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
, 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
(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.