Its about time that the FDA & FTC take action against hCG weight loss products. Over the years I have had clients that have tried the hCG diet only to have headaches, nausea, constipation, dizziness, confusion, depression, mood swings and blood clots. The 500-calories per day hCG diet is not enough calories to support normal brain function. Most clients came to my Slender For Life™ office weighing more than they did prior to starting hCG. At Slender For Life™, clients learn hypnosis for weight loss so that they have a lifelong tool to lose weight and keep it off.
Federal Agencies Act to Remove hCG Weight Loss Products
Warning Letters Cite Lack of Approval, Potential for Harm
WebMD Health News, December 6, 2011: The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission today took joint action against several companies selling over-the-counter hCG products that falsely and illegally claim to promote weight loss.
An injectable drug containing hCG has been approved by the FDA to treat female infertility and other medical conditions. No form of hCG has been approved for weight loss. Making such claims, the letters inform the recipients, is a violation of federal law.
“The joint action is the first step in keeping the unproven and potentially unsafe products from being marketed online and in retail outlets,” reads a news release announcing the ban of hCG weight loss products.
“We’re telling them that they need to stop marketing these unapproved and illegal products,” Elizabeth Miller, acting director of the FDA’s fraud unit for OTC products, said in a videotaped statement posted on the FDA’s web site.
There is no scientific evidence supporting HCG injections as a weight loss strategy. The hCG injections have not been approved by the FDA for use in weight loss. Since 1975 the FDA has required all marketing and advertising of HCG to state the following: “HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective adjunctive therapy in the treatment of obesity. There is no substantial evidence that it increases weight loss beyond that resulting from caloric restriction, that it causes a more attractive or ‘normal’ distribution of fat, or that it decreases the hunger and discomfort associated with calorie-restricted diets.” For more information, read HCG Diet Products Are Illegal.
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