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Questions & Answers
Q: What is homeopathic hCG?
A: The hCG we offer is homeopathic and is an alternative to the full strength hormone. The hCG hormone is made into a homeopathic remedy, which is diluted hundreds of times and potentized, so that it is an energetic imprint of the original substance, which works in your body on an energetic level.
Q: What are the benefits of using a homeopathic remedy such as hCG?
A: The benefit to taking a homeopathic remedy is that you are not putting the full-strength hormone into your body. When taking a homeopathic remedy, your body acts like it has released the full strength hCG into your body. If you took a blood test or a pregnancy test your tests would test negative. That is the beauty of using homeopathic remedies. There are not any known negative side effects because there are not any chemical interactions caused by the remedy. However, your body acts and responds as if there is hCG present in your body.
Q: Do I need to see my doctor before starting the hCG protocol?
A: As with every new product, diet, or exercise program, you need to consult your doctor or physician before beginning or taking any new product or diet plan.
Q: Is homeopathic hCG safe for Men and Women?
A: Although it has not yet been approved through the FDA for weight loss, hCG is an all-natural hormone that has been approved by the FDA for other medical purposes. Homeopathic hCG can be used safely in both men and women. Always check with your doctor or physician before beginning any new weight loss program. If your BMI value is lower than 20 it is not recommended for use. Also, Do NOT use homeopathic hCG if you are pregnant or nursing.
Q: What is the difference between hCG injections and homeopathic hCG?
A: The hCG we offer is homeopathic and manufactured in the US. The difference between the two options is that the hCG hormone is made into a homeopathic remedy, which is diluted hundreds of times and potentized, so that it is an energetic imprint of the original substance, which works in your body on an energetic level.We have had many clients who have tried both the hCG injections and also the homeopathic drops, and have reported similar results. The biggest difference is ours is less painful and more cost effective.
Q: I have heard that I will lose more weight using injections instead of the homeopathic hCG? Is this true?
A: We have had a lot of people try the injections for their first round and then have found out about the homeopathic drops and have tried the drops for their 2nd round. They have reported experiencing very similar results and a few of them actually saw more success from using the homeopathic remedy. We have had countless people prefer the homeopathic hCG drops over the injections due to the same results, cost, and convenience. These people have become homeopathic hCG drop supporters! Most injections range anywhere from $400-$600 for a 4 week program. Ours is a lot easier on your pocketbook!
Q: Will the very low calorie diet slow down my metabolism?
A: Normally when a person lowers their calories and fat, the body begins to store fat and the metabolism does slow down. This occurs because fat is a life saving source of stored energy. When a combination of a VLCD and an exact amount of hCG is used, it signals to the body to access and start using and burning the stored fat for energy. This eliminates excess fat reserves, so there are no bad effects on your metabolism. When fat deposits are released, the body uses it as fuel, which causes a person’s appetite to decrease.
Q: Couldn’t I lose the same amount of weight without using hCG and just follow the very low calorie diet (VLCD)?
A: By simply cutting back a person’s calories and fat consumption, one can lose weight. The risk and negative effect that happens is that the body will tend to lose mostly muscle before fat. When the body is deprived it stores fat. This causes the cellular metabolism to slow down. When a person’s metabolism slows down it makes it easier to gain weight and also decreases muscle mass. By following the hCG diet program (VLCD and taking hCG), the excess fat is mobilized for energy and the rest is eliminated. The VLCD is essential because it prevents an instant refilling of the emptied fat cells. This is what helps maintain your muscle mass by getting rid of the fat deposits.
Q: Will I starve on the very low calorie diet (VLCD)?
A: hCG helps to liquefy fat, which opens up all of a person’s fat cells. The liquid fat is then made accessible to the body to use as energy. Even though a person is consuming fewer calories, the body is able to access the stored energy that is in the fat cells which naturally reduces a person’s appetite. After a few days on the hCG diet plan, many people report a major decrease in their appetite. Most people that have successfully completed the hCG diet program have reported having plenty of energy while on the program.
Q: How much weight can I expect to lose after completing the protocol?
A: Every person loses weight differently but the average weight loss is between .5-2 pounds per day. It is normal for a person to lose 2 pounds one day and then not lose any weight or a small amount of weight the next day. You also have to remember that you are losing inches and just not pounds. It is very normal not to lose weight on the scale every single day. The body has to adjust to the weight lost and does not always reflect on the daily scale number. You need to look at your weight loss success overall and when you have completed the program.
Q: What is the hypothalamus gland?
A: The hypothalamus gland controls hunger, temperature, thirst, and fatigue. The hypothalamus is responsible for metabolic processes in the body.
Q: Is it hard to keep the weight off that you lose after completing the protocol?
