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HCG

The use of HCG in the treatment of obesity was first discovered by the late British Physician, Dr. A. T. W. Simeons.  His first published a report on the topic in 1954, while practicing in Rome, Italy devoting years to researching various patients suffering from obesity he noticed several important factors including the lack of symptoms one would expect from a patient on a very low calorie diet.  For example, his patients had no headaches, hunger pains, weakness, or irritability as long as the low calorie diet was combined with HCG.

How patients lost significant amounts of weight while their bodies reshaped naturally without effort.  Patients lost more fat tissue directly from adipose tissue accumulations, causing highly visible contouring of the body.
Weight maintenance was not an issue for patients that had undergone the HCG Diet plan.
HCG regulated the metabolism, correcting that which initially caused the obesity.
HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone naturally produced by the placenta in pregnant women and almost completely controls the metabolic function through the hypothalamus throughout the pregnancy.  All HCG used for medical purposes is natural, but created in laboratories from sterile cells.
The HCG used for the HCG weight loss is actually already found in men.  In fact, it is present in every human tissue, including males and non-pregnant women as well as pregnant.
HCG weight loss studies have shown that weight lost following the Simeons protocol comes directly from adipose fat tissue rather than lean muscle.  In doing so, the weight lost comes directly from unhealthy fat and does not strip the body of much needed muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to maintain good health, while at the same time, releasing excessive amounts of fat-stored nutrients into the blood stream to be absorbed by the body.  For this reason, HCG dieters report a feeling and appearance of great health and marvel at the loss of negative health risks they had as an overweight individual. 
The hypothalamus gland moderates the thyroid, adrenals, fat storage, and more importantly, your metabolic rate.
HCG diet shots cause your hypothalamus to mobilize the fat out of the fat storage locations so that it’s available for use.  While you are only consuming 500 calories, your hypothalamus is continually releasing the fat stored in your body.  Because of this, your body is actually operating on thousands of calories a day.  The result is your body using thousands of calories of fat from your body each day, the reason HCG dieters lose 1 to 2 lbs of fat or more, per day.
It is common for mild hunger during the first few days, however this will pass and by the 2nd week, you will find even very tiny servings, to be completely satisfying.  This is partly due to your hypothalamus adjusting your metabolic rate, but largely due to the amount of calories circulating in your system from the fat being released.  It is common that HCG dieters feel as though they are stuffing themselves in order to reach that 500 calorie limit!
Most HCG dieters report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day.  At the very least, .5 pound a day, and at the most, 3 + lbs a day.  1 lb is generally lost in the first day.  Factors that guarantee faster weight loss include increasing vegetable intake and mixing salad with each meal.  Fiber intake is extremely important, as is water intake.
The majority of men and women can use HCG injections for weight loss.  It is recommended that dieters consult a physician concerning your weight loss, along with the appropriate implementation of the HCG protocol. The physician will NOT permit HCG weight loss injections for women who are pregnant or nursing.
After the HCG diet, not only will you have lost physical weight, formerHCG Dieters also report a change for the better in appetite, and a natural course of modified eating behavior.  They also report this as being an ideal situation for easily transitioning into a healthy relationship with food.

With all of these changes and experiences, the HCG Diet is the perfect opportunity to adopt that healthy lifestyle to maintain your weight.
Will you gain the weight back after HCG?  There is no reason you should, so long as you have replaced any former negative eating and inactive lifestyle habits with new, healthy perspectives on food and exercise.
Most post HCG dieters find a minimum amount of daily activity is sufficient to maintaining their HCG weight loss goal. A minimum amount of exercise is recommended not only for weight maintenance, but also for the added health benefits.  Recommended activities include:  Yoga, 20 minutes of cardio, or any number of activities you may enjoy, that gets your heart moving.  With your hypothalamus, "reset" and your metabolism will reflect these differences and you will be able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.
If your physician has sent you home with pre-mixed injections of HCG for your weight loss protocol, these tips may help with self administration of your HCG shots. 

