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If it were easy to lose weight and keep it off, we’d all be supermodels. But research continues to show that the majority of diets are unsuccessful. This is because nutritional and exercise habits develop over a lifetime, so they don’t change overnight. With commitment and dedication, some people are able to achieve meaningful, lasting results on their own. But most of us need help. For some, it might be as simple as downloading a calorie-tracking app. Others may implement structured meal planning or hire a personal trainer. And these are all positive steps. But to ensure the greatest chance of success, many people today are getting on board with medical treatments to help them achieve their weight loss goals.
At Elevate Wellness Clinic, we offer a broad array of proven and effective treatments backed by sound scientific principles. We start with a comprehensive evaluation of your blood work and a Body Composition Analysis. We then find out more about your past experiences and personal preferences regarding nutrition and exercise and we put all of this together to develop personalized, flexible, and affordable Medical Weight Loss protocol, custom-tailored to you and your body.
Most plans will involve one or more oral medications designed to curb appetite cravings and stimulate metabolism. Additional components might include lipotropic injections that will kick you into high gear to optimize energy utilization and burn fat. We also offer peptide therapies to take fat loss and lean muscle gains to the next level. Every plan includes regular office visits to track your progress and provide additional coaching to keep you on plan. Schedule a free consultation today and let’s work together to find a Medical Weight Loss plan that fits your needs and your budget!
Here are some examples of the types of treatments that we can combine into the optimal weight loss plan for you:
Injectable Semaglutide for Aggressive Weight Loss
Semaglutide is a GLP-1 agonist that works through several mechanisms to promote weight loss. It increases insulin production, a hormone that lowers the blood sugar level while inhibiting glucagon secretion, which is a hormone that raises blood sugar. It is FDA approved for chronic weight management in adult patients with a BMI greater than 30, and ideal for patients with aggressive weight loss goals.
The decrease in glucagon secretion reduces gastric emptying after a meal, making you feel more full. This results in decreased appetite, a reduction in food cravings, and reduced daily caloric intake. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that more than half of study participants taking once-weekly semaglutide reported a greater than 15% weight loss, while more than a third of participants reported an astonishing 20% loss of body weight!
In addition to significant weight loss, semaglutide is felt to provide neuroprotective and cardiovascular benefits.
Semaglutide comes as a once-weekly subcutaneous injection. Patients will start at a low dose with scheduled increases over the first 3 months before transitioning to a weekly maintenance dose.
The most common side effects reported are nausea and abdominal cramping, which respond well to Vitamin B12 supplementation and which dissipate over time as you become acclimated to the medication.
Naltrexone is a non-selective opioid receptor antagonist that blocks feedback pathways in the brain to regulate food intake and effectively reset the brain’s “set point” for body weight. When combined with Bupropion, a noradrenaline/dopamine reuptake inhibitor, it also targets the mesolimbic reward system, which modulates reward values and goal-oriented behaviors related to food intake. Bupropion/Naltrexone has a well-studied safety and tolerability profile. Three long-term (56 weeks) studies have shown that patients taking this combination lose approximately 2 to 4 times more weight than with diet and exercise alone.In one study, patients who also participated in an intensive diet and exercise program for a full year lost 25 pounds on average.
Phentermine is a noradrenergic drug, which is theorized to affect food intake via the regulation of norepinephrine release and reuptake in the brain. It can be combined with Topiramate to trigger weight loss through a reduction in visceral body fat and decreased calorie intake through its action on several neural pathways in the brain that regulate eating behaviors. In one study, the proportions of patients achieving ≥ 5% weight loss were 17% with placebo, 45% with low-dose Phentermine/ Topiramate, and 67% with full-dose Phentermine/Topiramate. Weight loss efficacy of Phentermine/ Topiramate has been demonstrated to sustain for up to 2 years.
Lipotropic Injections to Burn Fat for Fuel and Build Muscle
In addition to controlling cravings and regulating eating behaviors with the oral medications above, we offer a combination of various vitamins and amino acids that are injected into the body. These include Vitamin B-12, Methionine, Inositol, Choline, and Carnitine (“MICC” injections), Glutamine, Ornithine, Arginine, and Lysine (“GOAL” injections) and the essential branched-chain amino acids Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. Each of these work in various ways to optimize your exercise regimen, ensuring that when you work out, you are burning fat, not muscle. They also work to detoxify your liver, mobilize and emulsify excess fat and cholesterol, and help your muscles recover more quickly from workouts.
The injectable form of these nutrients are most effective and can be given in our office or right in your home. Oral lozenges and sublingual spray formulations are also available.
Peptide Injections to Optimize Growth Hormone Release
For our most effective weight loss plans, we can add various injectable peptide therapies to optimize your body’s release of Growth Hormone. This hormone is critical in regulating several critical metabolic processes. Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide that is similar in structure to a growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH). Sermorelin is given as a nightly injection into the subcutaneous tissues and aids in promoting a healthy immune system, along with enhanced energy, fat metabolism, increased lean muscle mass and improved sleep quality.
AOD 9604 is another breakthrough peptide therapy that mimics a portion of growth hormone and is thought by many to be the ultimate fat-burning peptide. AOD 9604 stimulates lipolysis (the breakdown or destruction of fat) and inhibits lipogenesis (the transformation of nonfat food materials into body fat). Recent findings have shown, in addition to its fat loss properties, AOD 9604 possesses many other regenerative properties associated with growth hormone. Currently, trials are underway to demonstrate the application of AOD 9604 in osteoarthritis, hypercholesterolemia, bone and cartilage repair.
There are many other options available to help you realize your weight loss goals. Just schedule a free consultation to find out more!