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What is the hCG diet?

hCG side effects

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding the hCG, human Chorionic Gonadotropin hormone, diet. Many people have made various claims about what hCG is, where is comes from, and how it works that are simply not true. We’re going to kick this blog off by giving you the facts and helping you make a reasonable decision on the matter.

First of all, hCG is a hormone naturally produced in pregnant women by the placenta that controls metabolic function during pregnancy. A variation of hCG – meaning NOT the same exact hormone used by pregnant women – is used in the hCG diet to help boost a dieter’s metabolic activity and help him/her burn off more calories throughout the day.

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