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What is HCG and how does it work?
HCG is a hormone naturally produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is known as the pregnancy hormone. In pregnant women this hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately.
For weight loss, we use homeopathically derived HCG in our HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan to capitalize on this same mechanism. Using the homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® formula along with a low calorie diet in this way does not mimic pregnancy and can be safely used by both men and women.
The natural and medical fields are still researching this diet to find out why many people are having great success and the current debates that well known doctors like Dr. Oz are bringing up are showing, and proving that this diet is still in the research phases even after all these years. At HCG Diet Direct we are consistently researching and testing our formulas and plans to keep quality and effective results occurring.
Note- The weight loss that occurs in our patients is not solely due to the homeopathically derived hCG in our formulas. There are many key ingredients and steps to this diet in order for it to be done successfully and in a healthy way.
Is HCG Safe?
Our Homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan is proving to be safe. Women may experience extremely high levels of hCG during pregnancy with no adverse affects. Our homeopathic HCG Diet Direct plans are formulated and designed to use the science of both homeopathy and a low calorie diet to mimic the hCG hormone action and thus shedding weight. Additionally you learn how to eat right and have proper portion control during the diet and beyond. Currently there are no known established clinical side effects to homeopathic remedies and medicines but as with any diet we recommend that you consult with a doctor before starting this diet. Some patients have complained of headaches in the 1st week of the plan but as their body adjusts they usually go away. This is theorized to be part of the detox (when weight loss occurs) stage and we have found that by loading up more in the first 2 load days of the diet, the chances of headaches decrease. If you have any swelling, shortness of breath, dizziness or heavy redness consult a doctor or medical professional immediately.
Where is the actual HCG manufactured and what are the quality control guidelines?
Our exclusive HCG Diet Direct® weight loss formula is manufactured by our laboratory that has been producing homeopathic formulas for more than 20 years. Our lab is registered with the FDA and inspections by the FDA ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) for your safety.
What sets HCG Diet Direct's product apart from the rest?
The HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan is a proprietary formula, physician developed and scientifically formulated with specific amounts of nutrition and ingredients to encourage weight loss. Our unique formula has many advantages like natural appetite suppressants, energy supplements and more to help optimize weight loss. Customers report daily that they really do feel better and have little or no hunger on this formula compared to some prescription and homeopathic formulas available on the market. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, homeopathic ingredients available.
Why doesn’t a pregnancy test show positive
when I test the drops on it?
Our exclusive HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan is homeopathic. Homeopathicly derived hCG usually will not show up in a pregnancy test due to the homeopathic potentization process. But it can be tested in a lab for efficacy.
Homeopathy is based on both physical ingredients that you can see and resonance/frequencies that you cannot see. It is a very labor intensive process. It is very important that you deal with an experienced, reputable lab. The manufacturer we use for our products is a federally registered laboratory in full compliance with FDA and HPUS regulations governing manufacturing facilities. See FAQ number 3 for more information on FDA Establishment and manufacturing practices.
What is the difference between prescription and non-prescription HCG?
Prescription hCG is usually pure pharmaceutical grade hCG with no supporting elements added. Prescription hCG can be very effective but must be obtained and monitored only by a licensed medical physician, as with any prescription. Pure hCG is usually administered by injection only.
Our non-prescription homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss formula is homeopathically derived and blended with other natural ingredients to support weight loss. All of our HCG Diet Direct® homeopathic products are available with out a prescription and therefore are a more affordable option than prescription hCG.
Is HCG safe 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. Based on our customer results, men report faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.
If HCG works so well for weight loss, why don’t pregnant women
It is reported that hCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. (see Dr. A.T.W Simeons' protocol "Pounds & Inches" ) According to Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, a low calorie diet duration consuming certain approved foods is used to trigger hCG to help rid the body of fat.
Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a low calorie diet?
It is true that normally when cutting back on calories and fat, our bodies can store fat and our metabolism can slow down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. As theorized, when a low calorie diet is used in conjunction with the homeopathic HCG Diet Direct Weight loss plan, it is suggested to the body to use stored fat for energy, and eliminate excess fat reserves. It is a natural process, so there should be no ill effects on your metabolism. The plan is formulated to keep the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism.*
The HCG diet is low calorie, will I get hungry?
It is common to feel mild hunger during the first few days. This will pass and by the second week you will find your servings to be satisfying. Our homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss formula has been created to help support the body during weight loss. Drinking lots of green tea during the day (we like the cold, fruity sweet tea sweetened with stevia) helps as a natural appetite suppressant and can increase your energy level. Overall, most people report that they have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.
Will HCG interfere with any medications I am currently taking?
What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?
Our homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss formula should not interact with any medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera. Even though there are currently no clinically proven side effects, with any diet we do recommend consulting with your doctor to make sure this diet is right for you.
Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG?
There should be no changes to your menstrual cycle nor affect your ability to become pregnant or increase your chances of becoming pregnant. It is best to avoid starting the homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan if you are within 5-6 days of your menstrual period. Wait until after your menstrual period is complete to start the plan. Once on the homeopathic HCG Diet Direct® weight loss plan and you have a menstrual cycle, you should continue on the diet.
What about pregnancy and taking HCG?
