HCG Diet is scientifically planned that vitamin supplements are no longer necessary. Below is an excerpt from Dr. Simons Pounds and Inches manuscript:
“Sooner or later most patients express a fear that they may be running out of vitamins or that the restricted diet may make them anemic. On this score the physician can confidently relieve their apprehension by explaining that every time they lose a pound of fatty tissue, which they do almost daily, only the actual fat is burned up; all the vitamins, the proteins, the blood, and the minerals which this tissue contains in abundance are fed back into the body. Actually, a low blood count not due to any serious disorder of the blood forming tissues improves during treatment, and we have never encountered a significant protein deficiency nor signs of a lack of vitamins in patients who are dieting regularly”.
Fat loss can feed the body
This means that your body is getting enough nutrition from your stored fats and the foods that you are eating. You can only resume taking vitamin supplements once your diet with HCG is done. The main reason for this is that sometimes, vitamin supplements contain additional sugars, oils, starches and calories in it which can waylay your weight loss.
Increased energy level
However, there are times that HCG dieters require dietary supplements due to poor health conditions. You may do so but we recommend that you consult first with your physician. You may take vitamin B12 or B-complex supplements to help boosts your energy level. This will also keep your nervous system, skin, hair and nails healthy. It also aids in good digestions.
Other than vitamin B12, you may also take vitamin C, D and calcium ONLY when needed. Be sure that it’s non-oily and non-capsule with no other added ingredients. Avoid oily supplements like fish oil and non-fat soluble vitamins. The best source of vitamin D is the sun, so lather up some oil-free sunscreen and get a bit of sunshine. Dark leafy vegetables like kale and spinach are packed with calcium. Oranges are packed with vitamin C. Regardless of whether you are taking vitamin supplements or not, the best and most efficient way to get all the necessary vitamins you need during the HCG diet is through eating a healthy diet loaded with whole natural foods.