HCG Is Not Just For Weight Loss

You would be hard-pressed to find many people these days that have not heard of HCG. It was introduced to the public several years ago as the new “it” diet program. While the popularity of the ultra low-calorie diet program catapulted it to cult-following status, what people don’t know is that HCG is actually effective for many other medical matters.

HCG  troche

The HCG troche.

What is HCG?
The human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a protein hormone produced by the placenta that is immediately released after implantation of a fertilized egg. It is required to sustain pregnancy and the ensure proper development of a baby. In the case of non-pregnant women and men, research is suggesting the hormone seems to increase metabolic function by helping the body release calories stored in fat.

HCG for Infertility
Medication is often a common and normal part of infertility, used to prepare the body for treatments. HCG is believed to increase the probability that more healthy eggs are released from the ovaries. The hormone is also used to trigger ovulation in women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition in which women’s hormones are out of balance, causing problems with their menstrual cycles.

HCG for Testosterone Production
You may be wondering how a “pregnancy hormone” can be used to raise testosterone levels. It’s kind of like the old bait-and-switch advertising. HCG is similarly structured to the leutinizing hormone (LH), which signals the testes to make testosterone. Because HCG is so similar to LH, the body thinks it is LH and sends a signal to a man’s testicles to pump out more testosterone.

HCG for Weight Management
Though it may seem like the HCG diet is a new concept, it actually became a dietary solution in the 50’s when an Italian obesity researcher published his findings describing the efficacy of HCG as a weight loss solution. The diet did not gain much traction and quickly fell out of popularity until it found its way back with a vengeance about eight years ago. From the beginning, the effectiveness of HCG as a diet supplement has been its role in changing the way the body burns fat. Research shows that HCG unlocks the body’s ability to burn its superfluous fat.

How To Ingest HCG?
In the short time since the rebirth of HCG, there has been great advancements in the convenience of the hormone delivery. Aside from the original injections, it can now be compounded as a nasal spray, a sublingual drop and a flavored troche.  Come talk to us about the best form of the remedy for your specific situation.


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