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Does the word “injection” or “needle” make you nervous?
Are you getting butterflies in your stomach right now and it’s not because you’re falling in love?
But you want to lose weight and heard hCG injections and the hCG Diet really works? So you’re wondering if you can get over your fear of needles? And if you can, just what exactly do you need to buy to do hCG Injections because it’s all so confusing?
Let’s put your fears and discomforts to rest. First let me say, thankfully, the needles used for hCG Injections are super super tiny and are used by diabetics every day to inject their insulin so hopefully this will help you to know that hCG injections are actually quite painless. Really! I think if my count is correct I’ve done close to 200 injections during my weight loss journey and with a few little tips that I’ll mention on this page, you can have a good experience with the whole deal as I have.
If you came to this page to actually purchase hCG Injections, you can explore your buying options here.
To get more in-depth information discussing just what the hCG Diet is in general and how it works, you can see my NEW to the hCG Diet? page.
hCG Injections are the original way that Dr. Simeons used the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone in small doses along with his special 500 calorie diet of a specific list of foods to get very fast and effective, not just weight loss, but FAT loss for his patients in the 1950’s and 60’s. When hCG in the right dose is injected (usually between 125ius-200ius daily), it puts your body into a state where you are simply not hungry most of the time, making it very easy to eat only the 500 calories (as far as hunger goes anyway- mentally it can be another story!)
Just how exactly hCG is interacting with hunger SEEMS to involve Leptin, based on the research and feedback that Robin Woodall discusses in her book, Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the hCG Protocol.
Believe me, after doing 5 rounds of hCG and occasionally being on the wrong dose making me feel very hungry while on the hCG Diet, the dose matters, and it’s amazing how NOT hungry you feel with the right amount of hCG in your system. But hCG’s only mechanism is not simply curbing your hunger- much more is going on here as I and others have discovered that the majority of the weight lost on this diet is actual FAT (not just water and muscle as many would like to claim). I have a very detailed on finding the proper hCG Dosage for you personally.
I have found the amount of FAT loss that occurs while being on a such a very low calorie diet (500 cals? I mean c’mon! Enough for your pet mouse maybe) is very high when combined with the use of the hCG hormone. We’re talking 85-100% fat loss most of the time. In fact, my most recent body fat testing results showed that 88% of my weight loss on during that time period on hCG was indeed fat, and not simply muscle mass or glycogen stores (image below of these test results). I experienced only 1 lb of muscle loss, vs. 7.5 lbs of fat loss.
I feel fairly certain there would be much more muscle loss if you tried to eat 500 calories a day for 6 weeks without the hCG hormone, not to mention you would feel like biting off your husband or wife’s head all the time because you’d be so hungry and grouchy. You can see additional proof of my fat loss results in an article I wrote “Proof the hCG Diet works for FAT loss”.
Even though you are eating just 500 calories a day, in essence your body is actually living on 2000-3000 calories as your body is actually using your stored fat for fuel, instead of food, while protecting your lean muscle mass, which is why the weight loss on the hCG Diet is rapid (your body is using your fat every day for “food”), a high percentage is fat, and does not cause unnecessary muscle loss.
It’s really quite the perfect marriage of “bests” making the hCG Diet the only REAL diet I will personally ever do again. But thankfully I haven’t needed a diet in over 2 years, since I’ve been maintaining my hCG weight loss for that long. I have personally used only hCG injections to achieve my own weight loss.The discussion about drops vs. injections is for another post another day, but the reason I chose injections is because after my research, I felt it was the surest way of getting the best results. I didn’t have the time, energy, or money, to not reach for this best case scenario.
If you are still unsure about whether the hCG diet is a starvation diet or a placebo effect, you can see this section, Common Concerns about the hCG Diet.
hCG Injections today involve the use of insulin needles and syringes to inject small doses of hCG into your fat.
The needles are very tiny, usually only 5/16″ or 1/2″ inch long, with a very thin gauge between 29mm and 31mm, making it so that the needles slides into your skin and fat very easily and painlessly. These are not at all like those needles you remember with horror from your childhood shots.
