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proving hcg is real: Video footage of my visit to an hCG pharmacy

Welcome!

Since I lost 50 lbs myself with real HCG, I know how important it is to have the real thing.

I put this together to show you guys reliable online sources for

REAL,
Prescription,
hCG Injections
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Check ‘em out and choose what’s best for you.

In A Hurry? Quick Rundown

Each company listed is slightly different obviously, and I cover more details further below with videos and images etc, but in a nutshell for them all:

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COST:

$225-259 = up to 4 week hCG kit
$340-399 = 6-8 week hCG kit
Pricing includes the $50 discount you get through 2 companies using my links only.
You can lose 20-40 lbs with this.

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ALL IN ONE KIT:

These hCG Kits come with a prescription and ALL needed supplies to start the diet (except food!) hCG, mixing solution, mixing syringe, and daily injection needles - it’s all there!

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NO PRIOR PRESCRIPTION NEEDED:

You do not need a prescription from your primary care doctor. You will get your RX for hCG directly from the medical staff that each company employs. They send that directly to the pharmacy, who then ships out your order.

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REAL PHARMACEUTICAL HCG:

The hCG from all companies here prescribe real, prescription hCG, made in U.S. compounding pharmacies and the hCG kits ship directly from these pharmacies. The exact same type of pharmacies that brick and mortar weight loss clinics get their hCG from.

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MORE AFFORDABLE THAN BUYING AT A LOCAL CLINIC:

Typical cost at weight loss clinics is $600-900, compared to online pricing of $225-399.
+ #CONVENIENT! No driving to appointments. Yay sweat pants.

Most frequently chosen hcg source:
NU Image Medical
Okay!

On to the major details...
cuz that’s what I’m all about.

ANSWERS/HOW-TO’S
TO ALL YOUR BUYING HCG INJECTION QUESTIONS BELOW:

Keep reading to learn more about your hCG Diet options with lots info to help decide what you feel comfortable doing - like if you even want to buy hCG injections to begin with! I remember how it was when I was in research mode. I try to SHOW you as much as I can, not just tell, because I myself am a very visual person as well.

Your biggest concern:How can you be sure this is real hcg?

Why so glad you asked! Really, you should be concerned about this.

I only recommend hCG I KNOW to be real, unmixed, prescription hCG in powder form. I have fully researched these companies to know they are legit.
but I totally get it. Why should you take my word for it right?

I ‘ve been able to gather varying amounts of proof for your eyes that the hCG offered by each company is indeed the real hormone. So please check it out further below!

  • All sources listed here is hCG made in the U.S. at compounding pharmacies, just like any weight loss clinic or local doctor uses.
  • The hCG vial has the name and phone number of the actual U.S. pharmacy it was produced in. (samples below)
  • I am in direct contact with those in charge of each company listed here. I do not recommend any company I have not verbally spoken with & maintain communication with.

the ultimate proof

Visit an hCG pharmacy through my camera lens

No. Stinkin’. Way! Oooh yes way.

Continue on my friend.
But first you might be thinking... who is this hcgchica?

I never thought when I opened a youtube account in 2011, randomly chose “hcgchica” as my user name, and made my first, shy, hcg video about myself trying to lose weight, that I would be here, today, guiding people on this diet through my blog.

these people?
yep,
both me.
Before
size 18 172 lbs
5’1”
After hCG shots
size 4 124 lbs
5’1”
Sadly, hcg didn’t make me grow taller
And ONE more, just in case, I don’t know, you wonder if maybe my face is thinner but the rest of me is still all, you know, blobby.
  • 34.5%
    body fat
    see proof

    Before hCG (obviously)

  • 17.9%
    body fat
    see proof

    After hCG

  • 17.8%
    body fat
    see proof

    Maintaining 1 year later

  • 16.7%
    body fat
    see proof

    Maintaining 5 years later!

By now, you’ve probably guessed I’m a real person.

I lost 50 lbs with hCG injections 5+ years ago, and haven’t used hCG since.

The rest of my weight loss story? That’s here.

PRICING OF HCG ONLINE

I called several brick and mortar weight loss clinics offering this diet program in different states – the cost was between $500 and $1000 dollars for a 6 week program. You’ll notice the pricing for these online clinics below are FAR less expensive.

Mayday!

hCG dosage is...

crucial for the low/no hunger effect, based on “actual people experience”.

You can have the BEST, most potent vial of hCG known to man,

but if your dose is off for YOU - you’ll. be. starving. K ‘nuff said....


click the red phrase please,
yeah this one,
to learn what works for real people.

A lrighty then. I know what you want. hCG Purchasing Options & Proof
ON TO MAJOR DETAILS
ANSWERS / HOW-TO'S

IF YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN MORE....Please continue reading for help with decisions on hCG injections in general. I myself am a very visual person, so I try to give you as much visual/video as I can to help you see things for yourself.

HCG INJECTION VIDEO TUTORIALS
"HOW DO I EVEN DO THIS??"
"WHAT IF IT'S SCARY? OR IT HURTS?"
MIX HCG
PULL HCG OUT OF VIAL
WHERE TO INJECT
HOW TO INJECT
WHAT IT FEELS LIKE
NEEDLE LOOKS LIKE THIS
I WAS SOOOO INTIMIDATED...

