Captain Stirling Pharmacy

We are pleased to inform you that we have been able to purchase from our USA suppliers the pure hCG EP Sterile Lyophilised Powder extracted from human urine.

hcgIt meets the standards set forth by the European Pharmacopeia and is not from a Chinese source. We compound the hCG Sterile Powder into Sublingual Spray containing hCG 125U/0.2ml to be taken twice a day, at 12 hourly intervals. It should be noted that our hCG is not a homeopathic product and we do not dilute injections to compound our hCG sublingual drops.

WHAT IS hCG?

hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone present in both men and women. hCG is a natural hormone produced in large quantities during a woman’s pregnancy to ensure proper nutrients for the growth of the baby. It has been found to be produced in great amounts in the placenta of pregnant females to aid in the control of vital metabolic functions. In non-pregnant women and men, on-going research is suggesting that hCG similarly increases metabolism similar to a pregnant female by helping the body release calories stored in fat.

HOW DOES hCG WORK?

The hCG weight loss protocol is a combination of low dose hCG combined with a very specific medically supervised very low calories 500 calories/day diet (VLCD). Successful weight loss on the hCG protocol diet requires strict adherence to “no fat or oil”. The protocol is designed to last three to six weeks, and is based on Three Phases (Dr Simeon’s Protocol Pounds and Inches). This combination is what allows people to lose weight and inches without hunger whilst improving energy levels. At the same time, it protects the body’s good fat and muscle from depletion, without the typical problems such as muscle loss and sagging skin.

hCG helps to mobilise stored fat when nutrition is sub optimal or caloric intake is low

hCG protects beneficial lean muscle mass while burning undesirable abnormal excessive fat.

hCG is not a Sex Hormone its action is the same in men and woman

Under the hCG Diet the effect of hCG on the obese body is always able to obtain all the calories it needs from abnormal fat deposits. The patient is living on a far greater extent on the fat he/she is losing rather than on what he/she eats.

THE HISTORY

The hypothalamus is a master regulator in the body, found deep inside the brain and is responsible for many vital bodily functions and has a direct effect on the body’s metabolic rate and how calories are burnt up. Dr Simeon’s hCG program helps reset your metabolism and regulate the amount of stored body fat by reprogramming the hypothalamus. Dr. Simeons studied extensively and found that in addition to a specific diet, hCG can help safely speed up weight loss. hCG is believed to break down your abnormal body fat, causing you to lose inches. At the same time, it protects your body’s good fat and muscle from depleting. This means you can go on a low calorie food plan and lose weight without the typical problems such as muscle loss and sagging skin.  There  are three phases to Dr Simeon’s the hCG diet.

To answer your many questions we are here to assist you, we do recommend that you read the original Dr Simeon’s protocol as many times as necessary to gain a better understanding of the benefits of the hCG and its mode of action.

CAN MEN AND WOMAN TAKE hCG

Yes the treatment is considered safe for almost every one, men, woman young and old.

BENEFITS OF hCG DURING WEIGHT LOSS

On-going research is showing that hCG combined with a Medically Supervised Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) can help:

  • Increase loss of Fat during weight loss.
  • Decrease irritability and weakness during weight loss.
  • Improvement in Sleep
  • Improved self esteem
  • Weight loss results in lower blood pressure
  • Weight loss improves the health of diabetic patients
  • Less risk of high cholesterol
  • To restore higher metabolism

HUNGRY DURING THE hCG DIET?

While taking hCG your body is releasing 1200-1500 calories from the abnormal fat into your bloodstream each day from the fat reserves. Add this to the VLCD of 500 calories a total of 2000 calories per day. Most people report a feeling of being satisfied even though their actual food intake is only 500 calories.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN YOU EXPECT TO LOSE

Typical weight loss of 150gm to 300gm per day for woman and 250gm to 500gm per day for men.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON EFFECTS?

A common complaint during this time is dry skin, occasional headaches and constipation.  For dry skin, we carry a variety of proprietary bases that are ideal for compounding hCG diet friendly cosmetic preparations.

Similarly, to help patients get some flavour variety in their diet, we compound stevia flavoured drops which can be used for flavouring coffee, tea, water, crushed ice and soda. Some top flavour choices are lemon, orange, raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, grape and toffee.

In addition during Phase 2, we offer a sugar free B complex vitamin supplement and magnesium to reduce constipation. For headache we suggest paracetamol (one to two tablets if required to maximum of eight per day).

What Not To Do………. Consume More than 500 calories of approved foods, alcohol, Fats, Starches, Sugars, Fat Soluble Vitamins A, E, D , Fish Oils or Use Lotions, Creams, Shampoos that are not mineral based

WILL YOU KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF?

