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HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) injections are a product often used as part of a weight loss regime, typically in conjunction with an extremely low-calorie diet


HCG is a hormone that's naturally produced in the body, and while it's often claimed to aid weight loss by reducing hunger and promoting fat loss, these claims aren't universally accepted in the scientific community.


The weight loss expected with HCG injections varies greatly, and side effects can include fatigue, irritability, restlessness, depression, and swelling of the breasts in boys and men

Expected Weight Loss Over 8 Weeks
Side Effects
5-10% of body weight
Reduces hunger and food intake
Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, voimiting, potential risk of thyroid C-cell tumors
2-5% of body weight
Decreases appetite and cravings
Nausea, constipation, headache, voimiting, dizziness, insomina, dry mouth, diarrhea
5-10% of body weight
Appetite suppression
Dry mouth, insomina, dizziness, elevated heart rate and blood pressure
5-10% of body weight
Reduces appetite and can make food seem less appealing
Dizziness, altered taste, insomina, constipation, dry mouth, tingling of hands and feet
HCG injections
Varies (not universally accepted as effective)
May supress hunger
Fatigue, irritability, restlessness, depression, fluid buildup(edema), swelling of the breasts in boys and me (gynecomastia)
Varied (limited evidence on effectiveness)
May aid in fat breakdown and metabolism
Mild diarrhea, upset stomach, rash at the injection site, nausea


Some proponents argue that HCG injections might be beneficial due to their potential to target stubborn areas of fat and maintain muscle mass while dieting, but it's crucial to note these claims are disputed and lack robust scientific backing.

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