Frequently Asked Questions
With all the diet products on the market today, we feel it’s our obligation to educate and inform our patients about how the product will affect their lives and their bodies.
Are there other products comparable to Metabolic Enhancer?
Other products claim to provide some of the same results as Metabolic Enhancer! However, due to the grade of the components used and the exacting production process, which corporate has personally witnessed, Metabolic Enhancer consistently delivers the desired results that our patients demand and expect from Transformations’ products. It is this quality that has earned our patients’ confidence in its benefits and results.
What effects will Metabolic Enhancer have on my body?
Many of the desirable effects of Metabolic Enhancer come from its natural ability to enhance the body’s metabolism. It also helps with the treatment of an underactive thyroid, improving circulation, preventing anxiety, reducing hunger, improving memory and mental alertness, increasing energy levels and providing a general sense of improved well being, just to name a few! Occasionally someone may report a slightly tense feeling for the first few days. These symptoms usually subside spontaneously or are controlled with an adjustment in the dosing schedule of Metabolic Enhancer.
Must I start a diet and exercise program when I start Metabolic Enhancer?
A well-rounded program, which includes appropriate dietary changes and exercise, will of course, be recommended for the most successful weight loss. However, these are not necessary for helping to maintain your weight or for the health benefits it can provide.
Is Metabolic Enhancer safe & can it be used long term?
Almost anyone can use Metabolic Enhancer. There have been no serious adverse side effects reported with its use, and it is designed and intended for long-term use. Once the desirable weight loss has been achieved, you may continue to use Metabolic Enhancer indefinitely to maintain your newfound health and energy level.
How does Metabolic Enhancer work?
Metabolic Enhancer triggers beta-oxidation. This turns on the fat burning process so our bodies burn a higher percentage of fat while protecting our muscle. This occurs every day that we take the product. Due to the unique combinations of herbs and amino acids that comprise this product, it also accelerates our metabolism, helps to detoxify our system, increases our energy, and helps satisfy our appetites with the burning of our own body fat!
Is hCG approved by the FDA?
hCG is approved by the FDA for various medical conditions. However, it has not been specifically determined by the FDA to be effective for weight loss. That being said, several studies have been done with conclusions of its positive effects for weight loss. One study in 1954, that was published in The Lancet, was done by world renowned A. T. W. Simeons, M.D. Doctor Simeons data is what Transformations Weight Loss has based its weight loss program. Dr. Daniel Belluscio has also published another study regarding weight loss due to positive effects from hCG.
What if I do not lose much weight?
Our experience has been that in cases where there is no or slow weight loss, a very common cause is the patient’s depressed metabolism. Past dieting, chronic low intake, and a variety of other reasons are frequently the cause of this. WE CAN CORRECT THIS. Slow weight loss can also be due to associated medical problems, which should be sought out and corrected. Once this is accomplished, weight loss occurs.
Do you guarantee that I will lose weight with this method?
No. Guarantees cannot be made, as with any other medical treatment. However, most of our patients have lost an appreciable amount of weight with this program. It is the most effective method we have experienced in weight reduction, while preserving muscle mass.
Apart from its actions on fat, are there any other actions or side effects of hCG?
Yes, there seems to be some stimulation to the generative system. Premenstrual difficulties may be relieved. Abnormal loss of head hair in obese individuals may cease. Brittle fingernails may become normal and professional singers may note an improvement in their voices. Blood pressure tends to normalize, cholesterol readings become normal, and arthritis symptoms are lessened. No adverse reactions to the injections have been experienced.
Can my overweight children use this program?
No. These injections are not advisable for persons under the age of puberty. Other methods are available for these cases.
What if I get jittery or shaky due to the reduced quantity of food?
This may happen during the first week of your program because it takes approximately 72 hours for the hCG to reach its highest performance peak for weight loss. So, if you experience hunger between meals during the first 72 hours of your program, eat one piece of fruit or ½ cup of raw vegetables. If this happens later in the program, please speak with your Certified Weight Loss Coach and she will evaluate your program and make the necessary adjustments.
What about protein or vitamin deficiencies during this diet?
None have been observed with this method due to the stored quantities of both in the fat. However, supplements are available at very modest prices at our online store or clinics.
Can I maintain the diet even if I engage in daily physical labor?
Yes. hCG allows you to maintain this diet even during hard work.
What if I miss one or more injections?
This merely delays the total effectiveness of the program.
Will I gain the weight back after I stop the hCG diet?
After 40 injections, the effectiveness diminishes due to the body’s ability to develop temporary immunity to the hCG. However, if more weight loss is desired, subsequent courses of injections can be resumed after a 3-week Metabolic Recovery (Phase II). Multiple courses have been given with continued effectiveness, assuming a 3-week interval has been allowed between them.
How long can I continue these injections?
After 40 injections, the effectiveness diminishes due to the body’s ability to develop temporary immunity to the hCG. However, if necessary, subsequent courses of injections can be resumed after a 3-week Metabolic Recovery (Phase II). In some instances, 4 or more courses have been given with continued effectiveness if a 3-week interval has been allowed between them.
What affect can I expect from the injection itself?
Usually a loss of appetite occurs and patients notice that the severe compulsive hunger disappears completely.
How do you know that the hCG & diet are more effective than just the one?
Unknown to the patient, weak saline solution was substituted for the hCG and weight loss continued for about 3 days. Thereafter, the patients complained of feeling weak or dizzy, became ravenously hungry and declared themselves unable to continue the treatment. As soon as treatment on hCG was resumed, they again felt fit and perfectly satisfied with their diets.
Has this method been used before?
Yes. When first reported in the medical journal The Lancet in November of 1954, it had been used in thousands of cases. Since then it has been used in many more.
Will hCG work without a diet?
Although there is no dramatic weight loss without the accompanying diet, hCG usually causes a reduction in inches rather than pounds.
Will I get wrinkles or stretch marks if I lose all this weight?
Because Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) does protect the structural fat, the wrinkling, if any, will be dramatically reduced. The treatment does not deplete the subcutaneous or other essential fat, therefore the face retains its freshness and natural appearance. Double chins, protruding stomachs, and fat around the thighs should be the first to go. Stretching of the skin generally causes stretch marks. This can occur with weight gain, not weight loss.
What is HCG?
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) hormone is a substance which occurs naturally in pregnant women which has the effect of releasing abnormal stored fat.
How does this reducing method work?
Transformations has various methods to help our patients. However, if Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is used alone, the program is dependent upon the five weekly injections of the hCG hormone plus an exact diet.
Can this be harmful in any way?
Certain medical conditions prohibit the use of hCG. In general, hCG isn’t harmful. During pregnancy it is produced daily in a quantity hundreds of thousands of times the amount used for the treatment of obesity, yet it harms neither the mother nor the child.
Can both women and men take it?
Yes. It has been used with equally good results in both.
How does hCG and diet work?
During pregnancy, Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is believed to help insure that the fetus will have access to its mother’s stored fat supply, regardless of the amount of her food intake. In overweight people, hCG seems to work by the same method – namely that of making available permanently stored supplies of fat, making it possible to adhere to the diet.
Will it affect my appearance?
Because Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) does protect the structural fat, the wrinkling, if any, will be dramatically reduced. The treatment does not deplete the subcutaneous or other essential fat, therefore the face retains its freshness and natural appearance. Double chins, protruding stomachs and fat around the thighs should be the first to go. Stretching of the skin generally causes stretch marks. This can occur with weight gain, not weight loss.