Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, more commonly known as hCG, is a hormone which is produced during a women’s pregnancy. It triggers the hypothalamus which mobilizes the mother’s stored fat. This is essential because it helps insure that the baby gets the fuel it needs in order to be healthy. HCG affects the metabolic functions so that fat can be easily transferred to the blood stream from pools of stored fat in locked fat reserves. Pregnancy tests will test for hCG, which is produced only during pregnancy. A high level of hCG indicates a positive pregnancy. In some cases, the increased hCG level can be detected in the blood as early as 8 days after conception, but in most cases it is usually around 11 days. During the course of a pregnancy hCG levels will increase and decrease, with the levels doubling on average every 30-31 hours until they peak, usually around the 9th and 10th weeks of your pregnancy. According to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of New Mexico, a pregnant woman produces a peak hCG level of over 3,000,000 IU during the 10th week of gestation. This is 15,000 times less than the daily dose of 200 IU used in conjunction with weight loss. To put this in perspective: A person taking 12 sublingual drops of hcg per day (200 IU) would have to take 180,000 drops to equal what a pregnant woman produces at her peak production of hCG. This equals nearly 2 1/2 gallons of drops.