There are many companies selling HCG drops for weight loss either in supplemental pill form, mouth spray or in HCG drops. The reason so many companies are jumping into this market is because there is a high demand for the hormone supplement from people who have heard about the phenomenal weight loss that users of HCG drops have reported. But does it work and is the weight loss real?
First, HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) is a natural hormone produced in pregnant women.
It increases the metabolism of pregnant women for proper development of the unborn child. Some weight loss drug makers have been using this hormone to try to recreate the increase in metabolism to spur rapid weight loss. People have reported losing up to thirty pounds in one month by using HCG drops. However, all that glitters isn't gold. The FDA has said that HCG does not create rapid weight loss. HCG drops are approved by the FDA but only for fertility purposes, they have not approved it for weight loss. Researchers studying the drug have said that the rapid weight loss experienced while taking HCG drops is due to the low calorie diet that the makers of HCG drops recommend while taking the drug. People who buy HCG drops are urged to follow the diet that goes along with the supplement in order for the weight loss to occur. The problem is that the recommended diet requires you to reduce your caloric intake to about 500 calories per day. That is not a healthy way to lose weight.
For adults trying to lose weight, most experts recommend not taking less than 1,200 calories per day. Reducing your caloric intake to less than half of that is not only dangerous, it is counterproductive to your weight loss. When you reduce your food intake to that extreme, you lower your metabolism resulting in more weight gain. It's possible that while taking HCG drops and following the 500 calories per day diet you can lose weight rapidly. You may even be able to lose up to thirty pounds within a month. Who doesn't want those kinds of results? But just as important as working to get down to a healthy weight is to do it healthily. The way to lose weight in a safe and effective way requires discipline and consistency, exercising regularly and eating right.