Guide To HCG Drops

HCG Drops vs Injections - Method of Application

One of the biggest differences between the different types of HCG is the method of application. The three main types of HCG are:
  • Pharmaceutical HCG injections
  • Pharmaceutical HCG drops
  • Homeopathic HCG drops
The most obvious difference here is that the injections involve needles and the drops don't. In most other respects, the two pharmaceutical products are pretty similar in the advantages and disadvantages. This may be one case where the two kinds of HCG drops are actually more similar, but they still have differences.

Pharmaceutical HCG Injections

HCG injections are possibly the most common method of taking HCG, simply because it was the original method used by Dr. Simeons back in the 1950s. The sublingual and homeopathic versions of HCG had not been developed yet. Since then, injections have become the standard method of taking HCG. This fact is probably the single biggest advantage of HCG injections. They have been proven over time and are generally more easily accepted than HCG drops.

The immediate drawback of HCG injections is the fact that the HCG has to be injected into your body. Usually the HCG is injected into your abdominal area, but can also be injected into your buttocks, upper arm, or even your back if you have a helper. Many people don't like the idea of self-injecting with a needle. Potential side effects, other than nervousness and fear, are the possibility of pain, swelling, itchiness, minor cramping, and infection at the injection site. Obviously none of this occurs with oral HCG drops.

What might not be fully obvious about the injections is the long inventory of additional supplies you'll need in order to mix, store, and apply the injections safely and correctly. Along with the HCG itself you need to buy the syringes and needles, sterile pads, additional mixing syringes, storage bottles, and bacteriostatic water. After mixing the HCG, it needs to be refrigerated continually. If you fail to follow the instructions to the letter, you risk weakening or even ruining your HCG supply.

Pharmaceutical HCG Drops

Pharmaceutical HCG drops are taken under your tongue, so they don't have the challenge of dealing with needles and potential complications. HCG drops are absorbed through the skin under the tongue and into the plentiful blood vessels found there. This absorption process isn't as efficient as injections, so it takes more HCG to get the same effect.

So despite the added convenience of the pharmaceutical HCG drops, they end up being more expensive. In addition, they still require the mixing and storage supplies—pads, mixing syringes, bottles, and bacteriostatic water. The mixing and storage processes have the same problems and risks.

Homeopathic HCG Drops

Homeopathic HCG drops come pre-mixed in an amber bottle with a dropper for applying the HCG under your tongue. Like pharmaceutical HCG drops, the homeopathic HCG drops are applied under the tongue, so there are no needles. Because of the way homeopathic HCG drops are made, they work best when taken more often, but they are so much cheaper they still remain the best value for your money.

Homeopathic HCG drops need to be taken 2 to 6 times per day and held under the tongue for one or two minutes, and you can't eat or drink anything for about 15 minutes before or after. Some people don't like the taste of the HCG drops, so holding them under the tongue for two minutes can feel like a long time. So the individual doses can take longer than injections, although that difference doesn't seem so bad when you consider that you're avoiding needles and the extra time, hassle, and expense of dealing with ordering supplies, mixing, and storing the injections.

That brings up another advantage of homeopathic HCG drops—there are no additional supplies to buy, no complicated mixing procedures, and no need for refrigeration. Just buy the bottle, store it wherever you please, and take it under the tongue with no hassle.
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