HCG Activator Review

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The HCG Activator is a BioGenics supplement sold by GNC and other online retailers. The supplement claims to boost HCG to promote weight loss. HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, also known as the pregnancy hormone. The body releases HCG when a woman becomes pregnant. Many supplement companies claim HCG promotes weight loss, but most do not bother with clinical proof of these claims.

HCG Activator is an affiliate product. This means many people publish websites selling the product. These websites are individually owned and neither BioGenics nor GNC have any control over the information and claims made on the website.

HCG Activator sells for $79.99 per bottle. This is far higher than other diet supplements in the same category.

List of Ingredients

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin GlycoPeptide Stimulating Complex: L-Arginine, N-Acetyl L-Carnitine, L-Ornithine, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Saffron Extract, Black Cohosh and Huperzine.

Product Features

L-arginine is an antioxidant that works to reduce oxidant damage in the body. Unlike other antioxidants, L-arginine is soluble in water and fat. It also works to boost other antioxidants in the body. While L-arginine may be a healthy supplement to improve general health, it is not going to boost HCG levels.

N-acetyl L-carnitine is an amino acid that works with energy production. It may help reduce symptoms of male menopause and nerve pain in diabetes patients. There is no evidence that N-acetyl L-carnitine will boost HCG. Potential side effects of taking N-acetyl L-carnitine include stomach discomfort and sleeplessness.

L-ornithine works to dispose of nitrogen during the urea cycle. We found no link to weight loss or HCG. Green tea extract is a great weight loss ingredient. There is tons of scientific literature supporting this ingredient, though none is directly linked in any of the literature we found on HCG Activator.

Saffron is a spice commonly used in cooking. Extract from the saffron plant may help reduce feelings of depression or boost mood, but there is no link to weight loss.

Black Cohosh is a natural treatment for menopause symptoms, like hot flashes. Despite being widely accepted, as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, there is no evidence black cohosh actually stops hot flashes. Huperzine is thought to improve memory and cognitive function.

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Advantages

  • All ingredients for HCG Activator are listed online.

Disadvantages

  • None of the ingredients will boost HCG levels.
  • Clinical references are not linked to published studies.

Conclusion

It is likely that any weight loss as a result of taking HCG Activator is linked to the green tea and nothing more. Green tea contains caffeine, which can boost metabolism. We have no idea how much green tea is included, so we are left asking more questions than we have answers.

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5 User Reviews about HCG Activator

  • 1
    Michelle

    I have taken HCG Activator twice and both time dropped around 12 pounds. With that being said I did not follow their weight loss program as closely as I should have. My husband did it the same time I did and he lost 19 pounds in 30 days. The low calorie meal plan was super easy to follow, on my workout days I increased my calories to around 1000 per day and that worked well for me, i felt good in my workout and I continued to lose weight. The great thing about this program is that it is easy and you can change it up to work with how active you are. My husband is in a physically demanding job and we increased his calories to 1300 per day and he felt good, good energy and he continued to lose weight.

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  • 2
    stephanie

    Have tried hcg activator. Actually did see results by the second week. Waist slimmed down alot, just sad I didn’t do the maintenance. I only gained back 4 lbs from the 14 lbs I lost.

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  • 3
    Deborah

    I have questions about the diet plan, but I am having trouble finding someone to ask. I called the number on the Hcg activator site and it went to a voice mail, and everyone on line just makes comments about how tey love it or hate it. I haven’t even started the program, because it is not specific enough and I want to make sure I do it correctly.

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  • 4
    Kiki

    I’ve used this product in the past and got results. My struggle was with the stabilization phase(phase III). It was hard for me once I stopped taking the hCG Activator to stay off sugar and starches. So I gained some of my weight back. I think it would have been helpful to take supplements to help curb those cravings.

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  • 5
    pamela

    for the three weeks i have to wait to go back on hcg what food do i eat within thw weeks im off the cycle

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