For our HCG diet, we’re taking HCG diet supplements made by a company called, Complementary Prescriptions™. I do not believe you can purchase these products at any store or online and are only provided by a Doctor.
We sure do pop a lot of pills everyday. Below are a couple of photos that Jane took on Monday to show you all the pills we take while on the HCG diet:
Jane and I each have our own HCG diet “pill box”. When I saw Jane pull those out of the bag that the Doctor’s office gave us, I immediately felt like I aged a good 30 years!
And then after Jane put in all our our pills into the morning, noon, and eve bins, I was SHOCKED at how many pills we were taking. So much for my daily Men’s Health vitamin! (Which I have officially stopped taking and will no longer take.)
Now one thing to keep in mind, is that when we spoke to others who did the HCG diet drops or the HCG diet shots, not all of them took supplements. Some took their regular vitamins, some picked up a few supplements at a local drug store. These supplements are not needed for the HCG diet, but do help with a lot of things, which I’ve detailed below for those of you who have any interest…
List of Our HGC Diet Supplements
1. Extend Core (2 capsules twice daily)
This is a multi-vitamin with numerous vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients
2. Fish Oil (EPA/HDA) (1 gelcap daily with food)
This is an essential fatty acid. (Omega 3) Helps lower body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Can also help with depression and ADD, has anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Coenzy me Q10 (1 capsule daily)
This is an essential enzyme required for daily metabolic function, increases energy, and protects the heart muscle.
4. N-Acetyl Cystine (1 capsule twice daily)
This is a powerful antioxidant that increases glutathione and promotes healthy immune and cardiovascular system. Glutathione is the body’s main detoxifier that helps the liver remove chemicals that are foreign to the body. It’s also a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress on the body. As fat is mobilized, so are the toxins stored in the fat cells, and this supplement is important for assisting the liver do its job to detoxify the body.
5. R-Lipoic Acid (1 capsule daily)
ALA is a highly effective and versatile antioxidant and protects the liver from oxidative damage. It also aids in weight loss. And like the above, as fat is mobilized, so are the toxins stored in the fat cells, and this supplement is important for assisting the liver do its job to detoxify the body.
6. Fiber Rite (2 to 6 capsules twice daily)
Fiber keeps things flowing, helps keep us full, and helps us rid our bodies of toxins. As you can imagine, eating the reduced HCG diet calories that are required, you need to take a lot of fiber, as needed, to make sure you’re regular.
7. Vitamin D (2 capsules daily)
Vitamin D is a VERY common deficiency. It’s important for thyroid function, your immune system, bone health, and has anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
8. L Tyrocine (1-2 capsules daily)
L-Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid (protein building block) that the body synthesizes from phenylalanine, which is another amino acid. Tyrosine is important to the structure of almost all proteins in the body and is also the precursor of several neurotransmitters, including L-dopa, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. As far as what this does exactly, I cannot remember. Jane, do you recall?
Side note: Once we are finished with this 40-day round of the HCG diet, out of all of the above, we will continue to take: Extend Core, Fish Oil, and the Vitamin D capsules. We do not need to continue any of the others once off of the HCG diet shots. Thank God.
Whew! So now I’m officially caught up to everything that we have going on with the HCG diet and our HCG diet supplements!
Jane will be posting soon with her journey.
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