Is The HCG Diet Safe?

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Excerpt from, “The HCG Diet: The Safe and Effective Way to Lose Weight”

HCG is extremely safe. Currently, there are no known, established clinical side effects to hCG, but your physician will conduct a thorough evaluation and request a complete lab panel to ensure that you qualify for hCG injections.

When undergoing the hCG diet with HMG, you will be closely monitored by your physician throughout your treatment process.

Because women experience a spike in the hormone during pregnancy, it is often wondered whether hCG is a safe weight loss option for men. The hCG hormone is naturally present in men. It is found in every human tissue, including males, pregnant women, and non-pregnant women. Often times, men get faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.

HCG injections also 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 hCG.

Why does that matter? During a fast, dramatic loss of pounds with crash dieting, there is a high amount of muscle that is lost. Because muscle is heavy, this loss looks good on the scale because the pounds are dropping quickly. When you lose muscle, it’s bad for your body, shape, and metabolism. The metabolism slows so much that you can regain weight
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. With hCG, you 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.

At Holtorf Medical Group, our physicians are trained to provide you with cutting-edge testing and innovative treatments to find the underlying cause of your weight retention. Additionally, all of our physicians are experts on the hCG diet and can help determine if it’s right for you. If you’re experiencing unexplained weight gain and/or weight retention, give us a call at 877-508-1177 to see how we can help you!

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The Holtorf Medical Group specializes in optimizing quality of life and being medical detectives to uncover the underlying cause of symptoms, rather than just prescribing medications to cover-up the symptoms. We are experts in natural, prescription bioidentical hormone replacement and optimization, complex endocrine dysfunction, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and Lyme disease.

We’ve dedicated our practice to providing you the best in evidenced-based, integrative medicine that’s not only safe and effective, but provides measurable results.