“Thank you for your confidence in me giving injections. I was sooooo intimidated, but decided to give it a shot (no pun intended!). All of your informational videos helped prepare me and put me at ease. And, it didn't hurt a bit!” - Sharon

you all prepped & Ready? Your options are here:

Oh you want more? i’m all over that.
“does the hCG Diet work for gals like me?”
watch these quick examples to see
Women of all ages - 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and post-menopause, with 100 lbs, 60 lbs, or just 15 lbs to lose. Not kidding.
Real Emails I’ve Received:
Real People hCG diet Weight Loss Results
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Oh you want more? i’m all over that. More: faq type stuff
“HOW MUCH WEIGHT WILL I LOSE ON HCG?”
A: AVERAGE IS 1/2 LB PER DAY
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    You can only lose so much weight in a given period of time - this is ultimately limited by your daily metabolic rate.

    Here is the TYPICAL amount of weight loss a woman will experience on the hCG Diet protocol: About a 1/2 lb a day AVERAGE.

    Please see my explanation below about why this is normal and expected. Average means = some days you will lose .2, or ZERO, and some days you may lose 1.5 lbs, so that by the end of your round of hCG, your average (total lbs lost divide by the number of days on the diet) will usually be around .5lb per day.

    Higher Weight Loss Average: If you are heavier (like 60+ lbs overweight) your average may be higher, more like .75lb per day, and
    Lower Weight Loss Average: if you are leaner (like 20lbs or less overweight) your average may be lower, more like .3lb per day.

    Example of Total Weight Loss for Average Person on hCG:
    3 week round = 15ish lbs
    6 week round = 20-30 lbs

    Weight Loss Average Usually HIGHER on Shorter Rounds - WHY?
    Typically on a 3 week round your hCG weight loss average will be higher than a 6 week round. Why is this and does it matter? This is usually because of water weight loss at the beginning making your weight loss average falsely appear higher.
    Ie if you lose 6 lbs of water weight in 3 weeks, and 6 lbs of water weight in 6 weeks at the start of the diet, that 6 lbs when you average it out is spread over a longer period of time in the 6 weeks making it look like your losses are lower on a long round - but in reality, the fat loss during a 3 week or 6 week round should be about the same.
    So don't let this discourage you from doing a longer round of hCG.

    You MAY have heard promises of losing 1 lb a day on the hCG Diet.
    First of all, YES it has happened. So you will definitely run into ladies on forums and such who may have lost 40 lbs in 40 days.

    What isn't discussed however, is all of the various factors that contribute to that, and this is important because in learning about them you will see that this is not the generally to be expected results for MOST of us - and even if we DO experience this for 1 or 2 rounds when we are still very heavy, this type of result will NOT continue as you get thinner - and the thing is, it's perfectly normal - so please let me explain.

    This is all stuff that I didn't know either initially so when I didn't lost 1 lb a day for my whole weight loss journey, I was like, what's WRONG with me? What's wrong with my body???? 😞 It's not responding!! Wah wah wah.

    When you get all upset and discouraged like that, it makes you feel like giving up or cheating. I have a very detailed article on this in my workbook at https://hcgchica.com/workbook
    I don't want this weird emotional head trip to happen to you guys.

    Here's the scientific principle we must consider:
    It takes about 3500 calories to burn 1 full pound of fat.

    As women, we only burn so many calories a day in our daily activities. Most women's daily metabolic rate is going to be more like 1400-1800 calories a day, maybe 2000 if you have a great metabolism (which for many us ladies considering the hCG protocol, is not the case). So you don't need to be good at math to know that 1400-1800 calories is not 3500 calories. Thus right there, you can see there's no way to burn 1 full pound of FAT per day.

    Add to that the fact, that you ARE EATING each day 500-800 calories on the hCG protocol.

    So let's say you burn 1800 calories per day in general minus the 500 calories you ate = you have burned 1300 calories today. That's about 1/3 lb of fat that you thus burned (I'm simplifying this but you get the idea).

    To burn 1 full lb of fat per day on the diet would require 4,000 calories expended - the 3500 calories per lb of fat + the 500 calories you are eating that day. That's just not what women experience.

    So the real results that women usually experience on the hCG Diet protocol is about 1/2 lb of fat.

    But you might be like,
    RAYZEL!! This lady lost 40 lbs in 40 days! I saw it with my own eyes.

    YES! This is true- it happens sometimes; so let's discuss the factors that contribute to that:
    1. We all lose water weight on the diet especially at the beginning of a diet - so that gets ADDED to your total weight loss giving you a higher average, depending on how much water weight you lose. Typically as you get leaner, you have less water weight on your body, OR if you've been eating crummy/high carb SAD diet when you begin hCG, you may lose a LOT of water weight that first round. But by round 2 and 3, by this time you are perhaps eating really healthfully between your rounds, so now you just don't have as much water weight to lose, so it might seem like you're losing less weight on additional rounds but one factor is just that you have less water weight to lose as well.
    2. If you are heavier, you have a higher metabolic rate than a smaller person, because it requires more energy/calories to move your body around. So a heavier person will typically have a higher average weight loss as a smaller person. So if you are 30 lbs overweight, you will not usually have the same rate of weight loss as someone who is 100 lbs overweight.
    3. Differences in how MUCH water weight we carry. Women seem to carry varying amounts of water weight. Some women may have a lot more water weight they carry that there body sheds that in larger amounts than if you don't have as much to begin with.

