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The solution was initially required to be injected into the body. However, with additional study, the company came up with an improved version of the drops that can be put directly below the tongue and consumed orally from the mouth every day.
Because this one is a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD), the company stresses to its customers on the importance of consulting with their doctors before starting the diet. It is also recommended to use a quality multivitamin every day with the diet.
The company has also listed down a few other requirements to go with the HCG diet. It is advised to stay away from toothpastes, cosmetics, deodorants, soaps, sunscreens, moisturizers, conditioners and shampoos that contain oil and chemicals, while participating in the diet. However, this is not necessary and is left up to the discretion of the user.
The diet restricts the use of butter, oil, margarine, butter substitutes, dressings, soda pop, beer, wine, crystal light or other flavoured drinks.
The diet plan consists of 2 phases. One phase is for the first two days of the diet and the second phase goes from the 3rd to the 44th day of the diet.
- Phase 1:
The first phase is called the ‘Loading Phase’ or ‘Gorging Phase’. During this phase of the diet, the dieters are advised to eat as much food as they like. Foods with oil and fats like cheeseburgers, cheesecakes, pastries and ice creams are permitted and encouraged. The idea is to store the energy and fat for the Very Low Calorie Diet portion in the second phase. Continued below....
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, and is a hormone which is produced in
the body during pregnancy. Prescription medicine only allows HCG to be used mainly
in fertility issues. The hormone makes the brain stimulate a situation and makes
it essential to burn away extra fat reserves.
HCG Solution is a controversial weight loss product by a company called NiGen BioTech. The company assures that the brand ‘HCG Solution’ is made out of the full variety of the Human Chrionic Godadotropin amino acid derived from grade raw materials that is certified to be the purest form available. The product is then said to be developed according to the best manufacturing practices and made hormone free.
When the solution/pills are drawn into the male of female body, the body uses the solution to burn up the fats in the body for energy and to get the body rid of extra fat as well as the harmful toxins present inside. When taken along with the diet plan laid out by the organization, many dieters have effectively lost 1 to 2 lbs per day, which is 7 - 15 lbs per week. The drops are available at a price of $39.99 and the mini tablets are available for $29.99. Orders above $45 are delivered free of cost. The company also grants a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee if the customer is not satisfied with the product.
NiGen Biotech is the organization that launched the ‘HCG Diet’. The company has its office is Salt Lake City.
The product has mixed reviews. While some users on GNC commented that it's good value for money and helped them in losing weight, there is a lot of controversy related to the product. The controversy is primarily related to the ingredients of the product. HCG does not have the approval to be sold over-the-counter, nor has it been tested or guaranteed to work for weight loss. It is also said that the companies selling products for weight loss made out of it over-the-counter effectively break the law.
Moreover, doctors criticize the intake of just 500 calories in 1 day and consider it to be disastrous. Placing such a high level of restriction on calorie intake brings several risks such as formation of gallstones, irregular heartbeats and unbalanced electrotypes that help the body's muscles and nerves in performing their functions properly.
Common negative reviews of the users include poor texture, bad taste and non-effectiveness. The product is rated 3.2 out of 5 on GNC.