Today is episode #21 and it’s all about Hcg the hormone and Hcg for weight loss.
We will be discussing whether or not it’s safe to use Hcg for weight loss and how I generally recommend people use it for best results.
First off, what is hcg?
Hcg, also known as human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone which is predominately secreted during pregnancy to help protect the fetus and help promote pregnancy.
Hcg has been used, in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet, to help with weight loss.
The problem is that, using it this way, many people experience negative side effects such as thyroid problems, hair loss and so on.
So, is hcg actually dangerous?
The answer is probably not.
If it were dangerous then your body wouldn’t naturally produce it during pregnancy in high amounts.
Hcg as a hormone can actually help your body in several ways (when not combined with a calorie restricted diet) including:
– Help regulate your appetite
– Help regulate sex hormones
– Help increase testosterone
– Help support thyroid function
The best way to use HCG is to combine it with a normal and healthy diet such as the ketogenic diet or paleo diet and with intermittent fasting (if you prefer).
By doing this, you can obtain all of the benefits of HCG without the downsides of a calorie-restricted diet.
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