hcg diet and vitamins

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.

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