There is a lot of hype going on in the news and on blogs about the FDA’s recent action on HGC. To help some of you with the confusion the FDA went after a bunch of companies that sell homeopathic HCG. The regulators said the marketing of the products makes them “unapproved new drugs.” The FDA is citing that a person would lose as much on a 500 calorie diet without homeopathic HCG as they would with it.

On December 6th, 2011 the FDA sent out warning letters to six of the largest online homeopathic HCG retailers. The letters told retailers that they have 15 days to remove any information on their websites, products or marketing material that suggests in any way that homeopathic HCG helps users lose weight. A few of the websites have already completely shut down.

For the companies that received warning letters, they are trying to tip-toe around the vague FDA regulations by labeling bottles differently. Instead of bottles that say ‘Homeopathic HCG,” they will instead read ‘Homeopathically Processed HCG.’ Also, the homeopathic HCG will now no longer be able to even contain trace amounts of the actual HCG hormone as indicated by 6X, 12X, 30X etc. The HCG companies will now be required to sell an HCG type appetite suppressant which, when boiled down to the truth, will mostly be a vitamin cocktail.

The FDA says that HCG, whether prescribed or homeopathic or vibrational or any other way, has never been approved for weight loss. I have been approved for use in fertility treatments and for some late blooming males, but never for weight loss. Aside from the issues with HCG, the FDA says a 500-calorie diet by itself is pretty risky, “You can get gallstones and develop other health problems from such severe restrictions on what you eat.”

This has created a lot of buzz in the HCG community, even spurring HCG Weight Loss Cure Guide author, Linda Prinster to start a petition in an attempt to reverse the ban.

All the publicity is causing a lot of uncertainty in the HCG community. Many people are now questioning the reliability of HCG products, retailers, and information. “Nobody knows who is selling ‘real’ HCG or if it will work,” says Samantha Hargeen, first time HCG user. “I wanted to lose a few pounds BEFORE the holidays and don’t know what to believe.”

There are many people, myself included, who can attest to the effectiveness of the HCG diet. Some say it’s the drug companies and the government trying to intervene. We can’t say. There are so many great success stories and issues like this are what give a bad name to dieting. Humans are volitional beings and as such should take note of the facts presented by the thousands of blog posts on this site alone as the testament to the positive effects of HCG.


  1. […] pellets out off the shelf.. what is happening here? Saw this also on another HCG supplier site: http://platinumbodyperformance.com/2011/12/19/hcg-ban/ Does anyone know where I can find HCG Pellets that work and are still being sold to public? I […]

  2. I really wish there were more airtcles like this on the web.

    1. It depends on your wgehit. If you only have a few pounds to lose, like 10-15, then it’ll take longer to lose that amount than if you have over 20 pounds to lose. With the HCG drops, I’m guessing you could lose 7 pounds easy. More if you’re really strict while on the VLCD. Remember you only eat 500 calories a day, no sugar (nor fake sugars like splenda), 200 grams of meat total, 2 fruits, and 1 bread thing. If you want to lose the wgehit faster, you may want to cut out the bread stick and 1 of the fruits. Honestly, I started these drops 4 days ago (2 days of Phase 1, and now I’m on my second day of Phase 2) and I just got on the scale a few minutes ago and I lost 5 pounds in 1 day! But I have quite a bit of wgehit to lose so that won’t be the results for everyone. If you exercise at least 30 minutes a day also, you could lose even more than 10 pounds a week. Also, I haven’t been hungry on this diet. The drops help soo much! Good luck and have fun in N. Carolina!

  3. Hello! I’ve been following your blog for a long time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  4. You are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve read a single thing like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with some original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

  5. Interesting article. I have recently found out that the sale of hcG has been banned on ebay as well, so that may be another factor. I personally have tried the hcG diet with great results and no personal harmful side effects. It will be interesting to see if Google does offer a more detail explaination, as well as any further insight as to criteria for getting blacklisted other than the whims of their policy makers. 

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