I recently was made aware of this drug called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) when I heard that one of my friends was using it to lose weight. My friend has always been a larger person, not fat, but built pretty well. However, In the last couple years this person started to gain weight because of some unfortunate circumstances in their life. There are many people who go through rough times that try to cope with their situations by eating.
This friend made the choice to buy these HCG Injections and has already lost a ton of weight. Before I knew anything about the drug, I asked my friend about it and he told me that you have to inject it. Of course I was totally thrown off and completely cautious when I heard that my friend was injecting himself with a drug for weight lose. I have never been a believer in taking pills, or injections for weight loss…in fact, I am strongly against it. I immediately went home and started researching this drug called HCG. Here is what I’ve found:
Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a hormone produced during pregnancy, found in the blood and excreted through urine. HCG injections are prescribed to treat infertility by causing ovulation in women and increasing sperm count in men. Recently, people started to use it to help with losing weight, but there has been no research supporting the theory that HCG injections are good for this purpose. When you are on the HCG injections, you are supposed to be on a 500 calorie per day diet. Most people credit the weight loss to the diet plan.
There are many effects on the body that can occur from taking HCG injections. Here are some of those effects…pelvic pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, swelling of the hands or legs, weight gain, difficulty breathing and urinating less than normal, blood clotting, welling, warmth, redness, and numb or tingling sensations in an arm or leg.
The problem with taking HCG Injections, is that you will actually gain weight once you get off of it, and probably a lot more weight then when you first started.