If you perform the maintenance phase correctly, you will find that your appetite has decreased, your eating behaviour will be dramatically altered and your body will have changed. You will have adopted a healthy life style, including exercise to maintain your new positive healthy approach to not over eating.

YOUR GOAL AND YOUR BODY’S GOAL

Your goal is to create a new weight set point, your body’s goal is to recover the weight you lost. This is what happens with most diets, people are unaware of when they finish a diet without a method to create a new weight set point, their bodies recover the lost weight. Therefore, to ensure your goal wins over your body’s goal, you must diligently perform Phase’s 3 and 4 maintenance to the letter; you cannot go back to your old habits.

hCG PRECRIPTION ONLY MEDICATION

Patients considering the hCG Diet should first contact their doctor for advise and undergo a physical examination before beginning any weight loss program.  Whilst on the hCG Diet program patients should be monitored to ensure safety.

hCG can only be prescribed by a medical practitioner, many websites state and offer to sell hCG without a prescription, doing so is considered as illegal, in Australia and many other Countries  hCG is a prescription only medication.

The treatment is considered safe for almost everyone: men, women, young and old.  Whilst on the hCG protocol patients should be monitored to ensure  health and safety. hCG can only be prescribed by a medical practitioner. Many websites state and offer to sell hCG without a prescription, however hCG is a Schedule 4 prescription only medication.

THE CONSULTATION

After obtaining a doctor’s prescription for hCG our patients are given a 90 minute consultation with one of the Captain Stirling Pharmacy Specialist Weight Loss Pharmacists. The patient undergoes a VLA Quadscan which is a medical device for performing bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The VLA Quadscan allows non-invasive measurements of several parameters related to body composition, hydration, fluid, fat, bone, muscle mass and nutritional states.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Patients are encouraged to undergo weekly VLA scans, which greatly improves patient compliance, patient understanding and resulting in superior weight loss as the hCG protocol program can be tailor-made specifically for the patient’s needs. The number of calories may be increased from 500 to 600, 700 and in some cases 800 calories per day.   Patient protein intake plays an important role in our hCG protocol.

WHATS NEEDED

1. Commitment

2. Auto Suggestion an Actual Goal ie X Kilos of Weight

3. Visualize Look in the mirror and weight record the weight every day.

4. Preparation Plan Meals  – New Scales – Dietary Supplements

5. Take and record measurements

The time it takes for the hCG Diet is normally one month to six weeks, most people can do anything for one month

THE RATIO OF POUNDS TO INCHES

Of interest, there appears to be a relationship between the weight lost and the reduction in cm of body girth, abdomen or hips. The hCG diet can result in a reduction in the body circumference  of 1 cm per kilogram of weight lost.

HOW TO START THE hCG DIET

We can also compound the HCG to be administered by Troches 500U (flavour of choice), Sublingual Spray containing hCG 125U/0.2ml and Nasal Sprays 62.5U/0.1ml, 100U/0.1ml and 500U/ml. All used twice a day, at 12 hourly intervals and best to dose at the same time each day.

We recommend that when using the Sublingual Spray, Two sprays (0.2Ml) placed under the tongue and allow it to sit there for three to four minutes before swallowing. In addition before and after taking your hCG drops, avoid eating and drinking for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the most effective absorption. We do not recommend smoking.

Be fully conversant with the Three Phases of the hCG Diet, we can step you through the  three phases and assist you with our specialised customer support.

The above guide provides weight loss information and is intended only to assist users in their personal weight loss efforts. seek medical advice before commencing any weight loss program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

What if I am Still Hungry?

Providing you eat adequate good quality high fat foods during the 2 day loading Phase 1 you should not be hungry and this is the best way to prepare and avoid future hunger.

However if you are hungry you may not be eating enough vegetables, check that your vegetable choices and you may have to increase your vegetable intake, but stay within your 500 calories. Make sure you are also drinking your 2 litres of water, green tea and if necessary add 2 to 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to curb your appetite.

In addition make sure that you are getting plenty of fibre, if you are still hungry add ground phylum seeds, 1-2 tablespoons in water 6-8 times per day. These are available in tablet form but if you do not like phylum, take a natural and gentle fibre alternative. Make sure you stay within your 500 Calorie diet.

Another alternative for hunger is to eat some of your food earlier in the day, you may for example cut up your apple, or orange and eat a portion for breakfast and the balance latter in the day, say afternoon tea.

How much weight will be lost?

As a guide about 1/2 kilo a day during the first two weeks following this, the weight loss will be slightly slower. If a total weight reduction of 6 to 7 kg is required then the 23 day should be adequate. Greater than this will require up to 40 days.

