HCG is a natural hormone produced by the body in both Women and Men.
HCG helps the Uterus maintain a normal Pregnancy. During Pregnancy, HCG is produced by the Placenta with levels ranging from 7500 mIU/ml to 285,000 mIU/ml without any adverse effects.
HCG Injections have been used safely for Inducing Ovulation and Infertility in females and to boost Testosterone in young Males for many years. Women receive injections of 5000 to 10000 units for Infertility treatment with any major side-effects.
During the HCG diet, patients only take 250 IU to 500 IU per day. Most patients do not report any side effects. However, as with any diet program, we strongly recommend that our patients coordinate with their primary care physician regarding their weight loss goals, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. If you experience any side effects including but not limited to Rash, Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, please seek medical attention immediately.
In our experience, many patients who have done the HCG weight loss program have seen significant improvement in their medical conditions which include:
• Hypertension (High BP)
• Obstructive Sleep Apnea
• Cardiovascular disease
• Degenerative arthritis in Back and Knee
• Improved physical conditioning and exercise performance
At Ageless Integrated Medicine, we only use pharmaceutical grade HCG of the highest quality. Even though HCG plays a major role in burning fat, following the protocol under Physician supervision is critical to the success of the program. Our Physician and staff have the knowledge and experience to deal with any issues that may arise during the weight loss program. We are committed to help you maximize your success both during the program and thereafter by educating you with strategies that help you keep your weight off long term.
During the latter part of the program, some patients may experience a slowing down of their metabolism. This is especially true in the last 4 to 5 days of the program. Continued use of HCG prevents the body from going into a Starvation mode. Adequate hydration ensures continued burning of fat and is thus critical throughout the Diet.
The minimum number of days on the diet should be 23 because it takes at least 23 days for conditioning the brain
Maximum number of days is 40 because, after 40 days, the brain becomes resistant to the effects of HCG
If this happens frequently the following strategies can be utilized:
Consume unlimited amounts of green tea. Green tea can boost metabolism and help in weight loss
Increase water consumption from 64 Ounces per day to 128 Ounces per day
Make sure you are not mixing vegetables
Check your food dairy to make sure, no fatty foods were consumed by mistake
Check to see if any foods that were not permitted were consumed by mistake
Make sure you haven’t touched any fat, or haven’t used any moisturizer, body lotions or soap with fat in it
Cut the amount of fruits consumed in half
Check any Condiments or foods consumed for hidden fats, Sugars or Sugar alcohols
Check to see if any foods that you ate have MSG (Mono sodium glutamate)
If you have not had a good Bowel movement in 2 or 3 days, use Magnesium up to 750mg twice a day
If weight loss stalls for 3 days in a row, you need to do an “APPLE DAY”
Please call our office to discuss other strategies with our Physician & staff.
Some common strategies include good lifestyle and behavior modifications. Our Physician will discuss your eating habits, cravings and concerns and provide healthy eating strategies that can lead to successful behavior modification. Our physician will also address how to alter Macronutrient ratios for sustained weight loss maintenance.
This website is for informational purposes only and does not offer medical advice. Some of the statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products and services discussed are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. All the services offered at Ageless Integrated Medicine can be prescribed by our Physician, which will include a thorough review of your Medical History, Physical Examination and possible Blood work Laboratory analysis. After such a thorough review, our Physician will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the treatment sought based on your Individual Medical History, current health status and Laboratory results.