Are you interested in HCG for weight loss, but maybe you're not sure if it's the right thing for you, or maybe you're not sure if it's even used for weight loss, or what the story is with HCG for weight loss? Maybe you're doing some research and trying to find out if this diet is right for you. A friend maybe recommended it, or you've heard about it. So, in this video, we're going to discuss how HCG is used in medicine both on label and off label, and how it is you want to think about in terms of HCG for weight loss, like how it works for instance, and how we use it for weight loss. My name is Dr. Tarantella, thank you for watching the video.
I do use HCG in my practice, and we'll get into that. So, before we talk about whether or not HCG is used for weight loss or not, um, I wanted to first discuss what HCG is and some of the roles that it plays in the human body. So firstly, HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin so it's an acronym for that long word, and what it does in the body mainly it's produced in females when they're pregnant, and it helps perpetuate the production of hormones and helps with the egg implanting into the uterus, and also is nourishing to the egg. So, that's the main function of HCG, and it's also thought to help mobilize the fat stores in pregnant female for the baby to have extra energy in cases where there's shortage, so that's kind of what the Purple Line purpose of HCG is, but it also does have an effect on the pituitary gland for both males and females or not the pituitary gland, but it stimulates hormone production and the go-going ads of males and females so it it men some of the pituitary hormones.
In females, it mimics FSH and LH well in males and females, but it's going to stimulate more hormone production. This would be in a non-pregnant female, so it's used as a fertility agent in both males and females. Now, we're getting into the on-label and off-label use of HCG, so it's the main utilization of HCG by doctors is for fertility off-label uses more for weight loss, so definitely is used HCG is used for weight loss, and I use it in my practice. I also use it for fertility purposes. So, let's talk about the on-label uses first of HCG mainly for fertility. It helps support the production of hormones through acting like an analogue or a basically a mimicking agent of what your pituitary gland naturally makes. The pituitary is in the brain and it produces hormones called FSH and LH, and these stimulate different tissues in the body to make hormones and the female that will make progesterone and estrogen, but also makes the egg mix ovulation occur and males.
In males it will help the testes to make testosterone and also make the help the testes to make the sperm, so the FSH and LH stimulate different tissues which I think is maybe not necessary for this video, what they actually stimulate, but that's kind of how it works. So, when you take HCG as a male or female, you're going to get more production of your hormones and you're going to be more fertile. So, we when we have males on testosterone, we’ll sometimes use HCG to help support their underlying fertility, and sometimes females will use this as a fertility stimulator prior to getting like some sort of in vitro fertilization. I don't do a lot of those female fertility treat. I don't use HCG much for females mainly for males, but it can be used that way now for weight loss typically when you use HCG for weight loss. We're doing on a daily basis who are getting a small amount of stimulation of your hormones, which can be kind of mood uplifting for both males and females, so it can help sort of elevate your mood, and it typically has kind of an appetite suppressant effect, and it does mobilize fat stores for more stored fat utilization. That's kind of how it works or how we think about the mechanism of how HCG works for weight loss now granted. When we do it, you're on a reduced calorie diet. There is some published data on weight HCG use for weight loss, but it's very limited. I have seen it work in my practice, and we do use it from time to time and it is effective, so I think it can be helpful.
Hopefully, this was helpful and useful and helping you understand better how HCG is used in medicine, and how it's used for weight loss.
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