Should I still take my supplements?

We recommend that during Phase 2, you take the B group vitamins, remember your body will be re-using some vitamins and minerals previously, stored in your fat. Also many vitamins supplements containing hidden sugars such as lactose and fillers, which can and may interfere with weight loss.

During Phase 3 the reset you may restart most supplements except fish oils which you can commence in Phase 4

What about Exercise?

As you are on a VLCD 500 the balance of 1200 coming from the adipose fat, it is best to avoid excessive exercise. Some walking is fine, however if you have cheated and think vigorous exercise will assist in losing the extra weight, this will not help it will only make you hungry, increase your appetite and put unneeded stress on your body.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Continue taking your medication such as Thyroid during the hCG diet, if unsure contact your health care medical practitioner.

Sweetener only use Stevia drops no others as they can cause weight gain, saccharin can cause insulin release, Splenda, Aspartame (Equal) and MSG as they may make you hungrier and fuel addictions

Don’t over exercise as the aerobic exercise cardio actually ensures that the heart and lungs may be depleted on reserves. When returning to normal exercise start slow and build up.

If continuing Phase 2 past 23 days stop hCG one day a week to prevent immunity. Skip the same day each week and continue VLCD.  Immunity paqe 41 “Pounds and Inches”

Record your food intake each day.

Can I take birth control pills whilst on hCG? Dr Simeon states oral contraceptives may be used during treatment.

During menstruation it is a personal decision whether to stop taking hCG. By ceasing you may prevent a heavier flow. If you decide to cease the hCG you must continue the VLCD as soon as menstruation is over you may become extremely hungry if you don’t resume the hCG at once. However during menses you may continue taking hCG without problems, you may not lose as much weight during your period. It may be prudent to commence hCG after ceasing your period. See page 42 “Pounds and Inches”

If you stop hCG unexpectedly for a social event, you should stop 3 days before you go away so that you can do 72 hours (3days) of VLCD after your last dose, but if you have not had at least 20 days with both hCG and VLCD you are more likely to regain the weight. HCG remains in the body for 3 days

If you remain the same weight for four days, you may do an apple day, pages 80 of “Pounds and Inches”

If you weigh more than 2.1 lbs  (953gm) over your last sublingual dose on any day you must do a steak day pages 80-83 of “Pounds and Inches”

If you suspect that you have fluid retention (edema)  this may be caused by insufficient protein do an egg- steak-cheese day page 83 of “Pound and Inches’

After completing three weeks of no refined sugars or starches, you may proceed to adding small portions of sugars and carbohydrates, always controlled by morning weight.

Should you experience leg cramps Magnesium or Potassium 99mg take care with Potassium

Detox bath for headaches, itchy skin or a rash, your body is suffering from released toxins from the adipose fat tissue. Try a cleansing detox bath in the evening, add 2 cups of Epsom salts or one cup of baking soda and one cup Epsom salts to a tub of warm water, as hot as you can stand and get into it for 20 minutes.  Detox baths should be done three times a week.

It is normal to feel a little cold while on the hCG diet just rub up to keep warm.

Regardless how fat you are for every Kilogram of weight lost you should reduce the circumference of your abdomen or hips by 1cm. See The Ratio of Pounds to Inches page 71 “ Pound and Inches”

Some Final Thoughts On Maintaining Overall Health

  • Do something you love
  • Reduce stress levels, meditate, take a vacation
  • Exercise four to five times a week combine aerobic, anaerobic and flexibility (yoga, tai chi)
  • Continue weighing yourself daily in the morning
  • Make socializing with family and friends a must
  • Take a multi mineral vitamin capsule daily (nutritional supplements)
  • Take a probiotic daily
  • Eat real food, lean meats- chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, naturally highly coloured fresh organic vegetables, fresh fruit
  • Eat healthy fats like almonds and coconut oil
  • Avoid deep fried foods
  • Don’t drink soft drinks, replace with green tea or lemon lightly salted water
  • Drink lots of pure water 2 litres per day
  • Get plenty of sleep at least seven to eight hours per night
  • Eat breakfast before 10 am, lunch noon, nutritious snack between 2:00 and 3:00pm, evening meal around 6:00 pm and before bed a couple of bits of high quality snack.
  • Use unrefined pink Salt to taste
  • If taking a statin take CoQ10 150mg twice a day
  • Watch out for sugars in processed foods, read the labels if you cannot say the word don’t eat it.
  • If you are a smoker- give it up
  • Reduce your tea, coffee (caffeine) sugar, chocolate and alcohol intake

 

Download Dr Simeons Full HCG Manuscript HERE