HCG Injection Information
Daily Human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone or HCG injections are of vital importance to the process of the HCG diet. HCG is a hormone produced by women during pregnancy. This hormone, given in small amounts, has been associated with weight loss through research.
COMBINED WITH A DAILY VLCD (VERY LOW CALORIE DIET) OF 500 CALORIES, DAILY HCG SHOTS CAN ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN LOSING AN AVERAGE OF UP TO 1 POUND PER DAY AND REACH HEALTHIER AND MORE MANAGEABLE WEIGHT ZONES MORE QUICKLY.
HCG shots are taken each day for a period between 23 and 40 days depending on the weight loss desired by the individual. Those wishing to lose up to 20 lbs. or less normally undergo treatment for 23 days, with the 500-calorie limit being continued for 3 additional days to ensure the ability to maintain weight loss once the treatment cycle is complete.
For those needing to lose up to 34 lbs., a 40-day diet is available. Should an individual still need to lose additional weight, a new treatment cycle can be started after a 4–6 week rest or maintenance period. The HCG program should not be done without the supervision and expertise of a physician or an HCG professional. There are instances when hCG injections cannot be given. Check with your New Beginnings Medical HCG Coach for specifics.
hCG shots also have few side effects. Some mild side effects have been associated with HCG injections, such as minor aches and fluctuation in libido. In some cases, HCG has also been reported to reduce headaches connected to periods of increased hormonal change such as menstrual cycles and pregnancy, as well as the lowering of blood pressure.
If you are taking other medications, consult your primary physician before beginning a cycle of HCG injections. Your doctor can tell you whether weight loss injections are the proper option for you, or whether other options such as HCG drops should be used.
I can’t think of anyone who likes to get a shot. To some, there is a real phobia no matter what the needle size. To others it doesn’t bother them in any way and the majority falls in the middle—”I’ll take it but I don’t like it.”
REASONS FOR TAKING INJECTIONS
Injections are a relatively convenient way to deliver medication that would otherwise be slowly absorbed if taken by mouth. For example:
- Insulin injections for people with diabetes
- Epinephrine injections for people with severe allergic reactions
- Injections for weight control with HCG
- No, the needle is only 5/16” long and ultra thin 31 gauge
- The injection is just below the skin so most patients state there is little to no feeling
- The needle is the same as a small insulin needle
WILL IT HURT?
The needle used for HCG injections is so small that it just penetrates the skin and enters your fat and is not long enough to reach the muscle.
PRIOR TO PROCEDURE
- Make sure you have all the items: syringe with HCG, alcohol swab, etc.
- Wash your hands with warm, soapy water & dry with clean towel
- Select a site for the injection and wipe with alcohol swab & wait to dry
WHERE DO I INJECT MYSELF?
There are several area that you can inject yourself:
- The Stomach (the best)
- The Buttocks
- The Thighs
- The Arms (2nd best)
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