Does the HCG Diet Work?

One of the questions we get most often is "Do the HCG injections work for weight loss"?  The answer is yes, absolutely.  The trickier question is: How does HCG work for weight loss?

Based on research done by Dr. Sheri L. Emma, MD, the HCG does not make you lose weight - the diet makes you lose weight.  However, the HCG injections change the way you lose weight!

  • By patient reports, the HCG reduces the feelings of hunger.  This allows them to eat very little comfortably.  Why?  It is believed the presence of HCGin the bloodstream takes the appetite away.

  • HCG is a pro-hormone which helps the body make more hormones.  Since hormone deficiency or imbalance is usually part of the reason for weight gain, whether it's your thyroid, menopause or andropause, this hormone offers help.

  • Only HCG injections have been shown to raise blood levels of HCG, so that is the only acceptable way of taking HCG at this time.  Any other way of taking HCG, such as drops, pills, or sprays are likely dissolved before ever reaching the blood, and they do not raise blood levels.  You might as well take nothing at all.  An injection is the only proven method of taking HCG at this time.  Injections should only be taken with a prescription from a doctor, and under medical supervision.