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2/2/11

FAQ About Homeopathic HCG Drops

Q: What is HCG?
A: HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is found in both men and women, and is a glycoprotein hormone produced predominantly during pregnancy. Its role is to prevent the disintegration of the corpus luteum of the ovary and thereby maintain progesterone production that is critical for a healthy pregnancy and for protecting the growing fetus. Dr. Simeons, an English physician, believed that by injecting small doses of HCG into men or "non-pregnant" women, it could reprogram the hypothalamus and mobilize abnormal fat cells while on a 500 calorie diet. Dr. Simeons dedicated a good portion of his life to the study of obesity, and he is credited as being the Founder of the HCG Diet Protocol.

Q: Why can't I just do the 500 calorie diet or the drops alone?
A: hCG is only effective for weight loss in conjunction with a very low calorie diet (VLCD). A low-calorie diet alone would not only be unhealthy, it can target lean muscle tissue instead of abnormal fat cells, resulting in a loss of valuable muslce mass. The hCG drops combined with the "proper" 500 calorie diet that we recommend, provides the required nutrients to maintain a healthy body, while burning fat more rapidly than traditional diets.

Q: Can I do the diet more than once?
A: Yes, you may continue with the diet and hCG drops, according to the protocol, until you reach your target weight.

Q: What is Homeopathy?
A: The word Homeopathy comes from two Greek words “homoios” meaning similar and “pathos” meaning disease or suffering. It is based on the law of “Likes Cure Likes” and was first formulated by the renowned German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1789. A minimal, homeopathic dose of a natural substance (plant, animal, or mineral) which would normally cause symptoms (such as poison ivy from exposure to the poison ivy plant) in a healthy person, when given to a sick person exhibiting those symptoms, will effect a cure. For example, this is why people can often take homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy plant) to cure their allergic reaction to poison ivy.

Q: Does diluting a substance make it less potent?
A: With the minimum dose, or law of infinitesimals, Hahnemann believed that a substance’s strength and effectiveness increased the more it was diluted. Minuscule doses were prepared by repeatedly diluting the active ingredient by factors of 10. A “6X” preparation (the X is the Roman numeral for 10) is a 1-to-10 dilution repeated six times, leaving the active ingredient as one part per million. Essential to the process of increasing potency while decreasing the actual amount of the active ingredient is vigorous shaking after each dilution. Some homeopathic remedies are so dilute, no molecules of the healing substance remain. Even with sophisticated technology now available, analytical chemists may find it difficult or impossible to identify any active ingredient. The homeopathic belief is that the substance has left its memory imprint or "essence" that stimulates the body to heal itself. What is this "memory imprint"? Homeopaths say it is electromagnetic waves of the active ingredient it once contained. They say that vigorous shakings between each dilution make this memory possible.

Q: How safe is Homeopathy?
A: Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected. They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body, and are very safe, even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.

Q: Does HCG Fusion need to be refigerated?
A: NO. HCG Fusion does not need to be refrigerated because it is homeopathic and mixed with colloidal mineral water as part of its liquid medium. HCG Fusion contains NO alcohol! However, HCG Fusion should not be exposed to the sun or extreme heat.

Q: How long is the program?
A: We have 3 different diet programs, depending on how much weight you want to lose. We have a 14-day program, a 25-30 day program, and a 43 day program. You should never go longer than 43 days in a cycle, however you can repeat the diet after being off the drops for at least 6 weeks.

Q: After losing the weight will I keep it off?
A: You should, as long as you follow the protocol. The 3-week Maintenance Cycle (Phase 3) is critical to resetting your metabolism and keeping the weight off. Make sure to complete the entire Maintence Cycle. The HCG diet is more than just losing weight, it's about creating a healthier lifestyle and making better food choices. If you go back to the same eating habits you had before, your chances of gaining the weight back increase.

Q: What about my regular medications?
A: As with any weight loss program, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before beginning the protocol.

