- 03-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Anyone heard of the HCG diet? It's a dumb fad diet but I was looking at the drops they use. It has aminos and vitamins in it, which is no surprise but it also says it has HCG in it. I thought this was presc. only? Anyone familiar with these drops and how much, if any, HCG is in them? It's being sold like an over the counter diet pill.
- 03-18-2011, 09:58 AM
03-18-2011, 10:24 AM
no, its just garbage Doesn't matter how much HCG is in it, HCG isn't orally bioavailable, its a fragile protein chain that degrades easily even when refrigerated. When not refrigerated its bottled life is under a week, and even if you managed to get an oral hcg bottle within a week of manufacture your stomach acids would break it down before any effect.
03-19-2011, 12:22 AM
HCG is a prescription medication, just like testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, etc. It would be illegal for any supplement company to sell real hcg OTC. In short, the drops are a total waste.
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03-19-2011, 12:23 AM
03-19-2011, 02:43 PM
The drops are some homeopathic garbage...I wish they worked because it would make life easier. Might be the, 500 calorie/day diet is what makes people lose weight....hmm maybe.
03-21-2011, 01:39 PM
That's what I thought. Figured you guys would know. I was hoping they worked. Yeah 500 calories sounds very catabolic!
03-21-2011, 07:42 PM
My mother-in-law was telling me about this diet this past weekend and I told her it was bogus. She's buying new shampoo and toothpaste and all kind of stuff. She would not believe me for anything at all.
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