Although some states require a doctor’s prescription for the purchase of HCG, it is actually a fairly simple matter to buy HCG online without a prescription in most states, provided that you know your source.
The Advantages of Buying Online
Ordering HCG online directly does save you a substantial amount of money, when you consider the time and costs involved in scheduling a doctor’s appointment, lab tests and blood work and syringes. This can be avoided by ordering from an online source.
Usually, you can order HCG in an injectable form or as a homeopathic oral suspension that is taken under the tongue. Most people prefer the latter, as daily injections with needles can be rather uncomfortable – and even downright painful for some individuals.
The Dangers of Buying Onlin
Most HCG that is available online without a prescription is made in countries where quality controls and safety regulations are all but absent. You have no guarantees of what you might be getting, nor any assurance that you will even receive it.
Liquid HCG – the type that is taken orally – is manufactured in the United States. Although not approved for diet use in the U.S. (it is used medically for other purposes, and “off-label” use by medical professionals is a common practice.) Its manufacture is tightly regulated and is subject to quality and safety standards established by the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Unlike overseas operations, U.S. manufacturers must be licensed laboratories operated by qualified individuals.
Side Effects and Interactions
If you have allergies or are on other kinds of prescription medications, you should obtain your HCG through a qualified physician who can provide advice and guidance in this area. It is important to inform your doctor of any and all medications you are currently taking prior to starting in on the HCG protocols, particularly if you are being treated for pituitary gland disorders. HCG is known to interfere with the drug ganirelix, which is used to suppress pituitary secretions. Because HCG can cause hyperstimulation of the ovaries, women who take ganirelix may require a dosage adjustment when on the HCG diet.
Some individuals may experience one or more of the following side effects:
- swelling of the limbs
- pain in the hips and abdomen
- breathing difficulty
- difficulty urinating
- water retention
Anyone who experiences these symptoms should stop using HCG and contact a physician immediately.