Q: Will I be hungry while I am on the hCG protocol?
A: Most people find that even on the low-calorie diet, their hunger is restricted to the time just before they are about to eat anyway. The way that the hCG works ensures that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs from your fat stores. You can be very creative about how you can use your daily calories.

Q: Will I feel tired or lethargic while my caloric intake is so low?
A: Because your body is receiving good nutrition from your fat stores, you may actually feel more energized. Some people actually feel a sense well-being or even slight euphoria while on the protocol.

Q: What are the ingredients in HCG Fusion?
A: Active Ingredients: HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) 6x, 12x, 30x, 60x, Vitamin B12 3x, 12x, 30x, Mag Phos cell salt 3x, 12x, 30x, Nat Phos cell salt 3x, 12x, 30x, L-Lysine 3x, 12x, 30x, L-Ornathine 3x, 12x, 30x, L-Arginine 3x, 12x, 30x, Acetyl L-Carnitine 3x, 12x, 30x Inactive Ingredients: Colloidal mineral water

Q: I am a vegetarian! Can I do the HCG diet?
A: Yes. Vegetarians can have great success with the HCG diet. Weighing and monitoring your foods is the key here. There are some great protein substitutes such as boca burgers and tofu. Egg whites and cottage cheese (100 grams) can also be substituted as protein but not suggested to replace every protein with egg whites.

Q: Is there anything I can use as a sugar substitute?
A: Yes. Stevia or Truvia can be found in most supermarkets and are great sugar substitutes. They are 100% natural and allowed on the HCG diet. You can find it in many different flavors as well and it is carried by most grocery stores. Do NOT use other sugar substitues such as Splenda, and avoid anything with aspartame.

Q: What if I cheated on the diet? Do I start all over again with my binging days?
A: No, you do not need to start over. Just continue the next day with the diet. Don’t get discouraged.

Q: When and how often should I weigh myself?
A: Checking your weight on day 3 or at phase II is best. Everyone deserves to see their progress. Weigh yourself in the mornings, after you have emptied your bladder with no clothes or very little clothes. During Phase III (maintenance) you will want to weigh yourself every day to make sure you do not have large fluctuations in weight while your body is stabilizing.

Q: Is this "real" hCG?
A: Yes. Depending on what company you buy from, homeopathic hCG may be made from real, human hormone, or it may be manufactured synthetically. Do NOT settle for cheap substitues, as they may contain synthetic hCG or animal DNA. HCG Fusion is made from only the highest quality, professional-grade raw materials available.

Q: Where does your hCG come from?
A: Our hCG is manufactured, bottled and safety-sealed in an FDA registered facility here in the United States. Our hCG is obtained with a medical license from the manufacturer.

Q: Is it ok to skip a meal or protein at one of my meals?
A: No, you don't ever want to skip any of your meals. Its important to eat all of your 500 calories and especially your protein so that you only lose fat and not muscle.

Q: Is there a discount for buying in bulk?
A: We have great deals available for groups including buy 3 bottles get 1 FREE or buy 5 bottles get 2 bottles FREE. If you would like larger quantities, just call one of our sales representatives to work with you on larger orders.

Q: Can I drink alcohol while I'm on the diet?
A: No. Alcohol is not allowed during Phase 2 while you are taking the drops, however you can drink in moderation during Phase 3 so long as you are careful to avoid drinks containing sugar or starch.

Q: Can I use salt?
A: Yes. There are no restrictions on the use of salt, however, natural sea salt is recommended over regular table salt. Also, make sure to check the label of all seasonings and avoid any seasonings that contain added sugar.

Q: Do I need a prescription?
A: No. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician’s prescription.

Q: Will I lose as much weight with the drops vs. injections?
A: Patients have reported the same weight loss results from both forms of HCG. The difference is that the injectable form generally costs $600 or more for a 5 week program. Our product costs MUCH less!

Q: Are there any side effects with using HCG?
A: Although there are no known side effects of using HCG, there have been a very few amount of people that experience slight headaches or dizziness for the first few days but this is extremely rare and mild. HCG has been used for weight loss for 50+ years, so there is plenty of evidence to back up its safety.

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