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What is HCG?

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone produced by the placenta in pregnancy that stimulates production of progesterone, allowing the uterus to sustain a growing fetus. Hormone that indicates pregnancy (positive when pregnant). The HCG hormone protects and nourishes the fetus by delivering caloric nutrition to the placenta by obtaining nutrition from the mother. For weight loss, prescribed off label, HCG is extracted from the urine in pregnant women, tested in a lab for potency, and an assay is performed.

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