The HCG injections for weight loss are administered using a very fine needle and are relatively painless. Pinching the skin and pulling it out gently, can provide distraction to your nerves so you do not feel the needle.  Some people prefer the quick motion shot, while others prefer resting the needle on the pinched skin and pushing it through in a smooth motion. Relax the muscles prior to injection. Apply ice to numb the location prior to injection. Rotate injection sites. Allow medications that have been refrigerated to warm to room temperature before injection.
Allow the alcohol on your skin to air dry prior to injection.

Body Scan Analysis - $25.00
 
This analysis breaks down:
 
Weight
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Body Fat Percentage
Body Fat Mass Body Fat Range Fat Free Mass
Visceral Fat Rating
Body Water Percentage
Body Water Mass
Muscle Mass
Bone Mass
Basal Metabolic Rate
Metabolic Age
Daily Calorie Intake
Physique Rating

MIC (Methionine: 8.5mg/ml, Inositol: 16.75mg/ml, Choline: 16.5mg/ml)
B12/Methylcobalamin: 350mcg/ml
Chromium Chloride: 1.35mcg/ml
Commonly Prescribed Dose-: 1ML-2ML injected weekly
Administration: Injected lM

MIC (Methionine, Inositil, Choline)
Methionine is an amino-acid, which acts as a lipotropic agent (to speed up removal of fat within the liver) to prevent excess fat buildup in the body, helps prevent or relieve fatique and is beneficial to prevent problems of the skin and nails. It works as an antioxidant through a conversion process to Lcysteine to help neutralize toxins.

Inositil is part of the vitamin B complex. As a mild lipotropic agent, it is used to help with weight loss and in redistributing body fat by breaking down or emulsifying fats in the body. It also helps promote healthy hair and skin.

Choline is also part of the vitamin B family. It helps the utilization of fats in the body and supports weight loss. It helps in the emulsification of fats and cholesterol in the body by helping form smaller fat globules in the blood and aiding the transport of fats through smaller vasculature and in out of the cells. It also helps with general body detoxification by “decongesting” the liver of excess fats. It is also helpful for fatigue. When choline is depleted in the body, fat metabolism and utilization may be decreased.

Chromium is an essential mineral (not made by the body). It is vital in regulating carbohydrate metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Chromium has been shown to lower blood cholesterol while mildly raising HDL (the good cholesterol).
Vitamin B12 is the “energy vitamin” as it often increases the energy level helping to prevent fatigue. It also helps to suppress the appetite in weight loss programs as well as having a mild diuretic effect. It stimulates the utilization of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the body.

Vitamin B6 is essential to the perfect functioning of the body as it converts nutrients stored within the body into energy. B6 is also a digestive aid which facilitates the energy from food to be efficiently used rather than being added to the body’s surplus fat stores. Another essential function which B6 performs is to regulate thyroid function whilst supporting the immune system.
This Injection is composed of three essential amino acid, Methionine, Inositol, and Choline which are all known lipotropics which means that they promote fat excretion while supporting liver function. Another ingredient is Chromium which is vital in regulating carbohydrates metabolism, and blood sugar regulation. Combining this along with six of the most important fat burning B-Vitamins can seriously aid and support weight loss.
Vitamin C has several benefits such as combating cold, improving mood along with helping relive fatigue. It is a powerful and effective antioxidant that protects the bodies from free radicals along with helping strengthen our immune system. Vitamin C has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce levels of lead in the body, along with improving eyesight.
As we know Vitamin C is highly publicized for its well known function, yet many not fully aware of its benefits.
1. Aims in producing Collagen, which is connective tissue of our skin, bone, ligaments, tendons joints and organ support.
2. Suppresses formation of Melanin contributing to dark spots after long exposure to UVA/UVB.
3. Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by producing Collagen which is important for firm skin and elasticity.
4. Reduces the appearance of pimples/acne/blemishes and minimizes pores. Improves skin texture.
5. Prevents Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency.)
6. Increases the body’s immune system and in high doses it is believed to have properties of antihistamine.
This multi-purpose amino acid main function is production of energy by the body. Known as a fat metabolizer it aids the body in building lean muscle mass. Other benefits of L-Carnitine are improving mental and cognitive functions and prescribed as an antioxidant to help slow down aging process.