The FDA approval for HCG use is for an extremely high dose and is given in a muscular injection which has significant risks. Most physicians use 35 units versus 5,000 units in a safer delivery form.
HGC is believed by some doctors to be about 80% effective in most patients but must be used in conjunction with a diet given to you by the injecting doctor. Most doctors weight-loss plans feature a rotating diet of 600 to 800 calories a day for two weeks followed by a week of 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day with protein calories not counting towards your daily total. This diet is high in protein and stresses that patients partake in minimal amounts of carbohydrates, starches and fatty foods and liquids, especially alcohol.
HCG allows your body to reverse the effect that has kept you from losing the weight you’ve always wanted to lose. It is normal for the body to want to store and lock excess fat, and your body has a built in tendency to try to keep your present weight and prevent drastic changes. This is one reason why starvation dieting does not work, you tend to lose muscle mass and the not the fat that you really want to lose. Increasing HCG levels allows the body to target your locked fat reserve, release energy and lose weight at a more rapid pace.