Are there any HCG diet clinical studies?

The HCG Diet has been researched for over 40 years and had 16 years of clinical trials. Here are a few studies:
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Does the HCG Diet have any side effects?

Most of the HCG Diet side effects are positive … brittle fingernails will strengthen, blood pressure and blood sugar tends to normalize; cholesterol levels lower (but can be harmlessly higher during treatment); arthritis and rheumatoid symptoms will often improve. Other conditions that some of our patients have shown improvement with HCG are colitis, allergies, varicose ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, psoriasis and migraines.
There are a few conditions in which we take precaution with the HCG Diet. One of them is a pre-disposition to gall stones. The diet itself could aggravate this problem because of the small amount of fat in the 2nd phase. Gout symptoms may also become more severe in rare cases.
With any drug, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction, yet we have not heard of any severe adverse reactions to HCG at these very low doses (250 -300 IU). Some may experience headaches in the first few days and this is most likely due to detoxification.
In huge doses (5000-10,000 IU), which are used for fertility treatments, side effects have been known and are listed in this link: http://tinyurl.com/hcgwarnings You can see drug interactions at this link: http://tinyurl.com/hcginteraction.
The side effects revealed by many patients are: decreased depression, increased libido, discovery of a new wardrobe, better lab results, more energy, lower blood pressure, stable blood sugar, ability to discontinue meds, optimistic outlook and a feeling of self-determination and control.

HCG DIET & WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

After many years of research, Dr. Madda and Dr. Phillipo have developed an HCG Diet & weight loss plan that is safe, effective, medically researched and fulfills their commitment to higher health.   This physician supervised HCG Diet program is based on over 60 years of research and clinical trials and can help you shed unwanted weight quickly and safely.  In our own clinic, we have seen consistent and positive results in almost everyone.  The key to success is a combination of the HCG Diet plan, the daily injections of pharmaceutical grade Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) & a few easy and manageable diet and lifestyle changes. We are fully committed to helping you reach your goals through the Natural HCG Diet as well as educating you on how to eat and live a healthy lifestyle to keep the weight off.

The doctors at the Natural Path have seen consistent weight loss results in almost every patient they have approved and helped through the Natural HCG Weight Loss Program.

What is HCG and how does it work with weight loss?

HCG is a peptide naturally produced in large amounts by the placenta during early pregnancy.  It has many functions in utero and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions.  In the 1950’s, it was discovered that the HCG Diet had a special property that triggered the body to mobilize fat and use it for energy.  HCG was thought by Dr. Simeons to work on the hypothalamus of the brain where it encourages the body to release “fixed” or “abnormal” fat stores for fuel. 

In order for the HCG Diet to be effective in burning stored fat, a specific, low calorie diet must be followed.  Most of our patients experience little to no hunger during the program and no lean muscle mass is lost.  Although you are eating a low calorie diet, the HCG is theorized to allow your body to burn on average a ½ to 1 lb. of fat per day which puts 1300 - 2000 calories into your bloodstream to be used.  You are not at a caloric deficit during this time. 

What is the Natural HCG diet?

The Natural HCG diet is a revolutionary diet using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) combined with a low calorie diet of 500 calories per day.  HCG will be taken for a period of 23 or 42 days while observing a strict, food specific, very-low-calorie-diet (VLCD).  While on the HCG Diet, the body begins to use its excess fat stores for fuel.  It is theorized that the hypothalamus gland, the master gland in the brain that controls appetite and fat burning is “reset” leaving you with a new metabolic set-point. 

 

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How much weight will I lose?

On average, women lose ½ - ¾ lb. per day and men will lose ¾ to 1 lb. per day while on the HCG phase of the program.  If you have a considerable amount of weight to lose it is possible to experience an average weight loss of 1-2 lbs. per day on the program.  In most cases, the weight stays off while healthy eating and lifestyle habits become established. We are here to help our patients maintain their weight loss by guiding them every step of the way through the program.

Does the HCG Diet have any side effects or contraindications?

Most of the HCG Diet side effects are positive … fingernails will strengthen, blood pressure and blood sugar tend to normalize; cholesterol levels lower (but can be harmlessly higher during treatment); arthritis and rheumatoid symptoms will often improve.  Other conditions that we have seen improve with the HCG Diet are colitis, allergies, varicose ulcers, duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, psoriasis and migraines.

There are a few conditions in which we take precaution with the HCG Diet.  One of them is a pre-disposition to gallstones. The diet itself could aggravate this problem because of the small amount of fat in the 2nd phase.  Gout symptoms may also become more severe in rare cases.

Is the Natural HCG Diet safe?

The Natural HCG Diet is very safe.  Women experience extremely high levels of HCG during the early months of pregnancy and can be pregnant many times without adverse effects.  The small amount used for weight loss has little to no side effects (see above) on men or women.

Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG? Will my metabolism slow down?

Many double blind studies have been conducted that give the answer to this question.  If you just follow the very low calorie diet in phase II of this program and do not use the HCG, you will lose weight.  The problem is, you will be very hungry, tired and most importantly you will be losing muscle and structural fat that we need for protection.  Without HCG in combination with the diet, you will most likely not lose any of the excess fat deposits in the problem areas.  The HCG Diet allows your body to become reshaped or re-sculpted, and has not been shown to alter metabolism in a negative way.

What are the costs associated with the program?

Initial Office Visit $275

This office visit is about an hour and a half long and the doctor will go through  a full medical history and put you on our state of the art In Body body composition scanner to determine your body composition.  This will also be done in the 3rd week of phase III.   At this time, you will be given our HCG DIET MANUAL as well as an HCG RESULTS TRACKER.  The HCG Diet program will be discussed in detail and uniquely tailored to fit you, your body and your goals. 

Weekly Follow up Visits $175 (including one week of prescription HCG)

Each week that you are on the HCG Diet you will have a 1/2 hour follow up visit with Dr. Madda or Dr. Phillipo. 

Slim Shot Injection (optional) $40

This injection has been shown to assist in fat metabolism and consists of methionine, inositol, choline, B complex and B-12 with carnitine.  We have seen this injection be very helpful to our patients during the HCG Diet process. 

The number of weeks that you stay on the program depends upon how much weight you would like to lose.  Each round of the HCG DIET phase lasts between 23-42 days.
**disclaimer: Although HCG is a prescription medication, it is not FDA approved for weight loss.

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