Dr. Castellano Health Institure or Orange County, CA.

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OFFICE:  (714) 530-2183 

FAX:  (714) 530-2182


12460 Euclid St Suite 101

Garden Grove CA 92840

What is HCG?

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone that is made by the developing embryo after conception and later by the placenta. It is most commonly used to increase testosterone levels in men and in extremely high doses to cause ovulation in women.

How is HCG used with the diet?

HCG signals the brain to mobilize fat stores. When combined with a very low calorie diet and under a doctor’s supervision, this allows us to quickly access your reserve fat stores so that you can lose the weight quickly, maintain your energy levels, and avoid the hunger associated with most diets.

What are some of the benefits of the HCG Weight loss Program?

Here are a Few:

  1. Very little loss of muscle mass
  2. Can normalize the thyroid gland
  3. Can help rebuild the adrenal glands
  4. Normalizes cholesterol levels
  5. Normalizes appetite demands
  6. Gets rid of large pot belly on both male and female
  7. Reduces fat deposits on double chins

Can men and Women do the program?
The program works very well in both men and women. In fact, many times men will lose more weight than women. Don’t worry, men don’t develop “man boobs. It just works to shrink the fat and shed the weight.

Will I have any side effects from doing the program?

Eating a very low calorie diet could potentially cause some problems within your body. Therefore, while on the program, regular monitoring by a trained professional is a requirement to ensure your safety. If properly monitored, the program is very safe and very effective.

Why not just buy the HCG off the web and do the program?

HCG has to be prescribed by a physician. Websites that sell “homeopathic” HCG are not selling the real thing. We do not recommend that anyone do the diet without proper monitoring and follow up. We see our patients on a weekly basis and do a body fat analysis each time we see them so that we know if they are burning off fat or muscle. You want to hold on to the muscle as it will dictate your metabolism at the end of the diet.

What kind of results can I expect?

Most people lose ½ to 1 pound per day while doing the diet program, some lose more. Typically what we see is that women lose about 20 pounds and men can lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days. They feel fine, have energy, and their appetite is decreased naturally.

What about permanent weight loss?

After the program, your metabolism will be relatively higher than when you first started the diet. We also give you a personalized diet plan to follow to keep the weight off permanently. We show you exactly what to eat to prevent the weight gain.