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The FDA's VIew on HCG and the HCG Diet

May 19, 2013
The HCG Diet can bring your health to new heights
The HCG Diet can bring your health to new heights

The main role of the Food and Drug Administration or FDA is to regulate drugs and over the counter medicines. The FDA spends time researching the safety and effectiveness of medications to determine if it can be legally prescribed in the USA. The FDA also will decide which uses a certain medicine can be approved for. If a drug is considered "safe" it is then up to a medical doctor to use his or her best discretion to prescribe it for certain uses.

HCG and the HCG Diet and it's view by the FDA

HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin has been used by the medical community for over 25 years to treat various medical conditions including obesity. While HCGhas been approved for use by the FDA, it has not been given an approval for weight loss. The FDA does not believe that scientific research done thus far supports the use of HCG for weight loss. We all know that HCG alone is not due to the weight loss It is the specific Diet in combination with the HCG that gives the best results.The use of HCG for weight loss along with the HCG Diet is known as an “off label” use of the medication.The "off label" use of medications is not an uncommon practice as medicine is always changing and evolving.As the government regulator of prescription medications, the FDA requires physicians to make patients aware of and understand the FDA’s position on HCG used for weight loss along with the specific diet.† We like to make this information available to all of our patients who partake in our programs

The FDA statement on HCG for the use of weight loss (HCG DIET):

“HCG HAS NOT BEEN DEMONSTRATED TO BE EFFECTIVE ADJUNCTIVE THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF OBESITY. THERE IS NO SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT IT INCREASES WEIGHT LOSS BEYOND THAT RESULTING FROM CALORIC RESTRICTION, THAT IT CAUSES A MORE ATTRACTIVE OR "NORMAL" DISTRIBUTION OF FAT, OR THAT IT DECREASES THE HUNGER AND DISCOMFORT ASSOCIATED WITH CALORIE-RESTRICTED DIETS.”


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