Perhaps you’d like to know how many doses of hCG you will get out of 1 vial when on the hCG Diet, or how many weeks your hCG will last you. How many ml’s are in or should be in 1 vial, or if you raise your hCG dosage, how many more doses you’ll get at that higher dosage. What you need is an hCG calculator. Here is how to calculate these things.
How to Calculate the Number of hCG Doses in a Vial
You take the size of the vial you have (how many IU total are in the vial whether 5,000iu, or 2,000 iu, etc) and divide by the # of iu you are taking for your daily dose – that will equal the total number of doses you’ll get out of that vial.
Watch the tutorial above if you’d like to see it easily for yourself! I use a mirror and a calculator so you can visualize it.
So: Size of vial / dose you are going to take
- 5000iu / 150iu = 33 daily doses (4 weeks + a coupla days)
- 5000iu / 125iu = 40 daily doses (almost 5 weeks)
- 5000iu / 200iu = 25 daily doses (3.5 weeks)
What If You CHANGE Dosage – How Do You Calculate Days of hCG Left At Higher or Lower Dosage?
Calculating this will require that you’ve been keeping track of your daily dosage to begin with.
So let’s say you have a 5,000iu vial, and you’ve been taking 200iu’s for about 10 days. But you are STARVING and based on my hCG dosage post, you decide you want to drop the dosage a bit.
So first you want to calculate how many iu’s of your vial you’ve already used up. That’s:
1. DAILY IU DOSAGE x # OF DAYS ON THAT DOSAGE.
In this example:
200iu x 10 days = 2,000 iu.
You’ve used a total of 2,000iu, your vial has 5,000iu, so that means you have: 3,000iu of your vial left.
2. TOTAL AMOUNT IU’S VIAL CAME WITH – (minus) TOTAL IU’S USED SO FAR
So NOW, let’s say you decide to change your dosage to 150ius.
Now we can utilize our original math equation which is:
3. TOTAL IU’S LEFT IN VIAL divided by NEW DAILY DOSAGE
Our example: 3,000iu left / 150iu = 20 days to use up rest of vial at that new dosage.
What if you’ve already used a variety of dosages? Like 200iu for 3 days, 175iu for 3 days, 150iu for 4 days, and now you want to try 125iu and see how many days you’ll get.
In this case, just add up how many iu’s you used total for each dosage, then subtract that total from your complete vial size.
Example from above:
- 200iu x 3 days = 600iu used total.
- 175iu x 3 days = 525iu used total
- 150iu x 4 days = 600iu used total
- Added together = 1725iu total used
- 5,000iu (full vial size when began) minus 1725iu = 3,275iu hCG left to work with on your new dosage.
Consider Potency of hCG When Deciding How Many Days to Use 1 Vial
The above doesn’t take into account potency issues that can arise. Many find it’s best not to use a vial of mixed hCG past about 4 weeks. It seems like about the 4 week mark you really start to notice a drop in potency strong enough to effect your hunger levels and it seems like this can also negatively impact your weight loss.
If you do a 6 week round of hCG, the company you buy your hCG Injections from online will give you 2 vials of hCG – in these cases, I usually use each vial for only 3 weeks, throwing the leftover away and using a fresh batch with the 2nd vial for the last 3 weeks – this ensure you have the freshest hCG that hasn’t lost too much potency. So in these cases you would use each 5,000iu vial of hCG for about 21-23 days or so, then mix a new batch.
To me a few good rules of thumb is:
- Do not use a mixed vial of hCG beyond 3-4 weeks.
- At the 3 week mark, start paying more attention to whether or not you are feeling hungrier than you have been.
- If you ARE feeling hungrier between weeks 3 and 4 of using that vial, consider:
- Mixing a fresh batch of hCG
- If you continue using same batch, possibly increasing the dosage of hCG to compensate for the reduced potency (ie if you are injecting 150iu a day, but the potency has declined, you are “technically” maybe only getting say 100 or 125iu, so if you increase the dosage with your reduced potency vial to say 175 or 200iu, then perhaps you are “technically” now getting the 150iu you meant to have in your system. This is not scientific, just an idea on how to continue using a vial of hCG that has lost enough potency as to effect your experience on the diet.
- Sometimes at the 3-4 week mark, regardless of potency decline of the vial, you may actually need a REDUCED dosage if you’re feeling more hungry- this is to due to the fact that as a person get’s smaller on the diet, they typically need to reduce their dosage – please see my very comprehensive article on hCG Dosage here.
My Personal Experience
I’ll just share my 1 experience of feeling like the potency of my vial had dropped too much – during my 5th round, I ended up choosing to use a vial of hCG for 4 full weeks, instead of the normal 3 that I usually did. At the end of the 4th week, I felt like my weight loss was really slowing down more than it should perhaps and I felt hungrier. I did mix a fresh batch and I felt like that improved both my weight loss and my hunger.
That said, there are LOTS of reasons for slower weight loss and hunger on hCG, that may easily not be related to an older batch of hCG, but at least it gives you an idea of a factor to look at if you are dealing with this.
hCG Vials: What They Look Like
An hCG vial typically looks like this:
It will usually look like either a pressed powdered tablet at the bottom of the vial or a loose powder. Either way, most of the vial will be empty and this is correct/normal.
Even once you mix your hCG with the 5ml’s of hCG (if you don’t know how to do that, see my mixing hCG tutorial here), the vial will be less than half full. This is normal. I know to tell you this because I get panicked emails from time to time wondering if they did something wrong, or looking at this vial below and thinking “there’s NO way that’s going to last for 4 weeks!” Yes it will my friends, yes it will.
It’s hard to imagine that such a tiny tiny daily dosage that we inject will DO anything in our bodies, but the reality is, it does! So if your vial looks like this, you did it right.
How Much hCG Is In a Vial
How much hCG is in a vial depends on how it was compounded at the pharmacy and will say on the vial itself how much is in there.
MOST hCG vials have 5,000iu worth of hCG.
However, some companies compound differently in 6,000iu or other amounts. If that’s the case, you can do all the same math as above for calculating dosage amounts by using 6,000iu instead of 5,000iu as your vial size in the math equation.
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