Human chorionic gonadotropin, also referred to as hCG is the hormone that plays a pivotal part in the Slender Wonder medical weight loss programme. When administered correctly with the supervision of a qualified physician and combined with a tailor-made eating plan that supports a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, it has the potential to assist patients in losing weight and improving their quality of life due to its impact on metabolic functioning.
However, when purchased from illegal online sources and administered without the assistance of a qualified doctor, it poses serious health hazards. Here are a few reasons why purchasing hCG from an unverified source should be avoided:
The source cannot be traced
The hCG used in our Slender Wonder medical weight loss programme is formulated under sterile conditions by qualified pharmacists according to an individual prescription per patient. When you order hCG online from an unverified source, there is no way of knowing how and where it was formulated.
You can easily be swindled
There are plenty of products, homoeopathic and otherwise, that claim to contain hCG, but in fact, contain little more than water and colourant. When medication is purchased through these unregulated channels there is no recourse if the product purchased contains none of the active ingredients the manufacturers claimed it did.
It is 100% illegal to order medication that requires a prescription online from an anonymous source. Medications such as hCG are qualified according to a certain schedule. In South Africa, any medicine classified as Schedule 3 or higher is a prescription medicine. This includes HCG. To get prescription medicine, a prescription from a doctor, dentist or allied health professional is required, which a pharmacy may then fill. The pharmacist should explain how to take the medicine, and by law, only a 6-month repeat prescription for schedule 3 and schedule 4 medicines is permitted. This regulation is in place to ensure that patients do not harm themselves by administering medication incorrectly. As such, purchasing it without a script is punishable by law.
hCG itself is not a cure-all
While the hormone plays an important part in the weight loss regime, it is by no means a cure-all. There is a very precise protocol that has to be followed in conjunction with the medication to ensure that any resultant weight loss occurs in a sustainable fashion. There are also certain instances where even prescription HCG may NOT be taken and a medical practitioner is able to advise in these instances. Bypassing the medical practitioner puts these patients at risk.
These are just a few of the reasons why purchasing counterfeit hCG online can have negative repercussions on your health and well-being. For more information on hCG and the role it plays in the Slender Wonder medical weight loss programme, get in touch with a Slender Wonder consultant today. We are here to answer any questions you may have and to provide professional guidance along your weight loss journey.