hcg diet and vitamins

Taking vitamins on the HCG diet

Taking Vitamins while on the HCG Diet

We always recommend that you consult your physician before adding any new supplements to your HCG diet. While on the HCG diet, you may take a B12 or B-complex supplement. This will help boost your energy, keep your nervous system healthy, aids with good digestion, along with helping to keep your hair, skin and nails healthy.  You’ll want to avoid taking oily supplements such as fish oil, along with any fat-soluble vitamins. To get a healthy dose of Omega-3, incorporate fresh fish into you’re your diet. Vitamin D is an important vitamin for healthy living. The best source of Vitamin D is the sun. Lather up on the oil-free sunscreen, and get a little bit of sunshine. Even 10 minutes a day can be beneficial. Dark, leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are full of calcium and oranges are full of Vitamin C. The most efficient way, regardless of if your are taking the HCG drops or not, is to get all of your vitamins is to eat a healthy diet full of whole natural foods.

Do you need vitamins while on the HCG diet?

While on the HCG diet, a lot of people have questions in regards to vitamins. Vitamins are not required while on the HCG diet. Below is an excerpt from Dr. Simeon’s manuscript, Pounds and Inches:

Sooner or later most patients express a fear that they may be running out of vitamins or that the restricted diet may make them anemic. On this score the physician can confidently relieve their apprehension by explaining that every time they lose a pound of fatty tissue, which they do almost daily, only the actual fat is burned up; all the vitamins, the proteins, the blood, and the minerals which this tissue contains in abundance are fed back into the body. Actually, a low blood count not due to any serious disorder of the blood forming tissues improves during treatment, and we have never encountered a significant protein deficiency nor signs of a lack of vitamins in patients who are dieting regularly.

Summary of taking vitamins while on the HCG diet

Similar to exercise on the HCG diet, taking vitamins is optional but if one chooses to, it must be allowed on the diet or it could lessen the full results of the HCG diet completely.



  1. By: Linda

    on: February 18, 2011 . Reply

    Your statement about lathering up on sunscreen then going in the sun is a contradiction!! Please fix this info!

    • By: GIA

      on: February 23, 2011 . Reply

      What? How is it a contradiction? Putting sunscreen on before going out in the sun is good old common sense. In the context it was written they said in order to get a healthy dose of Vitamin D, the natural way, is to go out into the sun a few minutes a day – therefore put some sunscreen on. Get it?

      • By: France

        on: March 18, 2011 . Reply

        I quote “Lather up on the oil-free sunscreen” was mentionned earlier.

  2. By: Belina

    on: February 19, 2011 . Reply

    im concerned about my electrolytes ,or rather messing them up with having to consume 112 ounces of water is this safe?

  3. By: Judy

    on: March 11, 2011 . Reply

    Hi!…I am a big fan of Dr. Joseph Mercola and he is a HUGE advocate of Vitamin D3…He says that sun exposure (without sunscreen) of about 10 to 15 minutes a day, with at least 40% of your skin exposed is the way to do it …This is a general guide of how much sun you need…though people with dark skin will need to to be out in the sun significantly longer.

    It does make sense…If the sun must be on your skin to make the Vitamin D IN your skin, your skin must be exposed…NO sunscreen. And I have seen and heard this elsewhere too! 🙂

  4. By: Lori

    on: July 15, 2011 . Reply

    Does anyone know if skin lotionof any sort is allowed, if so can anyone recommend one, I have really dry skin, and I will be starting the HCG diet on Monday, help.

  5. By: Laura

    on: July 26, 2011 . Reply

    I do not believe in sunscreen so much as I believe in being prudent in your sun exposure. Anything on the skin goes directly into the blood stream and all are made of toxic chemicals. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.

    10-15 minutes of sun a day is not going to burn you.

  6. By: Cynthia

    on: August 9, 2011 . Reply

    About sunscreen:I have heard from several different Health practicioners in So. Cal. that there are some studies that point to the possibility that toxic chemicals in sunscreen and sun lotions in conjunction with sun light may be the cause not the solution to skin cancer. I use coconut oil which nurtures and feeds the skin and has sunscreening properties. Kamee (one of the consultants here) has told me it is OK while doing HCG! but not internally ,just topically! Be Well, Cynthia

  7. By: barb dixon

    on: August 15, 2011 . Reply


  8. By: Pam

    on: August 29, 2011 . Reply

    CVS does a nice gel moisturizer. I found mine in the Sunscreen section, though there is no sunscreen in it. Also Garnier does a really nice facial mousturizer. Check it out!

  9. By: Peggy

    on: November 13, 2011 . Reply

    What other vitamins are people taking orally on the HCG? I have read B-12 and also potassium can help increase the weight loss. Any thoughts?

  10. By: Su

    on: August 23, 2012 . Reply

    I have been advised to use Aveeno lotion. While it is slightly more expensive than my normal lotion, I am happy to see results while using this product. Also I had terribly chapped lips my 4th day so I started using Carmex.

    • By: Sadie Salazar

      on: August 23, 2012 . Reply

      Hi Sue – I’m happy to hear that you are doing well on the diet. 🙂 Make sure that you are using products that are oil free while on the diet protocol. The only oil that is allowed will be mineral oil. A lot of customers have found that mineral oil is sufficient for their needs.



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