Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG for short is a hormone found in both men and women and consists of 244 amino acids. It has been found to play a role in controlling metabolism. 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.