Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG is a hormone that plays a role in regulating the metabolism. When combined with a low calorie diet, the weight loss you would normally expect from reducing your calorie intake is enhanced considerably.
If you’re considering hCG as a weight loss aid, you might balk at the idea of going for regular injections as recommended in the original hCG diet formulated by Dr Simeons in the 1950’s and 60’s. HCG drops are administered sublingually (under the tongue) and are a painless and relatively effective alternative means of administering the supplement. There are two types of hCG drops available. Let’s consider our options.
Prescription hCG drops
Only a doctor can prescribe pharmaceutical grade hCG drops. These contain a high concentration of hCG and are generally used in the treatment of reproductive problems such as hypogonadism and fertility issues. Unfortunately, hCG is not sanctioned by the FDA as a weight loss treatment, but certain doctors and weight loss clinics are nonetheless willing to prescribe hCG drops as a weight loss aid. The hormone is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the capillaries under the tongue.
Homeopathic hCG drops
Despite the controversy surrounding homeopathic, non-prescription hCG diet drops, they remain a popular alternative to hCG administered at higher concentrations. Homeopathy involves the dilution of active principles to very low concentrations. Critics say that the concentrations are so low that they can’t possibly work, but the fact that homeopathy remains a popular approach to alternative healing is testimony to the fact that many people nevertheless believe in it.