HCG Frequently Asked Questions

What is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG)?

  • A polypeptide hormone secreted by the placenta during pregnancy
  • Used medically to treat a variety of conditions

What are the benefits of hCG?

  • Increases the metabolism
  • Supports a very low caloric diet (VLCD) without irritability, hunger, headaches, or weakness
  • Supports rapid weight loss and helps to naturally reshape the body without exercise
  • Triggers the body to burn the bad type of fat
  • Reduces and/or erases food cravings by making stored fat available for metabolism
  • Appears to reset the hypothalamus gland, along with other areas of the brain that regulate a variety of hormones, blood sugar metabolism, blood pressure, and other key body functions
  • Ensures the fetus access to the mother’s stored fat supply regardless of caloric intake

How many types of hCG are there?  (Make sure you know what you’re taking!)

  • There are 2 types:

1)     Injections: requiring a prescription (original diet calls for this method)

2)     Oral: available in both Natural hCG and Synthetic hCG; comes 3 ways:

Oral – actual hCG; taken orally
Homeopathic – diluted amount of actual hCG used; taken sublingually
– using high-tech equipment, only the vibrational frequency is captured; taken sublingually (see below)

1.      Natural hCG – available in both Pharmaceutical Grade and Non-Pharmaceutical Grade
2.      Synthetic hCG – label should read hCGr

What is Digitally-Encoded?

  • Cutting-edge technology now makes it possible to capture – and replicate exactly – frequencies as digital signatures
  • Synergia uses a natural pharmaceutical-grade, homeopathic hCG for its encoding

How do I take my Digitally-Encoded hCG?

  • A pre-sealed liquid tincture, place the drops under your tongue and hold there for 30 seconds before swallowing
  • Don’t mix the remedy with your meals; allow at least 5 minutes before or after dining
  • Do not subject your hCG to strong electromagnetic frequencies for long periods of time

What is special about the hCG from Synergia Healing Arts?

  • Using photon resonance technology, specific personalized vibrational frequencies are added to a pre-sealed base of 15% ethanol, 85% distilled water
  • Your system will be remotely muscle-tested for the frequencies you need to support your weight loss and life realignment as you resolve emotional, physical and spiritual issues
  • your hCG product is personalized just for you with frequencies determined in your private phone session

How do you find the frequencies I need?

  • Applied Kinesiology is used to test your system remotely for your optimal frequencies
  • You will have a private15-minute phone session to determine the exact frequencies needed to support your life alignment and weight loss
  • These frequencies will already be encoded in your bottles of hCG when they arrive at your door, and you will receive a printout via e-mail of what has been included in your formula

Am I really ready for this diet?

  • That’s a very important question.  Starting the diet before you are psychologically and emotionally ready won’t yield the best results
  • Ask yourself some questions:
    • Am I willing to adjust my consciousness to a different life-style short-term for long-term gain?
    • Can I enter into these changes with an attitude of joy – or at least one of neutrality?
    • Do I have a lot of social events coming up which would make me feel deprived if I chose to not indulge in food?

Will my metabolism slow down if I’m on a very low calorie diet (VLCD)?

  • YES, though no long-term ill effects on the metabolism occur  
  • When a VLCD is used in conjunction with hCG, the body receives the signal to use stored fat for energy, eliminating excess fat reserves

Would I lose about the same amount of weight eating a VLCD without the hCG?

  • Probably . . . however . . . you would most likely lose muscle and bone before fat, because their metabolic rates are higher
  • You would also be REALLY CRANKY!!
  • By using hCG with the VLCD, the abnormally-stored fat is mobilized for energy
  • The VLCD is vital in preventing immediate refilling of emptied fat cells

I’m NERVOUS!!!  This is a very low calorie diet!  How can I do this?  Won’t I get hungry?  Won’t I die?  I LOVE food!!!

  • While it is normal to feel some hunger and headaches on the first 2 or 3 days of this diet, typically by the end of the first week, the hCG will be in charge of your hunger mechanism
  • Taking hCG shifts your emotional response to food as well, so your old beliefs and emotional eating will be changing as well as your body weight
  • HCG naturally reduces appetite as it mobilizes fat, thus making it available to the body as an energy source.  So even though you are taking in fewer calories, your body can now access the energy you have stored in fat cells
  • If you find hunger an issue after the first week, here are a few things you can do to support yourself:

1.  make sure you are drinking 2 liters of water a day
2.  take Amino Blend by Progressive Labs (available from Synergia Healing Arts)
3.  take Catalyn by Standard Process (available from Synergia Healing Arts)
4.  drink herbal teas such as Yerba Mate to aid appetite control
5. consider adding Miracle Noodles to your diet – 0 calories, all fiber –   they give a sense of fullness

What about continuing medications while on this diet?

  • If you are on physician-prescribed medication, by all means continue
  • Be sure to check with your M.D. if you are losing a lot of weight; you may need to reduce your prescription
  • If you take self-prescribed medication, you may want to gently cut back to see how you do without it

What if I feel light-headed, cranky or have a headache?

  • This sometimes happens in the first few days of the 500 calorie/day diet as toxins are being released through the abnormally stored fat
  • Drink plenty of clean water to flush out the toxins – 2 liters/day
  • A very low carbohydrate diet can create immediate water loss, depleting minerals – – try a potassium supplement – up to 100 milligrams/day

Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle?

  • This product is only the vibrational blueprint of hCG, so you should not expect to see changes to your menstrual cycle
  • This product will not affect your ability to become pregnant, nor will it increase your chances of becoming pregnant

Should I stop taking the hCG while on my period?

