Weight Loss Medications
The physicians in our weight loss clinic locations can provide numerous weight loss medications to assist in your individualized weight loss program.
Each phase of the Nuviva program will include the use of medications that aid in achieving the maximum amount of weight loss from diet and exercise during that phase. We will monitor each patient to make sure that the weight loss medications are being taken safely and efficiently. It is our belief that our methods of phasing the administering of weight loss medications prevent the body from building a tolerance to that medication and can alleviate any potential side effects.
The medications that we use are:
Phentermine (Fastin, Adipex)
Phentermine is a prescription-only medication that is approved for short term use as an appetite suppressant for the management of obesity. Phentermine has been available on the market since the 1950s. It works for weight loss by telling your brain that you are not hungry.
B12 / MICC (methionine, inositol, choline, chromium) Injection
B12 and MICC is an injection of vitamins, and amino acids that is an important part of the Nuviva Medical Weight Loss Program. It ensures your body receives all the necessary nutrients to keep you at your energetic best. Many of these nutrients are not readily absorbed when taken orally and need to be taken by injection. B12 B6 and MICC injections are safe, effective and keep your body well-balanced. They help increase energy as well as contribute to the success of your weight loss plan. This injection is also referred to as being a lipotropic nutrient. A lipotropic nutrient is one that promotes or encourages the export of fat from the liver. Lipotropics are necessary for the maintenance of a healthy liver as well as burning the exported fat for additional energy. Without lipotropics such as choline and inositol, fats and bile can become trapped in the liver, causing severe problems such as cirrhosis and blocking fat metabolism.
Below are the naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals and amino acids that you will receive in your weekly injection.
Vitamin B12 – regulates the formation of red blood cells and helps in the utilization of iron, preventing anemia. It is an important component of the body system, because it is required for proper digestion, absorption and synthesis of foods, protein synthesis, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.
Methionine - an antioxidant amino acid that neutralizes free radicals. It aids in breaking down fat, removing heavy metals from the body and with digestion. It is one of the important amino acids that increase energy and lean muscle mass.
Inositol – a vitamin that is vital for metabolism of fat and cholesterol. It also prevents hardening of the arteries and been shown to help in the treatment of depression and anxiety.
Choline – plays a major role in cardiovascular health. In addition to minimizing excess fat in the liver through its fat and cholesterol metabolic properties, it aids in hormone production.
Chromium – plays a role in the metabolism of glucose and is needed for energy. It also plays a vital role in the synthesis of fats, cholesterol and proteins.
Other Cutting Edge Medications
Nuviva’s weight loss programs also include certain natural human hormones, which will be administered via subcutaneous injections. We’ve found that this approach works very well as a complement to a careful diet and regular exercise.
How does it work?
The hormone we use in our program is produced during pregnancy by the human placenta. It works as a natural appetite suppressant by freeing stored fat into the circulatory system, where it becomes available as both an energy source and appetite suppressant. This makes it much easier to stick to the Very Low Calorie Diet that is part of nearly every Nuviva weight loss plan.
Because the stored fat is released into the bloodstream and used as energy, most people find it easy to maintain daily routines that include sustained physical activity. And while some Nuviva patients do report feeling jittery or shaky for a short time after starting the hormone injections, most find that a snack of a single piece of fruit or 1/2 cup of raw vegetables help quiet those feelings. Naturally, your weight loss coach should be informed if this happens, in case a re-evaluation of your diet program is necessary.
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