Homeopathic HCG continues to create believers and non-believers. The two things that you should know about this kind of product are how it is made and whether it simulates hormone signaling for fat loss.
Standard Details About HCG
To be brief, because most people probably already know this, HCG is a hormone. This means that, by definition, it is a substance that is made in one part of the body and sent to another part of the body with a signal for some kind of physiological response. Most of what is known about the natural role of this hormone involves its role in pregnancy.
Like many hormones, HCG can also cause a physiological response when it is introduced extraneously. The extraneous signal goes to hormone receptors in the hypothalamus of the brain and directs the body to mobilize stored fat and use it for calories.
That is the simplest possible overview of the importance of HCG for fat loss. An entire protocol for optimizing this process has been in place since the 1950s. If you are unfamiliar with this protocol, then get my reports about it (see right hand column on this page), which are accompanied by an electroniccopy of the original 1954 book on the topic by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons.
One other thing, and that is that HCG is a protein hormone. This just means that it is a highly complicated chemical substance that is not available in synthetic form.
Basics of Homeopathic Medicine
Below is the introductory paragraph describing homeopathic medicine from Wikipedia, which I have edited slightly for convenience. You can see the unedited form, as well as the entire article, at this link if you wish:
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, in which practitioners use highly diluted preparations. Based on an ipse dixit axiom formulated by Hahnemann, which he called the law of similars, preparations which cause certain symptoms in healthy individuals are given in diluted form to patients exhibiting similar symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term succussion, after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect. Homeopaths call this process potentization. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. Apart from the symptoms, homeopaths use aspects of the patient’s physical and psychological state in recommending remedies. Homeopathic reference books known as repertories are then consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are, with rare exceptions, considered safe though homeopathy has been criticized for putting patients at risk due to advice against conventional medicine such as vaccinations, anti-malarial drugs, and antibiotics.[
Homeopathic medicine is a well-established treatment modality. There is no question about that except from folks who don’t want to accept it. This includes, as you might expect, most of mainstream medicine.
The two keys to homeopathy that I want to call to your attention from the above summary from Wikipedia are:
1) …practitioners use highly diluted preparations… AND Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains.
2) …the law of similars, preparations which cause certain symptoms in healthy individuals are given in diluted form to patients exhibiting similar symptoms.
Two Questions About Homeopathic HCG
Based on the overview of homeopathy above, it is very clear that every homeopathic preparation of HCG must satisfy two questions based on the principles of homeopathy:
1) Is it a highly diluted preparation of HCG?
2) Does the undiluted substance cause symptoms in healthy individuals that, in diluted form, will alleviate those symptoms?
The answer to the second question is always going to be no. HCG does not cause the symptom (i.e., fat) in healthy individuals. The answer to the first question, however, is very difficult to find out about the vast majority (all?) homeopathic HCG products.
All the best,