hCG Weight Loss FAQ
What are the advantages of MediLean's medically supervised hCG program versus other hCG diets available?
MediLean's hCG Weight Loss program is, by design, Physician and Registered Dietician supervised. Our patients receive continual guidance and support from our experienced staff throughout the entire program. We only offer pure pharmaceutical grade hCG and follow Dr. A. T.W. Simeons's (the developing researcher) original hCG diet protocol to ensure safety and success.
Is hCG safe?
hCG has been safely and successfully used in Europe and the United States since the mid -1950's as an effective weight loss tool with minimal reports of side effects. The dose administered during MediLean's hCG program is quite small, 150iu per day. hCG is a hormone that is most often associated with pregnancy in women where they are exposed to over 250,000 units, however, both males and non-pregnant females produce low levels of hCG throughout their lives.
Many people believe anyone can lose weight on a 500 calories/day diet. If that is the case, why take hCG?
The presence of hCG (when combined with a 500 calorie diet) triggers the release and burning of stored fat. This mobilized fat provides nourishment and calories, resulting in no hunger and speedy weight loss. Were it not for the affect of the hCG, such a restricted diet would result in profound hunger, slowed metabolism (resulting in rebound weight gain after the diet is over), break-down of muscle tissue for energy, and lastly, exhaustion.
If I have medical issues, can I still participate in MediLean's weight loss program?
MediLean's weight loss program is known to improve many medical conditions such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, aches and pains in muscles and joints, and chronic fatigue, to name a few. Most people report an increase in energy with weight loss and improved mental health.
Exclusions to the program will be based on an individual's past and current medical history which will be reviewed by our medical staff prior to starting.
Since the weight is lost so quickly, will I gain it right back?
No. Interestingly, Dr. Simeons discovered that the hCG diet has a re-set effect on the part of the brain which regulates appetite, cravings, and metabolism. Additionally, MediLean's program consists of specific phases intended to "lock-in" your new, lower weight. Once all phases are complete, cravings disappear, desire to eat healthfully remains, and patients are able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat.
Is hCG approved by the FDA?
hCG is approved by the FDA as a medication for fertility and is also used to safely promote the production of testosterone in males. It is not approved by the FDA for weight loss.
Will MediLean hCG work for Men?
Yes, MediLean's hCG program is very effective for men and does not have any feminizing affects. Often times, men have better results and lose weight more quickly than women.
I have a very busy lifestyle can I still be successful on MediLean?
Yes. MediLean's hCG weight loss program is exceptionally easy to follow and requires minimal food shopping and preparation.
Does MediLean's hCG program reshape your body?
MediLean's hCG weight loss patients consistently lose hard-to-get-at, stored fat from the hips, abdomen, thighs, buttocks and waist - resulting in a positive reshaping of the body.
I am a vegetarian. Will this program work for me?
We do not recommend our program for vegetarians because the protocol's protein requirements are animal based (200 grams per day). Consequently, the vegetarian's protein options are quite limited. Additionally, the average weight loss for vegetarians is about half that of non-vegetarians.
Why does MediLean use pharmaceutical grade hCG rather than homeopathic hCG?
Pure hCG is ONLY available with a prescription and requires medical supervision.
The FDA's position on homeopathic hCG is clear. Elizabeth Miller, the FDA's leader for the internet and health fraud team states, "We are aware of HCG products that claim to be homeopathic, but [are] not recognized in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Therefore, these products are not recognized by the FDA as homeopathic drugs, so they are unapproved drugs and are illegal."
Does MediLean prescribe appetite suppressants?
The majority of our patients do not experience hunger while on MediLean hCG diet plan; therefore, appetite suppressants are not a standard part of our protocol. Our decision to prescribe them would be based on an individual patient basis.
What is the difference between hCG injections and hCG drops?
As long as the drops and injections are both pure, pharmaceutical grade hCG prescribed by a physician, the main difference is a matter of administration. hCG Injections are self administered every morning and drops are taken twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening).
Other programs modify Dr. Simeons's original protocol, does MediLean?
We do not modify Dr. Simeons's original protocol. He spent over 30 years perfecting this extremely precise and effective method. It delivers more accelerated and lasting results than any other weight loss program to date. As such, we respect his research, findings, and methodology. However, the MediLean hCG weight loss program includes continuing nutritional education to ensure long- term results.
Is Pharmaceutical Grade HCG Effective?
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