Pharmaceutical Grade Vs. Homeopathic

Losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle has now become part and parcel of today’s society. New methods of weight loss are popping up every day and only a few of them have been tried and tested. One such treatment is the use of the Clean Start Weight Loss Program to lose weight. Broadly categorized, there are two different forms of hormones that are available on the market – a pharmaceutical grade form and a homoeopathic form.

But which one is better and which one is recommended? Here are shall take a closer look at this.

Pharmaceutical grade 

Pharmaceutical grade is one that is available only on prescription by a physician. Available as a drug in the pharmacy, is reassuring to know that pharmaceutical grade would have undergone rigorous testing in clinical trials to ensure its efficacy. It is available in particular concentrations as recommended by Dr. ATW Simeons. According to Dr. Simeons (the founder), in order to lose weight, the product must contain at least 125 IU. Anything below that will be ineffective and can be pretty much useless.


There has been a fair bit of controversy over the use of homoeopathic. A breakdown of the product, which is available in the form of drops, has been shown to contain water, vitamins, alcohol and only trace amounts of the hormone, if any. Given that there is a minimum requirement of  this hormone in order to lose weight effectively through the Clean Start Weight Loss Program diet protocol, one cannot be sure how much they are receiving through these drops.

There are a number of forums on the Internet where discussions have been held regarding whether homoeopathic is in fact useful. While the general opinion seems to be that it does not help anyone lose weight, some people seem to have found the benefit. It is highly likely that the benefit they have received is more of a placebo effect on the weight loss is a result of their diet and exercise.

Advice on purchasing

If you are keen to start the Clean Start Weight Loss diet, it is essential that you see a doctor first ensure that is the right step for you. It is strongly recommended that you do not purchase ‘drops’ on the Internet as they are likely to be homoeopathic medication that may be completely useless. A physician prescribed pharmaceutical grade assures you that you are receiving the right amount as recommended by Dr. Simeons to be the effective dose to lose weight.


There are significant and important differences between pharmaceutical grade and homoeopathic. From the available evidence, pharmaceutical grade is clearly superior to homoeopathic.

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