Frequently Asked Questions
Some commonly asked questions by those on the hCG diet, just starting or looking for some additional reasons to start.
Q: Will the HCG interfere with medications my doctor has prescribed?
A: As with any drug or weight loss regimen, it is always best to consult your doctor before begin a weight loss program.
Q: What is the difference between homeopathic HCG and HCG injections?
A: Platinum Body hCG is homeopathic. Homeopathic hCG is produced by taking small amounts of the original strength hCG and making it into a sublingual mixture which is administered under the tongue. The homeopathic version is taken 6 times a day to keep the level of hCG in your body constant. We have many clients who have tried both methods, and report no difference in weight loss results.
Q: Why does homeopathic hCG not have to be refrigerated?
A: Platinum Body hCG does not have to be refrigerated because it is homeopathic and mixed with 20% USP alcohol as part of its liquid medium. The alcohol acts as a preservative and keeps the hCG active and effective. If you are not going to use an open bottle of hCG for a few days or several weeks, you should place the bottle in the refrigerator to hold its potency over longer periods.
Q: Do I have to exercise while on the HCG diet?
A: No. Exercise is not a mandatory part of the program. While vigorous exercise may increase the amount of weight you lose while on this plan, it is not a significant increase and is not recommended. However, we do recommend moderate activity for stress relief and cardiovascular health.
If you are already accustomed to exercising at a certain level and would like to continue, pay close attention to your body’s response. Scale down the intensity of the workouts if: (1) you don’t have the energy to get through it; (2) you start feeling ill or light headed; (3) you gain weight the next day.
Our recommendation for those who want to exercise is walking for 20 to 30 minutes daily. Walking is great exercise and contributes to your health in a variety of ways. It helps relieve stress, keeps the bowels moving, conditions your cardiovascular system, and encourages better blood/oxygen circulation. When you are are finished with the hCG diet regimen and are back on a regular diet you may resume any previous exercise regimen.
Q: How does hCG help me lose weight?
A: Platinum Body hCG appears to act on the hypothalamus, signaling the body to release stored fat into the bloodstream where it is then available to be used by the cells for nourishment. This alone will not cause weight loss, unless you reduce your food intake. This forces the body to use the mobilized fat from the bloodstream. hCG causes the release of abnormal fat without affecting structural fat and muscle tissue. This means you lose in those stubborn areas–hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.
Q: Is Platinum Body Performance hCG made in the USA?
A: Yes. It is manufactured in an FDA registered lab in the United States. It is prepared according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States. The Platinum Body Performance laboratory has been creating only the highest-quality homeopathic and natural products for over 20 years.
Q: Can I take vitamins on the hCG diet?
A: Yes. However, make sure that the vitamin or supplement you are taking does not contain any suger or is high in calories.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with hCG?
A: There are no side effects associated with hCG. Very few 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.
Q:How many IU’s are in sublingual hCG?
30 drops per day = 125 IU per day
36 drops per day = 150 IU per day (Platinum Body recommends this dosage)
42 drops per day = 175 IU per day
48 drops per day = 200 IU per day