HCG diet

What is Homeopathic HCG vs. Doctor-Prescribed HCG?

“Is there a difference between the HCG that Dr. Leila uses in her HCG program and the HCG I can get on the internet or in stores?”

We often hear this question from patients. There is a big difference!

In New York State, HCG is considered a controlled substance, so you are not able to get it without a prescription. The HCG that you get on the store shelves is not HCG. It is homeopathic HCG, which is greatly diluted HCG. So when you use homeopathic HCG drops, you are really on a low-calorie diet. Some people see this work, but for others, a low-calorie diet without HCG can be very dangerous.

With real HCG, your body is triggered to release calories from fat, not muscle, so you get the results you’re looking for without feeling hungry. Hunger is the biggest reason patients fall away from a diet.  With real HCG, you don’t feel hungry because your body is releasing at least 2000 calories from a single pound of fat, in addition to the calories you consume through food.

The Importance of Doctor Prescribed HCG

HCG works on the hypothalamus so that when you go from your two gorge days to your first low-calorie day, the HCG helps remind the hypothalamus that we have the fat stores to burn. Similar to a bear burning off stored fat in the winter. Part of this process involves an adrenal response. If your adrenal glands are already exhausted from too much stress, it is much harder to get the results we want. Consequently, some people do well with homeopathic HCG and some people don’t – it depends on their adrenals. If the person is stressed, homeopathic HCG will not work. They need real HCG. If patients are extremely stressed, they need real HCG in addition to supplements.

If you want to learn more about HCG weight loss, contact us or call our Rochester 585.773.4777 or our Central New York office at 315.792.3686.