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What is the HCG/B12 Burn Fat Program?

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a human hormone produced by pregnant women to ensure the health of the uterus and the developing fetus. The hormone is produced by the female placenta and it is commonly used as a marker in pregnancy tests. Doctors also measure HCG levels to assess the risk of birth defects in the developing fetus. HCG is produced all through pregnancy, but levels peak at 14 weeks of pregnancy. After that, HCG levels decrease, and the human pituitary takes over the process of maintaining the pregnancy and the developing uterus. Ideally, the function of HCG is to release fat stores in the mother and divert them towards the growing fetus.

In 1930, it was Dr. A.T.W Simeons who noticed that HCG treatments showed a simultaneous fat loss pattern and increased muscle mass. As a result, he actively started researching the use of human HCG as a dietary or fat loss aid. He then went on to publish his findings in a book called the Dr. Simeons HCG Diet Protocol, “Pounds and Inches” which is still the definitive book on the diet.

One very important point to reiterate is that the HCG diet works, but medical supervision is necessary.

How does the program work?

STEP 1 – VISIT THE DOCTOR.

You should start with a complete medical evaluation. Let us know about any medications that you are taking and especially if you suffer from diabetes or heart conditions. The doctor will assess your medical fitness for the diet and then find and dilute the HCG for your injections.

STEP 2 – FOLLOW THE DIET PLAN.

You will have to restrict your dietary calorie intake to less than 1,000 calories per day. Dr. Murray recommends the patient read and follow The Mediterranean Zone diet book, by Barry Sears, Ph.D. Dr. Murray suggests adopting the Mediterranean Zone diet as a lifestyle diet even after your HCG cycle ends. The Mediterranean Zone diet will not only accelerate weight loss but will also aid in the prevention of many chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancers, heart disease, Alzheimer’s etc.

STEP 3 – PLAN THE DIET

Most doctors recommend a phased diet that will ensure the maximum effect of HCG. For example, ‘Phase I’ starts with the building up of fat reserves by eating as much as possible for three (3) days. ‘Phase II’ then consists of 28 days, up to 40 days with daily HCG injections and a 650-800 calorie diet; treatment may extend to 56 days (8 weeks) if the patient has more weight to lose. Usually, most patients report weight loss of about 1 pound every day to every other day. The last phase or ‘Phase III’ is called the Maintenance Phase and it is free of injections. This phase is required to clear the body of the hormone and ensure that the weight remains off. All patients must stop after 40 days of treatment as the body develops immunity to external HCG in 40 days and weight loss stops. After the completion of the HCG diet, the patient is counseled on proper long term eating and exercise.

Most current HCG diets hold true to the fundamentals printed in Dr Simeon’s book. The diet is founded on a combination of HCG injections and a severely restricted diet. Major principles of the diet are as follows-

  • Dieters are recommended to stick to a 650-calorie diet. Experts suggest that it is safer to extend your dietary intake to 650 calories per day as opposed to 500 calories. This is because one turkey sandwich with mayo per day would fulfill your dietary intake for the day. This is very dangerous and very similar to starving yourself and it could result in people falling off the diet. A 650-calorie plan is better as patients can consume a glass of black tea or coffee, 100gms of meat, and one serving of fruit, vegetable and bread. Although this is not a healthy diet, it’s still a much better nutritional calorie plan as compared to 500 calories per day. Nonetheless, this type of calorie restriction is also referred to as a VLCD or a Very Low-Calorie Diet and it will automatically cause weight loss due to the low amount of food consumed.

Injections of HCG each day are also a part of the plan. The hormone is supposed to mobilize stored body fat and burn it up to produce more than 2000 calories of energy per day for the dieter.

One very important point to reiterate is that the HCG diet works, but medical supervision is necessary.

How to administer HCG Injections?

HCG is administered by intramuscular (IM) injection into the gluteal (buttocks), thigh, shoulder muscle or the abdomen. When choosing a site, make sure it is free from any tenderness, hardness, swelling, scarring, itching or burning.

  1. Wash your hands and wipe the injection site with an alcohol wipe.
  2. Stretch the skin at the site to help the needle go in easily.
  3. Hold the syringe like a pencil and insert the needle at a 90-degree angle, almost up to the top, with a smooth quick motion to minimize discomfort.
  4. While steadying the needle and syringe with one hand, pull back on the plunger with the other and look for blood at the hub of the needle or in the syringe. If you see blood, reposition.
  5. If there is no blood seen, depress the plunger in a slow, steady motion until all the medication is injected.
  6. Release the skin. Pull the needle out and discard. Place gauze over the injection site. If any bleeding occurs, apply gentle pressure, then cover with a Band-Aid.
What are MIC-B12 Injections?

MIC B12 injections are a concoction of essential amino acids choline, methionine, and inositol combined with vitamins B6 and B12. This combination of amino acids and vitamins has so many benefits for the body. Choline, an essential nutrient, actively reduces fat in the liver, decreasing chances of heart disease. Methionine, an amino acid responsible for lowering cholesterol and fat reduction in the body, is not produced in our bodies. Inositol is responsible for metabolizing fats and helping transfer those fats to the bloodstream. Inositol also regulates serotonin and insulin in our bodies. This increases mood and decreases hunger. Vitamins B6 and B12 are added to elevate mood, to assist in lipid metabolism, and to increase energy.

Who are MIC-B12 Injections for?

This special formula is for individuals who are “stuck” in their weight loss attempts and need that extra boost to achieve their goal weight. It can be effective in enhancing an additional 1-3 pounds per week to your current regimen.

Are there any special considerations?

The different ingredients of this mixture are known to have the following attributes:

  • Co-enzymes that are required for proper metabolism of fats, and have the ability to remove fat from the liver
  • Boosts energy
  • Speeds up thought process and improves mood
  • Helps with focus and concentration
  • Essential components for normal cell and brain function
  • Helps flush the liver and gallstones
  • Helps emulsify cholesterol and detoxify amines
  • Helps maintain healthy skin tone and strong nails
  • Promotes hair growth and helps control estrogen levels
  • Help with transforming carbohydrates into energy
  • Helps minimize unwanted water weight gain
  • Prevents Anemia
  • Lowers Homocysteine levels (linked to increased risk of stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease)

*Individual Results May Vary*

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