Disclaimer! Please read! I am not a medical professional in any way, shape or form, and this is not to be misconstrued as medical advice. I am simply sharing what has worked for me and others. It is your responsibility to discuss these matters with your physician.
Yes, it really did take 3 planes and several bags of peanuts to arrive in Florida for a full tour of 2 hCG producing pharmacies, along with meeting the CEO’s and staff in person of hCG companies.
If reading this portion of the story is reassuring to you, you can check out DietDoc’s pricing for hCG kits here. Now keep in mind that it is ONE of the pharmacies they use – so depending on what state you order from, you may get hCG from a different pharmacy, but all the pharmacies DietDoc is using has to go by these same set of laws, so it’s going to be of good quality regardless.
Oh and did I mention I was “traveling” (the whole airport/airport food/weird-airplane-air thing) from 8 a.m. to like midnight due to delayed flights and resulting flight changes? This allowed for plenty of time to take #absurdselfies. Good thing right? Otherwise, you’d have missed out on this amazing #absurdselfie. The world would have been a sadder place. That’s my brother by the way – he’s the normal one.
Ah but the one cool thing that came out of this was that so few rental cars were left when we finally got there, I got to pick out a gigantic brand new Durango for the price of a mid-sized car. Cha-ching! And my videographer who is also my brother was also my driver! Cha-ching twice.
WHY Would I Visit an hCG Pharmacy?
Seeing is believing right?
I have wanted to do this – this pharmacy visits thing – for a LONG time, probably 2 years now. Even though I have communicated quite a bit with the companies I recommend on my blog so that I know that what they are sending out is real hCG, there has still always been that slight uncomfortableness of not SEEING it with my own eyes. I feel incredibly responsible to you all.
People don’t just let people walk into pharmacies though, especially while such a person is wielding a camera!
This is why I believe I’m the very first person in this particular niche – the small hCG world – to not only now have visited two of these pharmacies in person, BUT on top of that, to have been given permission to take video footage of my entire tour, much of which I will be allowed to share with you as time goes on for your benefit.
Essentially for my visit to Absolute Pharmacy, they had to shut down what they were doing the entire afternoon to let me in.
Check it out- gorgeous eh? I mean for a pharmacy anyway. Love that floor.
They knew it would be a wise use of their time and expense to do this because they have seen over time how much you all value the openness of my blog. The fact that I pretty much tell you EVERYTHING. That’s how I like to make my own decisions in life, whether I’m researching a hormone cream or what kind of dishwasher I want – I want to have details made available to me that actually educate me about the process or the why or why not something works so that I can make my own informed decision.
This is why I write things out here on the blog is SO much detail. For some of you, it’s probably too much! But I get enough thank you emails to know the vast majority really appreciate it, so it’s what I plan to continue doing. Thus, they decided to invite me and essentially the rest of you guys, through my camera, in to their company and one of the pharmacies they use.
I have several hours worth of video footage waiting here in my computer for me to attempt to creatively edit and put together into valuable stories – my perfectionism is putting a bit of fear into me as I try to think of the perfect way to combine it all.
But then I realize to myself that what is most important is really just that you see that I went there.
I went IN one of the pharmacies they use, I saw, pretty much everything, with my own eyes and ears which I get to pass on to your eyes and ears.
I DO plan on sharing plenty of the actual audio in bite-sized chunks in the near future so you can hear the explanations of the process and requirements for producing injectable hCG yourself, not just from me, but from the pharmacist himself.
Key Points for hCG Injections Produced in the U.S.
Some of the main things that the pharmacist both showed and explained to me are the following:
Every batch of injectable hCG made is both potency tested and sterility and endotoxin tested. If it doesn’t meet FDA standards, the entire batch is destroyed.
Obviously, that would be super costly for them hence they simply do good work (which is nowhere simple to accomplish by the way- any of you think you’re clean freaks? Think again! No one is more fastidious than a pharmacist creating injectable meds!) I had no idea. So essentially, you are guaranteed a quality product, because in the U.S., the law makes sure of this. If you’re wondering why the FDA is so involved with this and has made so many rules and regulations it’s because you’re injecting something in your body – this requires a lot more care to ensure the safety of what’s being put inside you.
