There are three criteria to consider when trying to decide which is better for weight loss, HCG drops or injections? Those three criteria are: effectiveness, safety, and the relative cost of each. We’ll look at each of those criteria more closely next.
The first pint of debate between the two is the relative effectiveness of each. According to recent studies, the liquid drops are just as effective as the injections for facilitating weight loss. Some studies even seemed to indicate that dieters who switched from injections to the drops enjoyed more benefits with the drops as compared to what they had experienced with the injections–more energy, fewer hunger pangs, and a suppressed appetite. If that’s true, then HCG drops would seem to be better than the injections for promoting easy weight loss.
The biggest impediment to any weight loss plan, for most dieters, is the cost associated with the plan itself. Some diets simply cost a lot of money! All forms of HCG are relatively inexpensive, though, which puts HCG ahead of other plans when it comes o weight-loss therapy. Drops are actually more convenient than injections, because injections require a doctor’s prescription and may have to be shipped to a dieter from another country. HCG drops, on the other hand, are usually available locally in homeopathic supply shops, most often without a prescription.
Aside from discussions about the convenience, cost, and effectiveness of HCG, another issue to consider is the potential for side effects. What are the potential dangers in that area? It turns out that there are some risks associated with the use of HCG. In terms of risk, injections and drops seem to be on the same footing. Neither seems to be safer (or more dangerous) than the other. Potential side effects associated with HCG use can include: water retention, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, hives, sudden weight gain, irregular urination, breast tenderness, gynecomastia in men, Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) in women, swollen hands and feet, irritability, depression, confusion, and–possibly–heart attack. These side effects have been widely reported among people using HCG, but they are serious enough that they should not be discounted or ignored, either.
The only significant difference between HCG drops versus injections seems to be the relative cost and availability of each. Neither version has been approved by the USFDA. You would be well-advised to consult with your doctor before using either form of this hormone. I understand that you want to lose weight. (Don’t we all?) Just proceed cautiously as you do so!