Many HCG dieters and those who interested in the HCG diet plan have questions related to the proper storage of HCG. HCG, when properly stored, can last for many months. If not stored correctly, HCG products can easily lose potency over time. Proper storage of HCG drops ensures you will always have enough HCG supplement on hand and that the product remains effective for the purposes of weight loss.
HCG, also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, is actually a natural hormone, otherwise commonly called. It is made up of different proteins and amino acids. This means that if HCG shot or sublingual HCG drop is accidentally exposed to seriously high levels of heat, the product can undergo changes in its chemical composition. When excessive heat affects HCG products, it causes the proteins in the product to become denatured; these proteins are sometimes destroyed completely while other proteins naturally bond together on a molecular level. The chemical changes induced upon excessive heat exposure nullify the effectiveness of the HCG products.
The ideal temperature to keep your oral HCG drops or unmixed HCG at is always at room temperature. During the process of shipping, your HCG drops or unmixed HCG will be perfectly safe from extreme temperature fluctuations. You can store them in a cabinet, in your bathroom, on a shelf or anywhere in your home, provided that there are no nearby heat sources like a radiator, a fireplace, and that the drops are not accidentally exposed to the heat provided through sunlight. Keep HCG drops or unmixed HCG away from moisture as well.
If you are taking HCG via injection, you must refrigerate your HCG after mixing it, until you are ready for the injection. If you keep the product in the refrigerator, it can ensure the potency and freshness of the product for up to 30 days. Throw away any mixed HCG that you have not used after 30 days for maximum HCG weight loss result.
Where you store your product is up to you and should be based upon what is most convenient for you. If you plan on bringing your HCG shots or drops out of the home and toting them around with you, make sure you put them in a baggie with ice pack. Do not leave HCG inside a vehicle where the heat can rise dramatically and quickly. You may want to simply keep your drops at home and to take them before you step out; this will ensure their potency and accessibility. Do not use HCG if it has changed colors or the liquid has any particles in it.
HCG can be given as an injection under the skin or into a muscle. Do not self-inject HCG if you do not fully understand how to give the injection. Or you can take oral HCG drops. You will want to place the drops under your tongue so that they can slowly be absorbed. Swallowing the drops will only lend to the fast digestion of the drops, which will break down amino acids in the HCG product, and you will not derive any effect from it.
Keeping these simple storage and usage tips in mind, you can always ensure that you get the full effect from the HCG products that you use.