The hCG Diet is known to be an amazing weight loss method that was developed primarily for those who need to lose an abundant amount of weight, or obese individuals. The Diet has a weight loss ratio of approximately 1-2 pounds per day and must be followed strictly for maximum results.
In beginning the diet, dieters or patients are required to take an hCG hormone supplement, combined with a very low calorie diet. The hCG hormone supplement may be found in two forms – oral liquid/capsule or via injections. Choosing the proper method should be researched thoroughly to understand the differences associated with each.
Evidence shows that each method provides outstanding results. Oftentimes, however, the oral version seems to provide more ease and convenience. Alternatively, the injection method is provided by your doctor, so it is administered professionally.
Outlined below are the common known differences between the oral method and injection method:
The cost of oral hCG drops start from approximately $85 for a complete kit, including protocol.
Injections can cost $700 or more due to doctor’s visits and weekly check-ups.
Having the hCG Diet prescribed to the dieter is not necessary when following the oral method. If purchased in the United States, the injection method does require a doctor’s prescription.
Doctor’s visits are only required for the injection method, as prescription for and the administration of injections are provided by the dieters physician. Oral drops or capsules do not require visits to the doctor.
Pain or Discomfort
There is no pain associated with hCG oral liquid drops. The daily drops are simply taken under the dieters tongue for quick absorption.
The injections require daily needle shots into the muscle for up to 42 days.
If using the homeopathic solution, the solution comes pre-mixed and ready to use. Injections require self-mixing.
Oral versions do not require refrigeration. If self-administering injections, solution must be refrigerated and mixed by the dieter.
Each method allows patients to lose 1-2 pounds per day. Due to evidence, it seems the oral method proves to be best, as it is convenient and avoids discomfort, yet still provides outstanding results. To achieve these results, the hCG Diet protocol must be followed strictly and the hormone supplement must be accompanied by a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) of approximately 500 calories per day. This number is an approximation, as the serving amounts of foods are determined by weight of food rather than calorie amounts in food. Food choices are limited to those listed in the protocol and introducing inappropriate foods not outlined could significantly impact weight loss or the opportunity of weight loss. As with any diet, seeking doctor’s advice is strongly encouraged.