HCG is often used for weight loss therapies in conjunction with the Simeon Protocol .  Patients are instructed to consume a very low calorie diet of very specific food with daily hCG injections.  HCG is a glycoprotein hormone related to lutropin, a pituitary gland hormone precursor.  HCG is thought to stimulate the body's endocrine glands to secrete hormones targeting catabolic and anabolic mechanisms.  These functions increase lean muscle tissue and mobilize abnormal fat.  Fat calories released into the bloodstream by the hCG fat mobilization process are then burned off.  The more that the lean muscle tissue bulks up, the more that the fat calories are metabolized!  Lean muscle tissue creates a nicely sculpted appearance and maintains the integrity of our bone structure. Fat loss decreases inflammation in the body.  Patients not only look and feel better, but they also improve their chances of living a better quality of life.    Patients can lose up to 30 pounds in one cycle of hCG.  Men traditionally lose double the amount of women and obese patient have the potential to reverse their high risk of developing co-morbidities, such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cancer, etc.