If you are a newbie to the topic of weight loss program options, it might be your first time to know about HCG injections; if you have heard about it but you don’t know much about it, then you are in the right place. There is more to HCG than the injection itself. Don’t worry about it; we are going to take you through everything you need to know about an HCG injection and how it helps to aid in body-weight loss. Let’s start at the beginning.
We are going to look at HCG as a protocol for weight-loss since it is a growing application as a regimen for weight loss. First of all, HCG is an acronym for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone that is produced mostly by pregnant women; that is why you will hear the term ‘pregnancy hormone’ being used to refer to HCG.
HCG-hormone is used to support the healthy functions of both female and male reproductive systems. In the purest forms, HCG is known as a glycoprotein; in simple terms, it is a mass of amino acids. Women, as we have mentioned above, produce higher levels of HCG during pregnancy, but both men and women produce HCG at low levels throughout their lifetime.
In men, the testicles produce low HCG-hormone which are not even easy to detect. But the levels that exist are healthy enough to assist in the synthesis of testosterone. In women, higher levels of HCG are usually produced in the placenta.
Back in the 1950’s, an endocrinologist noticed odd behavior in patients who were administered with the HCG-hormone. Most of them showed a loss of appetite, and over time, the patients were able to lose weight. The endocrinologist, later on, decided to research more on the results and within after a couple of years, the results became the foundation of a weight-loss protocol.
HCG-hormone is known to encourage the production of other hormones. When it is introduced to the human-body, it triggers the release of secret lipids which are known as hunger inhibiting hormones. This is where the power of the HCG-hormone comes to play.
Since craving for eating is taken away and you don’t have to diet, the body uses the stored body fat as energy stores to the point of burning approximately a pound of fat in a day. If you are planning to lose weight, this technique has gained popularity because it allows you to eat a diet that has as little as 500 calories in a sitting without feeling like you are starving.
Does it sound unreal? Let us dive in to look at some of the benefits of getting the HCG injections and how they can help you.