    MY MAIN POINT:
    Don't have unrealistic perceptions about weight loss - even on the hCG Diet. You WILL get great results with this protocol. Just don't expect a pound a day. If you are one of those rare people who experiences this, woohoo, I'm super happy for you! But you will be really doing yourself a big favor by not EXPECTING this. If you have unrealistic expectations for what you think your body should be accomplishing, you are setting yourself up for discouragement and failure.
    You will STILL get better results with this protocol than most others for your time spent on a "diet". You will be surprised at how much your bodyshape and size changes even with 20-25 lbs gone - I personally believe that the hCG hormone preserves lean muscle on this diet while eating so low calorie, which means that, you will physically shrink visibly MORE with a 20 lb weight loss on hCG, than a 20 lb weight loss with another diet - that's just my opinion btw, not a medically backed claim. But I've seen enough before/after hCG images and gotten similar feedback from others as well as my own experience with it to really believe this is so.

    What's so great about this is that you may end up finding you don't need to lose as many actual pounds total to get to a physical size you are content with! No joke. When I was in my late teens/early twenties I was about 110 lbs at 5'1" and a size 2. Now I'm 127 lbs and STILL a size 2/4. That's because my body lost FAT and not muscle with this diet. I didn't have to lose all the way down to 110 lbs to get to the same physical size I used to be.

    My best advice is to just follow the protocol and really be pleased at your results - whether that's .2 some days (as it surely will be) or 1.0 other days (as you will likely experience at least a few times here and there).

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“DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION FROM MY PRIMARY DOC? (PRETTY PLEASE SAY NO)”
A: NO.
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    What you DON'T need is a prescription from your primary care doctor. Yay right?

    While you do need a prescription to get the real hCG hormone, you will actually get this ALONG WITH your order directly FROM these online hCG providers.
    Each hCG provider listed her has their own medical staff and they will prescribe you your hCG and then your hCG kit will be shipped out from the pharmacy.

    See how that works? So it's legit, but you don't have to go calling your doctor to tell them about this crazy diet you're thinking of doing. ;)

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“INJECTIONS VS DROPS - DOES IT MATTER?”
A: YES. IT MATTERS. HERE’S WHY
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    I understand you MAY really prefer to do hCG drops or hCG pellets (aka tablets or troches). You can do this. The companies here DO offer these alternate forms of hCG. But stick with me for a minute and hear me out on this will ya?

    And this is coming from a scaredy cat person myself. I made my husband do my first few hCG injections! That's how scared I was too. I promise you, they do not hurt. It's not nearly as bad as you're making out to be in your head. And this is why I feel it's a more effective thing to do.

    1). How your hunger is on the diet is DIRECTLY related to your dosage of hCG. Both too high and too low a dose can cause hunger. When you're eating only 500-800 calories a day, every day, that's a big deal. Non-hunger or very little hunger is super important on hCG, and this totally dosage related.

    When you inject hCG directly into your bloodstream, you know EXACTLY what dose you are getting, you're getting that exact dose, none of it is getting lost. When you take drops or pellets, some of the hCG is getting lost - some is getting into your bloodstream but some is getting lost to swallowing it and then just getting broken down in your digestion. So it's harder to be sure of exactly what dosage you are taking in order to be consistent with the oral forms of hCG.

    2.) Many end up needing to adjust their hCG dosage as they lose weight. When you are already having trouble knowing how much you are exactly absorbing on a daily basis with the oral forms, this makes it more difficult to then adjust that dosage to fix hunger issues, in a reliable manner. For instance, with the pellets, they typically come in 1 large 500iu pellet that you take for a single dose. When we inject, we typically only inject 150ius or so.

    WHY is the pellet dosage SO much bigger? Because it's fact that you do not absorb nearly as much of it. But the pellet is still a pretty high dosage and may be too high for some ladies, and then how do you reliably change that dosage? You can cut off a piece of your tablet, but it's like, 'how many iu's did I just cut off with my knife?' you know? Not exactly scientific huh!

    3). Dosing oral hCG is FUSSY. With drops, you have to usually take the doses 2-3x a day, you can't typically eat or drink for 30 minutes before and after each dose, etc etc. There's just all these complications that with our busy stressful lives to me makes it difficult.

    What happens is, you're busy, you're only eating 500 calories a day, many aren't eating breakfast on hCG, so by the time you're hungry and you need to eat a P2 meal, you need to eat it NOW because you've already waited too long and now you're ravenous....oh but not you have to take your hCG drops first and then wait 1/2 hour. It's like OMGoodness too hard. This is the type of stuff that causes cheating, seriously. When I get starving, I eat ALL the things. I scarf. So we want to avoid that. Contrast this with injections- it's 1 shot a day in the morning, no waiting to eat or drink before or after.

    JUST some food for thought. Totally your choice in the end, but the injections really are less of a big deal than we ladies think, and I hope all my tutorials here also help you see that.

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“CAN’T I ORDER MY HCG ALREADY MIXED?”
A: NO. HERE’S WHY.
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    "Why do I have to mix my own hCG? Why can't it come already mixed? That seems like a SCARY PAIN IN THE PATOOTIE."

    1st: The hCG providers WANT to sell hCG right? This is their business after all. And they KNOW you don't want to mix hCG - that's a mental block to purchasing. So IF there was no difference between pre-mixed hCG and unmixed hCG, you can Bet your britches they'd be selling you mixed hCG, so they could sell it to more people more easily. BUT THEY DON'T.

