What is HCG and how does it work?
HCG is a natural hormone produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism.
How do they make it?
Homeopathic remedies are made from the elements found in nature --mineral, animal, and plant extracts are the base of these natural remedies which are then diluted through altering the degree of concentration to avoid creating side effects that can be disagreeable. Paradoxically, the more a homeopathic remedy is diluted the more effective a remedy will work.
There is a very distinct process for making homeopathic remedies.
For example, when making a homeopathic remedy which is of plant or animal nature, the extract, which is a soluble substance, is dissolved in a mixture of alcohol and water (approximately ninety percent pure alcohol and ten percent distilled water). Then this mixture is set-aside for two to four weeks. It is periodically shaken and then is press strained once it has cured. This yields a remedy referred to as a "mother tincture."
The mother tincture is diluted to produce different remedy potencies. To do this you use one of two scales: the decimal (x) and the centesimal (c). And an alcohol/water mixture is used for dilution in various stages.
Between each of the stages of dilution, the diluted tincture is succussed (shaken vigorously). Also, the decimal scale dilution factor is 1:10 and in the centesimal it is 1:100.
To produce a 1x potency of HCG for example, one drop of the mother tincture is added to 10 drops of an alcohol/water mixture and succussed. To produce a 2x potency, one drop of the 1x mixture is added to 10 drops of an alcohol/water mixture and succussed. The number of a homeopathic remedy shows how many times it has been diluted and succussed, for example, HCG 60x has been diluted and succussed sixty times.
If you have tried homeopathic medicines and witnessed the body's natural ability to heal itself when stimulated by homeopathic remedies you will come to appreciate their benefits.
Where is the actual HCG manufactured and what are the quality control guidelines?
Our exclusive homeopathic HCG formula is manufactured by our laboratory, which has years of experience and produces over 190 other naturopathic and homeopathic supplements. Unlike most other facilities that make homeopathic HCG, our production facility actually has a Naturopathic Medical Doctor on staff. ChiroHCG hold a FDA Establishment Number and routine inspections by the FDA ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) for your safety.
What sets ChiroHCG's product apart from the rest?
You will not find this product being sold by other companies; it is a proprietary formula using more expensive quality ingredients that work. Our unique formula has many advantages like added natural
appetite suppressants, energy supplements and more to help optimize this diet to the fullest. Patients frequently report to us that they feel much better and have less hunger issues on while taking the ChiroHCG formula than when they had tried other (injection and on-line) formulas. Our production facility maintains a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, who oversees all formulation, on staff. In addition to authoring 2 published books, this doctor has said: "Homeopathic HCG has been the greatest discovery of my weight loss career. I've never seen such rapid weight loss and long-term success than I have with this protocol. This is the best place to start for every overweight person." That being said, our ChiroHCG drops have the highest quality and diet effects. Why doesn't a pregnancy test show positive when I test the drops on it?
Our HCG Diet Weight Loss formula is Homeopathic, which is nothing short of science meeting nature. For centuries science has used and proven these methods to be effective and safe. Homeopathic HCG usually will not show up in a pregnancy test due to the way it is derived from the source (see FAQ 2) but can be tested in the lab for efficacy, if in question. Our homeopathic formula is developed in the lab and has thousands of happy users to support its effectiveness.
What is the difference between prescription and non-prescription HCG?
Prescription HCG is usually pure pharmaceutical grade HCG with no supporting elements to help it perform at 100%. Prescription HCG can be very effective but must be obtained and monitored only by a licensed medical physician. This makes it very expensive as well as being against the law to possess it without a prescription. Pure HCG is usually administered by injection only. Our non-prescription HCG Formula is homeopathically derived and blended with other effective natural ingredients, which not only makes it legally obtainable without a prescription, but also makes it safer and more affordable, with the same average weight losses of prescription HCG.
Is HCG safe for men?
ChiroHCG’s proprietary formula is safe for men. In fact, men get even faster results and tend to lose more weight than women.
If HCG works so well for weight loss, why don't pregnant women lose weight?
HCG works to mobilize fat for utilization by the body only when there is a significant decrease in calories and fat. For weight loss, a very low calorie, low glycemic index and anti-inflamatory based diet is used to trigger CHiroHCG’s proprietary formula to help rid the body of fat.
Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet?
It is true that normally when cutting back on calories and fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This is what is referred to as “starvation mode” and occurs because the body stores the most calorie dense material, which happens to be fat (9cal/gm). When a very low calorie diet is used in conjunction with the ChiroHCG formula, the body will make up the caloric deficiency by mobilizing and burning fat to give you the calories that are needed. ChiroHCG keeps the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism.
Wouldn't I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG?
