Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Name Institution Instructor Course Date Human Chorionic Gonadotropin The human chorionic gonadotropin diet is an extreme diet
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
The human chorionic gonadotropin diet is an extreme diet, which is used to aid weight loss. However, there are illegal issues related to the diet, which have led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the diet as a dangerous diet (Lehne, 2014). The human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone, which is produced during pregnancy by cells in the placenta, which is important in nourishing the egg after fertilization. This hormone enables pregnant women not to feel hungry during the pregnancy period (Lehne, 2014). This hormone is used as a weight loss tool if used concurrently with a low calorie diet of 500 calories per day. This hormone is injected into the body of the individuals using this method (Teta & Teta, 2015).
With the high number of individuals interested in the HCG products, researchers have developed various forms of the hormone, which is in form of oral droplets, sprays, and pellets, which are sold on various websites and retail stores (Teta & Teta, 2015). Information related to HCG on weight loss has indicated that it boosts metabolism, which helps in losing large amounts of fat without the feeling of being hungry. This effect combined with the low calorie diet is attributed to the drastic weight loss (Teta & Teta, 2015). However, there are concerns related to the HCG diet in that it can lead to decreased muscle mass due to the low calorie diet. The body may also go into starvation mode storing up more energy, which will affect the weight loss process. There is no evidence of the claims made on the effectiveness of the HCG diet in weight reduction (Teta & Teta, 2015).
Patients interested in taking the diet should be well informed on the diet prescription since the diet has three phases, which must be followed keenly to benefit from the results (Cole, 2017). This information can be provided through the media platforms and in all healthcare facilities. Secondly, most of the HCG products on the market are not legit products since there are already major concerns related to the drug (Cole, 2017). Since the Food and Drug Administration have not approved this hormone as a weight loss product, it is important to seek advice from medical practitioners on the usage of the drug. This is because most of the products on the online market are not regulated by any health agency, which makes them unsafe to use as a weight loss diet (Cole, 2017).
Cole, L. A. (2017). Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). London: Elsevier.
Lehne, R. A. (2014). Pharmacology for nursing care: Study guide for Pharmacology for nursing care. Philadelphia: Saunders.
Teta, J., & Teta, K. (2015). Lose weight here: The metabolic secret to target stubborn fat and fix your problem areas. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale.