HCG injections are given each day for a period between 23 and 40 days depending on the weight loss desired by the individual. Those wishing to lose 20 lbs. or less normally undergo treatment for 23 days, with the 500 calorie limit being continued for 3 additional days after all HCG injections have been administered. This is to ensure the ability to maintain weight loss once the treatment cycle is complete. For those needing to lose larger amounts of weight, additional HCG injections are allowed during treatment up to 40 injections or when 34 lbs. have been lost. Should an individual still need to lose weight, a new treatment cycle can be started after a 6-week rest period.
HCG injections also have few side effects, and in fact the hormone has been associated with cancer-fighting properties. Some mild side effects have been associated with HCG injections, such as minor aches and fluctuation in libido. In some cases, HCG has also been reported to reduce headaches connected to periods of increased hormonal change such as menstrual cycles and pregnancy, as well as the lowering of blood pressure. A consultation with our staff and Dr. Ferrin is mandatory before beginning a cycle of HCG injections.