Disclaimer! Please read! I am not a medical professional in any way, shape or form, and this is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. I am simply sharing what has worked for me and others. It is your responsibility to discuss these matters with your physician.
It’s been over a year since I brought on a new source of hCG Injections to my blog.
This is because I don’t take it lightly.
This isn’t a joke to me. I truly believe in what this hormone and this diet protocol can accomplish and that it wouldn’t be the same without it.
As such I do not advertise any bottles of “hCG” that are premixed on my blog – I will create a post in the future detailing why I wouldn’t use this type of product on myself.
We’re going to cover:
The new hCG injection source online
The all-in-one kits they offer
The option to have b12 added to your hCG mixture
The choice to add lipo / mic shots to your hCG protocol
The New Sources
I spoke with their manager at length about their product, where it is sourced, etc., then sat on it awhile, before deciding to add them here.
In order for compounding pharmacies in the U.S. to produce injectable goods, they have to pass with flying colors a lot of standards and regulations. Many pharmacies actually don’t or can’t pass and are not allowed to produce this type of medication. You can check out the procedures for compounding here. Here’s an example of the kind of sterility testing that is done on the lots of hCG produced – testing that is done by an INDEPENDENT lab, meaning the results can’t be deviously skewed by the pharmacy to stay in business.
These are your choices when purchasing:
1. 25 or 50 Day hCG Injection kit
First, both kits come with everything you need to mix and take your hCG on the diet. The 25 day kit comes with one vial of 5000iu hCG, and the 50 day kit comes with two vials of 5000iu.
25 Day kit is: $199
50 Day kit is: $349
Shipping is free, and they take all credit card forms including Amex.
I’ve created a tutorial on how to mix your hCG injections for you.
While amount of weight loss in so many days will vary based on a number of factors, I usually say that if you’re a women with more than 10 lbs to lose, you most likely want to buy the 50 day kit (now I’m not saying it will take you 50 days to lose 10 lbs, but it may likely take more than 25 days because you have to factor in loading weight, etc.), and if you have 10 lbs or less to lose, the 25 day kit should suffice.
2. Option to ADD b12 to your hCG Injections
If you are not sure what b12 is for, I like to think of the B vitamins as energy vitamins. If you are deficient in b12 and you take it, there can be a very noticeable increase in your energy and mood.
Taking b12 by injection is the most effective method and the cool thing about this is when you add it on to your kit, since the b12 is added to your hCG mixture, you don’t have to take any extra injections. I think we are ALL good on that idea.
The other option that can work very well also is to purchase sublingual b12, also known as b12 lozenges – you can easily get these on Amazon – this is just one brand:
I found some interesting articles on how many of us have b12 deficiency, what the symptoms are like, and how b12 improves this:
So you can have b12 added to your hCG mixture for you for:
$50 more (for the 25 day kit), or
$75 more (for the 50 day kit)
I asked Jonathan a question about the type of b12 used in these kits and this is what he said:
“The b12 is actually Hydroxycobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is low quality. Hydroxycobalamin is actually the safest version of the 3, because it takes one step for the body to convert it to methylcobalamin, that way the body won’t convert it if it isn’t needed. Also, hydroxycobalamin, according to the pharmacy, is a less delicate compound and doesn’t require refrigeration.
To answer your question: YES, basically Hydroxycobalamin is one step from being Methylcobalamin
Hydroxocobalamin is another inactive form of vitamin B12. Hydroxocobalamin has similar efficacy as cyanocobalamin since it is also converted to active methylcobalamin in-vivo (Figure 1). Compared to cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin has a higher affinity to plasma protein and has a longer half life. This property helps retain hydroxocobalamin-protein complex in the blood stream longer; thus reducing injection frequency. Although it is not an FDA-approved formulation, hydroxocobalamin is recommended worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a drug of choice for the treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency12. Hydroxocobalamin in the sublingual and injectable formulations are only available through compounding or specialty pharmacies.
Since the hydroxocobalamin structure does not contain a toxic group, the detoxification process is not required and the glutathione source is preserved. In addition, hydroxocobalamin has been successfully used to treat cyanide toxicity by coupling with cynanide to form cyanocobalamin (FDA 2006). Another advantage of hydroxocobalamin over cyanocobalamin is that hydroxocobalamin can be used in pernicious anemic patients with optic neuropathy and tobacco amblyopia patients who are also vitamin B12-deficient4.
3. Option to Add Lipo Shots aka MIC Shots
What are lipo or MIC shots for? These contain 3 main amino acids; Methionine, Inositol and Choline.
I’m going to attempt to break down the scientific jargon so we can figure out why these might be good for us to take.
Wikipedia mentions this about lipotropics: “Lipotropic compounds are those that help catalyse the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body.” So these compounds catalyse, or accelerate, the whole breaking down of your fat process.
Additionally it says, “A lipotropic nutrient promotes or encourages the export of fat from the liver. Lipotropics are necessary for maintenance of a healthy liver, and for burning the exported fat for additional energy. Without lipotropics, such as choline and inositol, fats and bile can become trapped in the liver, causing severe problems such as cirrhosis and blocking fat metabolism. Choline is essential for fat metabolism.”
Tropic is not to be confused with the tropics, those lovely sand-sun-and-ocean places we’d all love to be lounging right now. Although it kind of still applies, as I’m pretty sure we ALL have a natural attraction to the tropics! But I digress.
I guess if were going to use plain speak,
we could say lipotropic shots are composed of stuff that loves your fat, and thus will help break it down and cart it away faster, OUT of your body for you. Yay for goodbye fat parties.
- Methionine is an amino acid that accelerates the removal of fat within the liver.
- Inositol is a lipotropic agent which boosts the breakdown of fats in the body.
- Choline assists the body to efficiently burn fat while providing additional energy.
Does This Mean you HAVE to Take Lipo Shots?
I never took Lipo shots because I didn’t even know about them until I’d finished all my rounds of hCG.
After researching them, I probably would try them out because I like the idea of ingredients that would make this protocol happen even more healthfully- since your body is indeed losing so much fat in such a short time, I do believe that is a lot of extra work for your organs, so being able to minimize strain in that respect appeals to me. So I view them not as way to lose even more weight on hCG than you would have otherwise, but rather as way to really facilitate the fat loss process happening in a healthier way for your body.
However, everything costs money doesn’t it, and we all know money doesn’t grow in the backyard, so if you are limited on funds, I don’t want you to think that you NEED the lipo shots in order to succeed on hCG because you don’t. I reached my own goal entirely without them.
I consider these to be something to add on IF you have the funds.
Needing Support? Motivation?
I can help you stay on track.
- pep talks by yours truly
Join hcgChica's Email TribeYup, I want this!