Is hcg healthy to use for weight loss?
Not medical advice: hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) should not be used to help you lose weight. Injections can cause life-threatening blood clots and may increase chances of unplanned pregnancy. The starvation-like 500 calorie diet of mainly unprocessed, organic foods that you follow when using hCG is what actually causes weight loss, not the hCG.
To date there are no hCG weight loss products with FDA approval. In fact, the FDA has been trying to remove many of them from the market for years citing false advertising.
Phoenix Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona has a new Modified hCG Diet that includes a higher dose of hCG than normal, a diet of over 1,000 calories, and B-12 injections. The average weight loss of participants has been around 30 lbs.