HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone that plays an important role during pregnancy. HCG can also be used as part of a diet plan in order to lose weight. Taking HCG can promote rapid weight loss and suppress the appetite. The HCG diet usually involves a low calorie diet as well as daily doses of HCG. The HCG diet originally depended upon regular injections of HCG, but homeopathic HCG drops are now available that can be used while dieting in order to promote weight loss.
Both pregnancy and menstruation can affect the use of HCG drops. It is usually advisable to begin the HCG drops after the end of your menstrual period, although it is possible to continue with the HCG drops should menstruation occur halfway through the diet protocol. HCG drops can be taken while menstruating, although they may cause the period to become heavier than usual. The drops should not be taken any more if they cause discomfort during menstruation, until the period has ended.
Sometimes it may be necessary to discontinue HCG drops temporarily. This is most common in women who tend to have heavy menstrual periods. They should stop taking the HCG drops during their period, but they can they restart the protocol afterwards.
HGC levels are often used by home pregnancy tests to determine whether a woman in pregnant. Using HCG drops may therefore cause a false positive when a pregnancy test is taken. If you have a positive pregnancy test then you can confirm the result by visiting your doctor and taking a blood test. You should discontinue the HCG drops if you are pregnant.
HCG may be taken during pregnancy. However, it is important to seek the advice of a doctor before taking this supplement while pregnant. HCG drops are not taken during pregnancy to promote weight loss, but in order to raise the levels of HCG hormone in the body, if they are too low.