Homeopathic or Prescription HCG?
HCG drops have flooded the market with the recent growth in popularity of the HCG diet, but how do you know which one to use? There are two different types of HCG drops available, homeopathic HCG drops and medical or prescription-grade HCG drops. While homeopathy can be useful in many cases, when it comes to homeopathic HCG marketed for weight loss, these drops have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore are not recommended for use. In fact, the FDA has declared that the sale of unapproved homeopathic HCG is illegal and issued the following statement in regards to them;
“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to steer clear of these “homeopathic” human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) weight-loss products… FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued seven letters to companies warning them that they are selling illegal homeopathic HCG weight-loss drugs that have not been approved by FDA, and that make unsupported claims.”
It is also important to note that Dr Simeons, the doctor responsible for the conception of the HCG diet, used actual medical HCG in his original diet protocol, not a homeopathic preparation of HCG.