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This blog post is part of my hCG Pharmacy 101 series. For more information, check out my pharmacy tour where you can watch and read a recap of my trip to one of Nu Image Medical’s drug outsourcing facilities.
In this post, we will talk about just how important the process of sterilization is in the preparation of your hCG injections. For details on the procedure itself, I posted another blog discussing the sterilization process for hCG injection vials.
This is something I think we kind of all subconsciously are probably aware of, but don’t think about consciously, because, let’s face it, how often in life do we do injections? Unless you have diabetes, not often.
The 3 second rule NOT applying to injections is an understatement.
While using the three second rule might be okay for your favorite paleo snack that you spent two hours baking and which just fell on the kitchen floor you haven’t swept in a month, Michael, the pharmacist, reminds us here why sterility, when it comes to injecting something into your body, is a whole ‘nother kitchen floor scenario.
Ingesting food that’s non-sterile is fine because our gastrointestinal system is perfectly capable of dealing with bacteria. Our tummies are equipped with trillions and trillions of healthy bacteria.
Just to be very clear, though, by non-sterile we don’t mean “dirty”. Clean and sterile are different. When we talk about something being sterile, it means that there is total absence of all forms of bacteria, toxin, and other forms of microorganisms. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
It all makes perfect sense as Michael explained it, but the reminder is a good one and made me realize that going cheap for things like sweatpants and pens may be smart, but for things you’re injecting in your body, being absolutely sure of the safety and quality is worth an extra dollar or two (okay, maybe it’s a little more than that).
The importance of sterilization cannot be stressed enough when it comes to the production and preparation of something that’s going to be injected into our bodies and, therefore, immediately introduced into our blood. It is imperative that the risk of contamination and infection from bacteria and viruses be eliminated. Simply put: it’s all about preventing the cause and spread of disease and infection.
When you inject something into your body, you are bypassing most of the natural safety mechanisms that your body has in place to protect you from something dangerous. So swallowing a bit of mold on your strawberry may not be a big cause for concern but NOT when it comes to injecting something directly into your body that contains bacteria. Just imagine something contaminated by toxins being introduced into your bloodstream, it can have terrible consequences which may even potentially result in (and I don’t mean to scare you, but I’m just mentioning this as the ultimate worst case scenario) death.
That’s why, as Michael the pharmacist put it, when it comes to compounding hCG and preparing the injection vials, only the best possible products are used and quality standards in sterilization are followed to a T to ensure the consumers’ safety.
I have so much to relate to you all from my pharmacy tour so check out my other hCG Pharmacy 101 posts and find out more about the very strict processes that go into making real, potent, and safe hCG injections!
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