HCG Clinic Review

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In the quest to drop excess pounds, some dieters will turn to medications and supplements to help keep the weight off. Many of these can be purchased over the counter at health food stores and pharmacies and are considered to be relatively safe. Others will require a doctor’s prescription and are usually reserved for those who are significantly overweight or have not been able to lighten the scale through traditional means like diet and exercise. The HCG Clinics provide such a medication in a prescription form.

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and it is a hormone that is usually present during pregnancy. According to the HCG Clinic website, this hormone can also be used in a non-pregnant state as a weight loss tool, by reducing food cravings and “making fat available for metabolism.” This apparently means that the fat content is liquefied by the HCG, allowing it to be released into the blood stream. The HCG is given by injection until the weight loss goal is met, and then for a month or so afterward during the “maintenance cycle.” After the maintenance cycle is complete, patients are put on a strict menu program that is nutritionally balanced and includes the correct caloric count to keep the pounds off during the long term.

Ingredients

The only ingredient that is used in this weight loss program is HCG, which is given by injection.

Product Features

While the HCG Clinic website states that HCG is completely safe when used in a weight loss program, the jury is still out on whether this is a responsible program for weight loss. The injections are not available without prescription, and many dieters are sure to be turned off by the idea of numerous shots over a period of weeks to help them reach their weight loss goals. We are also disappointed that this program seems to stress that exercise is not required. We prefer a program that incorporates diet, exercise and a safe, effective supplement for best results.

We were unable to find a price for the HCG Clinic, and the company website did not appear to offer many customer testimonials or scientific research to back up its claims. We would caution consumers against companies that don’t appear to back up the claims of their products with information like this.

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Advantages

  • The HCG Clinic program must be completed under a doctor’s supervision.

Disadvantages

  • The medication is generally given in injection form.
  • There does not appear to be sufficient evidence to back up the claims of this product.
  • Exercise is not endorsed by the HCG Clinic.

Conclusion

While the HCG Clinic makes some interesting claims, we believe that there are plenty of good weight loss supplements that can be purchased over the counter and taken orally. These choices make the idea of regular injections rather unattractive, especially in light of the fact that this treatment doesn’t seem to be proven as a weight loss tool at this point. We believe you can find more efficient treatments that will offer better results.

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118 User Reviews about HCG Clinic

  • 1
    Angie

    where can i purchase HCG

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    Francine

    I need to find a reputable doctor in the metro Detroit area who prescribes the hcg injections? Can anyone recommend? Thanks.

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    Judy Gulley

    I think this product is a rip off . It doesn’t work and they don’t tell you about the exit fee of $39.95 you have to pay just to quit receiving their product.

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  • 4
    anna

    I haven’t received my hcg diet drops and it has been more than two weeks since iv ordered it what am i suppose to do?

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  • 5
    zoila

    is the hcg still good after being in refrigerator fir 90 days. Is their any serious sideaffects?

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  • 6
    Hajera bibi

    Does hcg biomedx brand really works?

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    Krystalin

    I was wondering the same thing??? Just bought the biomedx hcg activator 120 tablets & Im on my 2nd day. I noticed on the back it says “Proprietary Blend of 160 mg” Did it work for you or is this not a quality hcg product?

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  • 7
    lisa

    Real Hcg is the ONLY way to go don’t waste your money on the FAKE stuff,I did and what a waste. HHCG is definately not Hcg. I got the compounded from a very reputable place in FL. the results are awesome, also, to double check my hcg i did a prego test and it did come up positive immediately!

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  • 8
    Rebecca

    All I can sy is I have been up and down with my weight for the last 12 years I could not lose under 163 lbs. I finally decided to try hcg drops in 23 day plan I lost 16 lbs. I am now in the maintenance phase. Thanks to hcg drops, I feel amazing
    Start weight 163lbs
    23 day later 147 lbs

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    AMY

    WHERE DID YOU BUY IT? I SEE ONLINE THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS BUT I KNOW SOME PLACES ARE FAKE. HOW DO YOU KNOW?

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    Karen

    I have tried so many weight programs. After being overweight for 20 years with the hcg1234 drops my weight start was 249lbs in 26 days i am now 224lbs and feel great.

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  • 9
    myriam

    does anyone know about any hcg clinics in toronto or montreal? please send me a message inbox! thank u

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    Carol

    HCG has helped me lose over 50 lbs, it was a great start to getting healthy.

