How To Avoid Fake HCG Products Online
With the recent resurgence of the HCG diet and many people posting their positive results online, lots of new people are looking to give it at try. Unfortunately noticing this trend, there are also some unscrupulous websites trying to make money off selling fake or useless products.
While it would be impossible to review every HCG product on the market, there are a few steps you can take to ensure what you’re buying is genuine.
Obviously the key thing to look out for is the ingredients, most importantly that it actually contains the HCG hormone. Believe it or not some people are actually selling products claiming to be HCG drops, but they don’t even contain it.
A clear sign that a product is fake is if they don’t even list the ingredients at all. If they can’t even tell you what’s in it, they can’t be very confident in their weight loss supplement. Furthermore withholding ingredients is illegal in many countries and at the very least means it hasn’t been tested or approved.
The next sign that a product isn’t genuine is that if it’s listed with the ingredients, but HCG isn’t on there. It sounds like an obvious notion, but people are still falling for it. Websites often use convincing language or try and assert that their product has HCG like effects or promotes the production of HCG within the body. Unless you’re pregnant the only way to get HCG in to the body is through sublingually taking HCG or having it injected by a doctor. If there is no sign of HCG in the product then you’re not going to feel the effects at all. It simply isn’t HCG.
A positive sign that you’re actually getting HCG is if it’s clearly listed on the labelling. EZ HCG Drops for example have it as their first ingredient: “HCG Active-8″.
At this stage you then need to determine how much HCG is actually in the product. There are some outlets selling HCG drops as “homeopathic” (homeopathy is a useless and debunked practise). These drops contain such a small amount of HCG (if at all) that there’s no way it can even have any effect on the body.
Likewise while some sites list HCG as an ingredient in their drops, they may avoid telling you how much, which though might not be branded as “homeopathic” is still a clear sign that there’s probably barely any actual HCG in there. If you were a genuine seller why would you obscure your ingredients?
Using EZ HCG Drops as an example again, they list their blend at 180mg. This is consistent with the scientific research.
Other products may use measurements in ml or IUs. If there’s between 125 IU and 175 IUs, or around 1ml per serving, you can be satisfied the HCG will work.
Of course even if a website lists HCG in a reasonable amount in their ingredients it doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t lying. It is always a good idea to use your best judgment in all cases. Does the site look professional? Do they have contact information? Are they based in the US or Europe, or overseas in the Middle-East or Asia? Regardless of where they’re located is the product shipped domestically or is it coming from another country? Do they offer refunds? Are there reviews on forums and other sites from happy customers?
All of these questions need to be asked before you can be sure that you are purchasing a genuine product that can help you reach your weight loss goals.