    THIS IS WHY:
    The hCG hormone is not stable once mixed. It will gradually start to degrade in the mixing solution, AND must be kept refrigerated to greatly retard this process so that you can effectively use the vial for a month. If they shipped pre-mixed hCG it's very likely a good portion of the active ingredient would get destroyed in transit with the varying weather and being unrefrigerated, and you could lose an entire week of potency or more with the processing time while it gets from the pharmacy to you.

    The hCG in powder/tablet/not-wet form IS shelf stable. So that until you actually mix it, it won't be sitting their degrading.

    So anytime you are getting a vial of "hCG" in a big liquid bottle mixed - it's either not the real hormone or it's something that is real, but who knows how much active ingredient is left by the time you get it.

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“SHOULD I ADD LIPO OR B12 SHOTS TO MY HCG DIET?”
A: MAYBE. HERE’S HOW TO DECIDE.
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    If you'd like to research this further, I have a MUCH more lengthy/detailed post about Lipo shots at my Lipo shot on the hCG Diet Blogpost here. But here's some main pointers.
    PLEASE NOTE: The main point here is this - there is NO scientific proof that using Lipo/MIC shots increases weight loss on the hCG diet or that the functions of the ingredients do what they say on a level that actually changes your experience on the diet. That said, many people as you will see below, have expressed they felt the shots did help them, and you can read these below. Just like there's no proof the hCG Diet works for weight loss, those of us who've done it know otherwise on a personal level. So there is no way to be sure. It's simply something to try if you choose. The ingredients are not harmful - they are basic vitamins and amino acids that we consume in smaller quantities in our food, so for most of us, it's not going to hurt anything to try them.

    Why do Lipo shots and b12 seem to help some and not others?
    To me, this is not based on the ingredients themselves working or not working - it's whether or not YOUR body needs those ingredients or not. And you probably won't know that until you just do a trial.

    The short of WHAT exactly "Lipo" shots even ARE."Lipo" (from the greek word meaning "fat") is short for Lipotropic and Lipotropic means (also sometimes called MIC injections - same thing):
    "having an affinity (love/affection for) for lipids and thus preventing or correcting excess accumulation of fat in the liver."
    So basically, Lipo shots have ingredients that LOVE fat so much, that they help steal it away from your body for themselves.

    Okay that is the most non-scientific definition I've ever heard! Don't forget where you heard it from first. ;)-
    A little more scientific wording: A little more scientific wording: Lipotropic injections have ingredients that help your body, and more specifically your LIVER, to breakdown fat more efficiently - it aids fat metabolism.

    So why is this a good thing?
    Because all the fat that your body is breaking down - whether it's the belly flab you have been waiting to no longer hang over your jeans, or the fat on your thighs that make pulling up the pant legs from high school a non-possibility, has to go through the liver FIRST before then fully exiting your body in some way.
    Think about that for a second. 15, 20, 30, 50, maybe one hundred POUNDS of fat. Something you might be able to picture with your minds' eye filling up part of a wheelbarrow, being processed by an organ that is not quite 6 inches wide. Can we first just take a moment to applaud how wonderfully our bodies are made to have this kind of capability? Back to facts. Liver: 6" wide. Fat loss. Myself? I lost almost 40 lbs of actual fat on my own hCG diet journey - not water, not muscle, FAT. Please see attached hydrostatic bodyfat test results showing this:
    If your liver has excess fat accumulation, either from prior fast weight gain, or from suddenly losing so much fat in a short amount of time, this could potentially impede fat loss on hCG. I mean, picture yourself in a small room, with so many clothes all around you that it feels like you're on an episode of Hoarders. How much are YOU going to accomplish in a tight clogged space like that? I rest my case.


    INGREDIENTS OF LIPO AND MIC SHOTS
    MIC stands for the ingredients: Methionine, Inositol, and Choline. Lipo shots are typically these 3 same ingredients + b12.
    ALL of the ingredients are things your body needs - so you aren't inputting something that wouldn't be in your body otherwise.
    In a nutshell what each of these ingredients do:
    b12 = energy. Energy increase is typically pretty noticeable IF you are b12 deficient.
    Methionine = One of the essential Amino acids (protein building block) that has a fat-metabolizing effect and reduces the depositing of fat in the liver.
    Inositol = part of the family of B vitamins. Studies have shown inositol can have quite an impact on insulin resistance - which if you deal with this, can be one of the main problems for not losing weight on the hCG Diet. May be especially beneficial for ladies with PCOS while on hCG. Additional info on Inositol here.
    Choline = Helps metabolize fat in the liver. What I found interesting in my choline research is that it's important to neurotransmitters (important for serotonin ie mental happiness). Some report feeling mentally better on the hCG Diet taking these lipo shots and I wonder if this could be partially why. Additional research on choline.


    REVIEWS OF PEOPLE WHO'VE ACTUALLY USED LIPO & B12 SHOTS
    Results of my tallies - these are individuals who responded to my survey on the hcgchica blog:
    2/3rds felt the shots helped significantly, while
    1/3rd didn't notice a difference.
    Some have done hCG both with and without these extra shots and said they felt different or felt their results were better with them vs. without.
    Total feedback on Lipo/MIC/Ultraburn
    59 replies total
    13 replies felt no difference/didn't help
    46 replied said helped them fairly significantly in some way
    Total feedback on B12
    49 replies total
    14 replies felt no difference/didn't help
    35 replied said helped them fairly significantly in some way

    You can see MANY more reviews at my more detailed Lipo blogpost here.