If you are pregnant or become pregnant during the HCG diet, stop the weight loss plan and consult your physician.
Is it ok to skip a meal or protein at one of my meals?
No you don't ever want to skip any of your meals. Its important to eat all of your calories and especially your protein so that you only lose fat and not muscle.
Can I exercise daily?
No exercise! Or if you must exercise, low key exercise only. You can do about 20 min. of walking a day and a few sit ups or push-ups if you feel that is needed. Exercise burns calories and therefore causes your hunger to increase. The combination of low calorie intake and exercise could cause your body to go into starvation mode. This can negatively impact your stamina and commitment to the diet. So take it easy.
Do I have to take vitamins while doing this diet?
You are strongly urged to take the B12 supplement everyday. The B TOTAL Sublingual is the recommended B supplement because it is in liquid form and is highly absorbable. This supplement reports to be as potent as a B12 shot from the doctor's office. This will increase with energy and increase your metabolism. Also a good Multi Vitamin helps, make sure it is sugar free and has no fat soluble ingredients like fish oils or vitamin D. Potassium is also good especially if you experience leg cramps (which can be common while on this diet). Calcium/magnesium combo is also a good one to take if needed. Our HCG Diet Metabolizer and Energy product works extremely well as an HCG Diet Multi vitamin supplement
Is it normal to get a headache during the first week?
Some people may experience light headaches during the first week. You may take an Aspirin or Tylenol as long as it's not sugar coated.
Can I take the drops longer than 26 days if I want to keep losing weight?
Yes! You can take the drops up to 40 days. After 40 days you must take a break for how many days you were on the drops before you start another session. Just remember the last 3 days of your plan is no drops and continue diet for 3 days. Exercise is encouraged once you start the maintenance phase of the diet.
Can you split up your fruits and eat them when you want?
Yes, you can eat them for breakfast or as a snack. Most don't eat them with their meals so they will have a snack when they feel hungry. It is recommended you eat 2 fruits a day.
Can I Drink Alcohol on the HCG Diet?
It has found that some dieters whom craved alcohol before starting the diet do well on the HCG diet plan. If the simple instructions are followed correctly on our weight loss plan, we've received feedback where dieters say they don’t even feel the need to drink while on the HCG diet because. It is theorized that hCG works with the hypothalamus gland which controls the emotional eating/ drinking part of the brain, along with other aspects. See full article about Alcohol and HCG Diet.
Can I wear makeup?
No lotions, moisturizers or liquid make-ups with oil. HCG is very sensitive to oils, creams and fats. These could slow the weight loss process down; you only want it to target your stored fat. You can use any mineral makeup or pressed powders and of course oil free foundations are fine. Other types of eye makeup and lipstick are fine. Stay away from lip glosses and Chapstick. If your lips get dry the protocol says to use Carmex. It also says if needed you can use mineral oil (baby oil) if needed as a moisturizer. Alba makes a oil free moisturizer that is great for face and hands/arms.
What is Homeopathy?
Basically put, homeopathy is a system of wellness treatment. The homeopathic system of wellness treatment varies from the medical care system on a very basic level. Individuals seeking treatment through the medical care system visit a doctor seeking relief for specific problems and/or symptoms. The majority of cases are treated with drugs.
The same symptoms/problems presented to a homeopathic professional would not be treated singly. Symptoms are treated as indications of deeper, core issues. They indicate basic imbalances within the systems of the body that are often ignored by professionals in the medical care system. When symptoms are treated while ignoring the core issue that is causing the presentation of the symptom at hand the symptoms (or similar symptoms) quickly reassert themselves. This is commonly referred to as a disease.
The cycle of symptoms continues due to the fact that a high number of treatments alleviate symptoms one by one while doing nothing to treat the core issue that is causing symptoms to present. Homeopathic treatments focus on these core issues instead of treating each individual symptom.
The human body is an intelligent organism. It is capable of creating balance out of imbalances in its own functioning systems. It only needs to have access to the right substances to achieve the balance. Homeopathic treatments create the opportunity for the body to rectify imbalances by providing the substances needed for healing and strengthening. Symptoms cease presenting as homeopathic treatment takes effect against basic imbalances in the body.
Homeopathic treatments can work on a cellular level and use the natural healing abilities of the body to rectify core issues in the body’s systems. They work directly with the root of the problem rather than scratching the surface by treating individual symptoms. Rather than labeling chronic symptom presentation as a common “disease” of aging homeopathic treatments get to the root of the issue.
Potency in homeopathic circles is a reference to how a product was generated in a lab. It also refers to how it functions within the body. Common potencies are labeled with Roman numerals (for instance: X=decimal, 10 and C=centesimal, 100).
Homeopathic treatments are put in place to treat core issues of the body; not to suppress individual symptoms. The body’s innate ability to heal itself and generate better general health is stimulated by infinitesimally small quantities of specific substances.
All substances introduced into the body (remedy or food) are broken down and they are broken down into microscopic quantities. All materials are broken down in order to enable the body to transport them into cells.
Substances designed for homeopathic treatment are broken down into microscopic quantities during the design process. Each time a homeopathic substance is diluted it is succussed. This process results in the substance eventually reaching appropriate microscopic levels for optimized transporting.