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Side Effects of HCG Drops

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Yes, there are Side Effects of HCG Drops, and any website claiming that there are none is just lying to you!

It’s funny how many websites that market products like the HCG drops – or any weight loss supplement, for that matter – will always focus on the benefits of the products, such as how they will help to speed up your metabolism, suppress your hunger, and on and on. However, when it comes to the side effects of the products, there are only two or three lines telling you the risks of the product, and so you happily buy the product thinking that nothing could happen.

When you do take the supplement, all of a sudden you find yourself with an allergic reaction, a headache, or some other side effect that you didn’t expect. Most people are shocked and outraged when they experience some side effect that they were unprepared for, but the truth is that there are side effects to just about everything. Fruit will make you fat if you eat too much, and even water can cause kidney problems if you drink too much! Everything in life has the potential for side effects, so it is important to be prepared for the negative consequences of taking any kind of supplement.

Side Effects of HCG Drops: Things You Need to Know About HCG

Now, HCG and the HCG diet have been considered one of the most effective diets around, as it can help you to lose amazing amounts of weight in record time. However, the truth is that the HCG diet should only be used by those that need to lose a whole lot of weight, as the very low calorie diet that you will follow is not going to be very good for your body. In fact, the VLCD diet could end up doing your body more harm than good, especially if you don’t do it right.

The diet is a very drastic one, and it calls for you to eat only 500 calories per day along with taking HCG drops or getting injections. Considering that you need about 2000 calories a day just to function properly, you can see why the HCG diet may not be the best for your body in the long run.

Now it is important that you understand what makes the HCG diet different from all the other low calorie diets…

The reason that the diet is named the HCG diet is due to the fact that you are going to be taking HCG – rather than just dieting. HCG is a hormone named human chorionic gonadotropin, and it is a hormone that helps the human body to process fat and food more efficiently. However, this HCG hormone is only produced by the body of a pregnant woman, so for all men and women who aren’t pregnant, there is none of this hormone floating around your bodies.

The HCG diet depends on the HCG drops or injections in order to work, as it is the only thing that is preventing your body from shutting down. This is because the HCG mimics a pregnancy – even in men – that tells the body, “You can’t shut down now! There’s a bun in the oven.” It helps your body to continue burning fat and food for fuel, rather than slowing down your metabolism and basically going into starvation mode. The HCG is all that is making your very low calorie diet as effective as it is.

Side Effects of HCG Drops: Some Side Effects of HCG

So, if the HCG is so important, there must be some kind of side effects from it, right?

Well, there is good news and bad news…

The good news is that the HCG is a hormone that is naturally produced by the human body, so it doesn’t really have any negative side effects that are associated with consuming supplements – no allergic reactions, flushing, etc. You can take HCG without having to worry about these negative side effects, as they don’t really exist.

However, the bad news is that the HCG will have an effect on your body – an effect that you may not want. The HCG hormone is used as a treatment for infertility, as it basically tells your body that you are pregnant and thus need a lot more of the hormones that make your body a great place for your baby to grow. This means that women taking HCG will start producing a lot more of the fertility hormones, which will actually increase the chance that they will get pregnant. This is only when taking the concentrated form of HCG via injections, as oral HCG doesn’t really contain enough of the hormone to have a radical effect on your body.

Some men will also find that their bodies are affected by the HCG hormone that they obtain via injections – again, the HCG drops contain nowhere near enough of the hormone to have such a radical effect. The injections of HCG will stimulate their bodies to produce the fertility hormones found in the body of a pregnant woman, so men might experience tenderness in their breasts along with other side effects commonly found in women that are pregnant or going through ovulation. It isn’t a common side effect, but it has been documented as being one of the reactions of the human body to the HCG injections.

Now, this site is all about the HCG drops, meaning that you won’t have to worry as much about these side effects as you would were you getting the injections. The HCG drops are much less concentrated than the injections, meaning that there is less risk of side effects. However, this also means that the drops are less effective than the injections, so you reduce the efficiency of the HCG while also reducing the side effects when taking the drops.

Side Effects of HCG Drops: Side Effects of the HCG Diet

While the HCG hormone itself may have no side effects, the truth is that the HCG diet is going to cause a whole lot of problems in your body.

The fact that you are only eating 500 calories a day means that your body is going to be working on a whole lot less energy, so you shouldn’t be surprised if you have absolutely no energy or vigor to do anything. Just getting through the day will probably be quite exhausting, especially during the first few weeks of the diet. This is because your body is trying to adjust to working on a whole lot less, and no matter how much fat you burn you still won’t be giving your body enough energy to work with.

