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Are Omnitrition diet drops safe for everyone to use?

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Omnitrition diet drops contain a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin, which is not legal for over-the-counter sale as of 2015, notes WebMD. The HCG hormone is produced naturally in the body during pregnancy and is sometimes prescribed to treat fertility issues, according to Mayo Clinic.

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Omnitrition diet drops are marketed as a weight-loss aid. The drops are composed of purified water and HCG hormone, according to Diets in Review. HCG has not been approved by the FDA for weight-loss applications, and research suggests that the hormone does not have any weight-reducing properties, according to WebMD. These drops are often recommended in conjunction with a calorie-restricted diet. The diet may cause a host of side effects such as constipation, headaches, dizziness and leg cramps, notes HCGDietDrops.com.

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