February 12, 2021
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a protein-based hormone that helps maintain the production of other essential hormones, like Progesterone and Estrogen. hCG is sometimes called the “pregnancy hormone” because it is made by cells in the placenta and because it is vital in maintaining pregnancy.
hCG is FDA approved to treat certain medical conditions, like infertility and low Testosterone, in both men and women. Hypogonadism, also known as low Testosterone, is when the body doesn’t produce enough Testosterone and/or sperm. Men suffering from Testosterone deficiency often feel tired, fatigued, depressed, and anxious. Other symptoms of hypogonadism include loss of strength and endurance, difficulty building muscle mass, unexplained weight gain, hair loss, and mood swings. Injections of human chorionic gonadotropin can help the body produce more Testosterone and it can increase sperm production, which reduces infertility. In short, hCG can help improve Low T symptoms.
Since hCG is a prescription medication, it is not approved for any purpose without a valid prescription by a licensed medical professional.
hCG has not been approved by the FDA for weight loss. Did you hear that?! hCG HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED FOR WEIGHT LOSS! That’s right, all of those “hCG” products you’ve seen marketed for weight loss are fake! Not only are they probably unsafe, the label on a prescription of hCG notes there “is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) strongly advises consumers to avoid weight loss products claiming to contain hCG! These products can be purchased online, in some weight loss clinics, and some retail stores. Losing weight can be hard but over the counter, hCG is not the way to go!
In our hormone health, anti-aging, and weight loss clinic in Virginia Beach, VA, we prescribe hCG in combination with Testosterone Replacement Therapy for the best results. This augmented therapy can be life-changing for men struggling with Erectile Dysfunction, low sex drive, stress, trouble sleeping and weight gain. If you’re ready to feel young again, we can help! Whether you’re trying to lose weight, or regulate your hormones, our experienced clinical care team is ready to help you get back to living your best life! Give us a call to schedule your consultation now!”