The HCG Weight Loss Diet, and Other Uses of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Obesity is an epidemic health condition in the United States today. Millions of men and women across the country struggle with their weight, unable to maintain a healthy balance. Obesity is one of the most dangerous medical conditions that plague modern society. The body is simply not designed to function at its best with too much bodyfat.
There are countless health dangers associated with obesity. Obesity is the number one factor with regard to Adult-Onset Diabetes, and is also associated with increased risk of hypertension, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, and numerous other conditions which increase mortality risk.
So, If Obesity Is So Dangerous, What Makes It So Hard for People To Lose Weight?
The human body is naturally designed to store calories and bodyfat. In our evolutionary past, food used to be hard to come by, and starvation was a real threat. The goal of our ancestors was to live long enough to reproduce. Today, those same evolutionary advantages that helped us when times were lean now encourage us to pack on the pounds.
It takes a lot of effort to burn fat. Many people try crash diets, but they find that, even if they are successful, they quickly gain the weight back. What if there was a better way to lose weight, keep it off, and not be miserable in the process?
There is, and it's called HCG Weight Loss Therapy!
What is HCG?
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is naturally produced by the human body during two distinct periods of life:
HCG is produced by the female placenta during pregnancy, to help protect the developing fetus in the womb.
HCG is also created by the embryo, in order to influence changes to facilitate the development of the placenta.
So, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin has a unique status as a developmental hormone, and is not produced by the body during any other period of life. HCG has a lot of interesting properties, however. HCG bears many functional similarities with another hormone that is produced by both men and women all throughout the lifespan. This hormone is known as Luteinizing Hormone.
Luteinizing Hormone is an important precursor to both Estrogen and Testosterone which is vitally important for the normal production of sex hormones. But Luteinizing Hormone and HCG are not identical, and HCG can provide some benefits that Luteinizing Hormone can't.
How Can HCG Influence Weight Loss?
When HCG Therapy is combined with a sufficiently restrictive diet, it can provide amazing benefits that help patients both lose weight more effectively and help them avoid the discomfort and hunger often associated with dieting.
HCG Therapy Reduces the Sensation of Hunger Associated with Dieting
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Injections have the unique ability to mitigate the sometimes-stifling feelings of hunger associated with dieting. With HCG, it is possible to eat significantly less food than you are used to without feeling miserable due to hunger.
There are certain hormones that the human body produces in order to stimulate huger, most notable among these is Ghrelin. HCG Injections reduce the influence of Ghrelin and similar hormones, making it easier to diet, happily.
HCG Stimulates the Body to Burn Fat Over Muscle
HCG also promotes anabolic processes which promote optimal metabolism. Under normal circumstances, the human body reacts to severe calorie-cutting by slowing down the body's fat metabolism while encouraging the body to burn muscle. There are more calories in muscle than fat, and fat is designed for long-term storage.
With HCG, it is possible to bypass this evolutionary strategy, maintaining muscle strength while encouraging the body to directly burn calories from fat.
HCG Prevents Fatigue Associated with Crash Dieting
Normally, severe caloric restriction leads to fatigue and exhaustion, as the muscles are drained and the body does not receive sufficient calories and nutrients to maintain normal energy patterns. In unlocking the calories trapped in fat, HCG prevents fatigue and energy-loss by simultaneously preserving the muscles and tapping the vast energy stores locked in adipose fat tissue on the hips, stomach, thighs, and midsection.
How is HCG Delivered?
HCG Shots are delivered via Subcutaneous Injection, just like Human Growth Hormone and Insulin. SubQ injections are almost completely painless, and most patients have absolutely no issues self-administering the medication.
How Often Are HCG Injections Delivered for Weight Loss?
In order to provide the optimal Weight Loss Benefits, it is necessary to deliver an HCG injection once daily to facilitate optimum effects.
Can I Still Exercise on the HCG Diet?
Yes! Because your body is unlocking calories trapped in fat tissue, you can still exercise and work out, even though you are significantly cutting your calorie consumption.
How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose on the HCG Diet?
With HCG Injection Therapy, you can expect to lose up to seven pounds per week. HCG Injections are a highly effective method to facilitate rapid weight loss, especially for patients the are significantly overweight.
How Can I Try the HCG Diet for Myself?
In order to get yourself started on HCG Injection Therapy, you just need to contact a licensed and board certified hormone specialist. They will arrange for some preliminary tests to make sure that you are healthy enough for the diet, and they can get you started as soon as possible!
Other Uses for HCG
HCG Testosterone Supplementation
HCG is not only good for weight loss, however! Because HCG shares many characteristics with Luteinizing Hormone, it is also used as a supplement to Testosterone Optimization Treatment. Testosterone Creams, Gels, Patches, and Injections are fantastic at restoring normal and ideal Testosterone Levels, but there are a few issues inherent in Testosterone Therapy that lead men to add HCG Injections to their Testosterone Treatment.
Testosterone Treatments Suppress the Body's Production of Luteinizing Hormone and Natural Testosterone
When patients use Testosterone Therapy, the hypothalamus recognizes the outside source of Testosterone being introduced to the body and reduces the signal for Luteinizing Hormone in response, which is a precursor necessary for the testes and adrenal glands to produce Testosterone. If the body isn't making its own Testosterone and LH, this impacts certain aesthetic and reproductive biological functions.
How Do HCG Injections Sustain the Testicles?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Injections are highly useful because they maintain the function of the Testicles and sustain the normal reproductive functions associated with Luteinizing Hormone, itself.
Testosterone Therapy can Shrink the Testicles
If the Testes are no longer receiving sufficient signal to produce Testosterone, they will more or less shut up their shop. They will recede slightly, and the testicles will shrink. Many men are unhappy with this change in appearance, and choose HCG to prevent Testicular shrinkage. Because HCG promotes minimal Testosterone Production, the Testicles remain full and healthy, preventing Testicular Atrophy.
Testosterone Therapy Can Temporarily Reduce Fertility
Luteinizing Hormone is the key hormone when it comes to the healthy production of viable sperm. Because Testosterone Treatments suppress the release of Luteinizing Hormone, this means that the body slowly loses its capacity to produce sperm. If patients take Testosterone alone long enough, they are more or less infertile until they suspend therapy, unless they supplement their treatment with HCG.
Because HCG imitates the function of Luteinizing Hormone, the body is actually still able to produce sperm, which can sustain fertility even while taking Testosterone Injections, Patches, and Creams.
HCG is Often Used as a Post-Cycle Treatment to Restore Testicular Function after Low-T Treatment
If a man has been using Testosterone alone for an extended period of time and needs to take a break, their hormone doctor will often prescribe HCG Injections to kick start the Testes to start producing Testosterone again.
Can HCG Be Used as a Replacement for Testosterone Therapy?
In theory, it would be possible to use HCG to completely replace Testosterone Treatment, but it would be so much more expensive than Testosterone that it would be unfeasible.
Are You Interested in Unlocking the Benefits of HCG for Yourself?
If, after reading this article, you are interested in HCG Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Therapy for Weight Loss or as a supplement to Testosterone Therapy, we would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have about the treatment. We have Clinical Hormone Specialists standing by to take your call, and we can arrange to set up an appointment to see if you qualify for treatment!