While there is no alternative to a healthy diet and exercise, some patients may benefit from additional assistance as recommended by their providers. Some available options may include the following:
Referred to by many different names, Skinny Shots, or lipotropic injections, are composed of a calculated formula of ingredients said to provide a targeted approach for medically supervised weight loss assistance.
These injections contain a variety of vitamins, amino acids, and micronutrients that may facilitate weight loss, improve energy, provide antioxidant support, and prevent vitamin deficiencies. Studies have shown these components may be effective in boosting the body’s metabolism, expediting fat removal, and encouraging the release of fat deposits.
Dual Stack: Lipotropic Suspension with Low-Dose Naltrexone Capsule
A recommended combination for assisting in weight loss goals for patients that are not comfortable with injections. This is composed of:
The Lipotropic Suspension is composed of all nutritionally based ingredients with thermogenic and appetite suppressive properties, while maintaining pharmaceutical quality.
The suspension is provided in a form that would enhance absorption, and thus, clinical outcome. Components include various vitamins, minerals, branch chain amino acids, and green tea extract among others.
This variety may provide the following benefits:
- Thermogenic and mobilization of fats
- Target visceral fat and speed up metabolism
- Improved insulin sensitivity and support detoxification
Another oral option is a combination product containing the amino acid theanine, the trace mineral Selenium, and a prescription drug known as naltrexone.
Low doses of naltrexone doses can produce appetite suppression and is ideal in patients who suffer from curbed metabolism (particularly due to low-functioning thyroid), and poor gut health. Additional benefits of naltrexone therapy may include decreased fatigue and lethargy, as well as suppressed feeling of aches and pains.
This capsule should be taken at night, however daytime drowsiness can occur if the capsule is taken too late, and without adequate sleep hours.
Another option for weight loss includes thermogenic supplements. Typically containing natural ingredients shown to increase fat burning and boost a person’s metabolism, a blend of the most common thermogenic remedies are included in a once daily capsule to achieve more significant weight loss effects.
The word “thermogenic” is directly related to the result of the body burning calories, and the production of heat. “Thermogenic” supplements utilized in weight loss protocols are included with the expectation that the body will burn and mobilize fat for energy, prevent its storage, while also improving metabolism.
Each of these ingredients utilize a distinct mechanism that, when summarized, may contribute to appetite suppression, increased metabolism, fat mobilization, healthy sugar levels, and increased thyroid function.
Each of these therapies above will require a physician prescription to obtain. However, there are several over-the-counter options for adjunct therapies while striving to lose weight.
5-HTP is an amino acid naturally produced in the body to create serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that impacts mood and behavior, sleep, anxiety, pain, and appetite.
Researchers have studied the effects of 5-HTP on patients with diabetes-related obesity and found that patients who were taking 5-HTP ate far fewer calories that those who were not. Researchers have been led to believe that this amino acid plays a role in blood sugar control, increases feelings of fullness, and reduces excessive food intake due to stress or depression.
A comprehensive approach is necessary when it comes to weight management. Therefore, healthy dietary habits, exercise, stress management, and work-life balance are all equally as important for a healthy and well-maintained life. Always be careful to check with your medical provider to make sure these options are right for you.
Contact the experts at Texas Star Pharmacy today to learn more about the above supplements or discuss which treatment might be best for you.