How Does the HCG Diet Work?
HCG injections keep you from losing muscle while you diet. By elevating hormone levels in the body, including testosterone, the HCG hormone creates an anabolic state (muscle-building) which counteracts the catabolic state (muscle breakdown). There are hormone receptors on the muscle fibers that respond to the increased hormone levels in patients taking the HCG hormone, and muscle fiber is not lost.
Why does that matter? During a dramatic loss of pounds with crash dieting, there is a high amount of muscle that is lost. Because muscle is heavy, this looks good on the scale because the pounds are dropping quickly. When you lose muscle, it's bad for your body, shape and metabolism. The metabolism slows so much that the dieter regains weight quickly, often regaining all the weight that was lost and then some. Additionally, it takes quite a bit of work to build back the muscle that has been lost.
Our protocol helps protect muscle from being lost. This muscle allows for a stronger metabolism and helps people maintain their weight loss long after their diet is completed.