The hCG Diet Dangers
Why it is important to do the hCG diet through a licensed physician!
HCG is one of the best weight loss options available right now for overweight people who have dreams of getting a tighter slimmer figure. The ability to lose a couple of pounds each day has been called a medical breakthrough by many and HCG has received praise for all of its great benefits. However, just like with any type of supplement, you should be aware of the possible dangers of HCG as well so that you know what to look out for.
We want to make it crystal clear that HCG is 100% legit and has been clinically tested to work. So claims of HCG scams or rumors about whether or not it’s as effective as some people believe should be taken with a grain of salt. But it will be important to be properly educated on the ins and outs of the HCG diet to get an understanding of why some people don’t get the desired results or believe that HCG is a scam.
The first thing you need to look into when deciding on HCG is the type of HCG that you’re buying. There are two types of HCG that are sold today: Homeopathic and Pharmaceutical HCG.
Homeopathic HCG is the culprit responsible for the accusations that HCG is ineffective or a scam. This type of HCG very rarely contains HCG in it, and if it does there are just traces of it. The product is usually extremely diluted and watered down and has mixtures of many different ingredients in its formula. Because homeopathic HCG contains many other ingredients, it’s likely that you could experience some adverse side effects such headaches, stomach pains, and hunger. In order for HCG to be effective, users have to follow the 500 calorie diet. Since homeopathic HCG contains very little (often times none) HCG, you don’t get the benefit of mobilizing the stored fat in your body to use for energy and to feel full. Due to this, homeopathic HCG can be quite dangerous.
The recommended HCG is pharmaceutical/clinical HCG. This type is prescribed by medical professionals and contains the required amount of HCG for the very low calorie diet. Pharmaceutical grade HCG is the form that Dr. Simeons (the doctor who revealed weight loss benefits of HCG) used in his experiments and is what he used in conjunction with the 500 calorie diet.
Just like with any supplement, there are some minor side effects that are possible with HCG. Some people have reported some of the following side effects:
- Water Weight
While these side effects are not major, you should make sure that you’re monitoring them and if you start experiencing combinations of these effects and if they start getting extreme you should inform your doctor immediately. There are a few other more extreme side effects of HCG that you should be aware of. Again, if you start experiencing any of the following issues contact your doctor or HCG specialists as soon as possible.
Constipation: Since you will be consuming far less calories, you’ll notice that you have less bowel movements. However, if you are having difficulty with your bowels, you should take a sugar free laxative (ask your HCG specialist for recommended brands). This should clear the issue but if you’re still experiencing issues notify your doctor.
Depression: Some users have reported feeling depressed while on the HCG diet. It can be difficult to contribute depression to HCG as there are many other factors that could be attributing to your depression. However, if you notice that you’ve had a drastic change in your mood since taking HCG, consult your doctor.
Cramps: Due to the fact that the HCG diet isn’t very rich in potassium, you could possibly experience cramping in your legs. Your doctor or HCG specialist will be able to recommend potassium supplements that you can take while on the low calorie diet and still achieve optimum results.
Rashes: If you’re taking HCG injections, you may notice that you develop a rash. This is not uncommon but if the rash continues to irritate your skin or spread, notify your HCG specialists. Do not use any ointments or creams prior to consulting your doctor or specialists because many skin care products contain ingredients that are not in line with the HCG diet protocol.
Weakness: This side effect is usually experienced by people who fail to exercise while on the HCG diet. It is extremely important that you maintain a regular exercise routine while on your HCG diet to help build muscle and keep your energy levels up.
The great thing about HCG is that the side effects can be minimized just by adhering to the protocol properly and working with your doctor throughout the diet. The HCG diet should be performed under the supervision of a medical doctor to prevent any of the above side effects from occurring. Also, one of best defenses of HCG diet dangers is to use medical HCG as opposed to homeopathic. As we mentioned above, medical HCG is much more potent and contains the hormones your body needs to function while on the 500 calorie diet. Keep this information in mind and you’ll be burning the fat off in no time at all!