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HCG Injections & Weight Loss

Are you struggling to lose weight? Have you tried several methods that just don’t work? Do you feel like your journey is at a standstill? Are you searching for an effective way to jumpstart your body’s metabolism and lose weight? If so, you may be a candidate for hCG injections with Optimum Health Rehab. Georgia’s premier integrative wellness center.

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What are hCG injections? Where does hCG come from?

hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, is a hormone that is naturally present in women’s bodies during pregnancy. It is produced by the placenta, and its levels in the blood are used to confirm pregnancy. The function of hCG is to convert fat from the mother’s body into calories to feed the baby.

In a non-pregnant person, we can recreate this metabolic situation by administering hCG through injections and putting the patient under a low-calorie diet.

The British Doctor Albert Simeons first proposed hCG as a weight-loss tool in 1954. Since then, hCG injections have been used effectively to promote weight loss and speed up metabolism.

hCG is extracted from the urine of pregnant women and purified under strict FDA-controlled procedures.

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How do hCG injections help with weight loss?

Having fat in our body is normal and part of human physiology. We have three types of fat: structural, normal, and abnormal. Structural fat pads protect our organs and cushion the bones. Normal fat is the storage where your body draws energy when needed. Abnormal fat, however, is excess fat that your body does not need, and that might also be dangerous. Abnormal fat is what you want to get rid of. Unfortunately, abnormal fat is also hard to lose via diet and exercise because it is stored and “locked away.” And how hCG injections help you with this?

hCG acts on the part of our brain called the hypothalamus. Once hCG reaches the hypothalamus, it triggers the release of abnormal fat stores. As the fat is released, the body is given calories to burn, thereby minimizing the need to take in from the food.

At the same time as receiving hCG injections, you will follow a low-fat 500 calories diet.

What are the benefits of treatment?

The fat release induced by hCG injections has several benefits. First and foremost, you will lose weight. And you will lose it quickly. An advantage of having hCG injections is that you will lose fat and not muscle. During other “crashing diets” with dramatic weight loss, there is usually a significant muscle loss. Because muscles are heavy, this will look good on the scale. However, losing muscle is bad for your body’s metabolism and shape. It is also easier to regain the lost weight when it is due to muscle loss. An hCG injection treatment is a pure fat loss, causing shrinking in inches and clothes sizes. The muscles that have been retained will also speed up the metabolism (muscles need a lot of energy to function), helping you stay lean and maintain your weight loss.

The second great benefit of hCG injections is that the fat release helps satiate food cravings. Think about it as a messenger that tells your brain that you don’t need to eat because you have enough energy from the fat that’s being burned. The released fat will also act as fuel for your body, and you will have plenty of energy.

hCG injections are a short-term treatment that provides long-lasting results. By acting on the hypothalamus, they reset the “fat banking system” of your brain, ensuring you keep the weight off even once you have finished the treatment.

How long does treatment take?

Every patient is unique. There is no size-fits-all approach when it comes to weight loss.

We are here to accompany you on your journey to become the best version of yourself. That’s why at Optimum Health Rehab, we care about tailoring a treatment plan to your specific needs. During your first appointment, one of our Nurse Practitioners will recommend a personalized plan, which will be re-assessed with time if needed.
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Do I still have to diet after treatment?

To feel and look your best and enjoy the long-term results of your hCG injections, we recommend you follow a healthy lifestyle even once your treatment has ended. Following a balanced diet, exercising, quitting smoking, sleep well: are all keys to lead a long, healthy life.

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Who is an ideal candidate for hCG injections?

At Optimum Health Rehab, we assess each patient depending on their unique medical history and goals. Usually, you are an ideal candidate for hCG injections if:

  • You have tried other diets and weight loss methods, but nothing works for those extra pounds
  • You are looking to lose more than 10 pounds
  • You have a busy schedule
  • You want to kick start your metabolism and feeling full of energy while losing weight
  • You are between 30 and 50 years old (although not limited to this age range)

If you have some medical conditions like thyroid gland problems, ovarian cysts, heart disease, breast cancer, or epilepsy, you might need a dose adjustment or special safety test before hCG injections. You should not have hCG injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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What to expect?

hCG injections are FDA-approved when performed by a healthcare professional. Therefore, when coming to our clinic, you know that you will undergo the treatment under the supervision of a medically qualified professional. You know you are putting yourself in experts’ hands. Only hCG injections have been shown to increase hCG levels in the blood. Other over-the-counter products should be avoided and are not FDA-approved.

The first step will be a consultation to assess your medical history, your weight loss goals and to address any questions or concerns you might have.

Then, we will develop a totally personalized treatment plan comprising a diet to follow for the treatment duration.

The treatment will dramatically shift your metabolism towards burning your own fat and create energy from the fat you are melting away. Combining hCG injections with the recommended diet, you can expect to lose from ½ a pound to 1 pound a day. And the good news is that you won’t feel hungry while shedding off those pounds.

During your follow-up appointments, we will evaluate the progress. Usually, the first round of treatment is safely limited to 25 pounds of weight loss. If you need to lose more, you can repeat the cycle after a six-week break and lose up to 25 pounds again.

Book your appointment today to start your physician-managed weight loss program.

Contact us to learn more and discuss your goals!

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