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  • 11
    Kps

    Does anyone know of any clinics in Toronto?

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    AMY

    DID YOU FIND WHERE TO BUY

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  • 12
    hughs12

    my friend and I have been doing the drops under your tongue for 6 days now we got them at pounds and inches away. we have been on phase to for 4 days. my sister talked me out of it. so last night and this morning I ate whatever I wanted. But after talking to my friend and ready everyones positive posts about it makes me rethink my decision to quit. Do I need to start over or just pick back up where I left off. Or and apple day.

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  • 13
    Dana Love

    I have taken the hcg drops you put under your tongue. They cost me $49 locally (no doctor). I did not ask my doctor because he does not believe in giving weight loss medication to anyone. I weigh 229 but I want to be at 130 but after 5 pregnancies well it is very difficult and I homeschool so going to a gym is not possible not to mention the gym is at least 3 towns away. I got mine from a vitamin store. I check walgreens but they acted like it was a silly thing they never heard about. The drops sting a little for first week or so. Also I did not take b12 the first week and got some head aches the first time. i could not stick to it the first time (low control I guess) but I went from 229 to 201 in 2 weeks. i am thinking about starting it again but only for like 2 or 3 weeks for a jump start then switching to like jullian michaels 1611 calories what do you think? and yes the whole do not exercise thing makes me skeptical. But I am so overweight anymore I have problems walking just across the store to get groceries!

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    HCG Chic

    HCG is the next best thing since sliced bread! I was very skeptical about this product for years, as my sister did it 4 years ago before it became popular in the U.S. I thought for sure she would have horrible health problems from doing this extreme diet. BUT I WAS WRONG! She lost 84#’s over 18 months, she looks fantastic, eats healthier today than ever in her life and has kept the weight off all these years. This diet teaches you new eating habits for life and also teaches you how to get back on track within days, once you are on the lifetime maintenance. Mainly because – there are 4 phases for this diet. The first phase is only a couple days of fat loading foods while you are consuming the hCG. this is to stimulate the hCG before you go to Phase 2, which is the losing part of the program. In Phase 2 (P2), you only consume 500 calories of limited food groups. Sounds horrible, however, this is the part NO doctor or media will tell you…..the hCG is actually eating 2500-3500 calories of your excess fat! You cannot eat more than the 500 calories without having negative repurcussions i.e. weight GAIN. Think about it….if you have 4000 calories every day, you WILL gain weight. So, there you have it. anyway, you only stay on this for 26-42 days. During this time, men lose 1-3 pounds p/day average. Women lose .50-1.00 pound p/day average. You will love the inches you lose! Measure the first day and write it down. Measure the last day and keep track….you’re clothes will already be loose. Then you go on to Phase 3 (P3). You have to stay on this for a minimum of 21 days. You can eat anything EXCEPT starches and sugar. You cannot gain or lose more than 2#’s during this time. This resets your hypothamus (?) and your body weight is now stabilized. After P3, you move to Phase 4 (P4) for minimum of 21 days or life. This is slowly incorporating back in starches and sugars, but, the goal is to make healthy choices and continue to weigh daily. See what triggers weight gain and immediately correct it! After you have been on this for a minimum of 21 days, if you need to lose more weight, you start the whole process over again.

    I do have one thing to say about homeopathic hCG (Hhcg). It is NOT pure hCG. If you notice….on the top of the bottle it says something like “12X30X60X”? That is how many “times” the REAL hCG is cut with purified water, sucralose and other ingredients. You are only getting very small doses of hCG and, yes, you will lose weight on 500 calorie a day diet, BUT, there is NOT enough hCG to eat your fat – the weight loss is eating into your muscle!! This IS NOT a healthy way to lose weight and you will gain the weight back! Please get your product from reputable doctors, clinics or internet providers!! The options are for shots, sublingual and I’ve even heard of pellets, but, do not know about the pellets. I’m not sure if they are real hCG or not.

    You must be ready for this diet mentally. If you are ready for the best way to lose weight forever, then this is for you.

    One GREAT thing I forgot to mention is that during this 26-42 days of low calorie diet, you do not feel like you are starving. Again, the fat being released satifys your body. You will have some tough moments when everyone around you is eating all the bad foods your used to stuff yourself stupid with, the food courts at the mall, pizzas, bread baking, etc. BUT, for some reason, it’s easier to walk away from temptation on this diet. And, seriously…..you can do anything for 30-40 days.

