Homeopathy is a branch of medicine that makes use of natural techniques to help a person reduce the symptoms of any disease or problem. 'Excess weight' is the problem that homeopathic hCG targets and also solves to a considerable extent. It is a different concept from the original hCG diet of Dr. A.W.T. Simeons, and is just based on it. There are many misconceptions about the same and its effect in weight loss. Some people are strong detractors and some strong proponents of the concept of homeopathic hCG for weight loss. We have discussed both these sides below; but before that, let's understand the concept itself.
What is it?
As it was mentioned in the first paragraph, homeopathic hCG is different from the original hCG diet. The similarity is that both these concepts make use of the hCG hormone for weight loss. hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a kind of hormone which is produced in both males and females in a small quantity. The hormone is produced in a large quantity in pregnant females, and is extracted from the urine of such females for production. Apart from its use in weight loss, the hormone is used for many other purposes like increasing the sperm count in males and improving the fertility of females.
The weight loss properties of the hCG hormone were first discovered by Dr. Simeons. It aids in calorie burning (it stimulates the hypothalamus to secrete chemicals that burn fat). The hormone can be injected into the body or can be served in the form of drops. In homeopathic hCG, a heavily diluted version of the hCG hormone is used, and is given to the patient in the form of small doses on the tongue. The theory is that, if administered in small quantities, the hormone tends to accumulate in the body, and help in long term weight loss. The administration of these drops boosts metabolism and helps in weight loss. Like the original hCG protocol, demands food to be eaten in limited quantities.
Does it Work?
Homeopathic hCG is as popular as the hCG diet itself. Drops are available in selected medical stores. There are many proponents who consider its usage safe. Research reveals that lots of people have benefited from the use. A person can expect weight loss of up to 10 - 20 pounds in three to four weeks. In fact, weight loss as high as 2 pounds per day has been reported. Thus, there are people who have actually benefited from the use. If the injection of the drops is combined with a proper diet, it miraculously helps in weight loss.
Now let's discuss the point of view of the detractors. They believe that the concept of dilution of the hormone is wrong, and renders its effects useless. These people believe that it doesn't help curb hunger, which is its primary function. A big disadvantage of it is that, it is not medically backed, and the weight loss properties of hCG are not proved. Another point of argument is that, hCG has no role to play in weight loss, and it is the 500 calorie diet that actually causes the weight loss.
At the end, homeopathic hCG is safe to use as there are no side effects associated with the use of this technique. Yow will find both types of people around you; those who have benefited from its use, and those who consider it useless. The weight loss effects may differ from person to person. But if combined with a proper diet, it does work for weight loss. For best results, consult your doctor before giving it a try.