Before we get into explaining the difference between the HCG injection and drops, let us first understand what exactly HCG is. Human chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a pregnancy hormone, present in the placenta of females. The growth of an egg in the ovaries of women is regulated by this hormone. During ovulation, HCG stimulates the egg release.
Initially, HCG was used in treating infertility in women. It is also helpful in increasing sperm count in men. However a study conducted by Dr. Albert T. Simeons stated that HCG helps in weight loss. The usage of HCG products for losing weight has gained popularity in recent times. The intake of HCG products can be in the form pills, injections, drops and sprays. The metabolism rate is regulated by this hormone and this is the reason that people want to follow the HCG diet for weight loss.
Difference between HCG Injections and drops
The HCG drops, which are oral intake of HCG, are used for weight loss. HCG injections are also used in weight reduction.
The oral intake of HCG in the form of drops is produced by using the technology of Homeopathic extraction. These sublingual drops are taken as a homeopathic remedy in reducing weight. It is majorly used by people who do not want to undergo the pain of injections and those who cannot afford the injections. Depending upon the goal of weight loss, the dosage of the drops is decided. The amount of weight that a person wants to reduce is taken into consideration while determining an effective dosage. The doctor will also introduce a good balanced diet plan for the individual. The intake of drops may differ from person to person. These drops are inexpensive as compared to sprays and pills.
The HCG injections induce a higher degree of pain in individuals. Despite this there are many weight loss aspirants who use these injections due its quick and effective results. The injection needs to be administered several times throughout the day. The injection is administered directly into the muscles of the individual, i.e. it is administered using an intramuscular method. A very low calorie diet a suggested for individuals who use HCG injections. Dr. Albert T. Simeons introduced HCG injections as the very first form of HCG usage.
HCG injections VS drops
Both the injection and the drops help in weight loss, but what is the best among them? The following comparison based on price, effectiveness and safety will further elaborate the argument of HCG injections VS drops.
- Price: When someone plans their weight loss program price is an important parameter. When it comes to price, the drops are sheer winners as compared to injections. The injections need a doctor’s prescription and sometimes one may need to ship the injection from another country. The drops on the other hand, are a homeopathic remedy and are available with any local chemist. You don’t even need a prescription to purchase them.
- Effectiveness: The effectiveness of the drops and injections is the same. Both have shown effectiveness in reducing hunger pangs in individuals. The drops have also reported higher levels of energy in people.
- Safety: From a safety point of view, both the injection and drops have had some side effects on individuals. Some of the side effects caused by them are nausea, dizziness, breast tenderness, vomiting, excessive urination, depression, swollenness in hands and legs and in some case heart attack also.
To conclude price is the only major difference between the drops and injection. It is to be noted that the USFDA has not approved its use so you must consult a doctor before administering HCG in any form.