    Good luck and I hope you are all successful LOSERS!!

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    Deborah

    could you email me where your sister and yourself bought yours. I cant find a sight to know if it is real and in my town we have no clinic like that. thank you

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    Brigitte

    I just started HCG, and I got a prescription from a doctor, and had the HCG compounded and formulated into pre-ready injections at the pharmacy, this is the best way, 100% pure HCG. NO fillers! And I know it’s the real stuff cuz I am NEVER hungry, eating 500 Calories a day is actually a challenge now because I feel so satisfied all the time, this is why you want to make CERTAIN you get it from a legit pharmacy/

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  • 15
    dee

    Hello, readers! I started taking the HCG injections two day ago. I have been maintaining an 800 calorie diet. That’s a big improvement from my normal 2500 calories a day. Has anyone taking HCG, and have lost weight eating a little more then 500 calories a day?

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    Donna

    Yes! The clinic I went to put me on a 700 cal diet and I love it.

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  • 16
    CINDY

    i ask my dotors about hcg they told me no ! i’m still trying to get help i want to lose my weight,i live in mechanicsville,va.can you help me find one. cm

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    Barb

    I bought mine at HCG1234. Lost 7 lbs. 1st. week, am on my fifth week, lost 12 total, but I cheated a few times too. I had a fam. reunion one day, then some other excuse, anyway i could have done better if I’d stuck to it.

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    dan

    Original product they had was great, they changed the formula, 1st time lost 90 pounds, 2nd time hungry and could not stick with it,pharmaceutical with prescription is the only way to go. 1st week lost 10-12 lbs., 2nd week same. their formula does not have hcg anymore

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  • 17
    Laurie

    I live in so. cal. A clinic in Laguna Beach called “A Slim Me” offers the HCG 30 day run, prescription strength shots or sublingual pills, both very effective, for $375.00. Includes extensive diet advice and constant support. They want you to be fully informed as to how the diet works and what to eat as they want you to succeed.

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  • 18
    MILLA

    I used HCG DROPS for 2 rounds and now i am going to participate in pageant! it boost your self esteem. i got excited so much that now i am selling it. look at my website hcg-diet.com . you can lose 15-20 lb some people lose 25 lb per round. it is not hard and takes about a week to feel totally comfortable. i loved it and told all my friends!

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  • 19
    Stacy

    I’m intrested in doing the HCG drops because, c’mon folks this is recesion and I dont have hundreds to thousands of dollars to waste on a drug that could be potetially dangerous or just another fad.So I was wondering if you just choose to buy the the drops at GNC or pharmacy do it comes with a meal plan and all the proper dieting and excercising instuctions in the box or something? Will you get the same benefits as if you went to a clinic?

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  • 20
    JFP

    I can’t believe that so many people are being scammed by this “diet”. Each and every one of you should look at the scientific literature: not a SINGLE study has shown ANY advantage to augmenting a diet plan with HCg. What’s even worse is that people are willing to restrict themselves to 500 calories a day, which in and of itself has a detrimental effect on metabolism…and HCg has been showm to have potentially dangerous side effects (READ, people….READ…not just blogs and scammy websites….but actual scientific literature!!). The bottom line is that anyone will lose ~1 lb/day by restricting calories so severely. It has NOTHING to do with HCg. Save your money and your health!

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    jack

    SCAMMED!! are you an idiot? read the testimonials and the blogs…do your research before you blah blah blah your uneducated opinions everywhere,even if it’s just to prevent yourself looking as ignorant as you look right now. if you tried to diet on only 5oo cals per day you would be extremely hungry,weak,craving all kind of crappy fillers;you would be moody and irritable and more importantly you would be losing water,muscle mass and the healthy fat that your body needs.you would also start to look bad..ie – grey pallor,skin breakouts and you would look gaunt in the face. while using hcg and eating very healthy foods,from protocol,your body releases anything from 1,200 cals in the stored,excess fat per day….this is why you don’t feel hungry after the first couple of days,why you feel better,why you look good, why you don’t feel weak or crave sugar. not only does it blatantly work,as thousands of people have who are living PROOF will tell and show you, it is a comprehensive way to re-gain control of your weight and eating habits FOR LIFE.
    i am using the protocol with homoeopathic hcg and i consider it a god send!!

