What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin?
Human chorionic gonadotropin, or HCG, is a protein-based hormone found in early pregnancy stages. This hormone signals the body to open up fat stores to provide nutrition for both the baby and mother.
HCG is important for fetal growth and maintaining healthy levels of other pregnancy hormones. Sometimes, doctors will use HCG to promote fertility in both men and women.
Injections of HCG are safe and can help with weight loss plans by boosting metabolism. When used as part of a weight-loss plan that includes portion control and cooking, HCG injections can be an effective way to lose weight.
How Does the HCG Diet Work?
The HCG diet works by elevating testosterone levels in the body, which prevents muscle loss. The hormone receptors in muscle fibers respond to the increased testosterone levels, creating a muscle-building (anabolic) state that counteracts the muscle-breakdown (catabolic) state. This allows for pure fat loss, making you leaner and helping you to maintain the weight loss once the HCG diet is complete.
Is a Hormonal Imbalance Causing my Weight Gain?
If you’re carrying around extra weight and can’t seem to lose it, it could be due to a hormonal imbalance. Hormones play a key role in regulating metabolism, so an imbalance can make it difficult to shed pounds. Other symptoms of a hormonal imbalance include low libido, depression, fatigue, erectile dysfunction, irritability, and weight gain. If you’re struggling to lose weight and are experiencing any of these other symptoms, it’s worth considering a hormonal imbalance as the cause.
Besides a hormonal imbalance, there are a couple of other potential explanations for difficulty losing weight. First, your genes can play a role in how quickly you lose weight. Additionally, a thyroid dysfunction can cause weight gain. If you’re trying to lose weight but seeing no results, it’s worth considering these other potential causes.
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Looking for a weight loss treatment that really works? Pura Vida offers Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) treatments that can help you achieve the results you desire.
Pura Vida’s HCG treatments are overseen by medical professionals, so you can be sure that you’re receiving quality care. Contact Pura Vida today to book your consultation and learn more about how HCG can help you achieve your weight loss goals.