthy baby. The amount of hCG taken per day on this program is between 125 IU and 200 IU per day.
(If one ounce equaled the amount of hCG you get in a single dose of hCG Body Shaper, you would have take 39 gallons per day to equal the amount of hCG a pregnant woman produces in a single day.)

Why the 500 calorie diet?
hCG causes your hyphothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use.  While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body.  Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day.  The result is your body burning thousands of calories each day, the reason hCG dieters lose 1-2 pounds of fat or more, per day.

Will I be hungry on 500 calories a day?
It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week. You will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying. This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released.  It is common that hCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 calorie limit.

What is the hypothalamus gland?
The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.

How does hCG work with a Very Low Calorie Diet?
Simply put, when a person restricts their calories to 500 per day along with daily doses of hCG, the hCG tricks the body into burning fat instead of muscle. Anytime a person goes on an extremely low calorie diet (without hCG) to lose weight the body does not release enough fat fast enough to provide energy due to the low calories. It is for this reason, crash diets normally don’t work and are extremely unhealthy. Instead of burning fat the body begins burning lean muscle tissue, and at some point can begin breaking down your organs.
A Very Low Calorie Diet along with hCG has proven to work for over 50 years. The hCG causes the brain to send a signal to the body to begin breaking down the fat reserves for energy instead of breaking down muscle. This is not only healthier, but the weight loss is unbelievable.

Couldn’t I lose as much weight eating only 500 calories and not taking the hCG?
Yes. The difference is what kind of weight you would lose and whether it would come right back. hCG targets “FAT” and “FAT ONLY” while starvation type diets target fat, plus muscle and in extreme dieting, your organs.

Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet?
It is true that normally when cutting back on calories and fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. When a very low calorie diet is used in conjunction with the hCG, the hormone signals the body to used stored fat for energy, and eliminates excess fat reserves. It’s a natural process, so no ill effects on your metabolism will result.

The Body Sculpting Benefits of HCG Treatments
Many of the people that are using hCG to help them lose weight are finding that the hormone helps with the reshaping of their body's as well. Unlike many weight loss programs that only help with losing weight, hCG appears to help contour the body and decrease the circumference of the body. hCG also helps tone common problem areas, such as reducing the amount of fat deposited in double chins and getting rid of pot bellies. hCG also appears to help rejuvenate structural fat, which helps make the hands, neck, and face look refreshed.
Individuals on the hCG diet are also supposed to follow a low calorie diet of only 500 calories per day. Without the help of hCG, a diet consisting of this few calories can results in a loss of muscle mass. Those on hCG, however, do not experience this side effect. In addition, the hormone appears to actually reduce the appetite, which makes it easier to adhere to the 500 calorie diet.

The Health Benefits of the HCG Diet
Obviously, shedding extra pounds will help improve the overall health of a person on the hCG diet. Researchers also believe that taking hCG helps to normalize the cholesterol levels of those on the diet. In addition, the hormone appears to help normalize the thyroid gland and balance the hormones while rebuilding the adrenaline glands.

The Emotional Benefits of the HCG Diet
"People on the hCG diet also routinely report experiencing less irritability and generally feeling in a better mood. This lift in spirits seems to continue throughout the entire treatment period. Patients also report having more restful sleep, which may be partially responsible for the improved mood. Similarly, patients report feeling more energized while undergoing the therapy. This may be attributed to the improvement in sleep, the loss of excess weight, and the positive impact hCG has on the adrenaline glands.
For many, just the weight loss benefits of hCG would be enough to make this hormone worth taking. With the additional benefits that the hormone appears to have, however, it makes the hCG weight loss program that anyone looking to lose weight should consider."

Will I end up with a lot of wrinkles and stretch marks?
Glad you asked. This is where hCG differs in effect from all other weight loss regimens. hCG eliminates abnormal fat deposits. Double chins, pot bellies, and fat around the thighs are usually the first to shrink. Your body needs certain fats to remain available for healthy body function, and hCG does not reduce those needed structural and essential tissues. The hCG in our product goes after the abnormal fat deposits first. Your body will get a new youthful appearance during the program.

Is hCG a Sex Hormone?
"It cannot be sufficiently emphasized that hCG is not sex-hormone, that its action is identical in men, women, children and in those cases in which the sex-glands no longer function owing to old age or their surgical removal. The only sexual change it can bring about after puberty is an improvement of a pre-existing deficiency. But never stimulation beyond the normal. In an indirect way via the anterior pituitary, hCG regulates menstruation and facilitates conception, but it never virilizes a woman or feminizes a man. It neither makes men grow breasts nor does it interfere with their virility, though where this was deficient it may improve it. It never makes women grow a beard or develop a gruff voice. I have stressed this point only for the sake of my lay readers, because, it is our daily experience that when patients hear the word hormone they immediately jump to the conclusion that this must have something to do with the sex-sphere. They are not accustomed as we are, to think thyroid, insulin, cortisone, adrenalin etc, as hormones.”  Dr. A.T.W. SIMEONS

How much weight can I expect to lose?
If the program is followed perfectly, men report a loss of 1 to ½ pounds per day. As a general rule women do not lose as much as men although some do lose around 1 pound per day. The average weight loss for a woman is between ½ pound and 1 pound per day.
Women that are taking hormone replacement drugs may not experience as much weight loss as other women.

