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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!

The Safety of the hCG Diet

The Safety of the hCG Diet

Unlike many fad diets, the hCG diet has only minimal health risks. The diet is one of the safest, if not the most reliable, low-calorie diet protocol ever designed. It was developed and tailored by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons, who founded the plan on very detailed clinical research. HCG has been used safely and successfully by thousands of individuals since it was first released to the public over 50 years ago. 

HCG Diet Safety Testing 


The hCG diet has been extensively tested in clinical settings such as the first clinical trials performed personally by Dr. Simeons. Innumerable follow-up trials focused on not only the low-calorie diet plan but also the human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone and its ability to effectively burn fat reserves, curb hunger, and reset the body’s metabolism. 

Low-Calorie Diet Safety 


Under medical supervision, a low-calorie diet, such as the hCG diet, is safe. Many naysayers will make the bogus claim that the hCG diet is dangerous because of the diet’s low-calorie diet requirements. However, low-calorie diets are regularly prescribed in a medical setting as a viable way to treat obesity. In fact, with the hCG diet, patients experience rapid weight loss which reduces the severity and reverses the side effects of chronic health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension experienced by obesity sufferers. 


Limited 500-Calories per Day and the hCG Hormones 


With the hCG diet, dieters will limit their caloric intake to 500-calories per day for three to six weeks. The calorie reduction, in combination with hCG typically, provides dramatic weight loss results of up to a pound per day. The 500-calories per day are sufficient for providing the essential vitamins and minerals that a person requires. The hCG will spur the body to utilize the abnormal fat as fuel which speeds weight loss. 


HCG Curbs Hunger and Improves Metabolism 


Unlike other diet plans, the hCG diet does take effort, but the results are outstanding. The hCG hormone helps curb hunger and forces the body to metabolize fat while the caloric intake is significantly restricted. 

Safety Concerns of the hCG Hormones 


The primary safety concern with the diet is the quality of the hCG hormones. There are a large number of online providers selling the hCG hormone in various forms without a medical license. Many of the providers peddling the hormones are located overseas so they have no FDA safety standards. Also, many US companies were shut down by the FDA but reemerged by marketing their hCG as homeopathic. Such products are not always safe and have not undergone any testing by independent labs or organizations, so their purity is in question. Users could experience an allergic reaction or worse. 


Purchasing hCG Hormones 


Anyone deciding to undergo the hCG diet must make sure that they work with a respected company or clinic that has licensed medical providers on staff where the hCG hormone products are legitimate and high quality. Dieters require clinics that have a complete understanding of the hCG diet to gain successful, long-term results. 


Why Nu Image Medical? 


At Nu Image Medical, the hCG diet is carefully structured so that it is not dangerous to the patients. Each patient is evaluated and the diet adjusted according to their individual needs. Nu Image has provided the hCG diet for over a decade. They employ experienced medical staff who are world-leaders in the innovative diet. At all times, the team takes into consideration the safety of the protocol and their patient’s needs. Every patient is evaluated to ensure that the diet is safe for their individual needs before going forward. If for some reason the hCG plan will not work for a particular patient then there are other options such as the Ultra Burn program that might be suitable.


Very few diets are as safe as the hCG dietary plan. Please contact Nu Image Medical with any questions or to learn more. 

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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