The HCG diet requires the use of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone injections or sublingual drops on a daily basis. Some people worry that HCG drops or injections have side effects, but in most cases they actually don’t, as long as they are created from a legitimate and licensed source.
The main problem with hormone products that most people will run into is that many of them are produced from sources that are not licensed or regulated. This can be a major problem because the ingredients in the hormone are not controlled, so there is no way to know exactly what you are purchasing, and there can be serious side effects with certain ingredients that are potentially dangerous.
Side effects from pure HCG injections or drops are minimal
The side effects for 100% pure human chorionic gonadotropin injections or drops are minimal. There are few if any side effects because it is a natural hormone that is produced in abundance during a normal pregnancy. The hormone has the effect of boosting fat metabolism for both men and women and this is why it is used in combination with a very low calorie diet. There are few if any direct side effects from the hormone.
Some people have experienced symptoms such as bloating or mild stomach pain. There are other symptoms which are much less common. The hormone is sometimes used to accelerate puberty for males and it has other medical uses in fertility treatments. The dosage is so small for most people on the hormone diet that it doesn’t cause any major impact on the body aside from the boost in fat metabolism.
There may be some effects that result from the VLCD
Most of the side effects that people think are a result of the hormone are actually a result of the very low calorie diet. The body switches to a ketogenic state during the early phases of the diet, or a state where fat is burned primarily as fuel. This occurs on a very low calorie diet or when a diet is very low in carbohydrates. The hormone diet is low enough in carbohydrates that most people will go into a ketogenic state early on, and this will cause symptoms that are known as “keto flu”. Some of these symptoms may include nausea, constipation, cold like symptoms, headache, and cramps.
Reducing the side effects of the diet
Again, the main thing to consider is that the HCG drops and injections only have minimal side effects associated with them, but the other side effects mentioned above can be controlled through various methods. Drinking about a half of a gallon of water to one gallon of water per day during the early phases of the diet can help the body adjust to a ketogenic state, and this amount of water is necessary as the body flushes out ketones and toxins. Aspirin is usually allowed on the diet and there are other over the counter medications that may help to alleviate some of the other symptoms such as nausea. These medications can be used with the approval of a medical professional, and the diet should be medically supervised.
Always buy injections or HCG drops from a known source
To ensure that you are using 100% pure hormone without any dangerous additives or other ingredients, always purchase the hormone from a licensed provider with medical professionals on staff. There are dozens or maybe hundreds of companies now that are offering the hormone through overseas pharmacies or other unlicensed pharmacy sources, and there is no way to know what is in these products because their packaging may be misleading or false. Don’t assume that an unlicensed pharmacy will have the same quality and safety of an approved pharmacy. Preparing the hormone for medical use requires the latest pharmaceutical equipment, so be careful whenever you purchase HCG online.