    Yep hCGer 1:
    I am on a round right now. I've done the HCG program many, many times. I bought my injections with both b12 and lipo through NuImage thanks to you and your discount (Thank you Rayzel!). I’m hypothyroid so maintaining my goal weight is EXTREMELY HARD for me hence the repeated rounds. Plus, I’m a sugar addict. I tried Nu Image one time before but all my other rounds I used sublingual drops through hcgbodyshapers.com but the FDA recently shut them down (March 23, 2017). They were very effective drops and only $120.
    Anyhow, BIG TIME difference with the added b12 and lipo. BIG TIME! More energy and no first week withdrawals from reduced calories and carb withdrawal!! Cost more but if you need the added help I highly recommend. I struggled in the last 2 years maintaining my weight and each time I started the HCG program in the last 2 years I couldn't get past the first week due to carb withdrawal and feeling very tired. The first time I tried NuImage injections I didn't get the added b12 and wow! What a difference if you struggle.
    -Sarah


    Yep hCGer 2:
    Yes I have been using the b12 with lipo and I see a huge difference in energy hunger and losses. I'm in my fifth round and I think my body over the years (or maybe old age ) became used to this way of eating. This seems to have taken me back to almost the same as my first rounds. I don't see major losses on the lipo days but I do tend to see them the following day.
    Its methyl - it stings! I take it every other day. That is to your awesome tracking journal I am seeing all those results. I did several rounds RX sublingual ( local Dr ) and I had good losses and energy levels too vs plain injections but still hunger.
    It could been due to my body not being as used to Hcg then but now adding it to the injections I'm seeing those results again and even better losses
    So something there I think?
    -Susan-


    Yep hCGer 3:
    I did use the mic/lipo during the shots from Nu Image and the ultra burn afterwards. I did notice more energy and also feel like I had more fat loss.
    A lot of days I didn't even eat 500 calories and In previous rounds I would have no energy at all and feel really lethargic. When I did the lipo/mic along with the HCG, I never felt that way and I woke up each morning with huge amounts of energy. I lost more inches during Phase 3 when I used the Ultraburn than other rounds.
    Also I did want to note that my rounds were usually 40-42 days not 21.


    Nope hCGer 1:
    I used the Lipo/B12 combo, and I have to say I didn't notice any appreciable difference. If I go for another round I won't be spending the extra money for these extras.
    I was expecting SOME kind of improvement esp with B12 AND the lipo....but....nothing.
    -Brenda


    Nope hCGer 2:
    I tried both the Lipo and the B12 with my injections purchased through Nu-Image. I could tell absolutely no difference. I wanted to, but nothing, nada, zilch. Wasn't worth the extra money for me personally.
    -Lisa


    Yep hCGer 4:
    I use the Lipo injections each time I do HCG. They are definitely worth it. About one hour after my injection, I have a TON of energy which lasts about 4 days. I generally take 2 shots weekly and have energy from the time that I rise (around 6 am) to around 10:00 pm. I am more alert as well.
    -Jana


    Yep hCGer 5:
    I used them (lipo and b12) in my first two rounds and felt like they made a huge difference in energy.
    I did not use them for rounds 3 and 4. I would definitely recommend it.
    -Nisa
    -Kim

    OPTIONS FOR BUYING/ADDING LIPO/B12 TO YOUR HCG DIET PROGRAM:
    The companies listed on my blog that offer hCG kits + these add ons have various ways to do the lipo/b12
    You'll see a few various options:
    b12 can be added to your hCG mixing liquid
    Lipo and b12 can be added to your hCG mixing liquid. In this case, no extra shots are needed.
    Lipo/b12 can be ordered and taken separately- in these cases you typiclaly aren't taking another shot every day- usually it's more like 2-3x's a week in a higher dosage for the lipo.

    You can also get separate vials of lipo and/or b12 to take as a separate shot and in this case, often will only be taken a few days a week in a higher dosage.

    Lastly, some companies offer a lipo shot for Phase 3 (like Nu Image Medical's "Ultraburn", not just Phase 2, and some of the ladies who wrote in to me felt this was very helpful to them in stabilizing and feeling good during Phase 3.

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“DO LIPO & MIC TYPE SHOTS WORK FOR OTHERS?”
A: HEAR OTHER’S EXPERIENCES.
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    I polled my hCGchica email audience to get their feedback and there were both many who Love and swear by lipo shots, and there were also a number who felt it didn’t really make a difference.

    The results of my tallies:
    2/3rds of those who responded to my question about the Lipo/MIC/Ultraburn type shots felt the shots helped significantly, while 1/3rd didn't notice a difference. Some have done hCG both with and without these extra shots and said they felt different or felt their results were better with them vs. without.

    I little over half,
    Total feedback on Lipo/MIC/Ultraburn
    59 replies total
    13 replies felt no difference/didn't help
    46 replied said helped them fairly significantly in some way

    Total feedback on B12
    49 replies total
    14 replies felt no difference/didn't help
    35 replied said helped them fairly significantly in some way

    Why do Lipo shots and b12 seem to help some and not others?
    To me, this is not based on the ingredients themselves working or not working - it's whether or not YOUR body needs those ingredients or not. And you probably won't know that until you just do a trial.

