HCG Diet Modes of Administration
Intramuscular injections, subcutaneous injections, sublingual drops, nasal spray or transdermal ointment are the ways that the HCG Diet can be administered.
The best and most predictable are as follows:
- Intramuscular injections (IM): the best! But also most painful and most dangerous. We don’t generally prescribe IM injections because they hurt and if the patient is careless there is a possibility that they may nic an artery or vein and cause significant swelling and bruising. Only a nurse or other healthcare provider should administer IM injections.
- Subcutaneous injections (SQ): this is what we use for 99% of patients. Why? Because they don’t hurt and the medication absorption is extremely predictable. The big benefit of the HCG Diet is that people are not hungry on the diet. When the administration of medication is unpredictable people have waves of hunger.
- Nasal spray is the next best. It absorbs quickly but has a short life in the system; requiring numerous doses a day leading frequently to missed and over dosages. With seasonal allergies absorption is hindered.
- Sublingual drops by far the most popular with those looking to avoid the expense and inconvenience of getting a prescription. Very unpredictable, poor absorption. Frequent bouts of hunger. We had one patient who unwittingly purchased fake HCG drop via the Internet and lost 20 pounds. Not because of HCG! She was hospitalized with a systemic infection from buying sewage tainted water or something worse.
- Transdermal ointment is the least effective of all administrative methods for the HCG Diet