HCG Platinum Review
We were not surprised to see HCG Platinum gaining popularity recently.
When the book, ”The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About” was released, almost all HCG diet supplements rose in popularity as a result of the book detailing how you can lose weight with daily HCG injections.
HCG Platinum is said to be a unique HCG weight loss supplement. Using human chorionic gonadotropin, this formula is designed to help you lose weight in a similar way to the injections.
However, what’s disturbing about some of these HCG weight loss pills is the calorie restrictions placed on users. HCG Platinum recommends a maximum of 500 calories.
So does this really help you lose weight? And is it safe?
More About HCG
HCG is a vital hormone during pregnancy that helps to mobilize fat to ensure the baby is nourished. It is made of a long chain of amino acids, and consequently, many HCG manufacturers claim that by providing you with the same amino acids, you’ll get the same fat-fighting results.
However, there are no studies validating HCG for weight loss. A few companies like to make reference to 1954 paper written by ATW Simeons who made the claim that it could reduce feelings of weakness and hunger on very low calorie diets, but no study was actually conducted on his outrageous suggestion.
Later, the American Medical Association performed a double-blind, placebo controlled crossover study examining the effects of HCG on obese individuals and low-calorie diets. And the results? There was no significant difference between the placebo group and the HCG group.
Additionally, the FDA and FTC are consistently issuing warning letters to manufacturers that use HCG for “homeopathic weight loss.” Many of these letters warn companies about making unsupported claims about the product and that they are violating federal law.
In fact, HCG Platinum was one of these companies to receive a warning letter. Here’s brief excerpt from the letter issued in 2011:
“Based on our review, “HCG Platinum,” “HCG Platinum X-30,” and “HCG Platinum X-14” are unapproved new drugs in violation of sections 301 and 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and are misbranded in violation of sections 503 and 301 of the Act . . .”
“The claims made on your product labeling and website for “HCG Platinum,” “HCG Platinum X-30,” and “HCG Platinum X-14” clearly demonstrate that these products are drugs as defined by section 201 of the Act, because they are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man and intended to affect the structure or any function of the body. . .’
“Further, “HCG Platinum,” “HCG Platinum X-30,” and “HCG Platinum X-14” are “new drugs” within the meaning of section 201 of the Act because there is no evidence that they are generally recognized as safe and effective for their intended uses.”
Inside the Formula
The original HCG Platinum is no longer sold on the manufacturer’s website, however, it bears many of the same ingredients found inside HCG Platinum X-30, including the amino acids L-Arginine, Acetyle-L-cartine and L-Orthine. While helpful for maintaining a healthy body, they do not provide any weight loss results.
The formula itself is fairly safe to use for both men and women-consisting mostly of amino acids. It’s the low-calorie diet that you should be cautious of.
Many users report feeling dizzy, faint and some vomit. Our bodies need nutrients to function and you’re not likely to get the nutrients you need by restricting yourself to such extremes.
HCG Platinum comes in easy to use drops that you simply add to your beverage. You can take it twice daily with 8-10 oz. of cold water 15 minutes prior to your meal. Do not place it under your tongue (like most other HCG formulas), as it is absorbed too quickly to be safe.
HCG products such as this one are often very expensive, providing you very little ingredients per serving. Consequently, I can’t wonder why anyone would pay nearly $60 a bottle for a homeopathic formula that promotes unhealthy calorie restrictions.
As mentioned before you can’t buy HCG Platinum from the official website. If you’re lucky, you might find it on Ebay for a ridiculously high price, but why spend the time tracking it down? If you’re desperate for an HCG formula you might want to look into HCG Platinum X-30, which is supposedly a new upgrade of the formula, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Guarantee and Return Policy
With HCG Platinum, you won’t be getting your money back if it doesn’t work, because it doesn’t come with a money back guarantee. Despite the fact that it does come with a 7-day return policy, you can’t open it to receive a refund.
Our Final Analysis
Can HCG Platinum Really Help You Lose Weight?
HCG Platinum just isn’t a healthy way to lose weight. If you do follow the 500 calorie restriction, you’re going to end up doing more damage than good.
I can’t in good faith recommend a product that may lead to weight loss but at the cost of physical health.