    Yep hCGer 1:
    I am on a round right now. I've done the HCG program many, many times. I bought my injections with both b12 and lipo through NuImage thanks to you and your discount (Thank you Rayzel!). I’m hypothyroid so maintaining my goal weight is EXTREMELY HARD for me hence the repeated rounds. Plus, I’m a sugar addict. I tried Nu Image one time before but all my other rounds I used sublingual drops through hcgbodyshapers.com but the FDA recently shut them down (March 23, 2017). They were very effective drops and only $120.
    Anyhow, BIG TIME difference with the added b12 and lipo. BIG TIME! More energy and no first week withdrawals from reduced calories and carb withdrawal!! Cost more but if you need the added help I highly recommend. I struggled in the last 2 years maintaining my weight and each time I started the HCG program in the last 2 years I couldn't get past the first week due to carb withdrawal and feeling very tired. The first time I tried NuImage injections I didn't get the added b12 and wow! What a difference if you struggle.
    -Sarah


    Yep hCGer 2:
    Yes I have been using the b12 with lipo and I see a huge difference in energy hunger and losses. I'm in my fifth round and I think my body over the years (or maybe old age ) became used to this way of eating. This seems to have taken me back to almost the same as my first rounds. I don't see major losses on the lipo days but I do tend to see them the following day.
    Its methyl - it stings! I take it every other day. That is to your awesome tracking journal I am seeing all those results. I did several rounds RX sublingual ( local Dr ) and I had good losses and energy levels too vs plain injections but still hunger.
    It could been due to my body not being as used to Hcg then but now adding it to the injections I'm seeing those results again and even better losses
    So something there I think?
    -Susan-


    Yep hCGer 3:
    I did use the mic/lipo during the shots from Nu Image and the ultra burn afterwards. I did notice more energy and also feel like I had more fat loss.
    A lot of days I didn't even eat 500 calories and In previous rounds I would have no energy at all and feel really lethargic. When I did the lipo/mic along with the HCG, I never felt that way and I woke up each morning with huge amounts of energy. I lost more inches during Phase 3 when I used the Ultraburn than other rounds.
    Also I did want to note that my rounds were usually 40-42 days not 21.


    Nope hCGer 1:
    I used the Lipo/B12 combo, and I have to say I didn't notice any appreciable difference. If I go for another round I won't be spending the extra money for these extras.
    I was expecting SOME kind of improvement esp with B12 AND the lipo....but....nothing.
    -Brenda


    Nope hCGer 2:
    I tried both the Lipo and the B12 with my injections purchased through Nu-Image. I could tell absolutely no difference. I wanted to, but nothing, nada, zilch. Wasn't worth the extra money for me personally.
    -Lisa


    Yep hCGer 4:
    I use the Lipo injections each time I do HCG. They are definitely worth it. About one hour after my injection, I have a TON of energy which lasts about 4 days. I generally take 2 shots weekly and have energy from the time that I rise (around 6 am) to around 10:00 pm. I am more alert as well.
    -Jana


    Yep hCGer 5:
    I used them (lipo and b12) in my first two rounds and felt like they made a huge difference in energy.
    I did not use them for rounds 3 and 4. I would definitely recommend it.
    -Nisa
    -Kim

    CHOICES FOR ADDING LIPO AND/OR B12 SHOTS TO YOUR HCG DIET PROGRAM:
    The companies listed on my blog that offer hCG kits + these add ons have various ways to do the lipo/b12. You simple decide which you'd like to do and add those your order when you are checking out.

    YOU'LL SEE 3 MAIN OPTIONS:
    1. b12 can be added to your hCG mixing liquid
    1b. Lipo and b12 can be added to your hCG mixing liquid
    In this case, no extra shots are needed. You take your 1 daily hcg+lipo+b12 combo injection each day.

    2. You can also get separate vials of lipo and/or b12 to take as a separate shot and in this case, often will only be taken a few days a week in a higher dosage.

    3. Lastly, some companies offer a lipo shot for Phase 3 (example, Nu Image Medical's "ultraburn" shots, not just Phase 2, and some of the ladies who wrote in to me felt this was very helpful to them in stabilizing and feeling good during Phase 3.

    IS IT WORTH IT?

    To me, it seems like one of those things that would be nice to try at least once for comparison, IF you have the funds. However, do not be fooled into thinking you HAVE to have these additions to do well. I did my entire hCG journey with hCG only. You will succeed either way. There is just potential for slightly faster and healthier weight loss with the addition of the lipo shots. The b12 as many know is geared more to energy so for someone low in b12 they would have noticeable energy increase. If you don’t have energy issues, the b12 won’t help you.

    Close

so done with scrolling? Your options are here:

Oh you want more? i’m all over that. More: faq type stuff

Maybe you have more questions, ya?

  • How long does it take to get my hCG in the mail?

    Quick note from me, Rayzel. In a world where we all love Amazon prime and getting our stuff practically the day after we order it (it was an amazing novelty to me when prime first became available but now I'm like, hey, it's been 3 days, WHERE'S my stuff?) whether it's a book, toothbrush, or beanbag chair, it's only natural that we tend to start expecting this with anything we order online.

    In fairness to both YOU (so you know what to expect and can plan accordingly) and to the companies here (so they don't get flack for something that they really cannot help), I wanted to give you a heads up that to legally get prescription medication online, there is a little more involved than something like simply shipping a book out. You will often have to wait a little longer than you might think to get your hCG order in the mail and at this time, to keep things legal, that's kind of just how it is. In most cases, you will get your order fairly quickly still, but please do be patient and I personally advise not setting a hard start-hCG date prior to receiving it- allow a little flexibility to accommodate this.

