Human chorionic gonadotropin, more commonly known as hCG, is a naturally occurring glycoprotein hormone produced during pregnancy. Its various functions in vivo include ovary protection, progesterone level maintenance, and even immune tolerance during pregnancy. It also serves a function to mobilize fat and make it bioavailable to burn as an energy source. Therefore, at the direction of a physician, it is a very safe, effective, and natural tool that enhances and accelerates weight loss.
hCG Reduces Cravings
hCG helps to modify eating behavior by targeting the hypothalamus, thus reducing caloric intake. The hypothalamus in the brain regulates the homeostatic control of food intake by receiving, coordinating and responding to metabolic cues and signals from the digestive system. By integrating these metabolic signals, the hypothalamus tells us when we need to eat to maintain a body weight "set point," much like a thermostat set on a specific temperature. Therefore, the activity of the hCG on the hypothalamus helps to regulate food intake and reduce cravings.
hCG "targets" fat in those hard to lose places
When administered in small daily doses, hCG helps to mobilize fat deposits that have formed around the hips, thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. Once this fat has become mobile within the body, it is available for use as a source of fuel. This open access to the hip and waist fat actually facilitates a "targeted" weight loss in people who find it difficult to lose it in these places after a history of dieting. hCG biochemically targets these hard to lose areas and results in weight loss that cannot be achieved by dieting alone.
Perhaps you have noticed that people who have lost weight quickly often have excess skin that has commonly been termed "sagging." When looking for energy, your body will look for the easiest energy source first. As a result, lean muscle mass is often burned by the body before fat when dieting. Thus, we observe the loss of shape and contour that occurs with the loss of lean muscle tissue.
We can avoid the complication of dieting by maintaining lean tissue and targeting the right fat. Because hCG targets only stored fat deposits, the body's structural fat and visceral fat, found in muscles and around the organs, is left intact. The result is safe, rapid weight loss, with average weight loss of about thirty pounds per month, or one pound per day. In contrast to other forms of weight loss, the use of hCG, along with exercise and a caloric restriction, produces a more immediately noticeable effect because all of the fat being burned is directly targeted at the common problem areas. In essence, hCG not only helps with weight loss, but actually helps to reshape the body and maintain or improve health.
Recently, with the publication of Kevin Trudeau's book, "The weight loss cure they don't want you to know about," hCG has become popular among dieters as a weight loss aid. hCG's implication in unwanted fat reduction was, however, first publicized by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in his 1954 report entitled, "Pounds & Inches". hCG has thus been successfully and safely used since the mid -1950's as an effective weight loss tool with minimal reports of side effects.