One side effect of the HCG diet that many people have experienced is a rash or skin breakout of some kind. This is one of the things that can be caused by the toxins in your body, toxins that until now have been stored in your fat cells. When your body burns a whole lot of fat – all containing a lot of toxins – it will flood your body with toxins that can cause skin problems, though the rash should go away within a few days.

You may find that you feel very dizzy at times, and you may feel like you are light-headed or your head starts to pound. This is often the result of having low blood sugar, and low blood sugar is the result of you very low calorie diet. Your body is used to having a certain amount of sugar to use to keep your blood sugar levels stable, but the fact that you are cutting out sugar altogether means that you are not giving your body enough to work with. When your blood sugar gets low, you may find that you get dizzy, achy, and lightheaded, but you can solve this problem by eating something to put some sugar back in your body.

Constipation has been seen as a common side effect of the HCG diet, though it is caused by the lack of food rather than an excess of it. When you eat very small amounts of food, your body really works hard to get all the nutrients that it can from the food that you are putting into your body. This means that all of the water, minerals, and vitamins from the food you put into your body will be absorbed, and all that will be left will be the dried, hardening matter that runs through your intestines. The result: constipation.

A side effect that has been reported by a small number of people on the HCG diet is a cramp in their legs. This is actually a very serious side effect, and it is important that you take steps to deal with the problem immediately. The cramps are the result of low levels of potassium in your body – potassium that you have usually obtained from the food you eat but no longer are. If you feel these cramps, get some potassium from a banana and then run out to the pharmacy to buy potassium supplements.

These are the most common side effects, but the truth is that your body can experience all kinds of negative side effects thanks to the fact that you are going to be eating next to nothing. Your body NEEDS a certain amount of energy to run on, but by cutting back the fuel you give your body, you run the risk of doing it harm – harm that could actually be quite serious.

Side Effects of HCG Drops: Going into the Diet the Right Way

If you want to avoid the side effects of the HCG diet as much as possible, it’s best to go into the diet the right way.

Remember that the HCG diet involves you eating only 500 calories a day, but this can be quite hard if you are used to eating upwards of 2000 calories per day. Most men need between 2200 and 2800 calories per day, depending on the amount of exercise that they do, while most women need around 1800 to 2000 calories. If you want to prepare your body for the very low calorie diet, why not try cutting out 10 to 15% of the calories that you are currently consuming. Say you consume 1800 calories per day, so why not go down to 1500 calories? By doing this, you will see what it will be like to be on a diet that will involve consuming a very, very small amount of calories, and you can prepare yourself for all the side effects that you will experience.

If you can get your body accustomed to fewer calories per day, you will find that you won’t suffer from such strong hunger pangs. This is because fewer calories usually means less food, or at least more healthy food that is low in calories. By cutting back on your calories before you ever begin your HCG diet, you will be preparing your body for the very low calorie diet you are going to be going through.

Another great idea is to have something to do to take your mind off your hunger. Most people already tend to eat when they are bored, but imagine how much harder it will be to avoid eating if you are bored AND ravenously hungry. It is important to find things to do that will make it possible for you to take your mind off your hunger pangs, giving you something else to focus on.

Remember that you aren’t going to have a whole lot of energy – almost none, in fact – so you won’t be able to occupy your time doing something that is very active. You will need to find something that is very low key, that doesn’t take a lot of your energy, but that takes your mind off your hunger pangs. It is the key to being able to actually go through with your diet, and you will find that it will make completing the HCG diet a whole lot easier without Side Effects of HCG Drops!

Healthier Comments
24 Responses to “Side Effects of HCG Drops”
  1. suzie says:

    i was lucky enough to not have any side effects when i did the drops. i felt a little tired the first few days but i was fine the rest of the time. i did 3 rounds and lost 40 pounds all together. its been 6 months and i’ve only gained 5 pounds back. the drops really do work but the hardest part is the diet. if you modify your diet after you stop the drops you will be able to keep the weight off. hopefully you guys will not get side effects like me.

  2. Idebenone says:

    While some people may even lose as much as two pounds a day, plateaus can set in sometimes, and it can be very frustrating to the dieter. This may be due to several reasons such as insufficient hydration, which means not enough water is being taken in, or it may also mean that the body is retaining water. To eliminate plateaus, the HCG protocol diet suggests eating nothing but 6 large apples and drinking plenty of water for a full day. Water retention can be taken care of by hydrating with dandelion, fennel or parsley teas.

  3. csmlynne says:

    I have always been a balanced diet proponent so i was skeptical..I finally had to try it after several friends had great results. I LOVED it. I felt great, no problems for me at all…except leg cramps. Potassium tabs are a must for me. I lost 25 lbs in 40 days. I have had a couple months off and now I am ready to start again. I didn’t do the maintenance right the first time, but I have still been able to keep the weight off. I love it. appreciate the previous post about the teas for water retention. I have found that drinking lots of water is key for any diet….KEY

    • Michelle says:

      Where can I find real HCG drops?