  • Stop taking the hCG on those days you feel bloated, but stay on the 500 calories per day diet – if you can; the Miracle Noodles can be very helpful  (www.miracle noodles.com)

If I follow the program exactly, how much weight can I expect to lose?

  • All bodies are unique, but on average women tend to lose ½  pound per day, while men tend to lose 1 pound per day

Is the Re-Entry Phase (Maintenance) actually important for success on this diet?

  • YES!  It’s crucial – don’t skip it, or you’ll be SAD
  • This is the phase where your metabolism is stabilized, thus instructing your body how to manage carbohydrates and fats appropriately

Is it safe to lose that much weight so quickly with hCG??

  • HCG studies have shown that weight lost using Dr. Simeons protocol comes directly from fat tissue vs. lean muscle, so it does not strip the body of muscle, vitamins or minerals essential to good health

Are ANY foods ok to eat as long as I stay at 500 calories?

  • No.  Stick to the rules!  Even if you enjoy experimenting . . . your quickest route to success is the tried and true in this case!  (I’m speaking from personal experience here, scientist that I am!)
  • The exact foods on this diet are a catalyst for specific chemical reactions in the body which, in combination with the hCG blueprint, activate the hypothalamus into mobilizing abnormal fat reserves

Note: The additions I approve to Simeon’s protocol are:

  • Miracle Noodles – 0 calories per package
  • Shirataki Noodles – 40 calories per package
  • Tofu (firm, organic) – 80 calories for 3.5 oz
  • Broccoli – 3.5 oz
  • Cauliflower – 3.5 oz
  • Orange – 2 a day, at least 6 hours apart

If I eat less than 500 calories per day won’t I lose the weight quicker?

  • No.  Smaller quantities of food slow down the mobilization of fat reserves
  • Stick to the rules as closely as you can

What about artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Sweet and Low or Aspartame?

  • No.  Sweet Leaf Stevia is the only sweetener brand I recommend due to the toxicity of artificial sweeteners and products added to other Stevia brands
  • Sweet Leaf Stevia is natural and non-caloric; it comes in powder and flavored liquid – great in Club Soda
  • You can find it online at www.sweetleafstevia.com or in the nutrient section at health food stores  (Stevia has not been approved by the FDA as a sweetener, so in order for them to sell it as a sweetener, i.e. with the sugar, it must have some type of sweetener in it)
  • Be sure to read the article on artificial sweeteners at www.synergia.bz

Will the weight automatically come back on after I stop the hCG and VLCD?

  • The purpose of resetting the hypothalamus and other areas of the brain with the hCG is to keep the weight from returning once you return to a higher caloric intake
  • Be cautious what you eat, and stay aware of how your food is impacting your weight
  • The Phase 3 Re-Entry package at www.synergia.bz is designed to support you through this part of the program.  Use it!
  • Weigh yourself every day when you go off the hCG; if your weight increases more than 2 pounds, do a steak day (see Pounds & Inches manuscript for the protocol at www.synergia.bz)
  • FAT gains weight faster than MUSCLE, so when you change the proportion of body fat to muscle during the hCG protocol, you diminish the chances of rebounding to your original weight

What about body lotions and make-up while I’m on the VLCD?

  • Preferably, lotions and make-up need to be oil-free; avoid products with oils or oil-based ingredients such as vitamin E, ascorbyl palmitate, aroma oils, etc.
  • Know what you are putting on your body; my personal rule is that if I wouldn’t eat it, I won’t put it on my body
  • Avoid parabens and propyls in your skin care products; parabens are being found in breast tumors from topical application and propyls drive all substances attached to it very deeply into the cell
  • If you are attached to using your body care products, you have the option of using them sparingly, and to stop using them as a last resort if your weight is not shifting quickly enough

Is hCG safe for men?

  • HCG is considered to be as safe for men as for women
  • Men tend to lose more weight – and more quickly – on hCG than women

Can I exercise during the hCG Program?

  • Continue on your current exercise program if it’s not too intense, but don’t increase it while on the hCG
  • Your body will already be working very hard to burn and release fat cells
  • If you are not currently exercising, begin only mild exercise like taking walks or swimming
  • Easy does it!!  Or you’ll get HUNGRY!!

Sometimes I get leg cramps. What can help with those?

  • Deficiencies in potassium and magnesium are the most common reasons for leg cramps; take a balanced magnesium/calcium supplement and a potassium supplement

I must be doing something wrong – I’m not losing weight!

  • You may be experiencing a “Natural Plateau”, or an “Error-Induced Plateau”
  • If it’s the former, your weight will shift usually within 3 days
  • For the later, make sure you are adhering to the diet to the letter – which means no oils in your body products, no fat in your food
  • Watch for hidden sugars such as balsamic vinegars and read all food
  • Avoid Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is found in most processed foods
  • Make sure you are taking the correct dose of your hCG remedy and that you are drinking at least two liters of water every day
  • Make sure you have no culprits in anything you are drinking – like the wrong brand of Stevia
  • If all of this fails to correct your situation, call Dr. Samantha St. Julian for support at 913.385.9720 or e-mail her at SamiStar@kc.rr.com.  Fifteen-minute support phone calls are included in your monthly package.  Don’t stay stuck!!

What do menstruating women need to know before starting HCG?

  • It is optimal to have at least 10 days on the hCG before starting your cycle  OR  begin hCG immediately upon completion of your cycle
  • If you start your cycle while on hCG, stop taking the drops while you are bloated, but continue on the 500 calorie diet; continue with the drops as soon as the bloating/heaviness ends

NOTE: This weight loss/life alignment program employs cutting-edge technology to create personalized, DIGITALLY ENCODED frequencies from Pharmaceutical-Grade hCG for oral (sublingual) use to support release of the unhealthy stored fat in the body.