hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) compounded in the United States by licensed pharmacies. hCG is available as injectable kits or "troches" (lozenges). Patients use hCG injections or troches in conjunction with a very low calorie diet. Adding either B12 or Lipo (MIC+B12) as a separate injection 2-3 times weekly will help maximize weight loss. The hCG diet can be done in either a 28 or 56 day round. Many have reported losses of 20lbs or more on the hCG protocol.