One of the newest, effective and safe weight loss programs is the HCG diet. This requires dieters to eat on a 500-calorie diet each day and taking HCG, either as injections, drops or pills.
Comparison of HCG forms
The easiest, most convenient and highly effective way to take HCG is through the HCG diet drops. This is a painless alternative to taking HCG for weight loss. It is also often much cheaper than injections. Most people are turned off with the HCG diet plan because of the chg. injections. Now comes HCG drops, which removes a huge obstacle to getting that desirable weight loss.
Both injections and drops produce the same results. Both forms of administration help dieters to lose about a pound or more a day. Injections were part of the original HCG diet proposed by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons about 50 years ago. It was the most convenient and most stable way of administering HCG back then. It has also become the standard in HCG administration, mainly because it was the one originally recommended by the creator of the diet. But through the years, improvements have been made as technologies became more advanced. Today, the same HCG benefits can be obtained without the pain.
Despite the same benefits, dosages vary between the injected form of HCG and HCG diet drops. Injections are administered into the muscles once a day. The shots are usually administered into the abdominal muscles, upper arms, or into thigh muscles. Other possible injection sites include the buttocks and back, which would require a helper. This does not produce much pain as time goes by. However, this may require a few skills in preparing the dosages and in administering it. There is also the risk of bruising (although temporary) and a few other concerns if injections are administered too often into the same site (e.g., scar formation, hardening of muscle, swelling, muscle cramps, itching, possible infection, etc). Also, this HCG form requires a prescription before purchasing one. This would mean finding a good doctor that knows enough about HCG diet. Aside from buying with a prescription, users of injectables forms would have to buy several other supplies as well. There are syringes and needles, mixing syringes, bacteriottic water (for mixing), storage bottles and sterile pads. Mixing is another thing that HCG injection users must deal with. Strictly follow mixing guidelines to achieve the optimum concentration. The mixed solutions must be properly refrigerated in order to keep its potency at optimum levels. Failing in any of these processes will weaken or ruin the supply. All these are to assure a safe and sterile administration to reduce infections and potential trouble.
In taking HCG diet drops, the liquid HCG is placed under the tongue with the use of a dropper (which comes with the HCG drops bottle). No pain, no pricking, no bruising. This would require frequent administration throughout the day because absorption is not as efficient as in injections. The drops may have to be taken anywhere from 3 to 6 times in order to provide the dosage needed for weight loss. Some complain this may be a hassle. But the question is: Is stabbing your thigh once a day better than taking a few drops 6 times each day?
Pharmaceutical vs. Homeopathic HCG diet drops
There are 2 available types of HCG drops, namely the pharmaceutical and the homeopathic type. Both are applied under the tongue, where the blood vessels within the mucus membranes absorb them.
Pharmaceutical HCG drops require a prescription before it can be purchased. They are also more expensive than the other HCG drops type. These also need additional supplies such as mixing syringes and storage bottles, bacteriostatic water and pads. Mixing and storage processes with the injectables form also apply with this type.
Homeopathic HCG diet drops are already pre-mixed and placed in amber-colored bottles to protect the contents from the damaging effects of light. This form does not require any additional mixing or storage guidelines. The bottle is already enough to protect the potency of HCG it contains. It does not even have to be refrigerated. Just place it anywhere, as long as it isn’t exposed to direct sunlight. There is no need to storage bottles and mixing syringes, and others.
These are cheaper compared to pharmaceutical drops and injections. Prescriptions and doctor’s appointments are not necessary when using homeopathic HCG drops. It can be bought in a lot of stores, too, and not just in pharmacies.
The thing with homeopathic HCG diet drops, though, is it takes a longer administration time compared to the other type and to injections. Before taking it, do not eat or drink anything, for about 15 minutes. After administration, do not also eat or drink anything for 15 minutes. Upon administration underneath the tongue, hold the liquid for about a minute or two. This allows more of HCG to penetrate the mucus membranes and be absorbed by the blood vessels. The taste isn’t very appealing, which may make it a bit more difficult to hold the liquid. However, it’s still painless and very convenient compared to the other HCG forms.