Thursday, September 21, 2000

Has anyone ever tried the HCG or phentermine diet?

im goin to diet but not sure if hcg or phentermine is better.

Answer on Has anyone ever tried the HCG or phentermine diet?

I don't know if it is your choice. Real phentermine is only available by prescription. It is RECOMMENDED only for short term use in obese, not overweight individuals. Unfortunately there are too many doctors out there willing to do anything for cash. Like improper prescriptions.
All over the counter HCG products were announced as illegal and fraudulent by the FDA on January 24, 2011
Testing concluded that all over the counter oral and injection products on the market have little to no real HCG in them but most a similar synthetic hormone.
Anyone that lost weight especially with the drops did it because they ate fewer calories than they burned. The HCG acted as the placebo to help them lose the weight.
The only approved use for HCG is to increase fertility in both men and women.
Next year will mark 60 years since this fraudulent science was started.

I was at the pharmacy a few days ago. I looked at the HCG drops and it says right on the box, "Does not contain any hormone but contains an amino acid similar to HCG"
I can't believe under current law they can still call it HCG Drops. This is a product sold 20' away from a board certified and licensed pharmacist!
Buy a pregnancy test and you can verify whether you got any real HCG or not.

The positive reviews you read are written by profiteers and converts.
Staunch supporters of the diet treat it almost like a religion. "If you will just believe..."
The mental process occurring here is called "cognitive relativism" where HCG users assert their paradigm beliefs to the point where they deny facts, lack of evidence, legality, and true expert opinion.
The doctors exploiting this benign hormone can't even agree on how it works. Some say it releases stored fat calories into the system. Others say it acts as an appetite suppressant.
Neither explanation justifies the weight loss in the individuals taking the oral drops with NO HCG in them that still lost weight.
By the way, insurance does not cover this since it is not FDA approved. What doctor wouldn't want to get an "all cash" practice going?

Check out these clips before going further. Just aired a few weeks ago.…

In closing, you are not going to diet, you are seeking a crutch.