NiGen BioTech's™ "The HCG Solution" Flying Off the Shelf at Walmart After Dr.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Dr. Oz is always at the forefront when
it comes to research breakthroughs, so it's no surprise that when he when he
featured HCG diets on his show recently, HCG diet products once again became
an overnight topic of conversation. Dr. Oz told his audience that while he'd
done a feature on HCG diets last year, he'd decided to revisit the topic after
some brand new research became available which showed people on an HCG diet
lost an average of 13 pounds, 11 of which was fat.
"We were very excited to hear that Dr. Oz had agreed to do another segment on
HCG diets, because thousands upon thousands of people swear by them," says
Chantelle Daines, spokesperson for NiGen BioTech™, makers of The HCG
Solution™, which has been selling like hotcakes at Walmart, Rite Aid, local
GNC retailers, and online at www.MyHCGSolution.com (don't try Walgreens or
CVS… they don't have it). "Dr. Oz made it very clear that HCG diets are among
the most controversial in the industry, yet two of the guest doctors on his
show offer them as weight-loss options to their patients, and members of the
audience spoke about the success they've had using them."
HCG diets typically involve prescription HCG injections that are designed to
help decrease a person's appetite and help them stick to a very low calorie
diet (VLCD)… patients are allowed only 500 calories per day. And some claim
remarkable results, losing as much as 100 pounds in only a short time.
However, Dr. Oz spoke out against the dangers of these VLCDs, cautioning his
audience members against following any weight-loss program of less than 1200
calories per day without being under the care of a professional. He also
pointed out numerous times that he was talking about the injectable form of
HCG. Many companies offer liquid drops that they claim contain minute amounts
of the intact HCG hormone, such as products labeled as "homeopathics," and Dr.
Oz clearly stated that these HCG drops don't work.
Dr. Amy Heaton, scientific consultant for NiGen BioTech, agrees: "When taken
orally, the HCG hormone would be broken down and would never reach the
bloodstream intact. That's why we formulated our branded HCG Solution to
contain the full spectrum of human chorionic gonadotropin amino acid isolates
derived from certified grade raw materials (the very purest materials
available), combined with a proprietary extract that's been proven in two
clinical trials to reduce the percentage of body fat."
"We are happy to see that the results of the HCG study announced on the Dr. Oz
Show in many ways mimic the studies conducted on the key extract in our
branded HCG Solution," says Ms. Daines. "The key extract was proven to cause a
significant loss in body fat (an average of 14.6%), so study subjects lost not
just body weight, but unsightly, unhealthy body fat."
Unlike the HCG drops condemned by Dr. Oz, the fat-burning component of The HCG
Solution has been clinically proven. Two randomized, double-blind,
placebo-controlled, human clinical trials have been published in the
literature regarding the weight-loss benefits of the key extract. The first
study, published in 2007,(J. E. Oben, et al., 2007) involved individuals of
both sexes who were classified as obese (BMI>30 kg/m^2). The volunteers
received two daily doses in the form of capsules of either the key extract
found in The HCG Solution (35 volunteers) or a placebo (33 volunteers) for 6
weeks, and each group consumed 2100 kilocalories/day. The capsules were
identical in shape, color, and appearance, and neither the participants nor
the researchers were informed as to which capsule each volunteer received. The
volunteers' weights were measured after 12 hours of fasting using a Tanita™
scale at baseline and at the 6-week duration of the study.
Results show that after only six weeks of supplementation, The HCG Solution
key extract led to a significant weight reduction compared to placebo in the
volunteers, which averaged 10.6 lbs compared to baseline. In contrast, the
placebo did not yield any significant weight change despite both groups having
consumed the same 2100 kilocalorie/day diet. These exciting results enticed
investigators to carry out yet another clinical trial to further investigate
the weight and fat loss properties of this powerful extract.
In this second randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, published
in 2008,(J. E. Oben, et al., 2008) 48 obese and overweight subjects were
randomly divided into two equal groups (n=24). No major changes in diet or
exercise were suggested to the volunteers. The groups received either the same
key extract found in The HCG Solution or a placebo twice daily before meals
with 8-10 ounces of water. The capsules were identical in shape, color, and
appearance, and neither the participants nor the researchers knew which
treatment was administered. During the 10-week study period, subjects were
evaluated for body weight, percent body fat, and waist circumference. Body
weight and percent body fat were measured using a Tanita™ BC-418 Segmental
Body Composition Analyzer/Scale that uses a bio-electrical impedance method
for body composition analysis. Waist circumference was measured by soft,
non-stretchable plastic tape on the narrowest and the widest parts of the
trunk, and the values were averaged.
Of important note, some of the waist circumference values from the original
publication (J. E. Oben, et al., 2008) raised questions. Indeed, it was
verified by the study author J. Oben that a different technician had carried
out select waist measurements that were likely taken at a point lower than the
navel, as had been the case for the prior measurements from the previous
technician. NiGen BioTech therefore acquired the raw data from the study and
excluded measurements from the study volunteers that were conducted by this
alternative technician. This led to the removal of one volunteer's data from
the placebo group and removal of 6 volunteers' data from The HCG Solution
After 8 weeks of treatment, the group taking the same key extract found in The
HCG Solution had lost a significant 16.3 pounds compared to baseline (p<0.05),
which increased to 19.4 pounds by week 10 (p<0.01). These results were also
significant compared to placebo. In contrast, no weight changes were
significant for the placebo group for the duration of the study.
So if you're interested in trying it, don't settle for substitutes or
look-alikes. Be sure that any liquid HCG drops you buy are branded with the
trade name The HCG Solution and manufactured by NiGen BioTech. Where can you
find it? Don't look for it at Walgreens or CVS... they don't have it. Your
best bets are Walmart, Rite Aid, and your local GNC, or direct from the
manufacturer at www.MyHCGSolution.com or 1-800-310-8589.
PS: If you're going to order online, use promo code HCG20 and get free
*Free standard shipping in the continental U.S. only.
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