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HTA Policy on Purchasing and/or Selling HCG
hCG is not illegal, nor is it a controlled substance. However, hCG is only available in the United States by prescription. Moreover, the FDA has not approved hCG for weight loss although it is approved for other uses. Therefore, using hCG for weight loss is considered an off-label use and this is completely legal if prescribed by a licensed physician.
HTA does not provide advice or recommendations to any of its members on where or how to obtain hCG. The manner in which you choose to obtain and source hCG is within your own discretion. If members of HTA provide advice or direction to other members of HTA with respect to where and how to obtain HCG, they must do so outside of the forum and at their own risk.
Therefore, if you are confused about where to get hCG or what advice or information about a particular doctor, clinic, or source, you may post and request that another member contact you at your private email address or send you a private message with their private email address.
HCG comes in 1500IUs, 2000IUs, 5000IUs and 10,000IUs.
If you are doing a short round (need to lose 15 lbs or less), order 1500IU or 2000IU ampoules. If you are planning on doing a long round (15 or more pounds to lose), order any of the ampoule sizes. But bear in mind you will need more of the smaller IU ampoules.
Prior to mixing, the powder form of hCG does not need to be refrigerated. However, once mixed with the bacteriostatic water, it does need to be kept refrigerated.
For a 43 day program, you want one (1) 10000IU ampoule, two (2) 5000 IU ampoules, OR six (6) 1500 IU ampoules. The difference to consider between choosing the 10000 IU, 5000 IU or the 1500 IU has only to do with potency (in other words how long the HCG stays fresh in the fridge after mixing). This point has been debated, and it has been stated by several different people who are doing research on this that the hCG will last up to one month in the fridge and it probably will. If you are willing to spend the extra $ (for (6) 1500 IU ampoules) you would be mixing a new batch of HCG every week instead of once or twice.
Suggestion about storing 5000IU mixture in the fridge: Store your hCG in the refrigerator after you mix it. If you are concerned about potency, buy a cheap pregnancy test. Place a drop of the hCG mixture on your pregnancy test. DO NOT TEST YOUR URINE. If it reads positive, it is still potent. If not, then throw away and mix a new batch.
NOTE: We recommend that you buy as much hCG as you will need for all of the rounds you plan to do. You can estimate that you will lose 15-20 pounds in a 23 day round, or 30-40 pounds in a 46 day round, so go from there. This will also mean you will pay the shipping and handling fee only once. If you have thyroid issues, please be advised that it will take approximately twice as long to lose the same amount of weight. So order accordingly.
HCG – it is best to use 5,000 IU when making sublingual. The potency will last about 30 days, or more.
NOTE: The hCG used is the same that is used for injection.
Alcohol - DO NOT USE RUBBING ALCOHOL! Rubbing Alcohol is poisonous when taken internally! Just use good distilled liquor (rum, vodka, gin, etc.) This acts as a preservative and aids in absorption, so don’t omit it. You will not taste it.
Amber or blue glass bottle – get this at a health food store. The smaller it is, the better. You will only be putting two teaspoons of liquid in it.
0.3 ml syringe (for taking your dose) – The best is an insulin syringe. Try to get one that you can remove the needle from.
5 ml syringe - for drawing the water and alcohol.
Water - can be bottled, tap, or whatever you have on hand.
We have found it easiest to mix up one solution that can be adjusted for dose by simply drawing up another amount.
Below are the mixing directions for the different doses of hCG Vials.
And here is the amount you would draw for your daily dose. It is the same no matter what size vial you started with.
You will need:
A note on the sterile saline provided with the HCG: The powder concentrate includes an ampoule of liquid sterile saline water to be mixed with it, however, this amount is not sufficient for our injections and should be discarded. An entirely new, large vial of Bacteriostatic Water is required. For 175 i.u. doses, 30 ml of water is needed. Bacteriostatic Water is noted to preserve the mixed solution for up to 6 weeks.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT MIX THE TWO DIFFERENT LIQUIDS TOGETHER. You want to use only one liquid, the 30 cc vial of Bacteriostatic Water, to dissolve the powder.
Mixing Prep: Mixing materials should be laid out in a sterile environment and hands should be washed prior to beginning. Hands should be dried with paper towels.
Opening the glass ampoule of the powder concentrate if it is a glass vial with a lid that snaps off:
The top of the ampoule is cleaned with alcohol. Using one swift motion, the top is snapped away from the body.
Opening the glass ampoule of the powder concentrate if it is one with a rubber stopper in the top:
Remove the plastic covering by snapping it off.
The rubber top of the 30cc Bacteriostatic water vial is wiped with the alcohol pad also.
Then the rubber top of a new sterile glass vial is wiped with the alcohol pad.
Using a 12cc syringe (multiple times), Bacteriostatic water is drawn into the syringe, and the top of the empty 30 cc vial is wiped with alcohol, then inject Bacteriostatic water into the same 30 cc vial.
Next, draw 1cc of Bacteriostatic Water into the syringe. 1cc of Bacteriostatic water is injected into the ampoule. The powder will dissolve almost immediately, with a gentle swirling of the vial. DO NOT SHAKE.
Draw the liquid mixture back into the syringe & inject it into the sterile glass vial containing Bacteriostatic water.
1 ml = 1cc
We don't recommend using a 10,000 IU vial unless you are sharing it with another person. It would lose its potency before you used all of it. That being said, the mixing instructions are included.
For 10,000 IU vial:
10 ml water
10 ml alcohol
For 5,000 IU vial:
5 ml water
5 ml alcohol
For 2,000 IU vial:
2 ml water
2 ml alcohol
For 1,500 IU vial:
1.5 ml water (note the decimal)
1.5 ml alcohol (note the decimal)
For 1,000 IU vial:
1 ml water
1 ml alcohol
To use the solution, draw up the following amount for each dose. Remember, you will be taking your dose twice daily.
.1 cc (or 10 on an insulin syringe) = 50 IU per dose, 100 IU daily
.15 cc (or 15 on an insulin syringe) = 75 IU per dose, 150 IU daily
.2 cc (or 20 on an insulin syringe) = 100 IU per dose, 200 IU daily
.25 cc (or 25 on an insulin syringe) = 125 IU per dose, 250 IU daily
.3 cc (or 30 on an insulin syringe) = 150 IU per dose, 300 IU daily
The maximum dose is 333 IU per day. We actually haven’t seen anyone who needs this amount. Most need 250 maximum. If you feel that 300 IU isn’t doing the job, mix your next batch as follows:
Use 3.75 ml water and 3.75 ml alcohol for your solution, along with a minimal amount to mix the solution.
Draw .25 cc (25 on an insulin syringe) solution each dose. This will give you 166.6 IU each dose. 333 IU daily.
Be careful though, because too much hCG will cause the same effects as not enough, slow or no weight loss.