Full original question for context: I purchased homeopathic drops this time. Did them 5 days and stopped because don’t think they are working. Very hungry not like the injections. I am really struggling and discouraged. Have you ever heard of anyone doing these drops? Curious if they really do have HCG?
You are not alone, this is a common question. Another controversial topic. I’ll put it like this- I would never personally use homeopathic hCG on my body. Let me share a little of my reasoning.
I DO believe in homeopathy itself. I’ve taken various homeopathic for different things and seen them work. However, the way homeopathic seem to work doesn’t seem to line up with the way that people are using homeopathic hCG. I could be wrong here. Let me explain further.
hCG is a real hormone, right? Now have you ever heard of someone taking any other homeopathic hormone and it does the same thing as the real hormone? For instance, birth control. Or homeopathic steroids. Etc. Hormones- progesterone, testosterone, estrogen- as far I am aware, there is no homeopathic version of these that can be substituted. So I believe hCG is likely the same, being a hormone as well.
What I feel the hCG hormone does is to protect lean muscle while on such a low-calorie diet- without it, my concern is that while the total weight loss on the scale would be the same, I think more muscle may be lost on hCG without using the real hormone. I don’t have proof of this, it’s just my concern and why I wouldn’t personally try that out on my own body when I do have proof that a high percentage of weight loss with the real hormone is fat- I did body fat testing to be sure of this. 2ndly, the non-hunger effect. I have heard some who have used homeopathic drops that they also felt the no-hunger effect with these, but then I’ve also heard from ladies like you who feel a big difference between injections and drops when it comes to hunger, so I don’t know what to make of this.
Episode 70 of the hCG Diet interviews, Teresa shared her injections vs drops experience.
I realize there 2 main reasons usually involved when you decide to do drops:
- It’s much cheaper
- You don’t have to inject it
When I first discovered the hCG diet and hadn’t done any real research on it yet, I too just naturally assumed I would do drops- I’d NEVER given myself an injection before and I wasn’t interested in starting now! But once I began reading more and learning about the hormone and what it is, I started to realize that I felt I needed to use the real thing. Ultimately, it was very worth doing this because I maintained my muscle overall, I had good experiences on the diet not being super hungry so that I was able to stick it, so that I could reach my goal and be done with hCG “for good” – it’s been 6 years now since I did the hCG diet and I’ve maintained on my own since then.
I feel that in the end, I saved money, not having to do round after round of the diet, and while there was a bit of mental/emotional pain over learning to do the injections (walk through tutorials here by the way for you!) it was only a fraction of the mental/emotional pain I would have experienced being super hungry on the diet every day, or continually regaining the weight after because of losing too much muscle and not enough actual fat.
Lastly, if you can handle the cost, but just really can’t inject, you can always consider real hCG hormone pellets.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. In the end, we respect whatever decisions you go with.