Finding the Right HCG Injection Dose.
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.
If you are here, you are most likely interested in learning other stuff like how to inject and such so you can you find all my hCG injection tutorials here, including a live demo where I stick myself with a needle for your benefit even though I’m no longer on the diet just to show you how not a big deal it is. How’s that for love?? 😉
And if you are still in the research phase for purchasing hCG, you can compare my current recommendations for RX pharmaceutical hCG that can indeed be purchased online (and comes in powder form, as it MUST if you are using the real hormone) here:
On to the lesson folks!
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 the hormone diet kits are 30 unit syringes(.3 cc/ml), 50 units syringes (.5cc/ml) and 100 unit syringes (or 1cc/ml). Please note – some who are purchasing their injection kits from overseas are receiving different syringes that have 40 units per 1cc/ml syringe (instead of 100 units per 1 cc) and my following instructions will NOT apply for these syringes – see the bottom of this post- LESSON 4- for the proper dosing with these syringes.
Whatever size syringe you get, you can use this video to figure out how to draw up the proper dose of the hormone.
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
For 1:1 ratio mixture only
The following ONLY applies if you have mixed the hormone 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, AND if your syringe is one of the following:
- 1 ml/cc syringe = 100 units
- .5 ml/cc syringe = 50 units
- .3 ml/cc syringe = 30 units
Here are the following dosages and where to draw up on the syringe:
- 125iu dose = 12.5 units (or .125) – sometimes the barrel is labeled slightly differently.
- 150iu dose = 15 units (or .15)
- 175 iu dose = 17.5 units (or .17)
- 200 iu dose = 20 units (or .20)
- 225iu dose = 22.5 units (or .22)
- 250 iu dose = 25 units (or .25)
Sometimes there may not necessarily be a hashmark with the actual number labeled on it- it may be one of the inbetween hashmarks- but I think you get the picture.
Finding Dose For 2:1 Mixing Ratio
The following applies if you mixed your hCG this way:
10 ML’s of Bac Water with 5,000IU hCG
- 125iu dose = 25 units (or .25) – sometimes the barrel is labeled slightly differently.
- 150iu dose = 30 units (or .30)
- 175 iu dose = 35 units (or .35)
- 200 iu dose = 40 units (or .40)
- 225iu dose = 45 units (or .45)
- 250 iu dose = 50 units (or .5)
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 hormone, make sure you don’t have any huge obvious air bubbles. If you do, simply eject the hormone 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).
Don’t let the mechanics of the protocol prevent you from losing weight and experiencing a weight loss journey similar to mine.
Lesson 4: Finding Your Dose of HCG With a Syringe that Has 1 ml/cc per 40 Unit Syringe (only when from overseas)
For the moment I’m going to just past my email to the gal who wrote me saying she ran out of her hCG in 11 days when it supposed to last her a month from her overseas source- we discovered they are now sending some people different syringes – the following should help you find the dosage you desire with these odd syringes.
Okay so here’s how the syringes are usually:
1 ml/cc syringe will contain 100 units total
.5 ml/cc syringe will contain 50 units total
.3 ml/cc syringe will contain 30 units total.
See how that is and how it matches up?
But these syringes have:
1 ml/cc syringe contains 40 units total (when usually it would contain 100 units)
What this means is that you cannot use the general instructions that you find on the web for dosing (including my website) or you end up taking a much higher dosage of hCG than you thought, and your vial would run out much faster than usual.
Now again, this math is based on the knowledge that the hCG was mixed in a ratio of 5000ius to 5mls bac water to begin with okay?
So 1 ml/cc = 40 units in this case.
1 ml/cc contains 1000 iu’s of hCG right (if you mixed 5ml’s bac water with 5000iu hCG)
So if you filled one of your syringes all the way up, it would contain 1000ius in that 40 unit syringe.
40 units = 1000 ius’ of hCG then (for your syringe)
1000iu/40units = 25iu’s per unit
If that is so, then,
If you want a dosage of
125 ius then we would divide 125 (dosage desired) by 25 ius per unit = 5 units should be taken.
150 ius dosage would be divide 150 by 25 ius = 6 units should be taken
175 ius dosage, divide 175/25ius = 7 units should be taken
200 ius dosage, divide 200/25ius = 8 units should be taken
225 iu dosage, divide 225/25 ius = 9 units should be taken
250 iu dosage, divide 225/25 iu = 10 units should be taken
- 125ius hCG dose = 5 units
- 150 ius dose = 6 units
- 175 ius dose = 7 units
- 200 ius dose = 8 units
- 225 ius dose = 9 units
- 250 ius dose = 10 units
Remember, this is ONLY for the syringes that have 40 units per 1ml/cc – the barrel of your syringe should tell how much the syringe can hold total – here is the syringe I’m talking about:
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Do you know where I can find .3ml syringes? Diet Doc sent me .5ml syringes but it is SO HARD to adjust that tiny amount of dosage. I tried Googling, but seem to only find 3ml syringes.
Beth A says
Hi I just started and on day 8. I’ve been starving the whole time but the worst at night. I have to eat some extra calories so I can fall asleep. Do you know why this is happening? I expected hunger but I thought this was going to get easier. Help!
This is Lucelle, Rayzel’s assistant. Nice to meet you! 🙂
Did you try adjusting you dose? Rayzel has a detailed post on that here: https://hcgchica.com/dosage
Hope that helps!