HCG diet drops began well after Dr. Simeons published his original manuscript, however they have become the most popular option for dieters on the protocol. There is much controversy over their effectiveness, however there is no arguing with the fact that millions have lost weight using them.
There are two versions of HCG diet drops:
HCG diet drops with REAL hCG hormone.
This version actually contains real HCG hormone, however not all drops are created the same. Some companies have been found to use only trace amounts of HCG, nowhere near the amount recommended by HCG weight loss protocols. HCG dieters using these drops do report similar weight loss to those on injections, as well as the similar results while on the plan. They report little to no hunger and similar reshaping that results from the chemical reaction of HCG in the body. Research has shown however, that the potency of HCG diet drops does not match that of injections, particularly when measured in the blood stream after digestion.
HHCG diet drops – a homeopathic version.
These formulas are typically made up of water, amino acids and some form of preservative. Research has shown that while these formulas may indeed assist with weight loss, it is not the same physical process (metabolic or otherwise) as the protocols using true HCG. For this reason, those on hormone free HCG drops often report extreme hunger, repetitive stalls and an inability to remain on the suggested menu. They also report the inability to keep the weight off.
- For more information, HCG Diet Packs offers links to well researched companies that offer HCG drops.
- You may also want to read, HCG Diet Protocols: Which HCG Diet Plan is Right for You?
HCG Diet Drops From Walmart, GNC, Amazon, etc:
We get a lot of questions regarding drops that are sold in stores like Walmart, GNC and Costco as well as on Amazon. These are ALWAYS the hormone free HHCG (homeopathic.) Because HCG requires a prescription, REAL HCG is not permitted to be sold in these stores nor anywhere else without a Doctor’s permission. These companies include HCG 1234 and similar.
Dangers and Side Effects of HCG Diet Drops:
The majority of side effects reported from these drops are food allergy and digestion related. There are plenty of articles online the reference the side effects of HCG, however they typically are in reference to large doses used in fertility treatments and not the much smaller dose used for weight loss. Even less potency is the amount used in drops. However, as with any ingested supplement, reactions can happen. A few of the reported side effects include:
- Upset stomach or diarhea
For a more detailed overview of these side effects and their possible causes, read “HCG Diet Side Effects and Dangers.”
Directions for HCG Diet Drops
Every brand offers their own directions. A common set of instructions would be similar to the following:
- For the first 2 days, the drops are taken 3 times a day, with meals at a dosage of about 30 drops per treatment.
- Place the drops under your tongue and hold them there to be absorbed for at least 60 seconds.
- For the following 3 weeks, you will be following your prescribed HCG Diet Menu while continuing the drops.
- For the final 3 days of the diet, you will discontinue the drops while continuing on the restricted diet.
While this set of directions is a common example, it is important to follow the instructions that came with your particular brand of drops. Every formula is different and the Doctor guiding you, will no doubt have you on a suggested dosage based on your particular body’s needs. For absolute best results, these instructions must be followed.
Where to Buy HCG Diet Drops for Sale
There are countless websites that have come up online, selling HCG drops, however it is important to keep a few things in mind and make an informed decision. HCG Diet Info has created a Buying Guide for potential dieters, which explains in detail, the different options available and where to find well-investigated companies that produce US made product, offers appropriate medical guidance and plenty of other important factors. One company we recommend is HCG Diet Packs as mentioned above. They have been active in the industry for over 10 years and only recommend top quality suppliers.
A final note. Please do not buy HCG from overseas. These companies not only sell unregulated HCG formulas, but they are also commonly fraudulent companies. In addition, HDI has received thousands of stories of individuals who never received the HCG they bought- whether it was never shipped or very commonly confiscated going through customs. The risks are many, and it is much easier to find a US Based company that offers quality product and service.