Here’s a photo of what a typical hCG Injection syringe and needle looks like so you can see it’s size- it’s quite small. The plastic part with the numbers is considered the “syringe” and the needle is well….yeah, the needle. You can also see a whole section of Q&A’s on the injections here.
This is an affiliate link- if you decide to purchase hCG through me I will get a commission at no extra cost to you- thank you guys in advance if you decide to do so! It allows me to continue providing content here on my blog to help you guys do well on the hCG Diet, which is something that really gives me joy.
The hCG is injected once daily, usually when you wake up in the morning. It really takes no more than a minute or two at most and you’re done.
As far as good injection sites, most people usually do the hCG injection into the belly fat, at least an inch away or so from the navel. I have also injected hCG into my upper thigh fat on the inner thigh and outer thigh, as well as my tricep area. Mostly what you want to find is a nice fatty place to inject to, which is usually easy at the beginning of your weight loss journey. As you get smaller with the hCG Diet and have less fat to inject to, you’ll have to look a little harder on your body for those areas- that’s why I started looking towards my upper thighs as good injection sites- I always seem to have plenty of fat there! You will be using each injection needle/syringe only once, so the hCG injection kits you buy (more on this further down) will contain enough needles/syringes for each day you are on the diet.
For a full tutorial on suitable hCG injection places on your body go here.
I am not dogmatically only “for” hCG Injections. I you can read more about that in drops vs. injections. However, there are a few reasons that I have chosen to use only injections myself and why you may decide to do so.
- You can be positive that you absorbed the proper dose– since you are injecting the hCG, none of the hCG is lost due to malabsorption, swallowing, etc.- difficulties that arise with sublingual/oral hCG methods. I’m not opposed to the latter, but what I always think is, I only have one body, so I might as well do what I can be sure of.
- Just 1 time a day. Sublingual rx hCG drops must be dosed twice a day, and homeopathic hCG must be dosed 3-4 time a day, often needing to be timed properly between meals and drink. Injections just 1x a day and done!
- Cheaper than sublingual rx hCG drops. With the sublingual method, you must use 2-3x’s as much hCG as for injections because absorption of the hCG is not nearly as good, which means the cost will be higher.
hCG a Natural Hormone
hCG is a natural hormone that all humans produce in varying quantities- it’s most often associated with pregnant women who produce hCG in vast quantities, but even men actually produce a very tiny amount of hCG.
That’s why some of the scare tactics I’ve heard lately like “hCG causes cancer!” sound rather silly since it’s a natural hormone that the body already makes. If hCG really caused cancer, there would be a lot of pregnant women out there going through chemo, and hCG Dieters are taking a very minute amount of hCG in comparison to what a pregnant woman produces. I have interviewed more than one woman, this gal, and this other awesome gal now who have done the hCG protocol POST cancer, without ill effect so far, and out of the thousands of people I’ve been in contact through email with over the past few years through this blog, I’ve never had a single report of someone discovering cancer while using the hCG protocol.
Taking hCG is different from taking other pharmaceutical drugs – most pharmaceutical drugs are substances that the body does not naturally produce.
As we already discussed, hCG is simply a natural hormone that the body produces causes and it has been found that hCG injections can be used to help men regain normal testosterone production.
hCG injections today are often used by men to stimulate testosterone production and has been useful in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for males. For various reasons a man may have low testosterone levels and hCG has been used successfully to bring testosterone production and levels back to normal.
Additionally, the hCG Diet works just as well for males as for females. In fact, men lose weight VERY quickly on the hCG diet- usually to the tune of 1lb/day average- and that’s no exaggeration. I hear this number a lot applied to all people in general, and the vast majority of the time this just won’t happen with women, but for men I see it all the time!
I have since addressed this question in a better spot, on the buy page of my blog, so that you can quickly and easily determine what kit to purchase.
If that interests you can do get all the details on that below: