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“Lose Weight Get Paid”

This advertisement appeared in the Boston Metro weekend (June 15-17).

The ad states:

Lose weight with SimplePure HCG and earn $5 per pound of weight loss!

“Simple Pure Nutrition is looking for participants in their ground breaking HCG weight loss program.  HCG is a chemical produced by the human body that helps use fat more efficiently.  Until recently, HCG was only available by injection from a medical professional.  Now with its advanced liquid formula, SimplePure Nutrition has made it available in easy to use sublingual drops.  Simply put the drops under your tongue and you’ll start to experience weight loss of up to 1-2 lbs per day and get paid for it!*”

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What is HCG?

HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin  hormone. It is harvested from the urine of pregnant women.

“Sublingual drops” means drops released from a medicine dropper under the tongue.

As a weight loss aid, HCG simply doesn’t work and is potentially dangerous.  That is why the FTC and the FDA have been cracking down on HCG marketers.

Read the FDA publication “HCG Diet Products Are Illegal” here.

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According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HCG diet products are unproven and illegal.

“The FDA is warning consumers that over the counter HCG products marketed as weight loss aids are unproven and illegal. Many HCG products are marketed to be taken in connection with a very low calorie diet — it’s the decrease in calories that accounts for any weight loss. There are currently no FDA-approved HCG products designed to help you lose weight. FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have jointly issued warning letters to companies illegally marketing over-the-counter HCG products labeled for weight loss. marketing over-the-counter HCG products labeled for weight loss.”

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