The HCG Diet has been helping people lose weight effectively for over fifty years. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone normally produced in pregnant woman. This hormone helps with mobilizing fat stores to provide energy for the growing fetus and can therefore lead to dramatic shifts in fat storage and easier access to "fat energy" for metabolic use.
The proper metabolic use of fat is what helps burn away those unwanted pounds and inches.
HCG weight loss was discovered by the British physician A.T.W. Simeons, MD. For thirty years, Dr. Simeons explored weight loss causes and treatments. He found a link between obesity and the hypothalamus, a powerful gland in the brain. He claimed that when the hypothalamus was not working properly, patients would have intense physical hunger, as well as experience cravings and eat when they were not truly hungry.
Dr. Simeons believed that as a result, the body created "stores of abnormal amounts of fat", which was then extremely difficult to shed later. He then observed that injecting a low dose of hCG had a positive effect on the hypothalamus by decreasing hunger and cravings. When used in conjunction with a low calorie diet it caused patients to lose the "abnormal stores of fat."
Even without exercise, patients lost weight and inches safely and quickly on Dr. Simeons's program. Since Dr. Simeon's groundbreaking research, clinical studies have documented the amazing results of hCG on weight loss. In our experience, hCG has helped patients lose weight when they need to lose faster then with low calorie diets alone.
The diet is sold as a package as follows:
New Patient - $515.00*
Established Patient - $495*
Subsequent months - $300.00** (if desired goal weight is not attained in one month)
Packages include an initial visit with the doctor including a physical exam, a 4-week's supply of hCG hormones (Releana), two follow-up visits with the nurse, and nutritional supplements.
* (If you have not had blood work in the last six months, there will be an extra $100 to perform routine blood tests.)
** (Subsequent packages included Releana, supplements and nurse visits.)