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  • 21
    Annabel

    I started the HCG/B12 shots on friday and have lost 4lbs. so far. I’m 23 and weight 132 but would like to go back to my 115 lbs. I had it done at a clinic and paid $35 for the initial visit and will go every week ($12 each week). So far I feel more energized and look forward to going back for the next 3 months.

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    Anonymous

    Please tell me where did u buy hcg?
    What city?
    I m in Montreal( Canada)

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  • 22
    Missouri

    I have seen it advertised at walgreens for $19.00. Walgreens are everywhere.

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    Oklahoma

    I would try and GOOGLE it that is how i found a clinic that sells HCG in my city.

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  • 23
    Katalina

    Does anyone know of a HCG clinics in San Antonio, TX?

    I’ve tried one SA clinic in the past and lost around 20 pounds successfully in a little over a month, however found the diet and price difficult to stick to.

    The clinic I went to charged $60 a week for 3 HCG shots and one B12 shot every other week. Totaling $240 every month. (Not including the gas money and time to visit the clinic 3 days a week.)

    Maybe it’s because I was eager to lose weight and really didn’t read extensively into the HCG Diet aside from the handout the clinic gave me. . .

    But I felt like there wasn’t enough support at the clinic to lose weight. Especially not when the people giving you the shots are overweight themselves.

    Has anyone else had an expensive/ not supportive experience with a HCG Clinic?

    Also,

    How has it been keeping the weight off after 3, 6, or 12 months later?

    I’d really like to start the HCG diet again so,

    any and all comments are welcome. =)

    Feel free to e-mail me at maybehcggirl@gmail.com *note the double g’s ;)

    Thanks for you time. :)

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  • 24
    Jill

    I am 50 years old and have been on hcg for 23 days and have lost 19 lbs with no side effects its awesome I plan on doing the 41 days which should put me at or near my goal weight then excersise to tone up and KEEP IT OFF. IT IS A MUST DO DIET.

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    cass

    Hi jill did you do injections or drops?

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    Connie T.

    The difference between the cheap HCG and the expensive, pharmaceutical grade is the cheap stuff is from horse urine and the expensive is from a compounding pharmacy. Be careful what you put in your body. This is what I was told from a clinic. Getting highest quality pharmaceutical grade HCG for $99. In line with organic eating, etc.

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    Carol

    Um, the clinic that told you that took your $99.00.

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    april

    can you drink organic soymilk?

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    Hexa

    April, have you read the Pounds and Inches transcript by Dr. Simeons? It is very helpful. Google it. Pounds and Inches by Dr. Simeons. It is a long transcript but it will prevent you from making mistakes

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  • 27
    Just me

    You can buy the sublingual drops at your local GMC store. Working wonderfully for me so far. I think they are about $89 for a months supply.

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  • 28
    mary

    I have been doing the HCG diet for the past 11 days and have lost 7 lbs, I had to go off the diet for a day due to medical test. I think its a great diet, however the menu choices are getting old. I have followed it to a tea, yet feel that I should have lost more by now…some days I stay the same, or gain a half a pound, and I have NOT deviated from the menus…. what can I do to kick this into a little higher gear?

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    karen

    DO you drink 1 gallon of water a day.. I feel this is key…

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    MICHELE

    where did jwoww get hers and does she follow it?

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  • 30
    Jeremy

    I started this diet bout a week ago and have lost ten pounds. I had already dropped thirty but I couldn’t lose the stubborn fat and decided to go to Hcg. I know it sounds bad but I purchased mine from eBay but it is the real deal. I paid 14.99 for a 44 day supply and it’s the same thing my coworker bought for over a hundred dollars. The seller even emailed me all the info, background information, lists of foods and serving sizes, and even the phases and what to do during those phases. Best $15 I have spent in my life.

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    Shelley

    could I please get the website for the id# for the ebay place that you bought your hcg from I want to make sure I get the real deal and I can not afford 100 thanks so much Shelley

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    mk girl

    I did the same! I buy only Mediral drops which are made in the U.S..I am on week 2 n lost 9# the first week.N I weigh in tommorow for week 2 .I think I have lost about another 5#.I bought the weight loss drops from maediral off evitamin market.com .My co-worker who told me about it spent $90.00 for a bottle N I spent $24.00 for the same thing.Needless to say she was sick that she had spent so much! amazon has drops as weel. I feel great My clothes are finally roomy!N I have more energy .Drops curbed my appetite tremendously! I come in under 500 calories most of the time.Also myfitnesspal.com website has been awesome for logging food intake & weight loss! awesome free site!It would take a lot longer to have lost this amount of weight with out drops.