You can lose weight simply by eating fewer calories and fat, but because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down,
so in the long run, it would make gaining weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using ChiroHCG in combination with a VLCD, the body’s stored fat is mobilized for energy.
The HCG diet is very low calorie, will I get hungry?
While it is common to feel mild hunger during the first few days, this sensation will ususally stop after 4-6 days. By the end of the first week you will find your servings to be satisfying. Because ChiroHCG’s proprietary formula is specifically blended with additional ingrediaents to aid in blood sugar stabilization as well as natural hunger and craving supressors. So even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body can access the energy you have stored in fat cells. Drinking 80-120 ounces of water per day will additionally act as an extra hunger suppressant and help keep your energy level high. As a “rule of thumb” the average person on ChiroHCG has plenty of energy and feels good while on the program.
Will HCG interfere with any medications I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?
Homeopathic HCG formulas do not interact with ANY medications, including birth control pills or Depo-Provera. Even though there are currently NO clinically proven side effects to our homeopathic weight loss formula, as with any diet we do recommend consulting with your doctor to make sure this diet is for you.
Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG?
Because the amount of HCG is so small, there are no changes to your menstrual cycle. Likewise, HCG will not affect your ability to become pregnant, nor will it increase your chances of getting pregnant. It is best to avoid starting the HCG diet if you are within 5-6 days of your menstrual period. Wait until after your menstrual period is complete to start HCG. Once on HCG and you have a menstrual cycle, you can maintain the diet and continue taking HCG. If you are currently taking fertility medications, we advise against starting any homeopathic HCG program.
What about pregnancy and taking HCG?
If you are pregnant do not take HCG. If you become pregnant during the HCG diet, stop taking HCG and consult your physician.
How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?
Most people will lose between 20-35 pounds on the 42-day program. Everyone is different. It depends on many factors including how much excess weight you have and how much weight needs to be lost. Often, people lose 7-10 lbs. in the first week.
Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks?
Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first week, then a gradual slowing of weight loss. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved in this stair-step fashion.
Is it ok to skip a meal or protein at one of my meals?
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never skip any of your meals. It's important to eat all of your 500 calories and especially your protein so that you lose fat and not muscle. Additionally, do not move portions of food from one meal to the next.
Can I exercise daily?
No exercise!. 20 minutes of low intensity walking is acceptable. When exercising, the body burns calories. Because the body is not able to metabolize fat as fast as it is burned with exercise, you have a significantly greater chance for injury due to rapid onset fatigue. We simply ask that you give us 42 days with no exercise. Once you are done with the 42 days, we strongly encourage exercising.
Do I have to take vitamins while doing this diet?
While ChiroHCG contains B12, we recommend CN-B12 if you are interested in additional metabolism boosting, energy, and nervous system function. CN-B12 is formulated by ChiroNutraceutical and is designed to fit hand in hand with the ChiroHCG program. Just like the ChiroHCG formula, it is sublingual for maximum absorption. For multivitamins, we recommend Ultra-Vite, which is also manufactured by ChiroNutraceutical and is also designed to meet your nutritional requirements. Ultra-Vite is a whole food based, certified organic, certified vegetarian and gluten free multi-vitamin and chelated mineral complex that is designed in a prolonged release fashion.
Is it normal to get a headache during the first week?
Some people may experience light headaches during the first week. It is most often due to the fact that your body stores its toxins and your fat cells and when the fat cells are used for energy, the toxins are released into your body. If you experience headaches increase your water consumption.
Can I take the drops longer than 42 days if I want to keep losing weight?
Yes! However, after 42 days, you need to enter into the “cycling phase” for a minimum of 3 weeks. This is done to make sure that your body does not adapt to the ChiroHCG formula.
Can I Drink Alcohol on the HCG Diet?
In the original HCG diet protocol by Dr. Simeons, it does not mention or account for alcohol. It has found that some HCG Users whom have been drinkers or even those that are borderline alcoholic, do surprisingly well on the HCG diet. If the simple instructions are followed correctly, the HCG diet will get them out of their drinking routine. These users have even said that they don't even feel the need to drink while on the HCG diet because HCG works with the hypothalamus gland, which controls the emotional eating/ drinking part of the brain, along with other aspects.
Can I wear makeup?
The answer is yes. However, avoiding lotions, moisturizers or liquid make-ups with oil will improve the weight loss. All HCG programs are sensitive to oils, creams and fats. You can use any mineral makeup, pressed powders and oil free foundation. Eye makeup and lipstick are okay. Tr to avoid lip gloss and Chapstick. If your lips get dry we recommend the use of Carmex. If a body moisturizer is needed, it is recommended that you use baby oil.
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