For those who fear the needles – highly popular treatment in Germany
Have you decided to do the metabolic treatment with globules, but do not yet know in which form you should use these hCG products at home? Or you want to do a hCG diet but under no circumstances inject real hormones (that’s right!)?
Then you are exactly right here! Here we explain to you exactly what are the advantages and disadvantages of the commercially available homeopathic preparations of human chorionic gonadotropin , as hCG is also called.
HCG is an abbreviation for human chorionic gonadotropin . Usually this homeopathic preparation of the hCG is sold in a potentiation marked C30.
It is always rightly warned against intervening in the hormonal balance, because the consequences for the health are usually not predictable.
This is especially true for the so-called sex hormones, which includes the human chorionic gonadotropin, so the hCG as a pregnancy hormone .
His job in the body of a pregnant woman is to protect the unborn child from damage caused by lack of food. It allows the body during pregnancy in times of need to provide the child with all the essential nutrients and enough energy.
The homeopathic potentiation ensures that the human chorionic gonadotropin is processed. It is diluted and shaken in a very strictly defined procedure until the high potency C30 is reached. This potentiation causes the substance itself is no longer chemically detectable.
Anyone who has ever had hormone therapy, for example for the thyroid, knows how difficult it is to find the right dosage for a hormone.
It can take months for the endocrinologist, the hormone care specialist, to work with the patient to find the optimum hormone intake setting.
No matter if you decide on the small globules or the drop form of the preparations, every person is special and reacts accordingly individually to the administration of hormones.
The hCG is no exception.
The mode of action of highly potent homeopathic medicines requires that you should always take them separately from other substances .
While this fact is hardly significant when given with the help of syringes, hCG drops or hCG globules have a few things to keep in mind:
Drinking water is allowed after about 10 minutes.
The hCG drops are best used 3 times a day, at least 30 minutes before the main meals with 10 drops each. If you use the hCG globules, take them at least 30 minutes before meals.
The purchase of hCG drops should always be discussed with a doctor or pharmacist. For homeopathic drops, the potentized preparation of the original substance is dissolved in a mixture of alcohol and purified water.
In the same way, the hCG drops are also produced for the hCG drop diet. To ingest, you can put the 5 drops directly into your mouth and keep them there for as long as possible before you swallow them.
Or you choose this method:
Homeopathic drops contain ethanol , ie alcohol. For this reason, they are not suitable for some people! Children, pregnant women, breastfeeding and alcoholics should opt for Globuli.
Recommended read – translated from a German health magazine:
With the hCG diet, you should be able to lose excess kilos – without starving. And that, although only about 500 kilocalories per day are allowed. The alleged guarantor of success: the pregnancy hormone hCG. It should stimulate fat burning and suppress hunger. But is the hCG diet really healthy? We clarify.
The principle behind the hCG diet
The hCG diet principle is around sixty years old. In the 1950s, the English physician Dr. Simeons that pregnant women were able to perform well even if they suffered from malnutrition and hunger. He found that the hCG hormone * stimulated the metabolism of pregnant women to quickly resort to high-energy fat reserves .
* HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin . This messenger substance is formed by every human, but it is especially strong during pregnancy . Among other things, it supports the nutrient supply of the embryo and alerts the metabolism of the pregnant woman if she does not consume enough nutrients and energy through her diet. Then it is resorted to fat reserves.
Dr. Simeons assumed that the messenger would not only stimulate the fat metabolism of pregnant women, but also of people who would like to lose weight. Unlike ordinary diets, however, the body would not break down any valuable muscle tissue during this “metabolic treatment”, but would resort to its fat reserves right away.
The doctor injected obesity patients with the pregnancy hormone and additionally prescribed a strict diet without fat and low carbohydrates. The strong lack of energy – so the assumption – could be compensated by the stimulated fat metabolism and fat pads would only melt away. According to Simeon’s own studies, all patients were able to successfully and sustainably lose weight without starving or losing muscle mass during the diet.
The hCG treatment is based on two pillars: a strict, reduced calorie intake and the intake of the pregnancy hormone. This is injected in the “classic” form in pure form or taken as drops. This is prescription in Germany and relatively expensive. Incidentally, the messenger substance is obtained from the urine of pregnant women – which deters many potential users.
More popular are homeopathic hCG remedies . The drops or globules are available in almost every pharmacy. In contrast to the “classic” drugs, they no longer contain the hormone itself, but according to the manufacturer only his “energized information”. This means that the pregnancy hormone has been diluted so much that it is chemically undetectable.
Allegedly, these remedies are still effective – if you let them melt slowly in the mouth so that they can be absorbed through the oral mucosa. Among other things, HCG globules are available in the ratios (technical term: potencies) C12, C30 and C60.
