While most of us have heard about weight loss medications and B12 shots from a friend, family member or co-worker you are probably wondering if the hype is true.
Would they work for you?
No one should go on any weight loss program or diet plan expecting that one thing is going to be a magical solution. There is no magic solution. In addition, what works for one person might have not have the exact same result for someone else. While we have a have an excellent track record helping people like you lose weight, we do want to caution you against some common misconceptions.
First, results vary from person to person. Second, one cannot a expect “miracle cure” for weight loss. With medical weight loss medications, weight loss supplements, and even exercise results do vary. That being said, if you combine tried and trusted approaches you greatly increase your chances of long-term success. At Nuviva you’ll have the assistance a medical weight loss doctor and utilize a nutrition coach to help set healthy nutrition plans, weight loss exercises. With the right supplements and weight loss medications we can help reduce cravings and improve how you feel both emotionally and physically. In other words, there is no miracle diet, no miracle cure that is going to solve your weight problems for you. But, we can put a plan together for you covering all of these areas, tailored to your lifestyle, personality and body type that could make that big difference in your life you have been looking for.
The information below explains some of the medications and vitamins that our weight loss doctor can offer to assist you in a healthy, feel good, weight loss program.
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 / MIC (methionine, inositol, choline) Injection
B12 and MIC 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 MIC 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.