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  • 31
    Miles Logan

    I have a significant amount of weight to lose, over 100 pounds and am considering buying the HCG drops as I cannot afford a full blown program at a clinic. Are there any guys out there that have used the drops? Are they as good as the shots? Also what minerals, multivitamins, and/or supplements should I be taking if I start the drops?

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    karen

    You need to take at least vitamin B12… I bought the drops at my health food store for $60 and it is working great.. FOLLOW the menu plan and you will have success!

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    LG

    i have done one cycle of the HCG drops, i purchased them from Cherry Bomb Fitness online for $40 and then i found them from the same place on ebay for $20 per bottle. during the first cycle i lost 40lbs in 45 days. i feel great and i have had no side effects. i take B12, a multi vitamin, and calicum while i am on the diet. this helps me. i do moderate exercise and i feel so much better now that i’m sheddin the weight. i’ve tried everything you can think of and spent tons of money but this works for me!

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  • 32
    Lauren

    who was this illegitmate carrier of this product? I bought mine from the celebrity JWOWW and will start friday. It was only 48$ with shipping.

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  • 33
    Lynn

    I seems I have wasted my money. Anyone can lose weight on only a 500 calorie diet. I have tested two bottles of HCG from different suppliers and both of them tested negative to having any HCG in them. Someone is making a killing on this product and its not even legitimate. DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY!!!

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    Reader

    My boyfriend really knows his stuff when it comes to supplements so when I told him I wanted to try this diet I knew he would do all the research for me! He said they only way I should do it is if we made our own mix. Don’t buy off the random websites. He said you should never trust a strangers mix… who knows what they put in it! We went through a couple websites to buy the pure hcg and other things needed. I’m also doing injections, he felt based on what his peers said that injections would be most effective.

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    Melissa

    Can you tell me where he purchased stuff to make his own..I feel the same way as him…Just hearing about this diet today…

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    Ro

    Where did u purchase your HCG? I’m so leary. I don’t want to be robbed!

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    Lori

    Find an FDA approved, American distributor on the internet. Also, check the BBB.

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    Kathy101

    That is why people are told not to purchase the HCG injections online, you might get fake products. I am going to a Medical Doctor who is prescribing me the HCG injections.

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    Anonymous

    Where did you buy the hcg from

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    shari

    Where do you find an independent distributor for HCG? In the Denver area?

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  • 35
    mandi

    I’m on day 31. bought from an individual,went from 236 to 208 ,but have been the same weight for last week? would love to hear ,what has worked for some?

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    ck

    When you stay the same weight for 3 days you need to eat apples only for a day. This will will reset your metabolism and you will start losing again. This is what the programs states and it has worked for me.

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  • 36
    Renee

    This is my second round of HCG, the first time I didn’t stick to it and gave up. This time I’ve been very strict to the diet I’ve lost 16lbs and it’s day 14 for me. I noticed when I don’t take my minerals I get dizzy when I get up. I take B12 and a multimineral. I got my drops from a independent distributor who only charges $32 for a 1oz bottle of drops. Very happy with this diet and I find it very easy if your busy working most of the week.

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    cclurie

    Who did you buy from for all the drops, etc. and how did you get the diet plan?

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    DC

    I 23 days of the sublingual drops. I did 500 calories and limited foods but was not perfect. I lost 12 pounds… I am wondering if I can start another 23 day cycle or if I need to do the follow up. I didn’t transition off into phase 2 very well…and started eating some starch and sugar, not a lot but some. Can I go right into another round? I think I can be more faithful now…I am hoping if I start the drops and 500 calories again quickly, I can get right back on track…??? anyone know if this is okay or not?

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  • 37
    tasha

    the hcg diet works, I lost 22lbs doing it, it’s like a miracle because it really resets your system, meaning after the phase 11 I was’nt craving sugars and carbs anymore. If your self disclipine you can purchase the sublingual liquid drops online and follow the diet to the TEE and it will works.

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    Craig

    I’ve been on HCG shots for 38 days and have lost 35 lbs. I went to a local clinic reccomended from friends who have done the diet successfully, and only paid $65 for 40 injections. Refills are the same price. God some people are overpaying for this incredible diet method. Be aware!!

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    Grace

    What City are you n? n my ity (Miami) a 15 day diet costs you appx $399.

