HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is found in pregnant women and is usually extracted form their urine.
HCG is an important hormone that helps in the growth of the fetus and provide some protection to the mother it self.
HCG is present in pregnant women who have conceived in the last 11 days. These hormones double in number every 45 hours or so. The hour is just an approximate value as many pregnant women have their own numbers. The HCG hormone is usually at the peak during the 4th or 5th week of pregnancy.
Urine of pregnant women is collected and later placed in a filter which extracts the HCG separately.
HCG in Weight Loss:
Dr. Simeons, the first person who had found the beneficiary value of HCG in weight loss. He studied the effects of HCG in India and wrote his results and published them as Pounds and Inches.
HCG hormone are to be accompanied with HCG diet. Without any, losing weight is almost impossible. Even if you lose some weight it would be water weight.
Several people today have lost weight with HCG. In fact HCG is mostly used in cases where the person in question has stubborn weight to lose. It has been found that by following the HCG diet correctly one could lose 1 to 3 lbs per day easily.