Medically Supervised Weight Loss
- from $89/month
Benefits of Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Benefits of Weight Loss:
A healthier heart
Lower blood pressure
Less strain on joints and lower back
A better sex life
Oxytocin for weight management has been shown to decrease overall weight through reduced caloric consumption in both animal and human models. Data suggests this is done by modulating the activation of hedonic food motivation pathways. The ventral tegmental area (VTA) is one part of this pathway and the origin of dopaminergic bodies. The VTA also has oxytocin receptors, and it is believed that saturating these receptors with exogenous oxytocin administration is what leads to the downstream effect of decreased food desire.
Phentermine increases release of neurotransmitters which simulate metabolism and suppress appetite. Phentermine is a “sympathomimetic” because it simulates the release and inhibition of certain neurotransmitters in your brain, specifically dopamine and norepinephrine. Essentially it tricks your mind into feeling full.
Bupropion/Naltrexone is a novel weight loss drug that combines a noradrenaline/dopamine reuptake inhibitor with a non-selective opioid receptor antagonist. Research on the pathways that regulate food intake and body weight has identified the hypothalamic melanocortin system and the mesolimbic reward system, which are the targets of this combination.
Phentermine/Topiramate– Phentermine is a noradrenergic drug, which is theorized to affect food intake primarily via the enhancement of norepinephrine release and possibly via the blockade of norepinephrine reuptake as well. Topiramate has been shown to exhibit weight loss with a reduction in visceral body fat. Topiramate acts via modification of excitatory voltage-activated sodium and calcium channels, antagonism AMPA/KA receptors, and enhancement of gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor-mediated inhibitory currents. Among these actions, decreased calorie intake appears to be a significant factor associated with topiramate-induced weight loss in humans.
Increasing Utilization of Fat
Lipotropic injections can help to dissolve fat in parts of the body that are resistant to conventional approaches. They are made up of one or more of the following components: Amino Acids, B-Vitamins, and other vitamins and minerals. Each of these components play an essential role in utilizing and burning fat, distributing energy, and assisting in the removal of toxins from the body. With a nutritious diet and exercise program, this may help accelerate the rate of weight loss. Specific amounts and frequency of use of these medications will be tailored to your needs by your Novellus Health practitioner.
Lipo-C (MIC/B12/L-Carnitine) 25/50/50/1/50mg/mL
Lipo-B (MIC/B12) 25/50/50/1mg/mL
- Methionine – An essential amino acid, helps the liver breakdown fats, lowers cholesterol, relieves fatigue and helps allergies by lowering histamine release.
- Inositol – A B vitamin, helps the breakdown of fats, lowers cholesterol, and helps control mood and appetite.
- Choline – An essential nutrient, helps the liver breakdown fats and excrete toxins.
- B12 – A vitamin that boosts energy and overall metabolic rate, assists in the burning of stored body fat, helps detox, and helps regulate sleep, mood, and appetite.
- L-Carnitine – Assists in converting body fat to fuel and elevate certain enzymes needed to metabolize sugars, starches, and other carbohydrates. It is used to facilitate fatty acid oxidation, aiding in the reduction of body fat, both systemically and site specifically.
Fat Loss Cream (Aminophylline/Glycyrrhetinic acid)Aminophylline and glycyrrhetinic acid transdermal cream is used for fat loss. Aminophylline and glycyrrhetinic prevent cAMP breakdown. Cyclic AMP (cAMP) functions in several biochemical processes including the regulation of glycogen, sugar, and lipid metabolism. cAMP works by activating protein kinase A (PKA) which assists in glycogen, sugar, and lipid metabolism. Aminophylline has displayed topical fat reduction from the waist. Aminophylline and glycyrrhetinic acid fat loss cream yields the best results through topical application.
GOAL (Glutamine, Ornithine, Arginine and Lysine)
GOAL is an amino acid blend which is commonly utilized for weight loss and endurance. Glutamine improves immunity, aids in cellular repair, healing, and intestinal health. Ornithine helps to manage fatigue by stabilizing energy levels and promoting better sleep. It’s utilized to reduce fatigue and improve measures of athletic performance such as speed, strength, and power in some people. Also, taking ornithine in combination with arginine seems to improve strength and power in male weightlifters. Arginine is known to support blood vessel tone and boost nitric oxide levels. While Lysine together with its fatty acids helps to burn calories, thus giving the body a necessary source of energy. Lysine as an amino acid may boost the energy levels, promote weight loss process and support the digestive system. This combination is often the power punch patients are looking for to improve overall health while improving body composition encouraged by improved metabolic function resulting in weight loss.
Sermorelin/Glycine: Sermorelin works to burn fat by stimulating the production and release of hormones by the pituitary. Glycine plays an important role in the control of hypothalamic-pituitary function, specifically impacting growth hormone release. Together, Sermorelin and Glycine make the ideal synergistic combination to increase IGF1 and help your body to burn fat.
Anti Inflammatory diet
Telehealth Dietary Consults with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) is an individual uniquely trained in the science of nutrition and practice of dietetics to design and provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and other evidence-based applications of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) that exemplifies high quality nutrition care. At Novellus Health, our RDN offers nutritional assessment/reassessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.