What is HCG?
HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a natural hormone produced by our bodies.
HCG is a Glycoprotein hormone made of 237 amino acids. It has 2 subunits:
- The α (alpha) subunit is identical to the pituitary hormones LH, FSH & TSH
- The β (beta) subunit has 145 amino acids and is unique to HCG
Human chorionic gonadotropin is produced by the Placenta during Pregnancy. The role of HCG during pregnancy is to help the production of Progesterone, so that the uterine lining thickens and allows the Pregnancy to continue well.
Functions of HCG
HCG is produced by many tissues in both Women and men. It is a hormone that controls many metabolic functions and is used to treat many medical conditions.
Research has been done on the Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer uses of HCG in Breast cancer and Melanoma. The reduced incidence of Breast cancer among females with multiple pregnancies is thought to be due to the presence of high levels of HCG for long periods of time.
- Stimulating the Hypothalamus to induce Lipolysis (Fat burning)
- Stimulate Testosterone which reduces Visceral fat & increases Muscle mass
- Anti-Inflammatory action improves Insulin resistance & reduces Diabetes
- Stimulate TSH which increases T3 (Thyroid hormone) known to burn fat
- Stimulate GH which increases Muscle mass and reduces Visceral fat
- Stimulate Leptin which signals the Hypothalamus that the Stomach is full
History of the HCG Weight Loss Diet
Dr Albert T.W. Simeons, a British Endocrinologist, originally came up with the HCG Diet. While he was studying pregnant women in India who were on a Calorie-deficient diet, he noticed that they lost fat rather than lean muscle tissue. He hypothesized that the HCG is programming the Hypothalamus to mobilize abnormal, excessive fat deposits to protect the developing fetus during a calorie deficient state. He also noted the same phenomenon (Losing fat rather than lean muscle) among Obese kids with Frolich’s syndrome (Pituitary disorder) while being treated with low dose HCG.
Based on these Observations, Dr Simeons recommended low-dose daily HCG injections (125 IU) in combination with a customized (VLCD) very low calorie diet (500 calories per day, high-protein, low-carbohydrate/fat) diet, which resulted in loss of Adipose tissue without loss of Muscle.
Dr Simeons published a book titled “Pounds and Inches” in 1954 to help the fight obesity.
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These weight reduction treatments include the injection of HCG, a drug which has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as safe and effective in the treatment of obesity or weight control. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or “normal” distribution of fat or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.
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