How hard is it to keep the weight off once I’ve lost it?
An average of 70% to 90% of people that have participated in the hCG diet claim they have had no difficulty keeping their gains. After the hCG diet, which lasts between 7 and 9 weeks your appetite will have changed along with your body. Unless, you go completely back to your former habits, moderate exercise and healthy eating habits should help you maintain your weight loss.

Should women use hCG during their monthly menstrual cycle?
No. The best time for women to start the program is immediately after their period. If they want to go on the 40 day program, simple stop the hCG Body Shaper drops on the heavy days of your cycle, continue the 500 calorie limitation and then when your period is finished start the hCG Body Shaper drops once again.

Will my birth control methods be affected by using hCG?
HCG will not interfere with any form of birth control.

What is the shelf life for hCG?
If refrigerated and kept from light, your hCG Body Shaper should last in excess of 8 weeks without losing any potency. One bottle is for one round. If you choose to do a second round to lose more weight you will need new product.

Who can use the diet?
The treatment works for almost everyone, young, old, male, female. Always check with your doctor before beginning any new weight loss program. Do NOT use hCG of any kind if you are pregnant or nursing.

What is the recommended daily dose?
Dr. Simeons recommended a minimum daily dose of 125 IU. Many experts since then recommend between 125 IU and 200 IU per day.
hCG Body Shaper – 26 Day Program: (5000 IU Total)
Take a total of sixteen drops per day – 8 Drops in the morning and 8 drops 12 hours later. This will provide a daily dose of 200 IU.
hCG Body Shaper – 40 Day Program: (10000 IU Total)
The 40 day program contains the same amount of liquid but the hCG potency is twice as high as the 26 day program
Take a total of eight drops per day – 4 Drops in the morning and 4 drops 12 hours later. This will provide a daily dose of 200 IU.
Another difference between the two programs is that you should skip taking the hCG Body Shaper every seventh day. This will help eliminate building up an immunity to the hCG.

What is the best way to take the hCG?
Use the dropper in the bottle to administer the hCG. Be sure to count the drops carefully. You may want to take the drops while using the bathroom mirror. Hold the drops under your tongue for over five minutes. Do not eat or drink anything 15 minutes before taking the drops or 15 minutes after taking the drops.

Are Sublingual drops as effective as Injections?
If done properly, the body will absorb 95% of the hCG under the tongue. What ever hCG is swallowed will be destroyed in the stomach. Keep it under your tongue as long as you can, 5 minute minimum.

How soon after my first round of 26 days or 40 days can I restart taking the hCG?
The minimum rest time between rounds is 3 week for the 26 day program and 6 weeks on the 40 day program. (This helps prevent developing immunity to hCG.)

What is Homeopathic HCG 3X, 6X, 12X?
Homeopathic hCG in nearly all cases has either little or no hCG in it. Especially when you see the “3X, 6X, 12X” on the bottle. The “X” means the original  product was cut (diluted)1,000 times in a row, so 3X means the original product was cut 3,000 times. 6X means it was diluted 6,000 times in a row and 12X means it was cut 12,000 in a row.

When you see “Homeopathic hCG 3X, 6X, 12X” there is less than 1/100,000,000,000,000,000,000 of a gram of original hCG.

Is hCG Body Shaper homeopathic?
NO! Though it is produced to be taken under the tongue, it is not a homeopathic formula. Each bottle provides an average of 140 IU per day.

Where is hCG Body Shaper produced?
The United States

Does Your HCG come pre-mixed?
Yes. It comes pre-mixed and ready to use.

Some companies say their hCG does not need to be refrigerated, does yours?
Yes. HCG once constituted from its freeze-dried state can be damaged by heat and light. If anyone says their hCG does not have to be refrigerated it doesn’t have any hCG in it.

Are there any side effects with using hCG?
The vast majority of people report no problems with the sublingual hCG. Some people report slight headaches which may be due to the hCG or to the Very Low Calorie Diet.
Some that are prone to migraines have reported migraines during the first week.
Bodybuilders that take massive amounts of hCG have reported spells of vomiting.

Who should not take hCG?
Pregnant women and women that are nursing.
Those with Cancer, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, women that are pregnant, young children.

Will the hCG interfere with medications my doctor has prescribed to me?
hCG does not interfere with the vast majority of medications you may be taking. However, check with your doctor before you start any hCG diet program.

Can you give me a Diet Summary?
hCG Body Shaper – 26 Day Program:
2 days of pigging out and taking the hCG
21 days of restricted eating while taking the hCG
3 days of restricted eating AFTER finishing the hCG (this is the first step to the maintenance phase)
21 days of “watching what you eat” – The maintenance phase. (1500 Calories per day)

hCG Body Shaper – 40 Day Program:
2 days of pigging out and taking the HcG
35 days eating 500 calories per day while taking the HcG
3 days don’t take any hCG Body Shaper but continue the 500 calories per day. (this is the first step to the maintenance phase)
21 days of “watching what you eat” – The maintenance phase. (1500 Calories per day)


Required Legal Statement: FDA has not approved hCG for weight loss and there is no substantial published evidence hCG is effective in obesity treatment.



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