Shots of HCG and the vitamin B12 are increasingly used today in order to help weight loss in overweight and obese individuals. HCG is basically a natural hormone produced by women during pregnancy. Vitamin B12, on the other hand, is an essential vitamin also known as the “energy vitamin” that helps regulate the nervous system and brain functions. In this article, I will be presenting some of the important points related with the use of these substances as weight loss treatments.
HCG stands for the human horionic gonadotropin hormone that is usually used to indicate pregnancy in females. British physician Dr. ATW Simeons, first discovered its wonderful effect in making people lose weight. Accordingly it helps to program the brain into an enhanced metabolic state in order to burn the fat deposits in the body. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, has various functions in the body including the making of DNA and the formation of healthy red blood cells. Proponents of the use of vitamin B12 for weight loss claimed that people who took daily doses of the vitamin over the year gained a reduced amount of weight than those who were not taking it. But other factors that affected this study must have also contributed with this effect.
Both HCG and Vitamin B12 require prescription from a licensed physician. This means that both substances cannot be used without the supervision of a medical expert. However, actual testimonies from people who have used both treatments cited the HCG diet as a better slimming diet. HCG is usually taken using sublingual drops. Clinical studies showed that the HCG works best because it helps to burn excess fats in the body and makes the dieter feel full and satisfied throughout. As a result, people who have been in this program would find it difficult to gain more weight even after taking the drops. This effect is much more profound compared with the effects from using Vitamin B12.