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    Lynn

    craig…i’d also like to know where you are going for this price???? help the rest of us out that are less financially blessed!!

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    Sher

    I went to a clinic to look into the drops and after the whole introduction from the doctor I asked what it would cost-900.00! I said no thank you- I am going to do it at home on my own.

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    Lashonda

    Hi Sher, I live in Alabama. There is this clinic offering the drops, plus a food enzyme pill for a 387. I have seen the HGC drops at the health food store for 40. I think that is where I am going to purchase mine.

    missy

    where was this clinic

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    Kristi

    My husband and I have just completed a 43 day cycle. I have gone from 205 to 172 lbs. in 43 days. He has gone from 225 to 198 lbs. My body has truly resculpted itself. I believe this could be a real blessing for sooo many people. If you have determination to change your life this protocol will provide you the cure for your weight loss.
    PS. We did not feel hungry on this diet in fact quite the opposite. Also had lots of energy……that means more fat is being eaten off my body. Woohoo!!

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    db

    Workout and eat right, as simple as that! Cmon people get some discipline. You should not have to take hormones to loose weight. Ridiculous! Why would you want to inject yourself with any substance?

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    texas

    oh shut db!!!! it isnt your choice or your money! quit postin negative stuff!! hcg dieters have disapline!!! duh havent seen the diet we follow!! eating right and exercise doesnt work foe everone!!! so quit complaining!! its not your life!! so F off!

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    RJW

    This seems like a real lack of nutritional knowledge and physiology. I totally agree with db. If one can “restrict” one self to a starvation diet for weeks, why not just learn to change your lifestyle–eating/exercise–and make it a whole life change. This is drastic and unhealthy. And just another quick fix diet for those who do not want to take responsibility of changing their lifestyle.

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    Samantha

    I agree, it does take discipline to stick to a diet/workout regimen and consistently lose and keep weight off. However, I am a 22 year old mom of two babies, both born within a year of eachother. My whole metabolism and hormonal state have changed as a result of this, and I am starting HCG Protocol today to jumpstart weightloss. I have followed calorie restricted diets, exercise moderately and have tried low-carb, etc.. It’s like my body doesn’t know that it’s supposed to let go of my fat storage from pregnancy! I am 5’8, and 150 lbs. I am most comfortable at 130, so I will take the injections until I reach that weight. I support any and all who take charge of weight management and who want to jumpstart their weight loss this way. It doesn’t cause any harm! My mother has done this three times and is soo happy with the results. More power to yall! Let’s check back in, in a few weeks and rub in our easy weight loss to all of the people who hate us cause’ they aint us!

    melissa keese

    I say it is very difficult for me at the gym I have tried it and when you have babies at home and dog kennels to take care of, clothes to wash, dinner to cook, among other errands to run ect. the gym doesnt always fit in

    Anne

    I can speak as someone who was the same weight all my adult life until the age of 33. If your body has some physiological hormone changes your body can change almost overnight. You gain pounds and can’t take them off with excercise or normal diets. Most diet plans have more calories than I can consume in a day. I would actually gain weight by following some popular diets. There are people out there like me who eat only good foods, organic, fresh fruits and vegetables and still can not loose weight due to medical conditions. HCG can help if you have some of these issues. Its sad but it’s almost necessary for some to be on this type of restrictive diet due to metabolic syndrom.

    Nocrybaby

    The fact is that diet and exercise don’t always work. I have been active healthy and slim my entire life. After forty, I began to gain a little weight and fought it every step. Next thing I know I can’t wear my clothes comfortably. So I join a boot camp and for 3 months exercise 4-5 days a week intensely and stayed on the healthy diet And road a bike 30-40 miles 2 or 3 times per week. I did not lose 1 pound!!! Not 1 pound!!!!! They said oh week you must have gained muscle and no doubt that is true but I needed to be 15 pounds lighter. So started HCG and week 1 have lost 6 pounds. When I lose the other 9 or ten and reset my weight I will again attend boot camp amd ride my bike and eat well. I will just do it at my optimal weight. By the way I tried the 500 calorie diet for a week without the HGC and was miserable and lost less than two pounds which I gained back the next day when I ate a small normal meal. So I used to be just like you and thought it was all about discipline and eating right and exercising. Think again… It’s easy to be arrogant about it when you haven’t been in this situation. I know because I was.

