Actually No, FDA has told buyers to stay away from any weight loss products that contain HCG. The Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced during the first three months of pregnancy.

HCG is used majorly to treat fertility implication as a prescription medication. As for weight loss, HCG has not been approved for over the counter use, and it also been proven to work. HCG medications or products must display a tag/ label from the Food and drug administration (FDA), meaning that the medications are effective enough to be used because some over the counter HGC weight loss products are tagged Homeopathic, but they aren't safe - says FDA. So, any company or retail stores that put up the counter HGC weight loss products for sale are therefore violating the law.

You might be wondering why there has been a controversy concerning the HCG diet. Probably because the diet approved an austere restriction normally just 500 calories per day. Most people who tend to follow the diet very low in calories will lose weight, anyway, in a short duration.

Do you know that HCG weight- loss products are likely to augment the risk of cancer? Research has shown that there is a connection between HCG weight- loss and increased cancer risk. Some HCG products encourage the production of androgen cells, which might lead to the growth of some sorts of cancers.

Nevertheless, HCG diets with austere calories limit also have risks, which might include the following;

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • An imbalance of electrolytes
  • Gallstone formation
  • Definite intake of minerals and vitamins.

Side effects of HCG diet include the following also;

  • Depression
  • Gynecomastia - swelling of the breasts in both male and female
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Edema - fluid build-up
  • Restlessness
  • Thromboembolism - which happens to be another severe side effect of the HCG diet, involves blocking the blood vessels and the risk of blood clots forming.

If you want to lose weight, there are different, safer ways in which you can lose weight. You can talk with your doctor or any health professional about how to a healthy weight loss, which would be permanent. You can go for a balanced eating diet and consistent exercise. I'm very sure that you'll be grateful after this.



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