The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) diet uses injections to administer the hormone as one option, and some potential dieters express concern about self-administering shots (for the programs that require self-injection). Hormone shots are known to be a safe way to deliver an active hormone such as HCG, testosterone, HGH, or others, and self-administration can be taught easily through online training.
They are used for hormone treatment programs because they are the most effective way to increase blood levels within a short period of time. In particular, it is known that the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone is best administered with injections, as they have been studied more extensively than other delivery methods such as sub-lingual drops. They are just one option however, most diet providers offer at least sublingual drops or dissolving pellets that avoid the trouble of learning how to inject the hormone.
Are the HCG injections safe?
The injections are safe when they are purchased at a licensed pharmacy. There are several companies that have started selling the hormone without a license and these companies are not operating with any state or federal government oversight. Because of the lack of oversight these companies may be selling products that are dangerous or ineffective, and in many cases they do so unknowingly.
They normally use overseas sources that may not even be registered to operate in their home country, and the companies that sell their shots online often don’t know the exact ingredients in their products. Anytime there is any uncertainty with something that needs to be completely pure like a hormone it is not ideal at all, and companies that do not know where they get their hormones from or cannot prove that their products are pure should be avoided at all costs.
The shots come with a protocol and instructions
Most legitimate diet providers will offer detailed information on how to use the injections with a detailed HCG diet protocol and injection instructions. Videos are helpful for showing how to self-inject the hormone, however speaking to a medical professional about the process is just as important. The details of how to use the injection kit is normally explained during the initial medical consultation, and because the process is simple it can be explained through telemedicine rather than having to visit a physician office.
The injections are shipped unmixed to avoid refrigeration, and there are simple mixing instructions that are used to prepare them. Once they have been mixed they must be refrigerated, and there are instructions for measuring the correct amount of hormone, information on where to inject the hormone, and more.
HCG shots may make the diet more effective
Again, other formats for the hormone like the pellets and drops are not as heavily studied as the HCG injections. For dieters that don’t mind the small amount of pain that the shots come with, it is worth it because they are known to work the best for the diet. It isn’t that the pellets and drops don’t work, they just need to be at a higher concentration. The injectable form moves throughout the body faster which may be better for weight loss. It is worth it to try the injectable form of the hormone out initially and see how it works.
Most people can inject the hormone without any problems, and the needle used is very small and barely noticeable. Dieters have experienced significant results using the injectable form, but results are also seen with the pellets and drops. In some cases dieters cannot use them because they don’t have the time or may be traveling, and in that case it is useful to have the pellets which do not need refrigeration, or the drops which are faster to take. Dieters should not be intimidated by the idea of self-injections because tens of thousands of people have used them without any issues at all, and at companies like Nu Image Medical there are experienced medical providers who can help them through the process.