In principle, the diet can start anytime. However, according to diet proponents, women should start on the first day after their period to better integrate the hormone into the cycle and avoid bleeding.
For two days, a lot of fatty food is expressly allowed. This sounds paradoxical – but it’s supposed to help the body build up additional reserves that can be consumed during the diet. In addition, the food is said to over-saturate the body and thus make you want to healthy food and diet. When and how much “pure” hCG should be taken, the doctor must decide. For homeopathic remedies , diet experts recommend on average twelve drops or globules three times a day . Do not eat and drink for at least fifteen minutes before and after taking.
The diet phase lasts at least three weeks . During this time, only 500 kilocalories per day are allowed. Depending on the person, this is about one quarter to one sixth of the normal daily calorie requirement. During this time, alcohol, sugar, fats and heavily processed foods are taboo .
Carbohydrates are available only in very small amounts, but should be eaten especially rich in protein , such as lean meat, low-fat fish, marine animals and lean quark. Vegetables and some fruits such as strawberries or apples can be eaten without any problems. In addition, vitamins and minerals can be supplied via dietary supplements.
Diet experts advise taking about four times five globules or three times ten drops a day. With syringes and other preparations with “pure” hCG the physician must decide on the exact application and dosage.
Now it is important, according to diet advocates, to maintain the metabolism, which now increasingly relies on fat, even longer. Continue to do without sugar and many carbohydrates . The amount of calories increases daily by about one hundred kilocalories. In addition, many “experts” recommend the hCG diet, the globules or drops for some time to continue. The stabilization phase should last at least three weeks, but better up to six weeks . When this phase is over, the concept of the hCG diet provides a fundamentally balanced diet.
For homeopathic hCG agents, no side effects have been reported so far.
500 kilocalories a day are extremely low. The amount is usually insufficient to supply the body with the nutrients it needs. Without nutritional supplements, it may therefore come to slight deficiency symptoms. Fatigue, circulatory problems, difficulty concentrating or muscle cramps are common.
If you eat too much during the stabilization phase, there is also a risk that the yo-yo effect will occur. The reason: The metabolism has become accustomed to a low calorie amount during the long, strict diet and has lowered its basic calorie requirement so as not to consume too much valuable energy. After the radical calorie reduction, the excess calories are quickly converted into fat deposits – even if it is eaten “normally”.
Diets in which the pregnancy hormone is injected or swallowed in pure form have been shown to have an effect, but can also cause severe side effects. That is why in this country a hCG diet is almost always carried out with globules or other homeopathic remedies. We examined the most common advertising statements:
Messengers are chemical substances that trigger or transmit certain stimuli and signals in the body. These include hormones. HCG is therefore always both a hormone and a messenger substance. In fact, homeopathic remedies contain no chemically detectable traces of the hormone or messenger hCG. Consequently, they can not trigger any chemical stimuli in the body. This means that while they have no side effects, they are also ineffective at the same time.
Allegedly, the “energized information” of hCG found in Globulis & Co. ensures that the metabolism does not rely on muscle tissue to gain energy. Again, from a medical point of view, the question arises, how to do this without a chemically detectable messenger that gives the signal. That some people lose little muscle might be due to the fact that they do a lot of sports or eat a lot of protein .
The homeopathic hCG products should even help to get rid of fat posters targeted to the stomach, legs or butt. Even that is not possible because each body stores fat differently and it can not be specifically signaled to him where he should first degrade fat deposits.
Manufacturers like to use these reviews in their advertising. In fact, no independent study has yet proven that homeopathic hCG remedies can do this. So there has to be something else behind the positive experiences. First and foremost, the placebo effect comes into question: If people have an optimistic expectation towards a drug-free drug, then the body can nevertheless have a positive effect . Incidentally, studies have even shown that expensive products achieve a greater placebo effect than cheap ones.
On the other hand, the effects of the diet on the highly restricted calorie intake – similar to fasting diets that do without hCG. The feeling of hunger probably remains, because the diet prescribes a protein-rich diet that basically saturates for a long time . Due to the low intake of carbohydrates, the blood sugar level remains low , which prevents food cravings.
Overall, the amount of nutrients and energy in the long run is too low . It is not advisable to prevent nutrient deficiencies directly with dietary supplements. It is better to eat vitamin and nutrient-rich foods that are low in calories at the same time.
Although the homeopathic variant is harmless, there is no scientific study to prove its effectiveness . The reputation of the hCG diet to be a “weight loss miracle”, so based solely on the subjective experience of individuals . People interested in this “metabolic cure” should keep in mind that manufacturers and book authors earn well on this diet and promote the products accordingly. Scientists and nutrition experts agree that the success of the hCG diet is based solely on strict calorie reduction.