Homeopathic or Prescription HCG?
Various HCG products have been introduced to the market with the recent increase in popularity of the HCG diet, but how do you know which is the best? There are two different types of HCG drops available, homeopathic HCG drops and medical or prescription-grade HCG drops.
Which Should You Use?
Whatever your reasons for wanting to take hCG (most commonly, people seek out hCG as a weight loss aid to combine with the hCG diet), you’re only going to get the real thing with a prescription. So-called homeopathic hCG is only homeopathic in that the dosage has been diluted to nearly imperceptible levels. 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.” – Source
There’s a very specific dose of hCG that you’ll need to administer if you want it to have any effect on your system whatsoever and you’re only going to get that legally with a doctor’s prescription. Obtaining a prescription medication illegally or using products that have not been approved for use by health authorities such as the FDA has obvious risks. You really don’t know what you’re getting.
How to Tell if a Product Contains Real hCG
Right: so you’ve decided to take the plunge with Dr Simeons’ hCG diet. The first thing you’re going to need is real hCG. You need this hormone to promote fat burning and to set your metabolism so that you won’t gain weight again provided you’re careful with your diet once you’ve completed the course. How do you know that what you’re getting is real hCG?
First of all, you’ll need that doctor’s prescription and not all doctors are willing to prescribe hCG for its ‘off the label’ applications (weight loss). Luckily, you can find a doctor who is comfortable with prescribing hCG for you. You can look around for weight loss clinics or specific practitioners who subscribe to the idea that hCG really does work in weight loss programs. You can even get a prescription (and support during the program) online.
You’ll also know it’s the real thing if you obtain it in the form of a kit that allows you to mix your own 30 day supply. Prescription hCG has to be activated and is then only effective for the 30 day period. You can also check the label. It should say that there is at least 5000IU of human Chorionic Gonadotropin in the preparation. If the label says 6x, 12x, 30x or 60x, you’re looking at a highly diluted homeopathic product.
Anything that says it is ‘hormone free’ contains no hCG since hCG is a hormone. You need this hormone to successfully and safely complete the hCG diet.