What is HCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG for short is a hormone found in both men and women, with higher quantities produced while women are pregnant. HCG consists of 244 amino acids, and was first connected with weight loss by Dr. ATW Simeons, a British endocrinologist, when he found that it played a role in controlling women’s metabolism. While Simeons was researching boys with low testosterone levels, he began giving them HCG and discovered that they began to lose abnormal belly fat and were slimming down. From this observation, Dr. Simeons researched and experimented with various amounts of HCG and its relation to metabolism and weight loss.
How HCG works for weight loss
HCG allows the body to burn up excess abnormal fat stores in the body and has been shown to help reduce fat cells. With Dr. Simeons protocol, the abnormal fat is the main target during exercise and the core philosophy behind the HCG diet.
The HCG hormone works on the hypothalamus, a part of your brain that fulfills various roles including controlling your appetite. While following Simeons protocol, research shows that the hormone can help curb and even eliminate your cravings for starch and sugar, the leading causes of abnormal fat creation and buildup.