What Is the HCG Diet, and How Does the Fad Diet Work?

The diet requires that you eat only 500 calories a day, supposedly as part of an effort to help reset your metabolism and change your abnormal eating patterns, as the FDA explains in its warning against the diet. (1) The HCG diet also requires you to take a daily dose of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). Available in injections, pellets, sprays, oral drops, and pills, HCG is the hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy.

In 1954, British physician A.T.W. Simeons theorized that HCG allows mothers-to-be to access fat reserves to feed their fetuses. He published a book, Pounds and Inches: A New Approach to Obesity, in which he suggested that HCG could help people access their fat reserves and achieve weight loss.

The idea might have been that, if a woman had morning sickness or some other condition that prevented her from taking in ample nutrition at a certain point in her pregnancy, her baby would still have a reserve of energy to draw on, and the hormone HCG could help facilitate access to that supply, Weinandy says. But, she notes, this really oversimplifies the numerous systems at work in pregnancy: A number of hormones are active, and the way they interact can sometimes even promote fat gain for the mother.

In fact, Weinandy says, this kind of speculation about HCG’s role in weight loss can be “really dangerous, and it’s sending a bad message to people because we don’t know for certain how HCG works.” Another worry? Many chronic diseases, including breast cancer and prostate cancer, have been linked to an imbalance of hormones, so we can’t predict what effects manipulating our hormones might have, Weinandy cautions.

What is Bacteriostatic Water?

What is Bacteriostatic Water?

Bacteriostatic Water for Injection is sterile non-pyrogenic water that contains 0.9% benzyl alcohol (9mg/mL), which is added as a bacteriostatic preservative. This preparation of sterile water and benzyl alcohol (BnOH) allows repeated withdrawals to be made from a single 30mL plastic vial. Hospira, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of bacteriostatic and sterile water, recommends that once a vial of bacteriostatic water is open the preservatives will prolong its life for up to 28 days and that after this period of time the vial should to be discarded. Other sterile waters for injection without the bacteriostatic agent (single-dose vials) should be discarded after a single use. Visit our buy Bacteriostatic Water page to purchase online at wholesale supply prices.

Sterile Water For Injection – 10mL

Hospira Sterile Water for injection, USP is a sterile, nonpyrogenic preparation that does not contain bacteriostat, antimicrobial or added buffers. Sterile Water is dispensed in flip-top single dose plastic vials and used to dilute or dissolve drugs for injection. Sterile water is available from BacteriostaticWater.com in 10mL vials.

Sodium Chloride (NaCl) For Injection 30mL

Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride for injection, USP is packaged in a sterile, multiple-dose vial from which repeated withdrawals may be made to dilute or dissolve drugs. Each milliliter (ml) contains 9mg of sodium chloride and 0.9% (9 mg/ml) benzyl alcohol added as a Bacteriostatic preservative. Bacteriostatic sodium chloride may contain hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment. The pH is 5.0 (4.5 to 7.0). Sodium Chloride, USP is chemically designated NaCl, a white crystalline powder freely soluble in water.

10mL and 30mL Empty Sterile Sealed Glass Vials

Empty injection vials are sterile and nonpyrogenic vials that are made with USP Type I glass used for mixing different medications or solutions for injection. The vials contain a plastic protective cap, which can be removed prior to using the vials, and the sealed top provides easy needle insertion, while keeping the injected liquids safely contained for mixing. Each empty sterile vial contains one drop of pyrogen-free water to render the vial sterile upon autoclaving (sterilization process).

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Buy Bacteriostatic Water, Sodium Chloride 0.9%, Sterile Water for Injection and More!

At BacteriostaticWater.com we supply only Hospira brand Bacteriostatic Water and sterile water for injection to purchase online that has an expiration date exceeding one year. Bacteriostatic Water is a preparation designed solely for parenteral use only after addition of drugs that require dilution or must be dissolved in an aqueous vehicle prior to injection. Bacteriostatic Water is supplied in a multiple-dose container from which repeated withdrawals may be made to dilute or dissolve drugs for injection and the pH is 5.7 (4.5 to 7.0). Water for Injection, USP is chemically designated H2O and the semi-rigid vial is fabricated from a specially formulated polyolefin. It is a copolymer of ethylene and propylene. The safety of the plastic has been confirmed by tests in animals according to USP standards.

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