A: Most people have reported that not only their bodies have transformed but that their eating behaviors and appetite has completely changed after completing the hCG diet. With your hypothalamus reset, your metabolism will be different from when you started the hCG protocol. Most people are able to eat moderately without feeling the need to overeat. This is the perfect opportunity to adopt a healthy lifestyle to maintain your new weight. People have also reported that just 15-30 minutes of minimum amounts of light exercise are sufficient for maintaining a healthy body. People who have successfully completed the protocol have reported having had hardly any or no difficulty maintaining their new, ideal weight.
Q: Is it possible to continue the hCG protocol longer than 43 days?
A: Yes, a lot of people need to do the hCG protocol for more than the 43 days to accomplish their weight loss goals. Please contact us and we will go over the best way to continue the protocol.
hCG Drops Overview
Q: How do you take the homeopathic hCG drops?
A: The homeopathic hCG that we offer is NEVER to be injected. The hCG is taken orally. Each bottle of homeopathic hCG comes with a dropper. We recommend taking 5 drops 6 times a day. Please note that when dropping the drops you only need to pulse the dropper and it is best to count in the mirror.
Q: Do the homeopathic hCG drops have a taste to them?
A: The homeopathic hCG drops do have a slight taste to them, maybe even a little tingle. This is because they are in a colloidal mineral base with citric acid falvoring added to it.
Q: Do I have to mix the homeopathic hCG drops?
A: The homeopathic hCG drops come ready to use. No mixing is needed.
Q: How do I store the homeopathic hCG drops?
A: The homeopathic hCG drops need to be stored out of heat and light. They may be stored in the refrigerator but is not necessary. The homeopathic hCG does not require refrigeration because of the way homeopathic remedies are created. It is recommended to store the homeopathic hCG in the refrigerator if it is not used for a few days or a few weeks. Refrigeration helps to keep the homeopathic hCG fresh over long periods of time.
Q: Where is the homeopathic hCG manufactured?
A: Our homeopathic hCG as well as all of our other products we offer is manufactured in the United States with the highest standards.
Q: Do the homeopathic hCG drops have an expiration date?
A: Yes, the homeopathic hCG drops have a 5-year shelf life from the time it was manufactured; each bottle is stamped with the expiration date.
Q: What types of foods do I need to eat while on the protocol?
A: You will get to select from a list of lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables. With ALL purchases of Homeopathic hCG, you will be given all the tools to be successful in following Dr. Simeons diet plan including, the full diet plans, information on how homeopathic hCG works, a recommended daily eating schedule, tracking sheets, plateau breakers, and some great approved recipes!
Q: What are the best foods to eat during the loading days?
A: The best foods are high fat and high calorie foods such as nuts, avocados, healthy oils such as olive oil, and dairy products.
Q: Do I need to take supplements while on the protocol?
A: We recommend taking Potassium and Vitamin B-12. These supplements help with producing and maintaining energy levels. Also, we recommend taking a multi-vitamin as long as it does NOT contain any fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, and E. We offer the full homeopathic hCG kits, which include both the high quality Potassium, and Vitamin B-12.
Q: Why is Tap water not preferred?
A: Most tap water contains chlorine, which affects the thyroid. The best water to use is spring water that has not been treated with chlorine.
Q: Is it o.k. to use 0 calorie sweeteners?
A: The ONLY approved sweetener on the protocol is Stevia. DO NOT use ANY chemically derived sugar substitutes including: Aspartame, Nutrisweet, Acesulfame, Sucralose, Splenda, or any other sugar that has been chemically created.
Q: Can I use frozen vegetables instead of fresh?
A: Fresh vegetables are always preferred, but if you have to you may use frozen vegetables. Just make sure to check the labels to make sure there is no sugar added.
Q: Can I use lotion while on the hCG diet?
A: Lotion should be avoided during the protocol. Lotions contain a lot of fats and oils, which can cause your body to retain the fats that you are trying to get rid of. A great alternative to lotion is organic Aloe Vera. Mineral oil, baby oil or petroleum may also be used.
Q: (Women) Can I use birth control while following the protocol?
A: Yes, women may continue to use birth control while on the protocol. The homeopathic hCG will not affect the birth control.
Q: Will the homeopathic hCG interfere with doctor prescribed medications that I am taking?
A: Always consult your doctor or physician before any diet plan including beginning the hCG protocol. Discuss your current medications before taking homeopathic hCG.
Q: What makeup can I use while on the protocol?
A: Mineral makeup is approved for use. DO NOT use any cosmetics that are rich in fats and oils. (Most lipstick, eyebrow pencils, and powder may be used).
Q: What shampoo and conditioner can I use while on the protocol?
A: Most people continue to use their regular shampoo and conditioner while on the protocol. We recommend not using any leave-in conditioners that stay on your scalp. Also make sure that you rinse off your conditioner from your scalp as much as you can.
Q: Can I use chapstick while on the protocol?
A: We recommend NOT using chapstick. A good alternative is using Carmex because it does not absorb into the skin like most chapsticks do.