In the 1950’s, Dr. A.T.W. Simeon emerged as one of the greatest health physicians of all time. He was the pioneer of The Original HCG Diet Protocol. Dr. Simeon’s protocol has been used time and time again to help many struggling with their weight to shed pounds and body fat, alike.

With a background in endocrinology and tropical diseases, Dr. Simeon found that malnourished women in India were giving birth to healthy babies, despite their malnutrition. It was then that his research led him to understand that the body’s natural ability to produce HCG, a hormone produced by women during pregnancy, was actually used to nurture these babies and bring them into the world without outside factors contributing to malnutrition. In effect, HCG hormones utilized the fat stored in cells to produce energy.

This discovery would then serve as the basis for Dr. Simeon’s protocol. He then found that through shots of the HCG hormone, people could accomplish tremendous weight loss goals in addition to maintaining an active lifestyle coupled with a healthy, low calorie diet. The HCG diet quickly gained popularity in the Americas and Europe in the late 1950’s, and has maintained its popularity ever since his research was published.

Over the years, numerous physicians, nutritional experts, and dieticians have contributed to Dr. Simeon’s HCG diet protocol work, and have laid out specific meal plans, as well as suggested workout plans in order for those partaking in the HCG diet protocol to lose their desired amount of weight.

There have also been a number of positive, beneficial side effects that have been noted for those who have used the HCG injections on a regular basis in conjunction with Dr. Simeon’s protocol and dietary lines. Some of the more notable have been increased energy without experiencing signs of senses of nervousness and jitteriness, fat loss in some of the more difficult areas such as the hips and waist, improved sleep, as well as an overall improvement in mood and satisfaction. However, because this is a drug injection, there are some negative side effects to using HCG therapy. Luckily, negative side effects have been mild in nature, causing little to no trouble in a person’s everyday life.

Both men and women can use HCG therapy in order to lose weight. The results are most effective when the HCG therapy is used in addition to maintaining a healthy, low calorie diet, as well as exercising on a regular basis. Because the HCG hormone itself is not enough to provide the amount of weight loss that people would like to see, it is pertinent that people who choose to follow Dr. Simeon’s protocol follow a complete and fully comprehensive weight loss plan.

The HCG hormone injection has been approved by the FDA for a number of different purposes such as fertility, but has still not been approved as a weight loss supplement. However, all studies on the HCG hormone has noted weight loss as a side effect when used for purposes other than weight loss.

Currently, there are numerous studies and research which can be found online that outlines the safety of using HCG therapy as a weight loss aid.