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What is HCG?

By Terri David

What is HCG? I asked the same question when I first heard the letters. There is really more than one answer. In my case, it is the basis to a brilliant diets that can help combat obesity and help people lose weight easily, quickly and effectively.

This is even true if you have had an enormously difficult time in the past with losing those excess pounds. Where other programs may have failed for you, this may be just the one that works for you.

What is HCG

Human Chorionic Gonadtropin

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadtropin. Certainly a mouthful! It is a natural hormone that is found in the body of pregnant women.

It is produced during pregnancy. When doing a pregnancy test, it actually the chemical in that body that causes the test to show positive for fertilization.

Truth be told, according to Dr A.T.W. Simeons, HCG is not really a hormone, even though that is what it is categorized as. But to keep life simply and avoid a biology lesson, I will refer to it as a hormone as that is the common usage.

For use in a weight management program, It is available as a homeopathic product. You just spray it under your tongue 3-times per day. It is also available as an injection by way of a needle. Using the injection form, it is quite a bit more costly.

The homeopathic delivery method is a much easier process that still delivers similar excellent results. It is easy to use, relatively inexpensive and for me personally, provided great results.

But Really, What is HCG?

This pregnancy hormone, as it is often referred to, is used by the body to access fat stores. The mother's body produces it so that in case of famine, the growing fetus can stay well nourished, guaranteeing that there is food. The body will use the fat as nutrition and energy, even if mom is technically starving.

Once HCG enters the bloodstream, it leads to several different effects on your body. The two most important for a dieter are a decrease in appetite, and the opening of the fat stores.

By decreasing your appetite, you can easily adjust to the very low calorie diet that is required to lose your excess weight. And by opening the fat stores, your body is able to easily burn your excess fat for energy.

Because of the biological function, you can eat a lower number of calories during the day without suffering the potential side effects and problems that can be linked to a severe calorie restricted diet.

What About My Metabolism?

Normally when a person goes on a very low calorie diet, their body will slow down its metabolism to prevent the body from being starved. However, with HCG, it does not slow down to a total crawl in the same manner that it would if a person simply opted to just flat out stopped eating a regular amount of calories per day.

It also keeps your muscles from being burned up as fuel when your calorie intake drops to extremely low levels. Since muscles are a form of protein, your body will typically burn them of to feed itself. However, once you include this hormone in your body, it prevents your system from using your muscles as fuel.

How do we know this? Easy, there has been a great deal of research that has been done regarding how HCG affects the hypothalamus gland which regulates metabolic processes as well as your adrenal glands and thyroid.

What Next?

Now that we know "what is HCG?", we know that it can significantly enhance how we can lose unwanted fat on this unique weight loss program. This can certainly be the best way to lose weight when traditional methods of dieting and exercise have failed.

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