      • Jessica says:

        I just bought them at the vitamin shoppe. I’m excited to start this tomorrow! I think you can find them at any GNC also

      • Brian M Connole says:

        To get real Pharmaceutical HCG Drops you have to order and mix them yourself. Real Pharmaceutical HCG has a shelf life of approximately 30 days from the day it is mixed. So let’s say you were to buy pre-mixed “HCG Drops”, even if they really did contain HCG, which they don’t, by the time it has been mass produced and put into a bottle with its pretty label then sent out to you, it would have already exceeded its shelf life.

        And here’s another rule of thumb – If you can buy them in a store, the Drops DO NOT contain HCG. Stores are not allowed to put a product on the shelf that contains a product that you need a prescription for. You have to order online through a site like the one I recommend to my readers. They have real Doctors that give you support all the way through the diet with Injections, drops or HCG Pellets, so you have other options too. I won’t leave the link because I don’t want to get in trouble here. The price isn’t much more than what some of these companies sell the “Drops” online for.

        But I would suggest just doing a little research before purchasing anything – And make sure they are real. However, the only way to be 100% sure about that is to mix them yourself.

        Good luck with your weight loss journey -

        Brian | HCG 411 Blog

  4. larissa says:

    i just bought the drops..if i go to the gym on a regular basis and do a 1200 cal per day diet, will it work for me?

  5. Stacia says:

    I want to know what Larissa asked

  6. Maritza says:

    I want to know about eating more than 500 calories. Will the drops/tablets work? If this is a pregnancy hormone won’t we bloat? I just need help getting started.

    • Laurel Kloven says:

      What do you want to know about eating the 500 calories? I have done the drops and it’s worked great. Regarding the bloating, YES, I find I do bloat on this diet. I have never heard of anyone else complain of this but it does me. What helps is taking a supplement called Viral Stop. It has protease in it. When, I do this diet,I always take the viral stop. :)

  7. Carrie says:

    There is a revised protocol for the HCG Diet called the 800 Protocol. You are able to have 3 egg whites and fruit for breakfast as well as a side salad sometime in the day in addition to your lean proteins and fiber veggies. You also can add in some water veggies to make things more tolerable.

    The 500 diet was writted a LONG time ago and much research has been done. I did a round of 500 calories, and now I’m doing a round of 800 calories and am losing more rapidly and feel a TON better.

    As far as exercising– it is not recommended while doing phase 2 of the diet. You are consuming barely enough calories to keep on kickin. If you *DO* need to run or workout once or twice a week, it is suggested upping your protein intake. This is all explained in the above mentioned book :)

  8. tina says:

    Can you pass a drug test taking this

    • Brian M Connole says:

      Yes, you can. But the drug test wouldn’t test for HCG anyway. Even if it did show up it’s not a mind altering substance so I’m sure you wouldn’t get into any trouble.

  9. nav says:

    hii is it safe to use hcg drops????????

  10. Lorin says:

    Hi, I have done both the injections and the drops. I love the program because you have to follow a specific plan and the weight losse immediate. However, you MUST follow maintenance when done with the 25 or 40 day program. I lost sufficiently on both. Just be careful not to gain it back and keep using the drops to yo yo diet. That is not its purpose. Look up Dr. Simeon’s protocol. That is the program.

    • Lorin says:

      PS went from 164 to 122, then put back on 12. taking it off now. Went from size 14 to a 4. You can take B12 shots or supplements for energy.

  11. riabahamas says:

    I am currently on day 3 of the hcg diet. My weight after the load days was 218 pounds. On phase2 day 3 my morning weigh in is 209 pounds. This diet really works.

  12. Lil says:

    I lost 52 kilos and did two rounds on the hcg drops.10 months . No side affects ..

  13. Barbara says:

    Wich brand you using? Which company is best ?

  14. Linda says:

    Carrie – Where can I get a copy of the 800 calorie diet. I am about the begin my 5th week of the HCG 500 calorie diet and I have had no side effects, except a headache the first couple of days.

  15. Leigh says:

    I’m less interested in the weight loss, though that is a factor in my interest, as I am in the other side effects of mimicking pregnancy.
    Would taking this hormone also mimic the other typical effects of pregnancy, such as rapid hair growth, brittle nails, aching and tenderness?

  16. wanda says:

    I am doing fine lost 8.2 pounds the first week however I have a very bad pounding headache is this because of low sugar intake? Or is it a side effect should I continue to take the Omni drops?

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