Well, there are many uses, but we predominantly use it for 2 different reasons: weight loss therapy and in conjunction with testosterone replacement therapy.
Simply put, no. Your body will recognize that you are essentially starving it and will go into “starvation mode”, which is similar to preparing for hibernation. It will slow your metabolism down, as to not run out of supply, which of course prevents you from losing weight. This is why temporarily starving yourself (“Crash Diet”) does not necessarily equal weight loss.
How much does it cost?
Women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or who are breastfeeding.
Other than listed above (who should not use), no.
Generally speaking, 1 pound per day, averaged over the time of therapy. We have seen people lose more, and some lose less. Traditionally speaking, when someone does not lose weight, it can usually be attributed to not following a low calorie diet.