HCG drops have gotten quite popular over the internet and in vitamin stores. Most physicians see this as some sort of scam to take advantage of patients who are interested in using HCG for weight loss. Just do a Google search for HCG and a
large amount of information is really vendors trying to peddle homeopathic HCG
With this in mind it is necessary to look the HCG molecule and how it works. HCG is composed of 2 very large proteins. There is an alpha and a beta unit. To help understand the significance of this lets create the following analogy; think of sodium as being the size of dime and HCG as being the size of a dining room table. Sodium can be absorbed via the tongue because it is really small when compared to HCG.
Using HCG drops makes it impossible for it to get absorbed directly through the tongue. Since it is impossible to be absorbed, then you will eventually have to swallow it.
Swallowing any protein molecule will result in the protein being digested in the stomach and being broken into the individual building blocks of amino acids. Once the amino acids enter the intestine and they are not reassembled as HCG, they are absorbed as individual amino acids and the body then will use the amino acids where it is needed. It will not be reassembled into HCG. Thus, taking HCG drops should not logically work. Yet there are people who will swear it works and then there are those who have felt betrayed because they did not obtain the results they had hoped for.
Dr. Bissoon always cautions his patients that if they took a pregnancy test while on
HCG the test will be positive despite the fact they may not be pregnant. This is one way of determining if you are getting real HCG. The interesting thing about the oral
HCG drops is that they claim you will not get a positive pregnancy test. This really indicates that is really no HCG in the homeopathic drops or the HCG is not getting absorbed.
Famous TV talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted an entire show on the HCG diet. On this program he recommends prospective patients to seek the supervision of a physician and stay away from “homeopathic HCG.” He advised his audience that he could not recommend Homeopathic HCG because homeopathic remedies are unregulated and as such he did not know what was in the preparation.
With injectable HCG we know we are injecting a biologically active molecule directly into the body and it is not being subjected to the digestive juices of the stomach. We can do a pregnancy test and it will confirm you have received HCG. Dr. Bissoon’s opinion is in agreement with that of Dr. Oz, in that if you are considering the HCG diet, then you should really use HCG under the supervision of a physician and use injectable HCG.