are HCG Low Calorie Diets Safe and Effective

HCG Drops – What are the side effects

Side effects have also been reported with the HCG diet plan and include, but are not limited at:

  • fatigue;
  • irritability;
  • restlessness;
  • depression, and
  • fluid buildup (edema).

In addition to the above it is also reported that in men (and/or boys) using HCG Drops can cause gynecomastia, that is a swelling of the breasts (a.k.a. man boobs).

Another significant worry is the risk of blood clots developing and hindering a normal blood flow through the vessels (thromboembolism).

If weight loss is your goal, there are safer ways to lose weight.

If your only reason for wanting to use HCG Drops or Injections is the lose weight then you might reconsider and find other ways to accomplish your goals.

This is what the Food and Drug Agency (FDA) had to say on HCG based Low Calorie Diets.


HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. It’s a hormone produced by the body and a
lot of people think of it as a pregnancy hormone and we measure it in the urine of pregnant women.

Forms of HCG have been know evaluated by the FDA and approved as an injectable prescription drug for things like female infertility and other medical conditions.

HCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, has been approved by FDA for things like female
infertility and other medical conditions but it has not been approved by the agency for
weight loss.

These HCG weight loss products, FDA hasn’t received specific reports of harm about them
but we are very concerned because the products instruct users to take them with a 500 calorie per day diet. This kind of diet should only be done under medical supervision.

The risks of such a diet can include things like dizziness, fainting, gal stones or even heart arrhythmia.

FDA along with the Federal Trade Commission has issued seven warning letters to firms
marketing these products. We’re telling them that they need to stop marketing these unapproved and illegal products.

Source: FDA

Click here to read the FDA Report on HCG Low Calorie Diets

HCG Diet Drops – What are they

What are HCG Drops

Have you ever wondered what exactly HCG drops are?

No doubt you’ve heard of HCG drops before — but do you really know what they are?

HCG is a hormone which occurs naturally in pregnant women for a very important role — ensuring optimal nourishment of the growing foetus. With this in mind, it may seem hard to believe that HCG is such an effective weight loss aid!

HCG drops are an increasingly popular weight loss aid which are used in conjunction with a specialized low calorie diet – also known as the HCG diet.

These drops are developed using the hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) which is a hormone produced naturally by pregnant women.

HCG diet drops in conjunction with a low calorie diet help to mobilize fat stores for energy production. This means that the dieter loses fat without excessive loss of muscle tissue as often occurs while on a calorie restricted diet.

The HCG diet for weight loss was originally
developed in the 1950’s and has only grown in popularity since then – especially after featuring on the Dr Oz show.
Because the use of the HCG hormone is central to this diet,
the popularity of HCG drops has also grown. HCG drops are simply a form of this hormone designed to be taken orally to complement the HCG diet program.
There are 2 types of these drops available, medical HCG and homeopathic HCG and there has been some debate over which should be used.