Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is produced during pregnancy to ensure a foetus has enough nutrients for normal development, making abnormal fat stored in the mother’s body available for use by its mother. HCG is not found in the body apart from when pregnant. It was discovered 50 years ago that it can act as an appetite depressant and similarly store fat cells. On a diet consisting of only 500 calories, the fat is burned which causes rapid weight loss (up to 15 pounds in a week). Leg cramps may occur due to the lack of potassium in the Core Phase diet. Potassium supplements can be used to treat this symptom, but care must be exercised and only take them once or twice a day. Potassium helps release fluid from the cells. A banana has about 500 mgs. Of potassium, so taking a potassium pill of 100 milligrams per day won't hurt. If you are worried about balance with other electrolytes, you can also take calcium and magnesium. A 12-dollar supplement contains Vitamin B12 and cell salts, which do certainly work for leg cramps caused by the injections. Cell salts, which help assimilate the fat, while the vitamin increases energy levels and stabilises the diet. Other side effects include constipation and headaches, though the drops themselves do not interfere with any medicines already being taken. Do consult your physician for any further details. Starvation will not occur though hunger will certainly cause pain after a few days. It is ideal not to engage in any heavy exercise and to gorge on fatty foods in the first two days. Ensure that following the diet you remember to build up the body’s energy levels and follow a new plan to keep the weight off and shed the excess skin where water and fat cells have been lost because of the HCG diet.
You are losing a lot of weight fast and some of it is water weight. This means that sometimes you lose some electrolytes too. We have a product in our clinic that we help our patients with that is mostly made of potassium and magnesium. You just add a cap full into water. Call us @ 253-939-5656 HCG Gold Wellness Center. Hope this helps.