  • Do the injections hurt? I-no-like hurt....

    Actually, speaking as a squeamish person myself, they actually do not hurt, really. The needles are both very short and very thin. If you inject into a fatty area you most likely won't feel anything at all. I did discover, as I got thinner, the places I had been injecting that once had fat no longer had much fat, THEN I started to notice more of a painful sensation - but then I moved to another area on my body that still had a nice pad of fat on it, and once again, the shot was painless. So I think the key is simply, inject where you got globs of fat.

  • What if I have a question that's not answered here?

    No problem - just email me with it and I'll do my best to help - [email protected]

  • I feel scared about the hCG being real or of good quality

    I DO understand the concern. Of the U.S. hCG sources currently on my blog (options 1-3) the hCG that is sent through each company comes from compounding pharmacies in the U.S. I actually took 3 planes to visit 2 of the companies and their pharmacies in person (Nu Image Medical and US hCG Shots) While at the pharmacies themselves, where the actual hCG is made, I learned a few very important things. The FDA now regulates compounding pharmacies. Every batch of hCG has to be tested for potency and if the potency is below 90% the entire batch must be destroyed by law- so at this point, hCG coming from any compounding pharmacy is guaranteed to be a quality product, if that makes sense- these laws are fairly recent in the past year for ensuring the quality and potency of medicines in compounding pharmacies. The pharmacy will get shut down if they do not comply. Some of the hCG pharmacies make their batches 1000 vials at a time, and 10% of those vials, by law, have to be essentially "wasted" for use to test that particular batch. So the pharmacists who actually make the hCG use great care and most never hit less than 95% potency, because as you can see since they have such large batch sizes it would be VERY costly for them to screw up a batch and have to destroy that many vials, as well as the cost that was involved in paying the pharmacists to compound all those vials- only to have to throw them away- they would be bankrupt pretty quickly if that happened. It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars now to have a pharmacy that is up to code with FDA regulations and if it doesn't meet such, it gets shut down, so it would be very risky on their part to do anything like that after spending so much money to be able to operate. So any vial that is sent out to you, has to meet those current FDA regulations of at least 90% potency or by law it must be destroyed. I hope that makes you feel a little more reassured. As for hCG from overseas, like Escrow Refills, there are no such gaurantees at all, so while it is indeed real hCG as well, there is nothing necessarily regulating and ensuring the potency of the product like you have with the U.S. companies.

  • I heard I will lose 1 lb a day - is this true?

    If you're a woman, no. I know this myth is plastered all over the internet, but the truth is the average weight loss women experience on this diet ends up being about a 1/2 lb a day - and if you think about it, this makes sense. To lose 1 lb of fat every day, your body would have to burn 4000 calories a day (3500 calories per pound of fat, plus the 500 calories you are eating on the diet). I don't really know of any woman that burns that many calories each day do you? I wish! Anyway, I hope that helps give you some perspective. Please keep in mind this doesn't translate into actually losing 1/2 a lb every single day- some day you might lose 1.5 lbs, other days zero - in the end, it usually averages out to about .30-.65 lbs per day.

  • Where can I get help on the diet?

    While I don't offer private coaching at this time, you are more than welcome to get on my email list for continuous inspiration to stick to the diet- I send out either a short motivational email once a week, or let you know about the latest article up on the blog, including the latest of the hCG success interviews.

  • How long are the hCG injections taken for?

    Typically this protocol is done in 3-6 week "rounds", and then you take a break for awhile to stabilize and allow your body some rest before you do another "round".

  • Why are the kits offered by the various companies for differing lengths of times?

    I have no idea. All you really need to know is that between the 3 U.S. companies, the "28 day kit", the "25 day kit" and the "26 day kit" all have the SAME amount of hCG being sent to you - so don't base your decision on which company to go with on these number of days being listed - essentially, depending on the dose of hCG you end up taking, which is REALLY important to how you feel on this diet, 1 vial of 5000iu hCG, which is what is included in these shorter durations kits, will last you 3-4 weeks on the diet. The longer duration kits ie. "50 day kit" "56 day program" "46 day program" all include 2 vials of 5000iu of hCG, which will last you up to 8 weeks on the diet.

  • How do I mix my hCG? That scares me!

    No worries you guys! It's actually quite simple and I have video tutorials on mixing hCG Injections here.

  • What dose of hCG should I take for my injections?

    I have a pretty strong personal opinion on this matter and all my input on that topic is here - Dosage on the hCG protocol. It's very important to success! I hope you'll read it.

  • How do I store my hCG?

    Prior to mixing your hCG, you can leave it out at room temperature. However, as soon as you mix up your vial, it needs to be stored in the fridge at all times. Seriously - it can actually lose a lot of it's potency after only 6-8 hours of being left out.

  • How long will my hCG stay good or potent to use?

    Usually once you've mixed up your vial, the potency will last between 3-4 weeks.  You would notice if the potency has dropped too far to do what it should as your hunger levels would increase. Although, check your dose first before assuming your hCG has gone bad, because as you get thinner, it's common to need to reduce your dose. Since the original protocol had patients doing the hCG Diet in either 3 or 6 week rounds, it seems to work well to use one vial for 3-ish weeks, then remix a 2nd vial of hCG for the following 3 weeks to finish out a longer 6 week round.

