Last week, the FDA finally banned over-the-counter HCG production, distribution and sales. As you may already know, HCG has gained popularity in recent years as a weight loss product.
HCG is a substance produced by the placenta and found in the urine of pregnant woman. While it is approved for some infertility treatments, it has never been shown to aid weight loss. The FDA further stated that the data shows that people who have lost weight on this regimen did so because of calorie restriction and not HCG.