Here are the 3 Main Concerns regarding getting the hCG hormone online:
After all, you see me there in the video AT the pharmacy! Hope that’s proof enough. That would have been one expensive set. 😉
As mentioned just a minute ago, every single stinkin’ batch now is potency tested and if it WERE to be outside of the 10% allowance either way (90-110% potency) it has to be destroyed (which would a VERY expensive mistake to make both in materials and man hours). But Andreas mentioned to me that a good pharmacy doesn’t even have that much variance in potency from batch to batch going on.
Every batch is also required, by law, to undergo sterility and endotoxin testing. This ensures there isn’t weird bacteria that’s in the vial that could get in your bloodstream and kill you. Nice to know right?
This is all a very involved, expensive process. In order to test vials from every batch of hCG, that means a certain number of vials that were made have to be essentially wasted – they are the sacrificial vials if you will, that must prove whether or not the rest of the vials are good enough. A full 10% have to be used up for testing – so if 100 vials are produced, 10 vials must be tested/wasted. If 1000 vials are made, 100 vials must be tested/wasted. That sounded like a LOT to me! But hopefully that gives you guys an idea of the lengths they have to (and want to, for safety of course as well!) go to in order to produce things like injectable hCG and Lipo shots.
You want more? Oh I’ve got more!
So Much to Relate to You All
This is just scratching the surface of what I learned from my personal visit to this pharmacy – another important thing was that this one particular pharmacy they use, Absolute Pharmacy, is a 503b FDA Registered Compounding Facility. Wait, wuz-zat? And furthermore, who cares?
The special 503b designation as of early 2015 currently has only been given to 22 pharmacies in the entire United States – more on that later. That means it’s REALLY hard to get. Basically in everyday language, it’s a top-notch, state-of-the-art facility that has been inspected by the FDA and meets the extremely stringent requirements in order to achieve that little “b” on the end of their 503. Yeah, that was a mouthful.
I actually met the very person who compounds all the injectable hCG from this particular pharmacy, the Pharmacist in charge of the facility, Michael. I just want to say a public thank you because he spent about 3 hours both explaining and showing me everything in detail (he even let me put on the whole bunny suit and go inside the cleanroom – huge favor since he had to thoroughly sanitize the entire room after my mere presence inside there) and what struck me the most was that he was respectful, humble, and very fastidious.
Okay in all honesty you want to know what I was kind of expecting when I heard I was going to interact with the pharmacist? Some old crotchety guy with a big nose who thinks everyone without a Ph.D. is stupid and would answer my questions in the shortest, huffiest way conceivable. I was nervous about the whole idea!
As you can see in the video he was pretty much the furthest thing from any of those descriptions.
I was impressed that Michael sees the bigger picture, that what he is making is being injected into people who have family members who love them and want them around for a while.
One thing I can say about this particular pharmacy, it was impeccable. I don’t see how it could possibly get any cleaner or newer.
Mostly, I just felt so much better now that I actually know FULLY what is going on, how this whole process works. And I mean they REALLY showed me everything.
We went over all the questions I asked you guys to send that you wanted the pharmacist to answer, discussing which ones were suitable for him to answer and which ones would be more something that the doctor would need to answer (which we have plans for that in the future so stay tuned!) Please don’t kill me guys, it was such a whirlwind that I didn’t end up having time to ask the pharmacist those questions off the list! The afternoon just flew by with all that he had to show me but we’re hoping to do a skype interview soon to actually cover what you guys specifically wanted to know okay?
Was I tired at the end? Well…this picture might help you decide that.
But it was all OH SO WORTH IT! Over the next couple months, you will see more footage from my visit as I gradually put it all together.
I’m so glad that I was able to have the opportunity to do this for you guys so that you don’t have to feel nervous when you purchase such an important product online. I REMEMBER being nervous myself when I started hCG – so worried about getting scammed. This stuff isn’t cheap when you go the U.S. made like this and we work hard for those dollars in our bank and there’s often not much left in there after organic groceries and exorbitant rent! Some of you save up for quite a while to do a round of hCG. Some of you might be foregoing something else on your buy list in order to do this.
The benefits that can be had are of course worth far more than a couple of hundred bucks.
As some of you may know, as of January 2015 I have been maintaining my weight loss from the hCG protocol for 2 years and 3 months. In fact, here is a picture I took literally last week after I got back home from the pharmacy visit.
hCG may not be for everyone, but if you are ready for the change, it can really achieve a pretty big alteration in your body.
Until next time you guys!
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