what is hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin)?

HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is not another diet pill or risky appetite suppressant. HCG is a complex amino-peptide protein that exists in every tissue of the human body in minuscule amounts and is found in all living things. Using HCG for weight loss is a proven, scientific, and medically-based solution that is completely safe and highly effective when prescribed and supervised by a medical expert.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a 100% natural, water-based hormone present in both men and women and produced in great amounts in pregnant females. During pregnancy, HCG enables a woman’s body to provide a constant nutrient supply to her baby from her stored fat supplies. The same mechanism helps men, and non-pregnant females, access and burn stubborn fat stores all over the body when they take HCG. HCG imparts a feeling of satiety, so you aren’t frustrated by hunger pains that often come with low-calorie diets.

hcg weight loss at the biostation

Most HCG diets only focus on shedding pounds fast. For many patients, the weight loss doesn’t stick without healthy lifestyle changes and a long-term holistic approach. Our HCG weight loss program is different. Our experienced medical team has extensive knowledge in medical weight loss and nutrition, and they will work with you to develop your personalized weight loss and healthy weight management protocol.

HCG weight loss program benefits:

  • Medically supervised program
  • Melts away long-term stored fat
  • Optimizes your metabolism
  • Diminishes your hunger and cravings
  • Detoxifies your entire body
  • Encourages healthier eating habits
  • Increases energy levels
  • Improves sleep
  • Normalizes appetite

the biostation hcg weight loss program includes:

  • Doctor designed and supervised weight loss protocol and healthy weight management plan with weekly monitoring, based on your personalized weight loss needs
  • Nutritional counseling and caloric tracking
  • Individually tailored and prescribed amount of pharmaceutical grade HCG
  • bLean lipotropic Injections to help accelerate your body fat reduction and improve your energy
  • bVital pre & probiotic to modify your intestinal tract’s flora and replace harmful microbes with useful ones
  • Weekly body composition analysis to assess your body fat percentage, visceral body fat, skeletal muscle mass, metabolic rate, extracellular water weight, segmental fat analysis, obesity analysis and more
  • Post diet wellness program also available which includes bioidentical hormone therapy, heavy metal detox/chelation, and nutrient therapy

hcg weight loss program faqs:

What is HCG and how does it work? ×

HCG is a natural hormone produced in the body. It has many functions and is used medically to treat a variety of conditions. It is the pregnancy hormone. This hormone allows the body to metabolize fat and use it as energy for both mother and fetus. This acts as a “fail-safe” mechanism when energy is needed immediately. For weight loss, we use only a very small amount of HCG to capitalize on this same mechanism.

Is HCG Safe? ×

HCG is extremely safe. Women may experience very high levels during pregnancy with no adverse effects. Currently there are no known established clinical side effects to homeopathic remedies and medicines but as with any diet we recommend that you consult with a doctor before starting this diet. If you have any swelling, shortness of breath, dizziness, or heavily flushed or red skin consult a doctor or medical professional immediately.

Is HCG safe for men? ×

The HCG hormone is naturally present in men. It is found in every human tissue, including males, pregnant women, and nonpregnant women. Men get even faster results and tend to lose more weight than women on this program.

Will my metabolism slow down if I am on a very low calorie diet? ×

It is normally true that when cutting back on calories and fat, our body stores fat and our metabolism slows down. This happens because fat is really a life-saving source of stored energy. However, when a very low calorie diet is used in conjunction with the HCG, the hormone signals the body to use stored fat for energy, and will eliminate excess fat reserves. It is a natural process, so no ill effects on your metabolism will result. The HCG keeps the body from going into starvation mode and holding onto fat as it resets your metabolism.

Wouldn’t I lose the same amount of weight eating a very low calorie diet without HCG? ×

You can lose weight simply by eating fewer calories and fat, but because the body stores fat during times of deprivation, you will most likely lose muscle and bone before fat. This causes cellular metabolism to slow down, so in the long run, it would make gaining weight easier, as well as decrease bone density and muscle mass. By using HCG with the low calorie diet, extra fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated; the low calorie diet is vital in preventing immediate refilling of emptied fat cells. You benefit by preferentially getting rid of excess fat without affecting your bone and muscle.

The HCG diet is very low calorie, will I get hungry? ×

It is common to feel mild hunger during the first few days. This will pass and by the second week you will find your servings to be satisfying. Because HCG mobilizes fat and makes it available to the body as an energy source, it naturally reduces appetite. So even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body can access the energy you have stored in fat cells. Drinking lots of the green tea all day acts as a natural appetite suppressant and boosts your energy level. Overall, most people have plenty of energy and feel good while on the program.

Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle taking HCG? ×

Because the amount of HCG is so small, there should not be any changes to your menstrual cycle. Likewise, HCG should not affect your ability to become pregnant, nor will it increase your chances of getting pregnant. It is best to avoid starting the HCG diet if you are within 5-6 days of your menstrual period. Wait until after your menstrual period is complete to start HCG. Once on HCG if you have a menstrual cycle, you can maintain the diet and discontinue taking HCG during heavy flow days.

What about pregnancy and taking HCG? ×

If you are pregnant do not take HCG. If you become pregnant during the HCG diet, stop taking HCG and consult your OB-GYN.

How much weight can I expect to lose on the program? ×

Most people will lose between 25-35 pounds on the 42 day program. Everyone is different. It depends on many factors including how much excess weight you have and how much weight needs to be lost. Often, people lose 7-10 lbs in the first week.

Does the weight loss slow down after the first two weeks? ×

Many times there is a large amount of weight loss in the first week, then a plateau or leveling off of weight loss. This does not mean that your weight loss has stopped. Typically, inches are being lost continuously while on the program, and after a period of time, patients will experience another large drop on the scale. Weight loss is thus achieved continuously in this stair-step fashion.

Is it OK to skip a meal or protein at one of my meals? ×

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never skip any of your meals. It’s important to eat all of your allotted calories and especially your protein so that you lose fat and not muscle.

Do I have to take vitamins while doing this diet? ×

We recommend taking certain supplements, such as a pre and probiotic, amino acids and others may be recommended.

Is it normal to get a headache during the first week? ×

Some people may experience light headaches during the first week. This is because your body is releasing fat cells very rapidly and you will be going through a major detoxification. You may take an Aspirin or Tylenol as long as it’s not sugar coated.

Can I wear makeup? ×

The answer is yes. However try to avoid lotions, moisturizers or liquid make-ups with oil. HCG is very sensitive to oils, creams and fats. These could slow the weight loss process down; you only want it to target your stored fat. You can use any mineral makeup or pressed powders and of course oil free foundations are fine. Other types of eye makeup and lipstick are fine. Stay away from lip glosses and Chapstick. If your lips get dry so you use Carmex.

What do I do if my weight loss plateaus? ×

If the weight loss slows try the following: 

  • Increase water consumption (try to drink ½-1 gallon a day) and or green tea consumption. 
  • Reduce your fruit intake from two to one per day.
  • If mixing vegetables, stop. Check all condiments for sugar content.
  • It is not uncommon on this diet to have fewer bowel movements. If having constipation problems, try a laxative tea. This is usually very effective if provided you are consuming plenty of fluids. 
  • If weight loss has hit a plateau for more than 5-6 days an “Apple and Steak day” may be observed. In an Apple and Steak day you consume 4 apples and 1 steak for dinner within 24 hours with nothing else to eat or drink except water.

 

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