A lot of people think because HCG is a hormone that when used for the HCG Hormone Diet, you lose weight because it makes your body think you are pregnant and you live off the excess fat. How bizarre. It has also been said that the HCG Diet stimulates a woman’s ovaries to make estrogen. No it does not if used in the correct doses.
First of all, when your body is pregnant, the placenta produces hCG and it can be measured in the urine. Second of all, injecting very small doses of HCG does not make your body think it is pregnant. Where in the world do these misconceptions come from that the HCG Diet makes your body think it is pregnant? Regardless, before the media or another doctor or nutritionist puts an incorrect spin on the HCG Diet, let’s review some basics. The amount of hCG administered during the HCG Diet, whether through injections or homeopathically, is extremely small and works to better balance the hypothalamus’ malfunction.
It is in no way intended to make your body think it is pregnant, to stimulate estrogen production, nor is the dosage amount high enough to even create such a situation. When hCG is prescribed for fertility purposes to increase the changes of getting pregnant, (and yes, it’s prescribed for both men & women but obviously for different purposes), it is administered in 5000-10,000 IUs to women and 4,000+ IUs to men. During the HCG Diet, it is only 125-250 IUs. Quite the difference, right?
So, the next time you hear someone say the HCG Diet makes your body think it’s pregnant or your ovaries are going to go into overdrive, rest assured that they don’t know what they are talking about!