Are HCG Diet Pellets Effective in the 800 Calorie HCG Diet?
The HCG diet pellets or pills are helpful in keeping hunger pangs subsided and aiding in quick weight loss. Here is a quick review of the HCG diet pellets, their usage, dosage, and their full strength and how they differ from the injections and the shots.
HCG hormone has been used in the HCG diet since Dr. Simeons invented the diet in 1954. Dr. Simeons used HCG hormone in the form of injections once or twice a day. It was known at that time that the HCG hormone, like insulin and testosterone, could not be taken orally because of the breakdown of the hormone’s protein base in the stomach. This limited the use and widespread acceptance of the 500 calorie HCG diet.
In the 1970s, physicians learned than many medications could be given sublingual and buccal with the same absorption and effectiveness as the original injectable product. Sublingual and buccal medication administration are two different ways of giving medication by mouth. Sublingual administration involves placing a drug under your tongue to dissolve and absorb into your blood through the tissue there. Buccal administration involves placing a drug between your gums and cheek, where it also dissolves and is absorbed into your blood. HCG can be taken both sublingual in the form of drops and buccally in the form of pellets.
The Advantage of Sublingual or Buccal Forms of HCG:
1. Injections of HCG can be avoided making it easier for some people to do the HCG diet.
2. The HCG does do not go through the digestive system and is not metabolized by the liver. This means one can take a lower dose and still get the same results and at the same time avoid the instability of the drug in the
Disadvantages of Oral Administration of HCG
1.Open sores and smoking may affect the absorption of the drug.
2. You need to wait for 15 -30 minutes before you can eat or drink.
3. Most HCG protocols, including the BestBuyHCG protocol, requires you to take the medication twice a day because of possible lack of absorption of part of the dose.
Losing weight is difficult without the help of medications that reduce hunger and increase metabolism like HCG pellets and drops. The pellets are taken before food. These pellets work in reducing hunger so that the body can metabolize the stored fat and burn all the fat into useful energy. Many users of HCG pellets f have experienced e weight loss and are satisfied with the results. Also, they have reported no side effects or allergy from the use of HCG pellets.
How to take the HCG Pellets:
The HCG pellets should be kept in a refrigerator when received to prolong the effectiveness. Two pellets are taken before each meal. These should be placed under your tongue. The coating takes about 5 minutes to dissolve. Let the medicine dissolve and get absorbed into the bloodstream. It is not advisable to swallow these pellets because of inactivation of the hCG proteins by stomach acid.
Richard Lipman MD is a endocrinologist and board certified internist who has treated more than 10,000 overweight patients in his Miami office with his new 800 calorie HCG diet for the past 10 years in Miami, Fl