FAQs

What is hCG?

hCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin which is a natural hormone that is found in bodies of pregnant women. When taken in very small doses, it aids in burning abnormal fat, which is usually found in excess in our stomach, back, butt, hips, thighs and underside of arms. With the hCG diet the body will consume the abnormal fat and after the diet is completed, the metabolism will be reset.

How does hCG work?

When used in combination with the low calorie diet, hCG will aid your body in losing 1-3 pounds per day. The hCG hormone resets your metabolism and works to use up your abnormal fat storage as fuel/energy. hCG jump starts the hypothalamus, the body’s control center that maximizes the movement and distribution of fat throughout the body. hCG fuels the body to manage the gathering of unused fat to be released as energy, not only helping people lose body fat, but also affecting the fat accumulations that are resistant to typical diets and exercise.

Who are the best candidates for the hCG protocol?

Any man or woman, who wants to lose weight, is perfect for this protocol. If you are pregnant or nursing, you cannot enroll in the hCG Diet

Wouldn’t you lose the weight with just a low calorie diet?

At Vitalize the most frequently asked question is, “wouldn’t you lose weight anyway, if you only ate 500-700 calories?” You would lose weight, but not from your stored locked-in fat! The body has a natural protective mechanism that is designed to store fat in order to prevent death and starvation. When a person tries to reduce calories to lose weight, the body goes into shock, stores the fat and begins to burn lean muscle for fuel. Only as a last resort will the body let go of its abnormal fat reserve. And you would be hungry, fatigued and irritable. And of course, you would do nothing to re-balance your metabolism. With Vitalize’s medically-monitored hCG weight loss program, your goal is to lose fat; not starve to death.

How about safety and side effects of hCG?

There are no side effects reported while using hCG for weight loss. When higher dose hCG injections are used for fertility reasons, the larger amount is known to cause occasional headaches and pregnancy symptoms. However, the amount of hCG used in the diet protocol is a very tiny dose – significantly less than the amount of hCG used for fertility purposes. Because it is a natural substance, this program is completely safe and has been used successfully for more than 5 decades. It is virtually 100% effective for everyone. At Vitalize all of our hCG comes from a licensed US FDA approved pharmacy and is certified for safety and sterility.

hCG has helped thousands of people lose those stubborn and frustrating pounds. In addition to weight loss, many patients who have completed the hCG program also experienced many other health benefits, including a drop in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.

How long is the hCG diet?

Vitalize clients report a loss of 1 to 2 lbs a day. At the very least you can expect to lose half a pound a day, and at the most, 3 plus pounds a day. Men generally lose more weight than women. Women typical lose 15 lbs on the 23 day program and up to 30 lbs on the 46 day program if following the program correctly. Men typically lose 20 to 25 lbs on the 23 day program and up to 40 lbs on the 46 day program if following the program correctly.

To learn more about our clinic, our team or our complete offering of innovative health services, get in touch by calling Vitalize Medical Center today at 585-287-5299. You can also write to us through our secure and 100% confidential contact page.
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