HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It is commonly known as the “pregnancy hormone.” This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy on an rainy day, for both the mother and fetus while preserving lean muscle mass. HCG acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately.
Here is our explanation, based on our research. By patient report and feedback, HCG reduces feelings of hunger. This allows them to eat very little comfortably. Why? It is believed the presence of HCG in the bloodstream takes the appetite away. In pregnant women, HCG often causes feelings of nausea in the early stages of pregnancy.
HCG is a pro-hormone which helps the body make more hormones. Since hormone deficiency or imbalance is usually part of the reason for weight gain, whether it’s your thyroid, or menopause (or andropause), this hormone offers help.
HCG injections keep you from losing muscle while you diet. By elevating hormone levels in the body, including testosterone, the HCG hormone creates an anabolic state (muscle-building) which counteracts the catabolic state (muscle-breakdown). There are hormone receptors on muscle fibers that respond to the increased hormone levels in patients taking the HCG hormone.
During a fast, dramatic loss of pounds with crash dieting, there is a high amount of muscle that is lost in the process. Because muscle is heavier than fat, this loss looks good on the scale because the pounds are dropping quickly, but when you lose muscle, it’s bad for your body, shape, and most of all your metabolism. The metabolism slows down so much that the dieter regains the weight back quickly, often regaining all the weight that was lost and then some. Additionally, it takes quite a bit of work to build back the muscle that has been lost, and depending on your age, you might not even recover the muscle loss.
Our medical supervised protocol, however, protects muscle from being lost and keeps the patients immune system optimized to prevent feeling sluggish. In fact, there is more pure fat loss, which causes a shrinking in inches and size of clothing. The great result is that one can become leaner, in a smaller clothing size, but with more muscle. This muscle allows for a stronger metabolism and helps people maintain their weight loss long after their diet is completed.
For optimal weight loss, our medical director, uses a small amount of HCG daily, plus a patented 5 day fasting mimicking diet, to ensure both men and women excellent results.
The patented 5 Day Fasting Mimicking Diet™, or FMD, is proven to reduce excess fat, promote longevity, helps reset insulin sensitivity, overall health. In addition, it increases stem cell activity. The discovery of stem cell production through a sustained fast is one of the single most important breakthroughs in medicine in the past decade. Now they have made it easy to actually do a sustained fast through the consumption of Prolon.
The FMD is the first meal program made with healthy natural ingredients that someone consumes for five days. Yet is not recognized by the body as food. This keeps the body in a fasting mode. In simple terms, it is fasting with food. This nutritional breakthrough was scientifically developed and clinically tested at the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California, led by Dr. Valter Longo, who is considered by many to be the global leader in nutrition and aging. We can assure you that introducing the Prolon 5 day mimicking diet to your HCG program, you will have unbelievable improvements and outcome satisfaction for the following related conditions. Fat loss – not muscle. Better cardiovascular health, cognitive health, joint and bone health. The Prolon diet also helps with GI health, athletic performance, and metabolic syndrome.
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HCG is very safe. Women may experience very high levels during pregnancy with no adverse effects. The small amount used for weight loss has NO side effects
In our clinic, most people will lose 10-20 pounds on a 20-day HCG therapy. Nevertheless, everyone is different, and it depends on many factors including how much excess weight you have and how much weight needs to be lost.
The compound HCG is already in men. It is found in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant women as well as pregnant. Men get even faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.
It’s good to know that HCG does not interfere with ANY other medication, including birth control pills, so there are NO side effects along with it.
How does HCG work with Fat Cells? It literally mobilizes fat cells when there is a significant restriction in calorie intake. For weight loss, a very low-calorie and high nutrient dense diet is used to amplify and trigger the effects of HCG to help rid the body of excess abdominal fat.
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No. Only HCG injections have been clinically shown to raise blood levels of HCG, so that is the only acceptable way of taking HCG. Any other way of taking HCG, such as drops, pills, or sprays, are likely dissolved before ever reaching the blood, and they do not raise blood levels; that would be like taking nothing at all. An injection is the only proven method of taking HCG at this time. Injections should only be taken with a prescription from a doctor, and under medical supervision by a trained physician.
HCG works by mobilizing fat cells when there is a significant restriction in caloric and fat intake. For weight loss, a very low-calorie and nutritionally dense diet is used to trigger and amplify the effects of HCG to help the body get rid of excess abdominal fat while preventing muscle loss.
In our clinic, most patients lose 10-20 pounds on a 20-40 day HCG protocol. Nevertheless, everyone is different and results depend on many factors, including how much excess weight you have and how much weight you intend to lose.
The short answer is yes, but it is not recommended due to the high caloric density of alcohol. Additionally alcohol impairs judgment and may lead to increased calorie consumption.
No. You can lose weight by eating fewer calories, but the body stores fat during times of calorie deprivation, so you will most likely lose muscle before fat. Compared to fat, muscle burns three times the amount of calories per pound per hour. By using HCG with the low-calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated while lean muscle is preserved. Additionally, the low-calorie diet is vital in preventing immediate replenishment of emptied fat cells. You benefit by getting rid of additional fat without affecting your bone and muscle mass. With HCG, you can lose the weight quickly and keep it off!
It is common to feel mild hunger during the first few days, but it will pass and by the second week you will find your portions to be satisfying. Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. Even though you are consuming fewer calories, your body can access the “stubborn” fat deposits you have stored in fat cells. Drinking green tea throughout the day (with Stevia or coconut sugar) helps to suppress appetite and preserve energy levels.
Low-intensity exercise is allowed. You can do 20-30 minutes of fast paced walking or lightweight resistance training. Exercise burns calories and, as a result, can cause your hunger to spike. The combination of low-calorie intake and excessive exercise could cause your body to go into starvation mode, so in this case we recommend keeping exercise to a minimum. Additionally, we’ve seen that exercise can negatively impact your stamina and commitment to the diet. It is best to take it easy during the treatment and when you are done with the diet you can go back to the gym and exercise regularly.
No. It is important to eat all of your 500-800 calorie diet, provided by us, so that you only burn fat and not muscle.