When you are new to the hCG diet, and hCG injections, it can be pretty overwhelming. Phrases like “syringe” “iu’s” and “bac water” can really throw us off and make the hCG diet feel intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I guarantee if you take the time to continue to research and read up on the diet, things will start to click. To help you in that way, I thought I’d demonstrate how I go about getting the correction hCG injection dose.
Lesson 1: What the numbers on the Syringe mean
The “syringe” part of the injection is the barrel that will contain whatever you’re going to inject and it has little numbers and hash marks to indicate how much it holds. The numbers on the syringe are referred to use “units” and 100 units = 1cc or 1 ml. The most common syringe sizes I see come with hCG diet kits are 30 unit syringes(.3 cc/ml), 50 units syringes (.5cc/ml) and 100 unit syringes (or 1cc/ml).
Whatever size syringe you get, you can use this video to figure out how to draw up the proper dose of hCG.
Lastly the way the units (numbers) are written on the syringe could be one of two ways. Either you’ll see numbers that say 5,10,15,20,25 etc. Or you may see numbers that say .1,.15,.20,.25 (with a decimal). These numbers are technically the same. .15 is the same as 15 units. .20=20, etc.
Lesson 2: Finding your dose of hCG on the syringe
The following ONLY applies if you have mixed your hCG in a 1:1 ratio- that is, if you have a 5000iu vial of hCG, you would have mixed it with 5ml’s of bacteriostatic water.
The most common dose of hCG to take are 125iu, 150iu, 175iu, and 200iu. If starting with a 150iu dose of hCG, I would fill my syringe to the 15 or .15 mark. If starting with a 125iu dose of hCG, I would fill my syringe to what would be the 12.5 mark or .125- this number will not actually be showing on the syringe since the numbers are in 5′s- ie 10,15,20 etc. So you will find the 10 unit mark, or .1, and then use the hash marks to go up to what represents the .125 or 12.5 units. For a dose of 175ius, I would fill my syringe to the mark that’s between the 15 and 20 or .15 and .20. It’s very difficult to write this in a way that makes sense, so hopefully a visual will make it a lot more obvious:
Lesson 3: How To Keep Air Bubbles Out
When you pull your hCG mixture out into the syringe, the easiest way I feel to do it is to hold your bottle of hCG upside down to draw the mixture out. As you pull out the hCG, make sure you don’t have any huge obvious air bubbles. If you do, simply eject the hCG back into the vial and try again (without pulling the needle out and into the vial again- that will dull it too much and make your injection hurt).