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Many patients ask the question – is HCG safe? While there are certainly instances where any medication is contraindicated the majority of people will not have a problem taking HCG. Oral HCG has the added benefit of not having any injection risks associated with its administration, no infection risk and no pain.

HCG is a hormone that is secreted during pregnancy both by the developing fetus and later on by the placenta. In part HCG helps to maintain the pregnancy by providing for a thickening of the uterine lining and to sustain the growing fetus. Both men and women naturally secrete HCG from the pituitary gland.

HCG Diet for men and women in Margate Florida
HCG is measured in IU’S or international units. A woman will typically produce significant quantities of HCG when she becomes pregnant; usually in the area of tens of thousands of units per day. HCG given for weight loss is given in very minute quantities. In small amounts HCG does several things to the body; it suppresses appetite, it helps the body to maintain a normal metabolic rate (this is very important for burning of calories), and it facilitates the loss of abnormal body fat (fat found on the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms) as opposed to structural body fat which surrounds and protects organs and is also found in muscle tissue. These features make it ideal to help people lose weight quickly, safely and in all the right places.

The contra-indications for oral HCG therapy are few. Primarily if you have any kind of clotting disorder or cancer you would not be a good candidate for HCG therapy. Side effects are few and most patients report increased energy and better sleep in conjunction with their weight loss.

So the answer to the question – is HCG Safe? The answer is absolutely! And the health benefits you will get by dropping fat and pounds will add years to your life and increase the quality of your life. Our Wellness Center in Margate has a great HCG Weight Loss Program! Learn more about it by scheduling a free consultation by calling (954) 586-8079. We are located in Margate, just minutes from Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Boca Raton, and Parkland Florida.