  • Can I pre-load all my hCG needles?

    You can, but I don't recommend it and this is why. Dose of hCG is very individual and is important to both experiencing the least hunger and best weight loss - if you pre-load your needles you will not be able to effectively adjust your dose of hCG as necessary - both at the start when you may not be sure what your best dose is just yet, and then once you find it, it's common to need to reduce your dose as you get thinner - so I prefer to leave the hCG in the bottle and draw up the hCG each on the protocol so I can have control over how much I'm injecting and have that ability to adjust as needed.

  • Where do I inject the hCG?

    Surprise surprise, I have a video tutorial on where to inject hCG.

    But in a nutshell: Shoot for a place with lots of fat. If it goes in your muscle that’s okay too, but most likely the needles you’ll get in your hCG kit will be fairly short and just the right length to reach your fat.The usual places that hCGer’s seem to use and that I’ve used myself are in the belly area, on either side of the belly button at least an inch away, the inner and outer thighs, buttocks (if you can reach!) and I’ve also injected into my fattier upper tricep area.

“But ‘scuse me ma’am, ahem.
won’t i lose weight without using real hcg
simply by eating the 500 calories a day?”

Why , yes of course!

So why use the real hormone then?
Cuz hello hcgchica,
it costs money.

The following is just my personal belief about what I think hCG does- not supported by the FDA.

3 reasons I would not do the hCG diet without hCG:

  1. Muscle sparing effect.
  2. Effect on hunger
  3. Metabolism effect.

Iused to think about weight loss purely as a scale thing. That if weigh more than X number of pounds, I’m overweight.

But I’ve learned a lot over the past few years! Let me tell ya, it’s a nice thing to remove the wool mainstream fitness magazines, from our eyes.

I have an interesting tidbit for ya: I’ve been a size 8 at 127 lbs.... and I’ve been a size 4 at 127 lbs. That’s not a typo.

This shows it’s not really our scale weight that matters, but rather how much of our body is muscle and how much of is fat - something that can be manipulated quite well with hCG in my opinion, in a pretty short amount of time.

In the end....

I think we’d all agree, our actual scale weight is not really what matters so much as our size. If you wore a size 4, you probably wouldn’t care less if you weighed 200 lbs. That’s a slight exaggeration of course, but makes a point. Losing fat vs. muscle matters.

With real hCG injections, I believe from my hydrostatic body fat testing results, that the hormone does indeed favor fat loss and preserve muscle, allowing you to be a smaller physical size at a higher weight (meaning you don’t have to lose as much weight to get to that "i look great" place) and have a healthier metabolism in the long run.

Remember this isn’t something that the FDA or any organization is going to agree with. This is just based on my own small sampling of test results and what I see others achieving.

To me, this makes the cost involved with hCG worth it.
You know, that whole 'it's an investment not a cost' thing.

annnd we’re gettin’ to the tail end.

Oh you want more? ruh roh,
i’m runnin’ out of steam here.

Kinda how this seems to work best for people

  1. Fully research the protocol - capital P on Preparation guys. It’s the difference between a darling or dejected outcome.
    My free tutorials on this diet here.
  2. DOSAGE! Never understimate the power of this. Learn here.
  3. Get help learning how to stabilize and maintain your hCG weight loss. I now have a fully structured program JUST for this! The ladies who follow it do amazing. Check out hcgchica’s P3toLife Program for hCG Diet Maintenance.

A Note from Me to You

Regardless of where you end up purchasing hCG,

hcgchica.com is mainly a free resource I created to help you do this diet and get it DONE. You’ll find

100+ coaching articles FREE for your use.

These are not your average, “make sure you drink enough water” generic type articles. We already know this right?? I share the real stuff I learned through trial and error; the tears and pain man!

Please note to be fully transparent and open with you guys, I do get a commission when you purchase hCG using my links, at no extra cost to you (in fact, you get a discount you can’t get elsewhere).

This allows me to provide a ton of support here on my blog - I spend 20-30 hours a week creating content to help you guys on this challenging path!

This here praise is not to brag, it’s to encourage you to
make use of what’s available here so you can move on to
bigger and better things in life.
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I am afraid to say I was not as prepared to start HCG as I thought. Fortunately, I found Chica ( Rayzel). It was as if she was holding my hand from the beginning. Originally , I had began with a 'clinic' of which did not explain nor divulge even the simplest direction for support & success. Reminded me of college. They hand you a book, say learn it & give a test. Thank goodness Chica chronicled her 'journey' diligently with opened eyes. She has a charisma about her that makes one feel as though she is talking straight to you. Her way of letting the viewer into her personal life also made me feel as a friend would. Thank you for this Rayzel. Your dedication has been enlightening to us young HCGer's. Keep it true & strong -Wynetta

the end...for real. Wow, I don’t know how you made it down here..

i really have nothing left to share here-
but this:

FINALLY. The end. So why all this hoopla?

Pretty much, I understand why people are so worried about finding real hCG online, because that’s exactly what I worried about when I was researching this diet. I believe we deserve to have as much factual information as is feasible, and I’m a research/analytical fanatic.

Lastly, I love color and have quite the silly side, hence a blog full of color and, well silliness (keep your eye out for my highly-artistic stick figure drawings). My passion for this protocol; people (human beings are AWESOME), and being creative, is what fuels what you see here.