    KarenLee

    The fact is, there are those of us who do not lose like other people, and although I am vegetarian and a strict, organic eater, I have continued to gain little by little over the years. Last year I spent almost three months of the summer on a very strict diet for my son’s wedding.Two months and twenty-seven days later I had lost four pounds.
    I am now doing the sub-lingual HCG drops, eating 500 calories per day eating (unfortunately) fish and I’m on day 25 and I’ve lost 9 pounds. It may not be as much as I’d hoped, but the food I’m eating is power vegetables, NO starch, sugar, fats or oils and I will complete 40 days because I still feel good, and these are the best results I’ve had in 20 years of trying to watch my weight. 18 pounds to go…

    Debbie

    I went on this for 21 days and 2 days before finishing the drops, I had a blood clot land behind my eye…..and I am now blind in my right eye…anytime I try to find out where HCG’s disclaimer is ..they block me,…..please really think about taking this hormone..I now have a specialist and my own GP that have confirmed that I had no health issues that would have caused this clot..Terrible price to pay for a diet……..Please be careful!!

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    Anonymous

    Debbie have you read the book. It explains about how you have to reset your weight set point. When you are over weight this point is all messed up. After doing the diet a new weight set point is set. Yes, you need to eat a health diet from there on in order to keep the new set point if you dont you will gain the weight back.

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    Cindy

    hi this is cindy where did you order your hcg from and how do you know what brand to by is green hcg a good brand there are so meny people selling at different prices

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    Just me

    GNC has is. It is about $90 for a months supply of drops

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    Carol

    I paid $22.50 on line for a 2 oz bottle of HCG drops and they are working great. I have lost 6 1/2 lbs so far (in 5 days). I was very sceptical but am surprised to say that I am not hungry and have more energy than before starting this diet plan. My goal is to lose a total or 30 lbs. My sister has been on the program for 2 months and has lost over 45 lbs. I got mine from Intermountain HCG.

    Rae

    Where did you get it from?

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    Teri

    I just completed a 40 day hcg protocol last week. I lost 22 lbs. I got the prescription and diet from a nutritionist (who is also a MD but prefers a holistic approach to health) along with supplements to support my liver while I was eliminating the fat. Total cost of the diet was $825 and included a complete bloodwork analysis before beginning, the injections which I gave to myself each morning, weekly B12 & vitamin “coctail” injections, a book on nutrition ($30) and a nutrition class. The supplements were separate and cost around $200 for about 8 different ones. I didn’t lose as much weight as I had hoped but am pleased enough to do the injections again after a 4 week rest.

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    Barb

    Is drinking herbal tea the same as water?

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    Jewel

    They encourage you drink only water and herbal teas. But water is the main thing to be pushed as it will help to flush out the fat and toxins. You may also add Steevia to your water if you have a hard time drinking that much water plain. Steevia is a natural sweetener that comes in lemon flavor for a “hcg lemonade”of sorts.

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    Amy

    so… PCOS patients… any body know about that? lol is it supposed to work for us too?

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    Corina

    I am looking into this, I suffer from PCOS, the negative I am told which is a risk for all that take it but with PCOS patients we are at greater risk for hyper ovarian stimulation let me know your findings.

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    Anita Martin

    Can HCG in over the counter drop form make you moody? Also can you have soy milk at all?

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    Peter K.

    I’ve been taking sublingual HCG (Releana) for a month, and have felt nothing less than terrific! Energy all day, but not hyper. Lost 1 lb. per day, and paid $250 for a month’s supply. Also… don’t tell on me, but while I stuck to the diet guidelines… I increased the portions to approx. double and still the fat just melted away!

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    Cyd

    Glad to hear your results.
    I just started today with HGC drops. Nervous about side effects and lack of energy due to low caloric intake (I have have a physical job) But I am tired of carying an extra 20 pounds

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    Steve

    I have been on the HCG pills for 25 days and have lost 25 lbs without a drop in energy

    mlou

    how do i order this?

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    Carol

    I also tried doing the diet with more than the recommended calories, I’ve lost 55+ lbs

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    Alona Shoffner

    Where does the fat go that you lose?

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    JESSICA

    it is eliminated in your urine that’s why you need to drink a lot of water

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    Ellen

    In fact when on a 500 cal diet your body goes into ketosis (the process of turning fat into sugar) so you still have energy you do have to drink 8,8oz glasses of water because you can feel a little drunk from the break down as ketones build up in the blood stream. The kidneys are what cleans the blood water is used to flush the ketones out of the body in urine.

