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The following information is for educational purposes only. Due to new FDA Compounding Guidelines and Telehealth Certifications,
Nu Image Medical no longer offers the HCG Weight Loss Program. GOOD NEWS! We have developed something better and easier: WAYT-less!

HCG or HGH? Which one is right for you?

HCG or HGH? Which one is right for you?


We frequently get questions from potential patients asking which program is right or better for them- HCG or HGH? Although their abbreviations are somewhat similar, and they are both hormones, HCG and HGH are two very different things entirely. Chances are, if you've made your way to our website, you're on the hunt to improve something in your life...possibly get healthier or maybe drop a few pounds? Well, you've come to the right place! But first, it's super important to know all the facts about each one and see how they line up with your specific needs in order to better determine which program or product may be best suited for you. So, let's get started! Here are a few things you'll need to know in order to make a well thought out decision...

#1 What's the real difference between HCG and HGH?

Like mentioned previously, HCG and HGH are both hormones, but they are completely different in that they have different makeups and various functions within the body.

HCG (also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone present in both males and females. In males HCG is primarily responsible for testosterone production. However, it is more commonly known for it's functions in the female body, and is referred to as "the hormone of pregnancy." The primary role of HCG during pregnancy is to provide nutrient protection for a growing fetus. After conception, when a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins producing more and more of the hormone HCG. (This is the hormone detected on most home pregnancy tests). During the pregnancy, if the mother was unable to get the proper nourishment, then the HCG allows the fetus to pull the mother's fat stores for growth. How HCG is used for weight loss is based on this same concept...Real HCG is given in a small dose, calories are restricted, and the HCG unlocks the body's deep fat stores so they they may be burned for energy. This results in rapid weight loss, appetite suppression, and incredible body contouring that cannot be accomplished with any other diet.

A Few Benefits of HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin):

  • Fast weight loss- up to 1 lb per day
  • Appetite control & enhanced energy
  • Metabolism improvement
  • Perfect for men and women of all ages- even those in menopause or who struggle with weight gain from other disorders such as hypothyroidism

HGH (also known as Human Growth Hormone) is a particular hormone present in both males and females much like HCG. HGH levels actually peak during puberty and then gradually decline over time as we age. HGH levels at age thirty are actually half of what they were at puberty. HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and controls many functions such as metabolism, sleep ability, immune function, muscle cell growth, and libido just to name a few. Most symptoms that are routinely attributed to "normal aging signs" can be linked to a simple loss of HGH. By supplementing growth hormone, many have found that they have more energy, more restful sleep, better sex,  and they even get sick less often. HGH therapy has become increasing popular over the years especially among the aging celebrities such as Suzanne Somers and Sylvester Stallone who swear by it's energizing and age defying benefits.

The benefits of increased growth hormone levels can be more easily achieved even by the "average joe" with the prescription Sermorelin. Sermorelin is not the actually hormone HGH, but rather a strong peptide that stimulates the pituitary gland to produce more of the body's own HGH. Because of this more natural approach, Sermorelin treatment for low HGH is much more safe, less expensive, and easier to dose than actual HGH. Both HGH and Sermorelin increase the body's amount of growth hormone.

Benefits of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) therapy:

  • Increased energy
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Better sleep
  • Enhanced sex drive and stamina
  • Reduced skin wrinkling and age-related skin changes
  • Improved immune system function


#2 What are you looking to achieve FIRST?

Looking at what you are trying to achieve first is the best way to approach possible HCG or HGH treatment. For example, if your immediate goal is weight loss, the HCG diet may be more appropriate for you to start out on before addressing hormonal imbalances with HGH. On the other hand, if you're looking for an improved metabolism as you age, then you may be more well advised to try HGH rather than the HCG diet. Although both HCG and HGH therpaies help with weight loss and improve metabolism, both hormones may improve certain conditions better and more quickly

#3 How to get started...

Getting started on HCG or HGH is very simple. Back in the old days, you had to take off work, make an appointment with a doctor and waste quite a bit of money and time for a clinic hormone replacement therapy evaluation and the famed HCG diet. Now, there are tele-medicine companies, like Nu Image Medical, that still provide the same quality medications without the hassle of weekly weigh- ins and high priced drugs. Professional tele-medicine companies, like Nu Image Medical can provide prescription products like HCG and HGH through a online medical approval process and a quick phone or video consultation with a physician. And even better, they are able to answer all of your medical questions and concerns 24 hours a day/seven days a week at no extra cost to you. That's right, no follow-up charges or weekly payments for visits. All you pay is the medication cost. Here's how to order...

HCG and HGH ordering is a quick order process with an easy to navigate shopping cart and selection system. Once you have selected your program and entered your billing information, you will be prompted to some online medical forms. These forms will only take a brief moment to fill out and are completed and submitted completely online. For HGH only, labs are required and can be added into your order at no charge with certain orders. Once all of this is done, your forms (and labs if applicable) will be reviewed closely by our physicians for approval to complete the HCG diet or take HGH safely. You will then be contacted by our medical department to review your information and confirm your order for shipment. Any questions can be addressed at this time. The next step? Start the program! Because the HCG or HGH and all the supplies needed to take the medication and/or complete the diet are on there way to you!

  • Remember, even though Nu Image Medical is a telemedicine company and not a walk-in clinic, as a patient, you still have access to 24/7 professional medical help. Don't be afraid to let our medical staff help you feel more confident in your decision. We are happy to address all of your questions and concerns! A medical representative can be contacted at (888)520-3438.




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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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