HCG diet products fraudulent and illegal

The USA Today (1/24, Hellmich) reported, “There is no evidence” to support HCG weight-loss product claims says the head of the Food and Drug Administration’s “Internet and health fraud” division, Elizabeth Miller.

Miller also said that although HCG products “claim to be homeopathic,” they are not recognized in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Therefore, these products “are not recognized by the FDA as homeopathic drugs, so they are unapproved drugs and are illegal,”

Further, Fox News Reports that the Food and Drug Administration is urging the public to not use over-the-counter HCG hormone products to lose weight, as there is no proof it actually works and it can be dangerous to your health,

These HCG diet products, which come in the form of oral drops or sprays, are being sold in health stores, and supporters of the diet craze say it’s a “weight-loss miracle.”

So, much as we may want to admit it, the best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more. Yes, I know it’s not what we wanted to hear, but there are lots of safe and effective programs like Weight Watchers.

Back to the gym!