Medications and Supplements

Weight Loss Medications

  • Used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults
  • Short-term and long-term use of medication (depends on patient’s needs and goals)

Phentermine, Diethylpropion, Phendimetrazine

  • decrease appetite/ produce early satiety – anorectic stimulant

Vyvanse

  • Used for binge eating disorder (this medication decreases appetite)

Qsymia (combination medication of Phentermine and Topiramate)

  • Phentermine: decrease appetite/ produce early satiety – anorectic stimulant
  • Topiramate: thought to work on the brain receptors which in turn reduce food intake/ decrease cravings. Works well on decrease of carbohydrate cravings
  • Combination medication gives greater efficacy with fewer side effects

Contrave (combination medication of Bupropion and Naltrexone)

  • Reduces appetite, reduces food intake; works on appetite regulatory center and reward system (dopamine circuit)

GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: Saxenda, Ozempic, Wegovy (and others)

  • Anti-Diabetic agent
  • Decreases hepatic glucose production and decreases intestinal absorption of glucose
  • Improves insulin sensitivity
  • Can reduce appetite
  • Changes the way the body uses and stores fat
  • Used in patients with insulin resistance, prediabetes and diabetes
  • Helps to decrease A1C

Metformin

  • Acts in the areas of the brain involved in regulation of appetite and caloric intake
  • Helps to decrease caloric intake
  • Increases glucose-dependent insulin secretion, decreases inappropriate glucagon secretion, increases B-cell growth/replication
  • Helps to decrease insulin resistance
  • Helps to decrease Hgb A1C
  • Saxenda and Wegovy- FDA Approved for weight management
  • Ozempic, Victoza and other GLP-1 receptor agonists- anti-diabetic agents

Supplements

Adipromin

This Weight Management Complex was developed to help people manage weight safely and effectively, with fast results, when used in combination with exercise and a reduced-calorie diet.

It has been shown to affect not only body weight and BMI, but also lean body mass, blood lipids, and underlying biochemical mediators—such as adiponectin—that control visceral adiposity, glucose regulation, insulin sensitivity, inflammation metabolism, lipid metabolism, and more.

Adipromin is a patented formulation of three standardized herbal extracts: turmeric (Curcuma longa), moringa (Moringa oleifera) and curry leaf (Murraya koenigii).

Vitamin B 12 (Injections, Drops or Capsules)

  • Helps with energy production, decreases fatigue and lethargy
  • Improves metabolism
  • Helps in healthy regulation of the nervous system
  • Helps to maintain a healthy digestive system
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Essential for healthy skin, hair and nails

Vitamin D (Injections, Drops or Capsules)

  • Maintenance of healthy bones
  • Supports the health of the nervous system
  • Supports the immune system
  • Improves brain function
  • Supports heart health
  • Helps to manage blood sugar levels

Success Story of the Month

Meet one of our patients, a 42 y.o. female, who started her weight loss journey over a year ago. She established care with Karolina, our Nurse Practitioner, and has worked hard each month on her goals and lifestyle changes. Here is her story:

“I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life with lots of ups and downs. June of 2020 I weighted the most I ever have and decided I needed to make changes. To date I have a total loss of 66lbs. Now to maintain a healthier lifestyle. My journey to a healthier me is not over!”

We are proud of our clients who work hard on their lifestyle changes and we proudly celebrate their success with them.

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