How Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Promotes Weight Loss

human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)

human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)


The owner of a solo ear, nose, and throat practice in Marianna, Florida, Angelo Consiglio, MD, provides dedicated care to his patients. Dr. Angelo Consiglio has also received training in weight loss management, including via human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) for rapid weight loss.

Through the HCG diet, individuals can lose up to a pound a day, yet much debate has existed about whether this loss is facilitated by HCG or by the dramatic reduction in calories called for by the diet. However, it has become clear that HCG plays a critical role in reducing feelings of hunger. Also, as a pro-hormone, HCG promotes additional hormone synthesis in the body, which can address the hormone deficiencies or imbalances that often underlie weight gain.

The fact that HCG elevates hormone levels is key to successful weight loss because it creates an anabolic state in the body, which encourages muscle building. With normal fasting, muscle rather than fat accounts for much of the weight lost because the body is in a catabolic state. Since HCG prevents muscle loss, more fat is lost due to the restricted calorie intake.