HCG Shots And Weight Loss
HCG, more elaborately Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is a hormone produced in the body of pregnant women. It can be observed in their urine during the 12-14 weeks of pregnancy. In 1950s, Dr. Simeons discovered that the hormone can be used in the treatment of obesity disorder. It was formulated as a drug and appeared in the form of injections.
Afterward, several other forms like oral drops, pills, sprays and gels joined HCG shots to add to the development of the diet products.
Pros Cons of HCG Injections for Weight Loss
HCG shots are the earliest form of the diet drugs and till date, thousands of people have got benefited with them. As far as the advantages are concerned, HCG shots stands in the same rank with the other forms of the diet. There is a large section of people who prefer the injection for its ‘one dose per day’ feature.
The injections are directly pushed into the vein. That’s why; it gets dissolved in blood very soon and hence, ensures rapid result.
As far as the disadvantages of HCG shots are concerned, there are a few. It is quite difficult to store the injection as it needs a favorable environment. Like oral pills, it is not so easy to carry along. Pushing of the HCG shots require doctor’s consultation.
Though HCG don’t have any side effect, the injections sometimes brings with it mild headaches, minor water retention, facial swelling, depressed mood and / or irritability, redness, breast tenderness in women, swelling and pain at the injection spot etc. Though the side effects are not severe and don’t last longer, at least for some time, they give trouble.
However, people are shifting their interest towards the sublingual HCG drops. Even the physicians also advise to go for Homeopathic oral HCG. In fact the homeopathic drugs are trusted to be free from all kinds of side effects. That’s why; FDA also allows them to be purchased without prescription. The intake method of oral HCG is very easy. One has to take it under the tongue. Unlike the injections, the oral drops don’t involve any pain.