hCG Diet Scam!
by Professor Jay
The hCG diet is 100% bulls*it! I’m outraged that weight loss and health scams are not punishable by law. hCG is just another fraudulent weight loss scam that is making certain individuals Lots O’ Money. Any real controlled study looking at hCG and weight loss has shown conclusively that there is no evidence of increasing weight loss, reducing hunger, or contributing to feelings of well being. None! Not one.
hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) is a hormone produced during pregnancy that helps regulate the woman’s body for the pregnancy. Since it is produced only in pregnant females and shows up in the urine, it is the protein tested for to determine pregnancy. hCG is collected from pregnant woman’s urine and sold as a weight loss product. The problem is that it doesn’t result in weight loss.
Even if it did result in weight loss, it still would NOT be effective if taken orally in pill or liquid form. Any protein taken orally is simply digested into amino acids in the stomach and small intestine. It is no different than if you took a bite of chicken or soy. All proteins are digested and absorbed into the blood as amino acids. It is the same reason why the protein insulin must be injected. If you took insulin orally, it would be digested and absorbed as amino acids.
The reports of weight loss success with the hCG diet is a direct result of the 500 calorie / day restriction, and not the hCG (supposedly) contained in the pill or liquid. This is a potentially dangerous amount of calories to consume per day. If anything, eating only 500 calories per day will have a negative effect on metabolism. This extremely low daily caloric intake puts the body into a starvation mode. It is a stress on the body, and is not a healthy weight loss plan.
I don’t necessarily support high levels of government regulation, but I believe there must be more stringent regulations regarding downright fraud and potentially dangerous health & weight loss scams. We’re playing with people’s health, and ultimately our health is our most important asset!