HCG Activator claims that you can “lose 30 pounds in 30 days” . What’s more, the product offers “new hope for dieters based on medical science”
You’ve probably heard the old saying “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Unfortunately, many dieters are so desperate they are willing to forego common sense. After all, who who wouldn’t want to lose weight quickly with minimal effort?
I wish to tell you HCG activator is the miracle weight loss supplement, but sorry – it’s not likely to work in the long run. In fact, it appears to be just another HCG diet gimmick. Here’s why:
#1. The HCG Activator diet plan calls for 500 calorie intake per day. That’s right: you must stick to very low calorie diet. If you are eating only few hundreds calorie per day, of course you are going to lose weight – with or without HCG Acvitator. Is there anything new here?
The major drawback of this regime is that you will lose lean muscle, thus resulting in slower metabolism. As soon as you go back to eating normally, you are going to gain back all the weight (just as quickly as you lose it)!
Other side effects include: gallstone formation, an imbalance of the electrolytes that keep the body’s muscles and nerves functioning properly, and an irregular heartbeat.
It’s also important to note that you should not try start diet without medical supervison so that you are getting adequate nutrients.
#2. According to the claims, HCG Activator “uses a medically researched protocol that is based on Dr Simeon’s diet”. Yet, they “forgot” to tell you that Dr Simeon’s research was based on HCG injection, NOT oral HCG supplements. Will oral HCG supplements help you to lose weight? The evidence is lacking!
#3. Despite the early evidence, other researchers failed to repliacte Dr. Simeon’s results. Most clinical studies conclude that HCG is neither safe nor effective as a weight loss aid.
#4. The claims of HCG activator is not supported by medical evidence. At this point, the product doesn’t seem to be tested for safety, efficacy and long term side effects.
#5. According to FTC, HCG is not approved for OTC for any purpose. “You cannot sell products claiming to contain HCG as an OTC drug product. It’s illegal,” says Brad Pace, team leader and regulatory counsel at FDA’s Health Fraud and Consumer Outreach Branch.
In summary, HCG Activator is not recommended.