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    Kris

    are there any known side effects from drops or injection HCG

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    kalamazoo

    I just signed up for HCG treatments at a clinic in my city. The cost for 60 days of treatment is $1500.00. This includes nutitional counseling and exercise program. The exercises are minimal & are similar to yoga. The diet is 500 cal and can only be done with hcg that or you would be too hungry. The 500 cal is only for 30 days so it wont “kill” you. they promote fruits,veggies, and proteins.no oils and no sugar at all.

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    soldierswife

    (ou will never know how it pains me to hear you admitt how much you have spent! You could have purchased the homeopathic drops from yourhcg.com for $200 less depending on the amount of weight you need to lose. I started this program 42 days ago and have lost 39 lbs

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    lala2980

    where did u get ur hcg drops?

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    Anonymous

    That’s an excessive amount to pay for the program. I would do more research in your area and it would cost less for a year to join any gym and still follow a program with hcg and a legitamate dietician or homeopathy doc. Don’t get swindled in your desparation, you’ll regret it later. Good luck. I’m on week 4 and have lost 15 lbs. It’s tough. No joke but worth the discipline when you see the results in inches.

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    Jayann

    Also, we have several doctors in our area promoting it, but you’re more likely to find it at a chiropractic office since it’s a natural health method of losing weight. That’s where I’ve seen it offered the most.

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    Connie

    Besides those issues, I would think that a 500 calorie diet would not be healthy at all. Are Dr’s promoting this kind of calorie intake?

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    Jayann

    The 500-calorie diet is only during Phase II of the diet, which is 21-40 days while you are actually taking the Hcg, which can be taken via injection, sublingual drops or inhaled. (You can use actual HCG via prescription, or a homeopathic version, which is found all over the Internet. Both have worked for my friends.) You only eat 500 calories during this phase because the HCG pulls the additional calories from your stored excess fat – not from normal or structural fat. If you’re on the proper dose of HCG, you won’t feel hungry either. Phase III introduces more foods into the diet, which is working to reset the hypothalamus, I believe, (to lower your body’s set point) and then Phase IV is maintenance, when you eat healthy foods and have the strength to say goodbye to processed or fatty foods. The rapid weight loss tends to help people stay on the diet. Also, Phase I can be repeated but you must go to Phase II for at least six weeks before repeating it. Men lose about a pound a day and women, a half pound. I did ask my doctor about it and she felt it was okay – she said, “Oh, you’ll lose the weight easy enough but the hard part is keeping the healthy habits and keeping it off.” There are a lot of people on YouTube showing their results and explaining how it works if you need more info. I’ve spent less than $150 to get started on this diet, and I have 20 lbs to lose, but I’ve had it on for 16 years. Time for it to go!

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    reba

    what internet site has HCG

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    mark

    GNC has it

    shirley

    Reba you wrote this in March ,,how are you doing today,,, My sister wants me to start the drops,, I am doing some research before I decide if I want to start,,,thnam you for any info..

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    Angela

    I started the HCG drops Monday, 4 days later and I have alreay lost 11 lbs. I paid $159 for 6 weeks. I’m very happy with it so far.

    Melissa

    I’m currently on HCG shots…by my doc. I’ve lost 19 lbs in 19 days. It’s wonderful…and although it’s a 500 calorie diet for 30 days, I agree that the rapid weight loss in the beginning will continue to be my inspiration to stay on the diet, more calories infused as time goes on. I feel absolutely wonderful! I know several family members and friends who’ve done it…it’s awesome…and they haven’t gained back a pound, in years.

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    K. Reynolds

    I am thinking about trying the HCG, can you share your outcome on the program. Thanks for any information.

    Jan

    I’ve just finished my first phase 2 on hcg. I have lost 20lbs in 19 days and 23 cms all together. I have more weight to lose and am wondering if anyone who has done large weight drops on hcg have done it in 20-23 day lots with a maintenance in between or if they have done 40 days each time? love to hear your coments. I’m thrilled with the results so far and it is so easy.

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    sandy

    HCG can be had for a 40 day supply for about $540 clinic fee and a separate fee of around $180 for the RX. A Dr. oversees your med file and you have to go in for a blood test. otherwise, you give yourself the injections and you never see the actual Dr. yourself. all this plus a 500 a day only calorie intake makes it hard to stick to.

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    dale newton

    Ive done it before and it is fantastic. It has been a couple of years, and I want to do it again, where can I get it ?

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