Are Oral HCG drops and Homeopathic HCG drops the same thing?

Genuine HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) can only be obtained from a licensed physician.

There is some confusion surrounding this topic because there are some Internet based companies that sell HCG and supplies such as syringes and needles without requiring a physician’s prescription or a face to face medical evaluation. Most of these companies arrange for shipment of HCG from Europe, India, or China in nondescript packaging for the purpose of evading customs and seizure. Needless to say that this is an inappropriate method of acquiring HCG.

There are also many companies that advertise and sell “oral HCG”, “liquid HCG”, or “HCG drops”. This is typically not genuine HCG.

This is how you can tell the difference:

Genuine oral human chorionic gonadotrophin

  • Dispensed in bottles with lyophilized HCG (dried by freezing in a high vacuum).
  • Must be mixed with a diluent prior to use.
  • Has a limited shelf life of about two weeks and must be kept refrigerated once mixed with a diluent.
  • Dosing of HCG is measured in IUs (International Units) and is twice daily.
  • Requires a prescription from a licensed physician.

Homeopathic “HCG”

  • This is a homeopathic remedy which does not contain any measurable amounts of human chorionic gonadotrophin.
  • Dispensed as a aqueous solution.
  • Does not need to be mixed prior to use.
  • Shelf life is measured in years and the solution does not require refrigeration.
  • Dosing is measured in number of drops and typically is at least three to four times daily.
  • Often sold by individuals who don’t have a medical license.

Most patients that I have spoken with that have used both genuine HCG and “homeopathic HCG” have reported that real HCG is much more effective.

Does Homeopathic HCG Work?

While I know a few people who have had success using homeopathic HCG drops, I don’t have enough experience in my practice to comment on its efficacy compared to real HCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin).

I can say that I have had patients come to my practice after having disappointing results with the homeopathic HCG. Patients typically have a greater than 80-90% success rate if they follow the HCG Diet Protocol correctly and follow up with me consistently.

Here are some things to consider with regard to homeopathic HCG:

  • “Homeopathic HCG” is believed to contain the energetic imprint of HCG but does not actually contain HCG. It is made with a minute amount of HCG that is diluted millions of times following homeopathic manufacturing practices.
  • There are many websites that claim to sell oral HCG (which I am able to legally offer to my patients in my medical practice, in addition to injectable HCG, HCG cream, nasal HCG, and HCG tablets) but instead provide homeopathic HCG.
  • One of the most commonly sold brands of homeopathic HCG contains 16% USP Alcohol which would be unacceptable for some people for religious or medical reasons.

I recommend that people find an experienced physician who will do a thorough medical evaluation before prescribing HCG. Although the HCG Diet Protocol is very safe, it does requires close monitoring to ensure optimal results. Another benefit of working with a physician (especially one who holistically oriented) is that other health issues will be recognized and treated as well.