Phentermine (Adipex-P, Lomaira) is a prescription medicine used to lessen appetite. It can help weight loss by making you less hungry. Or it can help you feel full longer.
Phentermine may be offered combined with topiramate for weight loss (Qsymia). The combined drug is approved for long-term use. Phentermine is approved for use for up to 12 weeks. But weight management can take time. So some health care providers might order it for longer use, which is called "off-label" use, a common practice with many medications.
A once-weekly injectable medication that can help to reduce body weight in people who are obese or overweight. Potential benefits of semaglutide include:
Defiance Health curates a plan for you that includes a dosage amount and recommend administration. Semaglutide is typically given as an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection) once a week. The dose of semaglutide is usually started at a low level and gradually increased over time (titrated) to reduce the risk of side effects.
The most common side effects of semaglutide include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and constipation. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own after a few days or weeks of treatment.
Other possible side effects of semaglutide include:
Tirzepatide is a medication that may help with weight loss by enhancing the growth of beta cells in the pancreas, delaying gastric emptying, improving control of eating and reducing food cravings. Studies indicate that it may be more effective than semaglutide, although they are industry studies. People in our clinics have lost significant weight with semaglutide.
Average weight loss in clinical trials was greater than 20%. On top of weight loss benefits, Tirzepatide is shown to be highly effective in lowering blood sugar levels and decreasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes. This medication results in effective weight loss, blood sugar control, and and potentially less side effects.
Achieving your ideal physique through diet & exercise can be difficult. Many individuals are genetically predisposed to carrying fat in certain areas and sometimes life situations make lifestyle approaches feel fruitless.
Some treatments use liposuction or cold or warm technology to remove, freeze, or burn fat. Still others aim to contract muscles and increase metabolism. However, Emsculpt Neo allows us to do both simultaneously for the most effective workout + lipolysis treatment ever! Don't be fooled by inferior imitators that simply can't offer the power and results of Emsculpt Neo. Ask us about Emsculpt Neo & Exion - Body to fortify your weight loss plan.
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin, which aids in the formation and maturation of red bloods cells. It also helps with the maintenance of nerve cells, & serves as a building block in DNA. Deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to health issues such as generalized weakness, numbness, leg stiffness, abnormal gait, memory loss, personality change and depressed mood. Increased risk of frailty and disability has been associated with poor B vitamin status.
Vitamin B12 deficiency has also been linked with an increased risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.
Meeting nutritional needs through a whole-food diet is the absolute, ideal scenario!
Vitamin B12 is found in animal products including meat & dairy, as well as some fortified cereals. Unfortunately, achieving optimal levels through diet alone is challenging, to say the least. Even if adequate amounts are consumed by mouth, there are many stomach & intestinal issues that can interfere with absorption of B12 through the gut.
"Vitamin B12 deficiency is common, mainly due to limited dietary intake of animal foods or malabsorption of the vitamin. Vegetarians are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency as are other groups with low intakes of animal foods or those with restrictive dietary patterns."
"Some medications are thought to interfere with the absorption or metabolism of vitamin B12. These include proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medications, metformin, nitrous oxide anaesthesia, some epileptic medications and colchicine."
You may be at greater risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency if you:
Although there are numerous benefits, in our experience the most commonly reported improvements include:
We recommend B12 injections be administered every 1-2 weeks.
Individual needs may vary, so our providers will work with you to determine the best program for your needs.
Vitamin B12 is water-soluble, & therefore any excess that your body does not need will be excreted in the urine.
Start your patient portal, complete your intake forms, & schedule your first injection visit-- it's that simple! Our providers will review your medical background to ensure you are a great candidate for Vitamin B12 injections & other treatments.
"Lipo" means relating to fat or other lipids, and "tropic" means influencing the activity of a certain gland in the body. Lipotropics are compounds that helps stimulate the breakdown of fat during metabolism. Lipotropic injections include methionine, inositol, & choline which help catalyze the breakdown of fat in the body by the liver and support healthy, overall liver function.
Methionine is an amino acid that speeds the removal of fat from the liver, helps prevent fat deposition, and acts as an antioxidant to reduce free-radical damage to our bodies.
Inositol plays an important role in processing fats to promote their breakdown & elimination by our bodies. Scientists said it best, "Although their roles in cancer treatment and prevention have been extensively reported, interestingly, they may also have distinctive properties in energy metabolism and metabolic disorders."
According to scientific studies, "choline-deficiency is now thought to have an impact on diseases such as liver disease, atherosclerosis, and, possibly, neurological disorders."
This makes sense considering that choline assists in the emulsification of fats and cholesterol which allows their transport out of our cells.
Additionally, "mean choline intakes for older children, men, women, and pregnant women are far below the adequate intake level established by the IOM." On average we are not consuming necessary amounts of this essential nutrient, so supplementing choline in addition to a healthy, balanced diet may be beneficial!
Carnitine helps preserve muscle glycogen and promote fat oxidation. It also spares the use of amino acids as energy sources during exercise, making them potentially available for new protein synthesis , and decreases the accumulation of lactate
We recommend lipotropic injections be administered once per week.
These injections support healthy body function, can improve energy levels, & boost your results with adopting a healthy diet & regular exercise!
Start your patient portal, complete your intake forms, & schedule your first injection visit-- it's that simple! Our providers will review your medical background to ensure you are a great candidate for lipotropics & other treatments.
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